Two different players scored goals and junior goalkeeper Danielle Demers (Portland, Me) posted her fourth straight shutout to lead the Terrier women's soccer team to a 3-0 win over Towson University at Nickerson Field on Oct. 29.
The win finished off the first undefeated-untied league season for the Terriers, who will take their 9-0-0 record and top seed into next weekend's America East tournament. Perhaps the most incredible statistic is the Terriers allowed just one total goal in the nine Conference games, as they outscored their league opponents, 24-1. The only team to score a goal was Drexel, in a 2-1 B.U. victory. B.U. finished the regular season with a 13-6-0 record. In the meantime, Towson closed out its regular season with a 10-7-1 record and a 5-3-1 mark in the league.
Ironically, it was the fourth straight 3-0 win for the Terriers. All four were against league foes-Hartford, Vermont, Delaware, and Towson, and Demers was in the goal for all four.
The redshirt junior, who had played in just two games coming into this season, improved her record this year to 9-3-0 with the win over Towson. It was her eighth shutout overall as she lowered her goals against average to 0.72 and improved her save percentage to .859.
In league play, she was 7-0-0 and did not allow a goal, while she had 27 saves.
In the match against Towson, sophomore Suzanne Hudak (Harleysville, PA) scored the only goal B.U. would need when her shot from eight yards out beat Towson goalie Tina Steck. Sophomore Allison Merkle (Baltimore, MD) led Hudak with a perfect pass and earned the assist.
The score remained 1-0 through the first half although the Tigers had their best threat to score with about 30:00 to play in the half. Maggie Lennon, who finished the season as her team's leading scorer, headed the ball that appeared going into the goal. However, a B.U. defender came over to sweep the ball away.
Junior Megan Cross (Pembroke) upped the Terriers' lead to 2-0 at 66:50 when she headed in a ball. Again, Merkle got the assist as she hit Cross on a crossing pass.
B.U's final goal was an own goal and it came at 79:03 when a Towson defender headed the ball back to goalie Yasmin Alter, who had taken over for Steck. However, the goal was open and the Terriers had their final goal of the game.
Towson 0 0 - 0
Boston University 1 2 - 3
Scoring B.U.-Suzanne Hudak (Allison Merkle), 3:19 B.U.-Megan Cross (Merkle), 66:50 B.U.-Own goal, 79:03
Shots: B.U., 26; Towson, 12
Saves: Danielle Demers (B.U.), 6; Tina Steck (TSU), 3; Yasmin Alter (TSU), 3
Corner Kicks: B.U., 8; Towson, 4