Women’s Lacrosse Beats Up American University


By: Liam O’Brien

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Boston University women’s lacrosse team offense is turning into a juggernaut.

One game after recording 20 goals in a win over Harvard, the Terriers (5-6, 2-3 Patriot League) popped off for 19 goals, shellacking American by a 19-7 margin.

Freshman attack Ava Barry and senior attack Avery Donahue scored four goals each for BU, while freshman midfielder Ryann Gaffney, senior midfielder Caroline English and sophomore midfielder Lexi Lewis contributed two goals apiece.

For Barry, the scoring barrage resembled her dominance in high school, as she poured in 58 goals in her senior season at Middle County in Lake Grove, N.Y. She has now piled on four goals in each of the last two games after scoring just five goals in the Terriers’ first nine games of the season.

BU has become accustomed to Donahue’s scoring presence. She leads the team with 27 goals on the season, and entered Saturday’s game having notched six goals in a single game twice already.

With the win, the Terriers pulled into a tie with Army West Point for sixth place in the Patriot League.

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