Women’s soccer loses 2-0 to Boston University

Sarah Dimock, Staff Writer

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The Bison women’s soccer team traveled to take on Boston University on Oct. 20. The Terriers won 2-0, pushing the Bison’s overall record to 7-9-1 and their Patriot League record to 5-3-0.

Despite the loss, the Bison are assured to be seeded third or fourth place in the Patriot League Tournament. The Bison will host a quarterfinal game on Oct. 30.

The Terriers came out strong with seven shots in the first 41 minutes of play. Entering the match, the Bison had not lost to Boston since 2015.

The first half ended with the Terriers holding a 1-0 lead. Nine minutes into the second half, the Terriers scored again, this time finishing off of a free kick.

The Bison had five shots compared to the Terriers’ 12. All of the Bison’s attempts came in the second half. Defenders Riley Coopersmith ’19 and Maddie Dano ’19 each had two long shots on the goal. The Terrier keeper had to make finger-tip saves to deflect the long strikes above the crossbar.

“Our season isn’t over, and every game matters. We’re excited to elongate it as much as we can. Friday is a preparation for Tuesday, but we’re not looking past it, we’re taking it one game at a time” said co-captain Ali Russo ’20. 

Last year, the Bison beat the Terriers 1-0 in the Patriot League semifinal in Annapolis, Md. This win advanced the team to the Championship game, where the Bison beat Navy 3-2, and took home the Patriot League Tournament title.

This loss placed the Bison fourth in the league, three points behind Navy. The Bison have a chance to move into the No. 3 seed if they take all three points against Navy. The two teams will face off on Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. at Emmitt Field.

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