Women’s soccer hosts Providence on Sunday night

Boston University (0-1) vs. Northeastern (1-0)
Date and time: Sunday August 21 | 6 p.m.
Location: Nickerson Field | Boston, Mass.
Twitter: @BUGameDay | @TerrierWSOC

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.

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