Women’s soccer heads to UNH on Sunday

Boston University (3-4) vs. New Hampshire (2-4)
Date and time: Sunday, September 11 | 2 p.m.
Venue: Wildcat Stadium | Durham, NH
Twitter: @BUGameDay | @TerrierWSOC

BOSTON- Playing its penultimate non-conference game of the 2022 season, Boston University’s women’s soccer program travels to New Hampshire on Sunday, September 11. Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

The game will be the Terriers’ last before the start of Patriot League action next week. BU will face one final non-conference opponent at Harvard next month. This is UNH’s last non-conference tilt before the Wildcats open the America East game.

TERRIER BITES

  • The Terriers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 triumph over foe A-10 UMass on Thursday (Sept. 8).
  • Second year Morgan Fagan scored his second goal of the season on his own rebound in the 13th minute.
  • senior goalkeeper Gretchen Bennet only needed to make a save, a leaping effort in the 52nd minute to preserve BU’s first shutout of the season.
  • Fagan’s tally was only Terrier’s second unassisted goal this year.
  • The Terriers improved to 2-1 in away games this year. BU allowed two goals on just seven shots on target in those cases.
  • BU has also beaten an A-10 opponent in three straight seasons that have featured non-conference games.
  • In his 13 real games on the road, dating back to the 2020-21 campaign, the Terriers are 8-3-2.
  • BU has a .583 winning percentage when Fagan records a run (3-2-1).
  • Since Oct. 1, 2021, the Terriers have had six shutouts in their last 16 games, allowing just 1.12 goals per game over that streak.
  • Sunday will be the first instance that BU faces a team that plays in a conference the Terriers have faced before this year. BU took on America East opponent UMass Lowell on August 25. The Terriers’ first seven games featured teams from seven different conferences.

UNH SCOUTING

  • New Hampshire is 2-4 this season, most recently losing a 1-0 game at Merrimack on Sept. 8.
  • UNH has lost three straight games by scores of 1-0.
  • Five Wildcats have recorded points this year, with Ella Dudley, Alivia Kelly and Maddy Warren finding the back of the net.
  • Cat Sheppard played the majority of minutes in goal for UNH, posting a 1.20 goals-against-average and .800 save percentage.
  • The Wildcats were selected third in the America East preseason poll, receiving a vote for first place, after reaching the America East title game in 2021. The Wildcats went 4-4-1 in conference action this year.

SERIES HISTORY

  • Sunday marks the 23rd all-time meeting between BU and UNH in a series that began in 1996 and continued when the teams were rivals from the America East.
  • The Terriers sport an 18-3-1 advantage in the rivalry, having gone 13-0-1 in the last 14 games. In those 14 games, BU only scored three goals.
  • Of these first 22 games, BU lost only once in regular time, on November 6, 1998.
  • The Terriers are 8-1 in Durham, NH, with their only loss on October 4, 2002.
  • In the last game, on September 12, 2021, BU triumphed in a 2-1 result at Nickerson Field. Jenna Oldham scored the first two goals of the match to seal the victory.

NEXT

  • BU visits Lafayette in their 2022 Patriot League opener on Saturday September 17. Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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