BOSTON- Continuing a three-game homestand, the Boston University men’s soccer team will host Lafayette in a Patriot League game on Saturday night with a 6 p.m. start time.
The contest marks the annual Pride of the Terriers game, celebrating the LGTQIA+ community. Fans will be able to receive a free BU pride decal while supplies last.
The Terriers are coming off a 0-0 draw against ACC rival Boston College on Tuesday night, while the Leopards picked up a 2-1 win at home to Saint Peter’s on the same night.
- With the draw against the Eagles, BU moved to 1-0-2 on the season at home, their best start since winning the first three games in 2016. The Terriers will look to remain unbeaten through four home games to start a season for the first time since 2002.
- Overall, BU are 4-0-2 at home since last season, their best streak since going 6-0-2 in 2014.
- Senior Francesco Montali posted seven career saves for his third shutout after a clean sheet against the then No. 1. 9 New Hampshire and Merrimack. He’s made six starts this year, posting an impressive .862 save percentage and .67 goals-against average.
- Senior Colin Innes remains the team leader with two goals, four points and 10 shots, while his classmate Quinn Matulis has three points on a goal and an assist.
- Overall, four Terriers found the back of the net, with three in total earning at least one assist. Junior Andre Louer leads BU with three assists.
- The Terriers started conference play with a 3-0 loss at Colgate.
- Opponents are averaging 4.3 more shots per game (12.4-8.1) with a 51-20 advantage in corner kicks.
- Leopards are 3-1-0 on the road this season with wins at Temple, Drexel and Mount Saint Mary’s after going 2-6-1 a year ago on the road en route to an overall record of 7-7-4.
- Lafayette started conference play with a 2-0 win over Holy Cross and shared a non-conference opponent with BU, earning a 2-0 win over Albany.
- The two one-goal losses came to Fairleigh Dickinson (home) and St. Francis Brooklyn (away).
- Marcos Kitromilides has a team-high five goals and 10 points, just ahead of eight points from Lawrence Aydlett (3g, 2a), while Will Echeverria has a team-high five assists.
- Alex Sutton started seven games in net, claiming three shutouts with a .737 save percentage and a .71 goals-against average.
- Lafayette averages 5.2 more shots per game than his opponents with a 39-24 advantage in corner kicks.
- The teams are tied, 4-4-1, in the series dating back to 2013.
- The Leopards have won the last three meetings by one goal apiece after a 0-0 draw in 2018.
- Last season, Lafayette scored a golden goal in the 92nd minute and finished with a 13-7 advantage on shots.
- From 2014 to 2017, BU won all four contests by a combined score of 7-1.
- BU will conclude the three-game homestand on Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. against Army West Point.
- The Terriers and Black Knights have fought to a tie in each of the last two meetings at Nickerson Field.