The Terrier Twelve - #3: Women's Soccer Maintains Excellence in New League

GO TERRIERS 2013 PL Rookie of the Year Erica Kosienski scored the game winner in the PL title and NCAA 1st Rd. games.
2013 PL Rookie of the Year Erica Kosienski scored the game winner in the PL title and NCAA 1st Rd. games.
Aug. 5, 2014

This summer, will once again count down the top 12 achievements of Boston University teams and student-athletes from the previous year. Check back each Tuesday and Friday as we reveal this year's Terrier Twelve.

Coming in at No. 3 in this year’s Terrier Twelve is the women’s soccer team advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament after claiming its first Patriot League championship.

With their 1-0 win over Harvard in a NCAA tournament first round game played at Nickerson Field, the Terriers earned their fourth postseason victory in program history and advanced to the second round of the tournament for the second time in three years.

Playing its inaugural season in the Patriot League after departing the America East with nine conference tournament crowns, BU concluded the year with a 15-4-4 record and was ranked No. 25 in the NSCAA’s final regular-season poll while posting an unbeaten record (9-0-2) at Nickerson Field. After falling at Navy, 1-0, in their first-ever Patriot League game, the Terriers embarked on a 13-game unbeaten streak before dropping a 2-1 decision to No. 9 Santa Clara in the second round of the NCAAs.

BU posted an 8-1-0 mark in conference action to capture a share of the Patriot League regular-season title and the No. 2 seed in the PL tournament. As one of the top two seeds, the Terriers earned a bye to the semifinals where they battled to a 0-0 draw against Colgate but advanced to the championship game by besting the Raiders in penalty kicks, 4-1.

With a chance to avenge their only conference loss of the season, the Terriers faced Navy in the Patriot League championship match. Patriot League Rookie of the Year Erica Kosienski scored the only goal of the contest in the 42nd minute and PL Tournament MVP Andrea Green posted her 11th shutout of the season to power the Terriers to a 1-0 victory and the conference crown.

The win gave BU an automatic bid to its 11th NCAA tournament and the Terriers were rewarded with the right to host a first round game for the second time in program history. Kosienski again lifted the Terriers to victory with her team best seventh game-winning goal of the season following an assist from Patriot League All-Second Team honoree Kylie Strom. Green recorded her 12th shutout of the season in goal to advance the Terriers to the second round.

Completing her 19th year as head coach of the Terriers, Nancy Feldman was named the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year after garnering Patriot League Coach of the Year accolades. Feldman guided nine Terriers to All-League honors with seniors Madison Clemens and Emma Clark joining junior Kai Miller on the first team. Green, Kosienski, Strom and sophomore McKenzie Hollenbaugh were second team honorees while seniors Megan McGoldrick and Erin Mullen earned spots on the third team.

In addition to their success on the field, the team excelled off the field and captured its second straight Terrier Cup, the year-long competition between BU athletic teams based on academic performance, community service and team spirit. The team finished first in the community service category by volunteering a total of 570 hours of community service during the 2013-14 school year.

The Terrier Twelve

No. 4 - Women's Ice Hockey Completes Three-Peat

No. 5 - Men's Basketball Rides Fast-Paced Offense to the NIT

No. 6 - Women's Rowing Returns to NCAAs with PL Title

No. 7 - Women's Tennis Ends Army's Reign at the Top

No. 8 - Peters Races to All-American Season

No. 9 - Men's Rowing Finishes Sixth at IRAs

No. 10 - Taffur Closes Out Great Career

No. 11 - Nasson Makes NCAA Debut

No. 12 - A New Era Begins

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