This Week in Blue Hens Athletics History

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WOMEN'S LACROSSE: MVP Fortunato Leads Delaware Women to Third Straight America East Title

May 2, 1999

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.  -- Tournament Most Valuable Player Megan Fortunato recorded her second straight five-goal game and also dished out three assists as the University of Delaware women's lacrosse squad cruised to its third straight America East title with a 15-8 win over Boston University at Hofstra Stadium.

The No. 13 ranked Blue Hens (13-5) jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back in posting the easy win over the No. 17 ranked and No. 2 seed Terriers (14-4). Delaware, which captured its seventh league title in school history, including its third under head coach Denise Wescott, has now won 23 straight league games since 1997.

Fortunato, a sophomore from Hatboro, Pa. (Upper Moreland HS) who scored five goals in Delaware's 9-4 semifinal win over Towson Saturday, scored two of her goals in the pivotal 6-0 run to lead the Blue Hens.

Senior co-captain Amy Sullivan (Abington/Meadowbrook, Pa.) added three goals and two assists and senior Robyn Hill (Washington Twp./Sewell, N.J.) added two goals and two assists to lead the Blue Hens. America East Rookie of the Year Laurie Tortorelli (Haverford/Havertown, Pa.) posted 15 saves in goal to lead the Blue Hen defensive effort. Sullivan, Tortorelli, and senior defender Kelly Griffith (Shawnee/Medford, N.J.) joined Fortunato on the All-Tournament team.

Delaware's Christy Buck scored just 29 seconds into the game to lead the Blue Hens, who jumped out to a 6-0 cushion before the Terriers scored with 15:09 left in the first half. Delaware moved on to a 9-3 halftime lead and Boston University never got closer than five goals the rest of the way.