Women’s soccer host Loyola Maryland in PL quarter-final round

Story Links No. 3 Boston University (10-8-0, 6-3-0 PL) vs. no. 6 Loyola Maryland (6-7-4, 3-4-2 PL) Date and time: Sunday, October 10. 30 | 2 p.m. Location: Nickerson Field | Boston, Massachusetts. Twitter: @BUGameDay | @TerrierWSOC BOSTON – The Boston University women’s soccer program is set to make its ninth appearance in 10 seasons as a league member in the Patriot League Tournament, which will take Loyola Maryland into the quarterfinals with six places on Sunday (October 30). The opening is scheduled for 2 p.m. and admission is free to the public. BU secured third place in the postseason after taking six wins against competitive enemies, finishing 10-8 overall. The Terriers’ all-time record in the Patriot League Tournament is 10-3-1, with Sunday making their first appearance in the quarterfinals since 2017. Loyola Maryland took the last spot in the postseason, going 3-4-2 in league action and winning the tiebreak over Colgate. This year marks the fourth year in a row for the Greyhounds in the Patriot League Tournament. TERRIER TIDBITS BU enters the quarter-finals after falling 3-2 from Army West Point on Wednesday (October 26). Seniors Julianna Stureman and Sophia Woodland each scored tying goals, with the latter heading in the 81st minute. However, the army delivered the game winner with 37 seconds left in the game. On Friday, the Patriot League announced its post-season awards, with the BU tying the league-leader with six student-athletes selected to All-Patriot League teams. Freshman Giulianna Gianino was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, becoming the fifth Terrier to win the award since the BU joined the league in 2013. Redshirt seniors Jenna Oldham and Amy Thompson won First Team honors. BU had three receivers in the second team in Gianino, junior Abigail McNulty and sophomore Morgan Fagan. Junior Lily Matthews was selected for the Third Team. This year, six different Terriers won a total of 10 weekly Patriot League awards. Oldham, Thompson, McNulty and Gianino each had two selections, while Woodland and sophomore Celia Braun were selected once. The Terriers executed 116 corners in the Patriot League this season. Sunday marks the ninth time that the BU will host a Patriot League Tournament game at Nickerson Field. The Terriers are 6-2 in those games. SCOUTING LOYOLA MARYLAND The Greyhounds enter the tournament in a three-game losing streak, having won once since September 24. Loyola Maryland’s victories have been won against Colgate, Navy and Holy Cross. Their ties were vs. regular season Army champion and No. 2 seed Bucknell. Three Greyhounds received postseason honors. Baylee DeSmit was named to the first team, while Sarah Mirr and Alex Searing received recognition from the second team. DeSmit led the Patriot League by 19 regular-season points, splitting the league lead with Fagan, Bucknell’s Abby Gearhart and Lehigh’s Corinne Lyght with six goals. Goalkeeper Paige Sim has achieved a save rate of 0.747 to combine with an average of 1.37 goals conceded. The Greyhounds are aiming for their first Patriot League tournament win since 2019, a double win over Lafayette as the No. 4 seed. Last year, Loyola Maryland suffered a 2-1 loss to the sixth-seeded army in the quarterfinals. SERIES HISTORY Sunday marks the 13th all-time meeting between BU and Loyola Maryland in a series that began in 2009. The Terriers have an 8-1-3 record in the rivalry and currently have an eight-game undefeated streak that began in 2015 The sides have met only once in the Patriot League tournament. In the semifinals on November 6, 2015, the top-ranked Terriers triumphed 2-1 against the fourth-placed Greyhounds. BU and Loyola Maryland faced each other in the regular season on October 22 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Terriers won 3-1. Fagan, Oldham and senior Marli Rajacich each found the back of the net. UP NEXT The winner of Sunday’s competition will advance to the semi-finals on Thursday (November 3). A BU win would take the Terriers to No. Send Bucknell. Should Loyola Maryland win, the next opponent would be determined by the outcome of No. 4 Lehigh and No. 5 Navy, which will start simultaneously on Sunday.

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