BOSTON - After recording a 2-1 overtime victory against Northeastern in the home opener on Friday, the No. 17 Boston University field hockey team (3-0) will continue its five-game homestand on Sunday when it hosts Miami (2-2) at 1 p.m.
The Terriers are aiming for their first 4-0 start since 2012. Miami is 2-2 on the year and most recently earned a 4-3 double-overtime victory at UMass Lowell on Friday.
Senior Taylor Blood scored the overtime winner and added an assist to push the Terriers to a thrilling 2-1 victory against Northeastern on Friday. The Huskies got an equalizer from Laura MacLachlan late in the second half before Blood provided the heroics less than six minutes into overtime.
Blood, senior Amanda Cassera and junior Allie Renzi are all tied for the team lead in both points (5) and goals (2). Senior goalkeeper Cammy Jensen has had a strong start to the year with a 1.62 goals-against average and a .783 save percentage.
Miami has been paced by sophomore Paula Portugal, who leads the squad in points (16) and goals (6). Senior Geagy Pritchard has added five goals and classmate Alysa Xavier has started all four games in goal, posting a 2.33 goals-against average and a .688 save percentage.
BU is 2-0 all-time against the RedHawks, including a 1-0 win in a neutral-site contest at Northwestern in 2013. The teams first met at Michigan State in 2007 and had the same result, a 1-0 Terrier victory.