Men’s soccer takes a draw versus Boston University.

Jonathan Tewodros, Senior Writer

In a rematch of the 2014 Patriot League championship game, the men’s soccer team traveled to Boston to face the Boston University Terriers for the first time since their Patriot League victory. In the fourth meeting between the two teams since Boston joined the Patriot League in 2013, the outcome of the match followed a similar pattern to many of their previous face-offs. The game ended in a 1-1 tie, bringing the Bison’s record against the Terriers to 2-0-2.


Boston came into the match following a 3-0 rout of Harvard, while the Bison were coming off a 1-0 defeat to Xavier University. The game was contested highly throughout, although the two goals were scored within nine minutes of each other in the first half. Chris Thorsheim ’16 got things started off for the Orange and Blue in the 15th minute as he scored on a penalty shot, making him 7-for-7 on spot kicks in his career. In the 24th minute, the Terriers struck back after a relentless amount of pressure, as Boston buried a header into the top right corner of the net to tie it up at 1-1.


For the remainder of the game, the Bison did very well on defense to prevent any more scoring opportunities, as they survived despite being outshot 11-2 in the second half. Bison goalkeeper Mike Lansing ’16 finished with a seasonhigh of 11 saves in the game. In the overtime periods, the Bison missed on a few great scoring chances, with classmates Justin Galiani ’17 and Crispin Muessle ’17 each having opportunities.


Overall, the Bison fought hard to come away with a 1-1 tie in a very important league-play opening match of the season. The Bison will play again at home on Oct. 3 against Holy Cross at 2 p.m.

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