Women's Soccer Hosts No. 11 South Carolina For Seventh Annual Terrier Tailgate Friday

GO TERRIERS Sophomore Jenna Fisher scored in BU's 1-0 win over Dayton last Friday.
Sophomore Jenna Fisher scored in BU's 1-0 win over Dayton last Friday.

Aug 29, 2013

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Women's Soccer Drops 1-0 Heartbreaker to No. 12 South Carolina
The Boston University women's soccer team (0-1-0) held off No. 12 South Carolina (1-0-0) for 82 minutes until the Gamecocks broke through to claim a 1-0 victory on Friday night at Nickerson Field in the season opener for both teams. The Terriers will look to rebound on Sunday night when they host No. 2 Stanford at 7 p.m.

BU Women's Soccer Blog | Terrier Tailgate

BOSTON - The Boston University women's soccer team is set to host No. 11 South Carolina on Friday (Aug. 30) as part of the seventh annual Terrier Tailgate at Nickerson Field. Opening kick is set for 7:30 p.m.

This year's event will feature a doubleheader of BU soccer, as the BU men's team is set to host Boston College at 5 p.m. before the women take the field against South Carolina, who is ranked as high as No. 11 in the Soccer America poll.

Gates open at 4 p.m. with the Tailgate set to take place in Braves Plaza. Fans are encouraged to arrive early, as the first 1,000 will receive a BU soccer scarf. Free food will be provided from Raising Cane's and there will be games, prizes, face painting, music and much more! Admission is free for all BU fans at Gate 1.

During halftime of the men's game, the BU women's soccer team will be honored for winning the 2012-13 Terrier Cup, the year-long competition between BU athletic teams based on academic performance, community service, athletic achievement and team spirit.

BU and South Carolina will meet for the third time on Friday night with the Gamecocks owning a 2-0-0 advantage in the all-time series. The two teams last met in the 2010 season opener when then-No. 12 South Carolina defeated BU, 1-0, at Nickerson Field. The Gamecocks also posted a 1-0 victory over the Terriers in the first-ever meeting between the programs on Aug. 31, 2008 in Columbia, S.C.

BU enters Friday's game with a 1-1-0 record after opening the season last weekend. The Terriers, who were picked to finish first in their inaugural season in the Patriot League, earned a 1-0 victory over A-10 preseason favorite Dayton last Friday night before being edged by crosstown rival Boston College, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon.

Sophomore Jenna Fisher scored for the Terriers against the Flyers with an assist from junior Taylor Krebs. Fisher is one of seven returning players from last season that netted at least two goals while senior Madison Clemens, the Patriot League preseason Offensive Player of the Year, is the top returner with eight goals in 2012.

Senior Andrea Green is back in net for her second season as a starter. She opened her 2013 campaign with her eighth career shutout after blanking Dayton last Friday. Last season, Green owned a .795 save percentage and a 0.86 goals-against average.

The Gamecocks arrive in Boston following a 2-0-0 opening weekend including a 1-0 upset over No. 7 Duke on Sunday. South Carolina also defeated UNCW, 2-0, in its season opener on Friday. After starting the season unranked, the Gamecocks jumped to No. 11 in the Soccer America poll while Soccer Times has South Carolina ranked at No. 23. The Gamecocks also received 41 votes in the NSCAA/Continental Tire College Rankings to come in at No. 27.

Senior Danielle Au led the Gamecocks last week with a pair of game-winning goals, including the deciding tally in South Carolina's 1-0 upset over No. 7 Duke to earn her SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors. Au was the team leader in points last season with a 4-3-11 stat line.

Junior goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo posted a pair of shutouts last weekend to earn a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week. Last season, D'Angelo appeared in 17 games with a 1.20 goals-against average and a .724 save percentage.

Overall, head coach Shelley Smith returns nine starters from last year's team that posted a 7-10-4 record and a 3-7-3 mark in conference play. Smith is in her 12th season with the Gamecocks.

Following Friday's game, the Terriers will return to Nickerson Field on Sunday (Sept. 1) to host Northwestern at 8 p.m.



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