BOSTON- Fresh off the 2022 season opener, Boston University’s women’s soccer program is staying home to host Providence at Terrier Town on Sunday (Aug. 21). Kick-off is set for 6 p.m.
The two teams are meeting for the second year in a row, the last time between 2013 and 2016. The game marks the Friars’ first test drive of the campaign, while the Terriers host their second home game of the young season.
- BU lost their first game of the year against Northeastern, 1-0, on Thursday (August 18).
- The Terriers edged the Huskies 15-6, including 7-3 on shots, but Northeastern’s tally from a 48th-minute corner kicked it off.
- Graduate students Jenna Oldham and Amy Thompson paced the team with four shots, while senior Sophia Woodland and junior Lily Matthews each had two shots on target.
- Senior Gretchen Bennet started the second half in goal and made two saves.
- In 14 of his 21 career games, Bennett has stopped multiple shots.
- Second year Celia Braun started the game between the posts, but only faced one shot, tying his career high and marking the third such instance.
- Twenty-one Terriers appeared on the field.
- BU also held an advantage in corner kicks, 8-5. The Terriers won this category nine times a season ago.
- Three times in 2021, BU has followed a defeat with a victory the following match.
- The Terriers are playing three home games in four games. Four of BU’s first six contests are held at Nickerson Field.
- The Friars travel to Boston after a 1-0 triumph over Patriot League foe Colgate on Thursday (August 18).
- Ava Brandt scored the only goal in the 14th minute from a cross by Elayna Grillakis.
- Providence’s backline limited the Raiders to just three shots, none of which were on goal.
- The Brothers were selected to finish fourth in the BIG EAST preseason coaches poll after winning an overall bid for the 2021 NCAA Tournament, going 10-7-3 with a conference record of 5-3-2 .
- Meg Hughes was recognized on the All-BIG EAST pre-season squad and was named one of United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Players to Watch for forwards. The junior led Providence with 22 points last season on nine goals and four assists.
- Sunday marks the eighth all-time meeting between BU and Providence in a series that began in 1997.
- This is the first game to take place in August, making it the earliest of the season between the schedules.
- The Terriers have a 5-2 advantage in the rivalry, although the Brothers have won two in a row.
- BU are unbeaten at home to Providence, picking up wins in 1997, 2013 and 2015.
- In the last fight featuring the teams, the Brothers won 5-1 on September 9, 2021 thanks to four second-half goals.
- The Terriers embark on the first road trip of the year, heading to UMass Lowell on Thursday (August 25). Kick-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.