Boston University (0-9, 0-3 PL) vs. Holy Cross (3-6, 0-2 PL)
Date and time: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 6 p.m.
Location: Kuzniewski Field, Worcester, Mass.
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BOSTON- Kicking off a series of four games in 11 days, the Boston University women’s lacrosse team descends the Massachusetts Turnpike to visit Holy Cross in a midweek game on Wednesday, March 30. The draw is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Six of BU’s last eight contests, including the next three, will be in the Bay State, starting with Wednesday’s tilt. The Terriers last played on weekdays on March 2 and have averaged 10 goals per game on weekdays in 2022.
After four straight road games, Holy Cross is playing three of its next four games at home. The Crusaders’ only four-game win at Worcester this season was a 13-6 win over UMass Lowell on Feb. 18.
- The Terriers lost a 23-5 game to No. 7 Loyola Maryland on Saturday (March 26).
- BU got two junior goals Lauren Kayewhile second-year students Kaelin Isaacson and Tobey Tick as well as in first year Matty Spaeth also marked.
- Junior Jennifer Barry tied the program’s single-season record in draw checks with six in the game, giving him 91 on the season.
- Barry also had three ground balls, while Claire Gola caused two reversals.
- Becoming the second Terrier in program history to control at least 90 ties in a single season, Barry needs one more to take sole possession of the program’s single-season record, currently held by Jill Horka ( 91 in 2016).
- Barry is also eight draw checks from his current head coach, Lauren Morton, for fourth place all-time. The junior currently sits with 174.
- In potting his only attempt against the Greyhounds, Kaye increased his free position percentage to .750, which is seventh in the nation.
- Kaye is also the only Terrier to record a point in every game she has appeared in this season.
- Spaeth has eight goals in the Patriot League game, which is the third most by a PL student-athlete entering the week.
- The junior class accounted for almost 37% of the team’s goals in the first nine games of the season, leading the classes with 27.
- The sophomore class has the most Terriers to score a goal with five.
- During the month of March, BU is 75 for 82 (.914) on clear attempts. The Terriers have failed a clear round in three of those five contests.
SCOUT THE CRUSADERS
- Holy Cross enters the game with a 3-6 record, having fallen to Army West Point (21-10) and American (19-7) on the road in its two PL contests.
- The Crusaders are just 1-3 at home this year but haven’t played in Worcester since March 5.
- As a team, Holy Cross is 12th in the country with just 11.44 fouls per game.
- Jolie Creo leads the Crusaders and Patriot League with 35 goals (19th in Division I), 3.89 goals per game (eighth), 48 points (16th), 5.33 points per game (12th) and 6.44 shots on goal/game (sixth).
- Four other Crusaders scored double digits in points: Jordyn Arakelian (15 assists), Isabela Miller (13 goals, second on the team), Jenna Giardina (11 goals) and Sara McKenna (10 points).
- Holy Cross was chosen to finish seventh in the pre-season poll.
- Last year, the Crusaders went 2-4, going 1-3 in league action.
- Wednesday marks the 15th all-time meeting between BU and Loyola Maryland in a series that began in 1984.
- The Terriers have a 13-1 advantage in the series, having won 10 games in a row.
- BU haven’t lost to Holy Cross since joining the Patriot League in 2014. The Crusaders’ only victory came in 1996.
- In program history, the Terriers’ average winning margin is 9.38 goals. Goals per game average favors BU, 15.43-7.07
- In the last meeting on March 27, 2021 in Boston, BU won 17-12. Four different Terriers have recorded at least five points, including three goals, three assists and a single-game program record of 18 Barry draw checks.
- The Terriers return to Nickerson Field for Lax-A-Palooza 2022, hosting Lafayette on Saturday (April 2). The draw is scheduled for 4 p.m.