Aug 23, 2013
Postgame Comments: J. Fisher
BOSTON – Playing in its first game as a member of the Patriot League, the Boston University women’s soccer team posted a 1-0 victory over Dayton Friday night at Nickerson Field.
The Terriers move to 1-0-0 with the season-opening victory, while Dayton, the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10, drops to 0-1-0.
Sophomore Jenna Fisher scored the lone goal of the game off an assist from junior Taylor Krebs, as BU avenged its 2-1 double-overtime loss at Dayton exactly one year ago to even its all-time series with the Flyers to 1-1-0.
Goalkeeper Andrea Green posted her eighth career shutout in her second season as a starter. The senior stopped three shots in 90 minutes of action.
The Terriers broke the scoreless affair in the 29th minute, as Krebs corralled the ball on the far sideline and sent a cross into the box. Fisher positioned herself to receive the pass and was able to sneak the ball around Dayton’s keeper to give BU the 1-0 lead.
The Flyers managed their first shot on goal in the 32nd minute but Green came up with the stop. Dayton tested Green twice more in the remainder of the opening half by the senior stood tall in net.
Dayton had a scoring opportunity early in the second half as Juliana Libertin sent a cross into the box but sophomore defender McKenzie Hollenbaugh was there to defend the ball out of play. Senior Emma Clark, a Patriot League preseason All-League honoree, then had an opportunity at the other end, as her shot from the near side just sailed over the net.
The Flyers had a breakaway chance in the 57th minute, as Ashley Campbell raced down the center of the field but Green stepped up in the box to scoop up the ball and prevent the scoring opportunity.
The BU defense clamped down for the remainder of the game and defended a pair of free kicks by the Flyers in the final minutes to preserve the Terriers’ 1-0 victory.
BU finished the game with a 12-8 shot advantage while both teams fired three shots on goal. The Flyers earned four corner kicks compared to two for the Terriers.
BU returns to action on Sunday (Aug. 25) when the Terriers make the short trip to Newton, Mass., to take on crosstown rival Boston College. Game time is set for 3 p.m.