Terriers On Their Way to Easton to Face Lafayette in Patriot League

By Akshai Wadhwani        October 1, 2017

EASTON, PA  –  The Boston University women’s soccer team will follow in the footsteps of their male counterparts Sunday afternoon. The men’s team traveled to Pennsylvania on Saturday on their way to a colossal 2-0 victory over Lehigh; now the women’s team will arrive in the same state to face Lafayette.

The Terriers (4-5-3 overall, 2-0-1 in conference play) will arrive in Easton, Pa. with the complete package. Their defense, led by veteran center backs Rachel Bloznalis and Alivya Wimmer, has not allowed a goal for more than 400 minutes. On the offensive end, BU has outshot opponents 163-120; 10 different players have contributed goals, eight have contributed assists. The visitors are also undefeated in their last four matches. In short, the Terriers are at full speed ahead.

Meanwhile, hosts Lafayette (3-4-2 overall, 1-1-1 in conference play) approach Sunday’s match in D-L-L-D-W form, having triumphed over West Point, 1-0, in their last outing. They have garnered 80 shots with 41 on target, for a highly impressive 0.512 SOG percentage; however, they have allowed similar numbers against them, with their opponents having 136 shots with 69 on target for a 0.507 SOG percentage. The Leopards will be led by junior Katie Brannigan (2 goals, 2 assists), along with her fellow midfielders Sophie Saldivar (1 goal, 2 assists) and Gabriella Martone (3 assists).

BU has won all four matches in the all-time series, outscoring Lafayette 15-1 in the process. The last meeting between the two teams occurred last year, and ended in a 3-0 victory for the Terriers, which included goals from current squad members Jesse Shreck and McKenna Doyle.

Kickoff from Oaks Stadium is set for 1 P.M.

Author: awadhwanwtbu

Akshai is a freshman at Boston University this year. He is very excited to be writing for WTBU, having never engaged in any sort of journalism in his life before; he hopes beginners' luck stays with him throughout his coverage of the BU men's soccer team. Akshai has been a soccer fan since he knew what sports were, and enjoys catching what English Premier League he can on weekends. He is praying that the beauty of streaming TV, along with his father's willingness to pay for cable, will allow him to continue this hobby throughout college.

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