Men’s football will host Lafayette on Saturday night

Boston University (2-2-3, 0-1-0 PL) vs. Lafayette (6-2-0, 1-0-0 PL)
Date and time: Saturday, September 24 | 6 p.m.
Location: Nickerson Field | Boston, Mass.
Twitter: @BUGameDay | @TerrierMSOC

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.

TERRIER BITES

  • 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.

LAFAYETTE SCOUTING

  • 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.

SERIES HISTORY

  • 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.

NEXT

  • 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.

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