Oct. 3, 2012
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BOSTON – The Boston University women’s soccer team looks to continue its strong start in America East play when the Terriers travel to Baltimore, Md., to take on UMBC on Thursday (Oct. 4) at 7 p.m.
Since the series began in 2003, BU is undefeated against UMBC, holding a 9-0-0 all-time record. Last season, the Terriers netted a season high eight goals and shut out the Retrievers, 8-0.
The Terriers enter Thursday’s game with a 7-5-1 record (3-0-0 in AE) after junior Madison Clemens buried two goals to lead BU to a 2-1 overtime victory at Vermont on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, BU improved its winning streak to four consecutive games and extended its America East unbeaten streak to 27 straight conference matches.
Clemens, the reigning America East Player of the Week, ranks third in the AE in goals (6) to lead the Terriers offense, while sophomore Ana Cuffia and senior Brea Hewitt have contributed three goals apiece and are tied for second on the team in points with seven (3 goals, 1 assist). Sophomore Taylor Krebs is tied for third in the AE with a team-high four handouts.
BU has outscored its opponents 22-13 through 13 games and owns an advantage in shots, 183-140. The Terriers lead the America East in corner kicks earned with 79.
In net, junior Andrea Green boasts a 6-5-1 overall record and has 49 saves and a .803 saves percentage. She ranks third in the America East with a 0.92 goals-against mark. Green owns four clean sheets on the year, having shut out Northeastern, CCSU, Monmouth and Maine.
UMBC (1-8-3, 0-2-1 AE) is coming off its third tie of the season, a 1-1 double-overtime tie at home against America East foe Maine. Senior Rachel McKee netted the only goal for the Retrievers on a penalty kick in the first half.
McKee is joined by four of her teammates for a team-best two goals apiece this fall. McKee and freshman Alexa Quaranta have each recorded a team-high five points (2 goals, 1 assist).
The Terriers will face the America East’s top ranked goalkeeper in saves (79), junior Lauren Kadet. She also ranks fourth in save percentage (.813) and seventh in goals-against average (1.35). Kadet has shut out opponents twice this season.
The Retrievers are coached by first year coach Leslie Wray. Before joining UMBC’s coaching staff this fall, Wray coached eight seasons at Towson University.
Following the game, the Terriers return home to host Stony Brook Sunday (Oct. 7) at 1 p.m. for Breast Cancer Awareness Day.