Women’s Lacrosse falls to Boston

Jamilie Atiyeh, Staff Writer

This past weekend, Bucknell Women’s Lacrosse traveled to Boston, Mass., to take on Boston University. 

Boston’s goalie was hot, tallying 16 saves to lead their team to tally a core of 13 against Bison’s nine. Stellar performances were seen across the board for the Bison. Allie Boyce ’25, Taylor Kopan ’24 and Alex Nesbitt ’26 scored two goals apiece and senior Symone Ryans ’23 was on fire with a total of 10 goals saved. 

In the third quarter, Bucknell initially trailed by six but pulled back by scoring four of the five next goals. Kopan and Taylor McClain ’25 scored a minute apart late in the third to bring the score to 11-7. 

Caitlin McHale ’23 won the draw control which led to Boyce’s free-position goal. Ryans rejected tough shots just prior to Ella Payer ’23 and Emily Baird ’25 forcing turnovers. 

With three minutes left of play, the Bison cut the deficit to three when Katie Browne ’26 finished a feed by Megan Krestinski ’26 to make the score 12-9. All in all, Bucknell Outshot the Terriers 33-28 and led 14-12 in draw controls, as well as 19-8 in ground Balls. 

Payer caused three turnovers and Madison Parke ’24 picked up four ground balls. 

“This past weekend we faced a very tough BU team,” Ryans said. “The first quarter, while the score sheet might not show, we battled and learned a lot which helped us make some key in-game adjustments for the rest of the game. I’m proud of the team for fighting until the last whistle and keeping the game very competitive, especially in the second half. We have a huge game this Thursday against Holy Cross to end our regular season, and we have a great opportunity to make one last push for a spot in the Patriot League tournament.” 

The Bison conclude their regular season play against Holy Cross this upcoming Thursday.

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