Returning home from a three-game road trip, the Boston University men's soccer team will open the Patriot League schedule against American on Saturday with the Youth Day soccer doubleheader slated to begin at 1 p.m. The Terrier women will follow at 4 p.m. against Lehigh.
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- BU was selected to finish second in the Patriot League preseason poll after claiming a 6-2-1 record last season and reaching its third semifinal in four years.
- Head coach Neil Roberts owns an all-time conference record of 148-55-34 (.696) at BU with a 22-6-8 (.722) mark over the last four years in the PL.
- Roberts has helped guide the Terriers to 12 conference regular season titles, including most recently in 2014, and also to a second-place finish in both 2015 and 2017.
- BU is home for the first time since a thrilling 3-2 come-from-behind win over defending Atlantic 10 champion UMass.
- In Wednesday's 2-1 OT loss at Harvard, sophomore Austin D'Anna became the third Terrier to net a goal this year, joining junior Matt McDonnell (6g) and freshman Kari Petursson (1g,1a).
- Junior Satchel Cortet assisted on D'Anna's goal for his second assist of the season and is one behind sophomore Toti Knutsson for the team lead.
- Senior Mike Bernardi has started the last three contests and owns a 0.781 save percentage with a 1.65 goals against average.
- The Eagles were selected to finish eighth in the Patriot League preseason poll after posting a 4-12-1 (3-6-0 PL) record last year and 11-5-5 (7-1-1 PL) mark in 2016.
- AU is 0-3-1 in road games this season and is looking to snap a five-game winless streak following a season-opening 2-1 victory vs. George Mason.
- Fabio Massaro owns a team-high three goals with Jerry Zouantcha and Brenner Jarrad claiming two goals apiece.
- Tim Neumann has tallied three of the team's six assists.
- Lucas Manso has appeared in all six games, posting a 0.605 save percentage with a 2.86 goals against average.
- AU leads the all-time series, 3-2-1, after the Terriers pulled out a 2-0 victory in Washington, D.C., last season.
- McDonnell scored the first goal in the fifth minute and was followed by Eric Mubang's 49th-minute strike.
- Bernardi posted six saves for the shutout win.
- The Eagles are 1-0-1 at Nickerson Field with 0-0 draw in 2014 and 2-0 victory in 2016.