Blue Knight Women's Lacrosse
Emily Boerger Earns All-Conference Honors
Urbana University women’s lacrosse player Emily Boerger (Milford Center, OH/Fairbanks HS) earned All-GLIAC Second Team honors following a record-breaking senior season. Boerger was Urbana’s lone representative on the GLIAC All-Conference teams. The Blue Knights (3-11) finished seventh in the new nine-team women’s lacrosse league.
Boerger set single season school records for points (52), goals (50), goals per game (3.85), shots per game (7.85) and shot percentage (.490). In a win at Walsh University earlier this season, Boerger tied single game school records for goals (8) and points (9). She finished 7th in the country in NCAA Division II in goals per game. The three-year starting attacker leaves Urbana as the all-time leader in points (121), goals (114), shots (276) and game-winning goals (3). Read More
Emily Boerger Notches Record 50th Goal of the Season in Senior Day LossApr. 28th, 2013
The GLIAC frontrunners from Grand Valley State University ruined a strong effort from the Blue Knight lacrosse team on Senior Day on Sunday afternoon. The visiting Lakers finished their conference slate undefeated, locking up the top seed in next week's GLIAC post-season tournament with a 22-10 victory.
The game was much closer than the final score indicated. Urbana won the early battle in both halves, but the deeper, fresher Lakers were able to pull away late. Despite the loss, Urbana ends its season on a high note. The played toe-to-toe with the best team in the conference, sending their three seniors out in fine fashion. Emily Boerger scored a game-high 7 goals on just 8 shots. Her big day allowed her to become the first Blue Knight in program history to score 50 goals in a single season. She ends her career as the all-time scoring leader at Urbana with 114 career goals. Read More
Lacrosse Loses Battle with FalconsApr. 26th, 2013
The Urbana University lacrosse team came out of the gates on fire on Friday night, but the Blue Knights couldn't keep up with the deeper Falcons from Notre Dame College. The score was 6-5 at the break, but constant substitutions from the visitors helped the Falcons stay fresh while Urbana was playing without a bench. NDC outscored Urbana 13-3 in the second half, locking down a spot in the post-season GLIAC tournament. Urbana was eliminated from the GLIAC tournament with the 19-8 loss.
The top highlight of the game came from the Blue Knights. On a pinpoint assist from Hannah Walters, a streaking Alyssa Ashcroft (pictured) caught the pass and fired a shot in a blink of an eye, scoring in the top left corner of the net. Unfortunately for Urbana, that goal came in the midst of NDC's 9-1 run to put the game out of reach. Read More
Boerger Bags Record 8 Goals in Win at WalshApr. 21st, 2013
The Urbana University women's lacrosse team notched its third win of the season on Sunday afternoon, an 16-5 romp over the Cavaliers from Walsh University. The victory sets a new single-season high for the Blue Knights, who are in their third season of NCAA Division II competition. Walsh, a new D-II program, falls to 2-5 on the year.
Senior Emily Boerger tied an Urbana record with 8 goals in the victory. She also had an assist, matching Brittany Mazzu's mark of 9 points in a single game. Her 4 ground balls were also a team-high, and her 8 goals give her 103 in her career. She is the first Blue Knight to reach triple-digits in goals scored. Read More
Dragons Fend Off Blue Knights 17-10Apr. 19th, 2013
The Blue Knight women's lacrosse team dropped their first home game of the season on Friday night, falling to the visiting Dragons from Tiffin University. Urbana outscored their opponents in the second half, but Tiffin's early scoring frenzy was enough to hold off the Blue Knights by a score of 17-10.
Urbana's Chanelle Bondurant scored her 10th goal of the season on a nifty assist from Ashley Gerken. Bondurant's goal helped the home team set the tone for the second period. Urbana outscored the Dragons 6-5 over the final 30 minutes, but it wasn't enough to overcome the 8-point deficit. Read More