Senior goalie Donny Stires posted a career-high 13 saves as the Lehigh men’s lacrosse team upset No. 16/18 Boston University 10-6 on Saturday at Banko Field.
Coming into the game with a 9-1 mark and a top 10 defense, the Terriers surrendered six straight goals over nearly a 20-minute span as Lehigh (5-4, 3-3 Patriot) picked up its biggest win of the season.
Stires earned his first career start, toppling his previous career high of five saves to help propel the Mountain Hawks to the win. Defensively, he got help from sophomores Eddie Bouhall and Craig Chick who each caused four turnovers. Freshman defensive midfielder Christian McHugh added a career-high two caused turnovers as well.
Boston U quickly scored two goals in just under four minutes to take an early lead, but Lehigh scored a pair of goals in a 32-second span in the first quarter to tie it up. After scoring once more, the Terriers nearly went two full quarters without scoring, finally breaking the drought with 52 seconds left in the third quarter to make it 8-4 Lehigh.
From there, the teams traded goals before Lehigh eventually picked up the key home win.
Sophomore attackman Tristan Rai recorded his third straight hat trick, adding two assists as well to give him a team-high five points. Fellow sophomore Andrew Pettit added two goals and remains the only player in the country to record multiple goals in every game this year.
Lehigh will travel to face Loyola University on Saturday at 1 p.m.