The three-time defending America East Conference champion, the Boston University women’s soccer team begins the 2010 campaign in search of its fourth straight AE title under BU coach Nancy Feldman, who is entering her 16th year at the head of the program. The team also looks to make its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance this season, despite four first-round exits in as many years.
Worn out after playing two games in the last five days, the Boston University men’s soccer team needed an outstanding effort from redshirt freshman goalie Brandon Briggs to keep up with Columbia University in the first half of their game Monday night. Briggs stood up to the pressure, recording five saves on five shots in the half to keep his team from falling behind.
Who needs Janie Reilly?
The Boston University women’s soccer team has found two more than worthy replacements for the former goalkeeper &- a 2010 alumnus and one of the most accomplished BU goalkeepers in team history whose 20 career shutouts rank second all-time in program history &- in freshman Kelly King and junior Alice Binns. Their performances through the first five games of the 2010-11 campaign have been one of the bright spots of this young season, as evidenced by their play in BU’s 1-0 loss to No. 6 Boston College this past Saturday.
Hoping to get its first win of the season while trying to exact a measure of revenge against a conference opponent, the Boston University men’s soccer team went on the road and took down the University of Hartford 3-0 Saturday night.
For a moment, it looked like the unthinkable would happen. A Landon Donovan-style last-minute goal would’ve gotten the Boston University women’s soccer team to force its match against rival and No. 6 Boston College into overtime. An unfortunate miss and a general lack of team cohesion led to a 1-0 loss to the Eagles Saturday afternoon at Nickerson Field.
An America East Conference power and proven winner for the greater part of the past couple of decades, the Boston University men’s soccer team heads into the 2010 season looking to rebound from a disappointing 2009 campaign in which the Terriers finished short of the NCAA Tournament.
Despite an early penalty-kick goal, the Boston University men’s soccer team ended its first regular-season game in a 1-1 tie with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Believe it or not, Boston University women’s soccer coach Nancy Feldman is not losing any sleep over the number of wins and losses her team has at the beginning of September. She’s only concerned with one thing: seeing how her squad stacks up against its top-tier opponents from the August portion of its schedule.
When a season begins, regardless of the sport in question, it’s to be expected that teams may not perform at their absolute best. Months of practice and preparation are helpful and necessary, but it doesn’t go too far in preparing a team for a full-speed game against tough competition. Mistakes, some extremely costly, are almost something of an inevitability in these types of situations.
Then-No. 12 South Carolina University. Then-No. 2 Stanford University. 2009-10 Patriot League runner-up American University. The Pac-10′s University of Washington. Next up on the Boston University women’s soccer team’s challenging non-conference schedule is crosstown rival No. 6 Boston College with a 7 p.m. kick off set for Friday night at Nickerson Field.