Oct. 14, 2011
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BOSTON - Looking to remain in contention for a top seed in the upcoming America East tournament, the Boston University men's soccer team will host Stony Brook at Nickerson Field on Saturday (Oct. 15) with action slated to begin at 2 p.m.
The Terriers (6-6-0, 2-1-0 AE) are searching for just their second win at home this season. The team is currently 1-4-0, while posting a 5-2-0 mark on the road. The Seawolves (6-4-3, 2-0-1 AE) are still undefeated in America East play and boast a 3-1-2 record away from home.
BU holds a commanding 7-3 record in the all-time series, winning the last four match-ups with the Seawolves. The Terriers are 4-1 at home all-time against Stony Brook and have outscored the Seawolves at Nickerson by a 15-4 margin.
Last time out for the Terriers, it was senior Stephen Knox scoring his third game-winning goal of the season to propel BU to a 1-0 victory over Vermont. Knox leads the Terriers with 21 shots on goal and is fourth in America East with 35 shots overall.
Between the pipes, freshman Nick Thomson was stellar, stopping all seven shots he faced. Thomson has allowed just one goal in his last 421 minutes of play, improving his save percentage to .809 and his goals against average to .81, which is tops in America East.
The Seawolves look much like the Terriers coming into this contest. They have won five of their last six, and have played very well against conference opponents. Stony Brook has already defeated Vermont and New Hampshire, while last time out, they played to a draw against sixth-place Albany.
Juniors Berian Gobeil and Leonardo Fernandez have served as the offensive leaders for the Seawolves, accounting for 10 out of the teams 18 goals. Gobeil leads America East in goals with six, while Fernandez is second in the conference in shots per game with 3.00.
After Saturday's contest, the Terriers welcome crosstown rival Boston College to Nickerson Field for a Tuesday night match-up on Oct. 18. Game time is set for 7 p.m.