Oct. 27, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Junior Taylor Krebs scored a golden goal in the 98th minute to lead the Boston University women’s soccer team to a 1-0 overtime victory over American on Sunday afternoon at Reeves Field. The win extends BU’s unbeaten streak to nine games, as the Terriers improve to 12-3-3 on the season and 7-1-0 in the Patriot League.
With the victory, BU secured the No. 2 seed in the upcoming six-team Patriot League Tournament. The Terriers receive a first-round bye as one of the top two seeds and will play in the semifinals, which will be hosted by top-seeded Navy on Friday, Nov. 8.
Krebs scored her second goal of the season in the 98th minute to send the Terriers to victory after BU dominated the Eagles with a season-high 31 shots. Senior Erin Mullen recorded the assist on the play. American recorded just two shots during the game and did not test senior goalkeeper Andrea Green, who earned her ninth solo shutout of the season.
The Terriers placed 12 shots on goal while Eagles’ goalkeeper Charlene Belanger finished with 11 saves. BU has now outscored Patriot League opponents 14-1 and has shut out its last seven conference foes.
BU also finished the game with a season-high 22 corner kicks while American finished with three corner kick opportunities, all in the first half.
The Terriers had 12 different players record at least two shot attempts while senior Kylie Strom led the way with four shots. Classmate Madison Clemens and freshman Erica Kosienski, tied for the team lead with two shots on net.
BU recorded nine shots in the first half, with five attempts on net. The Terriers had a chance to score following a corner kick by senior Emma Clark
in the 27th minute but Strom headed the shot wide of the net. BU also fired a pair of shots on goal in the final 10 minutes of the half, as junior Ana Cuffia
and Kosienski each had their shot stopped by Belanger.
The Terriers dominated possession in the second half, outshooting the Eagles, 18-1, yet still had trouble finding the back of the net. BU placed five shots on goal and had several opportunities to score in the final 10 minutes of regulation but could not convert.
American attempted its lone shot of regulation in the 88th minute, as Erin Mulhern sent the ball wide of the net.
BU kept the momentum going heading into overtime. Senior Amanda Rumsey nearly ended the game in the 94th minute when her shot hit the post following a corner kick by Clark. Clemens had an attempt 30 seconds later but Belanger made the stop.
Haley Mullins recorded American’s second, and final, shot of the game in the 96th minute but her attempt was blocked by the BU defense.
The Terriers earned a pair of corner kicks in the 97th minute but the ball was cleared in both attempts. About 30 seconds after the final corner kick, Krebs fired a shot from inside the box to the right of the net after a pass from Mullen and beat Belanger to give BU the 1-0 victory.
Playing in its fourth overtime game of the season, the Terriers record improved to 1-0-3 in extra-period games this year.
The Terriers will close out the regular season on Saturday (Nov. 2) when they host Bucknell at Nickerson Field for Senior Day. BU will honor its eight members of the class of 2014 prior to the game. First kick is set for 2 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.