The Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse team topped Boston University, 15-8, this past Saturday afternoon to claim the No. 1 seed in the North Division for the Patriot League Tournament. The Black Knights were a perfect 4-0 in division play this season.
“The first thing I told the team was that they should be proud and excited that we went 4-0 in the last four games and secured the No. 1 spot in the north division,” Army head coach Kristen Skiera said. “After an 0-3 start I think just the spirit to turn around and keep getting better and improving really showed in the last four games. So, I'm just really proud and happy for the team.”
Jackie Brattan and Cameron Manor led the Cadets with six points apiece. Brattan, the reigning Patriot League Attacker of the Week, netted five goals and added one helper. Manor had four assists and two goals. Brattan played a part in Army's first four goals of the contest, scoring three goals and setting up Manor on the other. Brattan's third goal of the contest put Army ahead 4-2 at the 17:04 mark of the first half.
BU managed to even things up at 4-4 with 14:30 remaining in the half. Caroline Raymond got on the board with 10:08 left, but BU countered with a goal of its own just over a minute later.
The Black Knights, however, closed out the opening stanza on a 3-0 run. Anna Orlando found the back of the net thanks to a feed from Manor with just under eight minutes to go. Then, with less than a minute to go in the first half, Army netted two goals in the span of 30 seconds with the first coming from Megan Raftery and the second from Manor. The Black Knights late spurt put them ahead 8-5 at the break. Read more.