Nov. 11, 2013
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BU Claims 2013 Patriot League Championship (PLN)
Interview with senior E. Clark on NCAA selection
No. 25 BU Captures First Patriot League Championship with 1-0 Win at Navy
BOSTON – After winning its first Patriot League Championship, the Boston University women’s soccer team will host an NCAA tournament game for the second time in program history against Ivy League champion Harvard on Saturday (Nov. 16) at 3 p.m.
The Terriers learned their first round opponent during the NCAA selection show which aired on NCAA.com on Monday afternoon.
Tickets will be available for purchase starting at 2 p.m. at Gate 2 at Nickerson Field on Saturday. General Public tickets are $8 per person. BU students can pick up a voucher at the women’s basketball game on Saturday at 1 p.m. and bring it to Nickerson Field to receive free admission along with free food and beverages at women’s soccer (Limit 100 vouchers). BU student tickets without a voucher from women’s basketball are $4.
Ranked 25th in the nation by the NSCAA, the Terriers are making their 11th overall trip to the NCAA tournament and first since 2011. Prior to joining the Patriot League in July 2013, BU earned 10 NCAA bids as a member of the America East, including seven straight from 2005 to 2011.
Holding a 14-3-4 record, BU is on a 12-game unbeaten streak and captured its first Patriot League title with a 1-0 win at Navy on Sunday.
Patriot League Rookie of the Year Erica Kosienski scored the game-winning goal against the Mids in the 42nd minute for the Terriers. Senior Andrea Green made a pair of saves and recorded her second shutout of the tournament to earn the championship’s Most Valuable Player honor.
BU is 3-10 all-time in the NCAA tournament and Saturday’s match-up will be a repeat of the Terriers’ first round game in the 2011 NCAA tournament. BU hosted Harvard for its first-ever home NCAA tournament game on Nov. 12, 2011, and defeated the Crimson, 3-0, to advance to the second round.
The Terriers and the Crimson (12-3-2) met earlier this season on Nickerson Field and battled to a 1-1 draw on Oct. 8. Senior Megan McGoldrick scored the lone goal for the Terriers while Green made one save in net. Harvard has won its last six games and is on a 14-game unbeaten streak.
The winner of Saturday’s game will face either fourth-seeded and West Coast Conference champion Santa Clara (14-4-1) or California (11-4-5) in the second round on Friday, Nov. 22.
Continue to check GoTerriers.com for more information.