Senior attacker Matt Raposo looks to take a shot around Boston University senior midfielder Brian Badgett during their game on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Raposo had two goals and one assist on five shots during the game. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff)

Lehigh men’s lacrosse team upsets No. 16/18 Boston University, 10-6

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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.

Sophomore midfielder Lucas Spence gets checked by Boston University senior midfielder Jack Beall during their game on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Spence had one assist and two shots on goal during the game. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff) Lehigh freshmen midfielder Andrew Eichelberger tries to avoid a check during Lehigh’s game against Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Lehigh won with a final score of 10-6. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff) Senior midfielder Ian Strain ducks under Boston University senior midfielder Allen Winkoff during their game on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Strain had one assist during the game. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff) Junior defensemen Danny Norris looks to clear the ball during Lehigh’s game against Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Norris had one shot on goal during the game. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff) Senior attacker Matt Raposo looks to take a shot around Boston University senior midfielder Brian Badgett during their game on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Raposo had two goals and one assist on five shots during the game. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff) Freshmen midfielder Christian McHugh moves the ball down the field during Lehigh’s game against Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. McHugh recovered one ground ball during the game. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff) Freshmen midfielder Conor Gaffney keeps the ball away from Boston University senior long-stick midfielder Henry Lee during their game on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Gaffney recover two ground balls during the game. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff) Freshmen midfielder Andrew Eichelberger looks to move the ball up the field during Lehigh’s game against Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Lehigh beat No. 16/18 Boston 10-6. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff) Sophomore attacker Mickey Fitzpatrick looks to make a pass during Lehigh’s game against Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Fitzpatrick had one shot on goal during the game. (Erik Thomas/B&W Staff) Lehigh freshman midfielder Conor Gaffney craddles down the field during the men's lacrosse game versus Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. The Mountain Hawks upset number 16/18 BU 10-6. (Sarah Epstein/B&W Staff) Lehigh sophomore attacker Mikey Fitzpatrick craddles the ball around the crease while being defended by Boston University freshman defender Chase Levesque during the men's lacrosse game versus Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Fitzpatrick had one shot on goal during the Mountain Hawks' 10-6 win. (Sarah Epstein/B&W Staff) Lehigh freshman midfielder Andrew Eichelberger craddles the ball down the sideline during the men's lacrosse game versus Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. The Mountain Hawks upset number 16/18 BU 10-6. (Sarah Epstein/B&W Staff) Lehigh freshman midfielder Conor Gaffney picks up a ground ball during the men's lacrosse game versus Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Gaffney has 71 ground balls so far this season. (Sarah Epstein/B&W Staff)
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Lehigh sophomore attacker Mikey Fitzpatrick craddles the ball around the crease while being defended by Boston University freshman defender Chase Levesque during the men's lacrosse game versus Boston University on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the Ulrich Sports Complex. Fitzpatrick had one shot on goal during the Mountain Hawks' 10-6 win. (Sarah Epstein/B&W Staff)

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