Patriot League to Continue for Terriers at Lehigh University

By Akshai Wadhwani        September 22, 2017

BETHLEHEM, PA  –  Saturday afternoon will see a clash of high-flyers in the Patriot League, as the Boston University women’s soccer team takes on Lehigh University. Both teams are in sublime form, and the outcome of the fixture could very well determine the top dogs of this year’s league.

The Terriers (3-5-2) have won two straight to start their conference campaign, scoring seven goals, outshooting their opponents 70-18, and earning clean sheets in both matches. Furthermore, contributions have come from seemingly everywhere in the squad. Nine different BU players have scored goals, while fourteen have made assists.

Although they have not been quite as prolific, Lehigh hardly pales in comparison. The Mountain Hawks are on a streak of their own, having won three of their last four matches, while conceding only twice. Displaying impressive numbers in goals against average (0.614) and goals per match (0.67), the hosts should make for a formidable opponent and will undoubtedly test the patience of the Terrier offense.

BU forward McKenna Doyle will be itching to get started, having last year scored with 57 seconds left in the second half to lift the Terriers over the Mountain Hawks, 2-1, at Nickerson Field. With a goal to her name already this season, Doyle could easily be a thorn in the side of the Lehigh back four once again.

Kickoff from Ulrich Sports Complex is set for 4 P.M.

Author: Akshai Wadhwani

Akshai is a rising senior from Oakland, California. He has previously been a staff writer and editor for men's and women's soccer, and has also written for women's hockey. Additionally, Akshai has worked play-by-play and color commentary for both WTBU and the Patriot League Network, with games in men's and women's soccer, men's and women's ice hockey, women's basketball, women's lacrosse, and softball under his belt. He currently continues to broadcast for both WTBU and the PLN, and hopes to re-assume a staff writing and/or editing role in future semesters.

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