By: Marisa Ingemi
Photo: Madeline Horner
The Boston University Terriers men’s lacrosse team was able to hold off both Merrimack and Quinnipiac this weekend to finish the exhibition season undefeated. BU traveled to North Andover on Saturday to face the Division Two Warriors and then Quinnipiac later in the day.
In the first game, BU doubled up Merrimack, 12-6. Sophomore Jack Wilson scored half the goals himself, putting up six goals and three assists for a nine point night. He shot seven times and scored on six of those attempts. Freshman James Burr continued his strong pre season with two goals and an assist, while Gregory Grant also had a goal and an assist.
Christian Carson-Bannister played the entire contest in net for the Terriers, allowing six goals and making 13 saves. Sam Talkow won twelve of his fourteen faceoffs, while freshman Quintan Germain picked up four ground balls. Attackman Patrick Myers attempted six shots but did not score on any of them.
BU held off Quinnipiac, 8-5, in a three quarter exhibition game later in the day. Henry Lee scored twice in this game as the only multi-point getter. Freshman Tristian Ruh scored, along with Greg Farris, Chris Lappin, and James Burke. Elliott Burr won both of his faceoffs, while Joe Stucky went 2-for-10.
Incoming sophomore Ryan Hilburn, who was tied for second on the team with 40 points last season, did not play in either contest. He is dealing with an injury from the fall, but head coach Ryan Polley says he would have been available if it was the regular season.
The next time the Terriers take the field will be the regular season opener against the Providence Friars.