Women’s soccer hosts Providence on Sunday night
BOSTON- Fresh from the 2022 season opener, Boston University’s women’s soccer program is staying at home to welcome Providence to Terrier Town on Sunday (Aug. 21). The opening kick is scheduled for 6 p.m
The two sides are meeting for the second straight season, most recently from 2013–16. The match marks the Friars’ first road test of the season while the Terriers host their second home game of the young season.
- BU lost their first game of the year 1-0 to Northeastern on Thursday (18 August).
- The Terriers overtook the Huskies 15-6, including 7-3 on shots on target, but Northeastern’s strike from a corner kick in the 48th minute made the difference.
- graduates Jenna Oldham and Amy Thompson accelerated the team by four strokes while he was older Sophia Wald and jr Lili Matthews each tied two shots on goal.
- Senior Gretchen Bennett started the second half in goal and made two saves.
- Bennett has stopped multiple shots in 14 of her 21 career games.
- second grader Celia Brown started the game from between the posts but only had to parry a shot, leveling her career best and marking the third such fall.
- Twenty-one terriers performed on the court.
- BU also had an advantage on corner kicks, 8-5. The Terriers have won this category nine times per season.
- On three occasions in 2021, BU followed up a loss with a win in the next game.
- The Terriers are about to play three home games in four games. Four of BU’s first six contests are held at Nickerson Field.
- The brothers travel to Boston after a 1-0 triumph over Patriot League foes Colgate on Thursday (Aug. 18).
- Ava Brandt scored the only goal in the 14th minute after a cross from Elayna Grillakis.
- Providence’s defensive line limited the Raiders to just three shots, none of which were on target.
- The brothers were selected to place fourth in the BIG EAST Preseason Coaches’ Poll after receiving an at-large bid at the 2021 NCAA tournament with a 10-7-3 and a 5-3-2 conference record had.
- Meg Hughes was named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team and named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Players to Watch for forwards. The junior guided Providence at every turn last season with 22 points, nine goals and four assists.
- Sunday marks the eighth all-time meeting between BU and Providence in a streak that began in 1997.
- This is the first matchup to take place in August, making it the earliest in the season between programs.
- The Terriers have a 5-2 lead in the rivalry despite the Friars winning twice in a row.
- BU is unbeaten at home against Providence and has victories in 1997, 2013 and 2015.
- In the final battle with the teams, the brothers won 5-1 on September 9, 2021 on four second-half goals.
- The Terriers embark on their first road trip of the year Thursday (August 25) heading to UMass Lowell. The opening kick is scheduled for 7:30 p.m