Terriers Continue Homestand against Lehigh Saturday Night

Terriers Continue Homestand against Lehigh Saturday Night

Oct. 23, 2015

Men's Soccer (10-3-1, 4-0-1 PL) vs. Lehigh (8-5-1, 2-3-0 PL)
Date Saturday, Oct. 24 | 7 p.m.
Venue Nickerson Field | Boston, Mass.
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Free - BU Students with Sports Pass
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BOSTON - Continuing a three-game homestand, the Boston University men's soccer team will host Lehigh on Saturday with Patriot League action slated to begin at 7 p.m. 

Both squads have won their last two games with the Terriers (10-3-1, 4-0-1 PL) coming off last Saturday's 1-0 overtime win at Lafayette and Tuesday's 3-0 home win over Albany.

The Mountain Hawks (8-5-1, 2-3-0 PL) fell on the road to Army West Point and Navy by a combined score of 6-3 but bounced back at home with a 1-0 win over Loyola Maryland and 2-1 victory against James Madison.

TERRIER TIDBITS

• With Tuesday's win over Albany, the Terriers have earned back-to-back 10+ win seasons for the first time since 1997 (14-6-2) and 1998 (11-4-3).

• Since opening the home slate with a 3-2 loss to Boston College, BU has outscored six opponents, 11-2, with 3-0 victories over Harvard and Albany ... Bucknell pulled out a 1-1 draw at Nickerson Field.

• BU has shut out its last four non-conference opponents at home but has given up a goal in each of the last two conference contests. 

• The Terriers are riding a 14-game unbeaten streak in conference regular season action ... Last year, they went 6-0-3 for their first unbeaten league record since 1994 ... They have a long ways to go though to match the record streak of 29 games (28-0-1), which was set from 1989-1993 in the America East.


• On Wednesday, three different sophomores found the back of the net, and team points leader Anthony Viteri (6g, 2a) was not one of them ... Danny Foen recorded his second consecutive game winner with the assistance of Adam Sheikali, who netted the third goal ... Eric Udelson also found the back of the net for the win.

• BU has outscored opponents, 21-11, despite teams leading in shot attempts, 203-196.


• Redshirt-junior and two-time PL Goalkeeper of the Week Matt Gilbert owns seven shutouts this season and has a 0.859 save percentage with a 0.77 save percentage.

SCOUTING LEHIGH

• The Mountain Hawks started the year 4-2-1 and have gone 4-3-0 since ... They joined the Terriers in earning one-goal wins over Loyola and Colgate in league play ... Lehigh also has a 3-0 win over Fordham, who fell to BU in the season opener in overtime.

• Lehigh is 6-2-0 at home and 2-3-1 on the road ... The Mountain Hawks won at Manhattan and Robert Morris with a loss to Holy Cross and tie at St. Francis (Pa.).

• Lehigh has three individuals with double-digit points ... Jamie Luchini owns six goals and five assists for 17 points with Mark Forrest (5g, 3a = 13p) and Alex Greene (5g, 1a = 11p) close behind. 

• Joe Bogan owns 11 starts as the goalkeeper and owns a 7-3-1 record with six shutouts, a 0.828 save percentage and 0.88 goals against average.   


SERIES HISTORY

• The Terriers lead the all-time series, 3-0, having won both Patriot League contests by a combined score of 3-0 ... They won at Lehigh, 4-1, in 2001.

• Last year at Lehigh, BU claimed a 2-0 win despite being outshot, 25-9 ... Sophomore David Amirani scored in the ninth minute, and the Terriers added a second score 30 minutes later ... Nick Thomson had five saves for the shutout win.

• Two years ago at Nickerson Field, Gilbert started a keeper recorded one save and assisted on senior Lucas McBride's game-winning goal in the 75th minute with a long free kick.

UP NEXT

• The Terriers will conclude their regular season home schedule on Wednesday (Oct. 28) at 7 p.m. against Holy Cross ... Prior to the game, BU will honor seniors Richie Robinson, Kelvin Naito, Lucas McBride, Jeroen Blugh and Matt Gilbert.  

• The matchup marks the first between the two in-state rivals in the all-sports Turnpike Trophy competition ... BU has an early 2-0 lead against the Crusaders following wins in both field hockey and women's soccer. 

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