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.

TERRIER BITES

  • 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.

PROVIDENCE SCOUTING

  • 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.

SERIES HISTORY

  • 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.

NEXT

  • 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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