Women’s Soccer Preview: Navy at Boston University
The Navy women’s soccer team travels to Nickerson Field in Boston on Friday night to face Boston University.
The Mids enter the night holding down first place in the Patriot League, having won five straight. The Terriers claim second place, having won their last three matches.
Friday night’s game will be the ninth meeting between the schools since 2013 when Boston joined the league. The Terriers lead the series with a 6-2 record.
Last Saturday, Navy improved to 4-0 in Patriot League action, beating Lehigh 2-0. Karli Sottung, the Mids’ senior captain, scored both goals. Sydney Fortston had nine saves for Navy, the junior’s season-high.
Meanwhile, Boston blanked Lafayette, 2-0, last weekend. Freshman Taylor Kofton recorded both Boston goals. The Terriers’ defense held Lafayette to only four shots, three of which were blocked.
Here’s a look at how the two schools’ 2018 season numbers match up going into Friday night’s big game.
2018 Season Numbers
Record: NAVY: 7-3-3, (4-0)… Boston.: 4-7-2, (3-0-1)
Goals: NAVY: 18… Boston: 14
Shots: NAVY: 160… Boston: 176
Shots per Game: NAVY: 12.3… Boston: 13.5
Shots on Goal: NAVY: 69 of 160… Boston: 79 of 176
Yellow Cards: NAVY: 5… Boston: 4
Red Cards: NAVY: 0… Boston: 0
Assists: NAVY: 11… Boston: 11
Saves: NAVY: 41… Boston: 50
Fouls: NAVY: 129… Boston: 90
Corner Kicks: NAVY: 62… Boston: 64
Penalty Kicks: NAVY: 2 for 2… Boston: 0 for 0
Navy will next face Delaware State University in Annapolis on Monday, Oct. 8. Boston University’s next opponent will be Harvard on Tuesday, Oct. 9.