Oct. 15, 2013
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BOSTON – For its final non-conference game of the season, the Boston University women’s soccer team is set to visit Dartmouth on Wednesday (Oct. 16) in Hanover, N.H. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Dartmouth’s Burnham Field.
The Last Meeting
October 17, 2012
Women's Soccer Falls at Dartmouth, 2-1
The Boston University women's soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss to Dartmouth Wednesday night at Burnham Field in a non-conference game. BU netted the first goal of the contest in the 12th minute but Dartmouth followed with two unanswered tallies to capture the victory. The Terriers eight-game winning streak was snapped as BU moves to 11-6-1 on the season while The Big Green improve to 10-4-0.
BU (9-3-2, 4-1-0 Patriot League) and Dartmouth (5-4-2, 2-1-0 Ivy League) will meet for the 18th time on Wednesday night. The all-time series stands at 7-6-4 in favor of Dartmouth after the Big Green defeated the Terriers, 2-1, last season. Dartmouth’s win on Oct. 17, 2012 snapped BU’s three-game win streak in the series and marked the first victory for the Big Green since a 1-0 triumph in 2006.
Coming in at No. 41 in the latest RPI rankings, the Terriers are unbeaten in their last five games including a 1-1 draw with another Ivy League opponent, Harvard, on Oct. 8. Most recently, BU defeated Lafayette in its first-ever game with the Leopards, 2-0, on Saturday behind the first goals of the season from senior Emma Clark and sophomore Clare Pleuler.
A total of nine different players have accounted for BU’s 18 goals this season with senior Madison Clemens leading the team with five tallies. Classmate Megan McGoldrick and freshman Erica Kosienski are tied for second on the team with three goals each while both have also dished out an assist for identical 3-1-7 scoring lines.
On the defensive end, BU allows just 0.43 goals per game and has shut out nine opponents this season. The Terriers have allowed 7.1 shots per game, with only 3.2 shots on goal, thanks to the strong play of BU’s backline. In net, senior Andrea Green
has played in 13 games and owns a 0.39 goals against average and .865 save percentage.
Dartmouth is coming off a 1-0 victory over Ivy League foe Yale on Saturday for its third straight shutout and seventh clean sheet of the season. The team allows 0.91 goals per game while giving up 10.6 shots per contest. On the offensive end, Dartmouth scores 1.27 goals per match and takes 15.6 shots per contest.
The Big Green and the Terriers have played two common opponents this season. Dartmouth fell at Northwestern, 2-0, on Sunday Sept. 8, one week after BU defeated the Wildcats, 2-0, at Nickerson Field. The Terriers also defeated Connecticut, 1-0 on Sept. 13, before the Huskies bested the Big Green, 2-0, on Sept. 15.
Senior Emma Brush leads the Big Green with 14 points off of six goals and two assists while sophomore Lucille Kozlov is second on the team with a 3-1-7 scoring line. Overall, a total of six players have accounted for Dartmouth’s 14 goals this season while Jackie Friedman leads the team with three assists.
Junior Tatiana Saunders has started all 11 games in net for the Big Green and owns a 0.92 goals against average. She boasts an .828 save percentage and has five complete shutouts on the season.
Following Wednesday’s game, the Terriers will return to Nickerson Field to host Loyola Maryland on Saturday (Oct. 19). The game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.