Terriers Stymie 0-0 draw in long-range Lafayette offense

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Terriers Stymie 0-0 draw in long-range Lafayette offense

Boston – The Boston University men’s soccer team remained undefeated at Nickerson Field with a 0-0 draw against Lafayette on Saturday night.

The Terriers (2-2-4, 0-1-1 PL) are four strokes behind Lafayette and second to shut out the Leopards (6-2-1, 1-0-1 PL) this season. became a team of Average, successfully defending against some risky long throw-ins from Will Echeveria. As a result, BU moved to 1-0-3 at home, the first time since starting 6-0-2 in 2002 that the program started the year undefeated in its first four games.

Senior Francesco Montari The Terriers recorded a 12–7 advantage on shots and attempted all 11 corner kicks, thus requiring one save for their fourth clean sheet of the year.Junior Andrew Lent Forced Alex Sutton to make one of two saves while hitting the crossbar late in the contest.

how it happened

  • BU won the first corner in the 6th minute, but Sutton used his big body to fend off the Terriers and catch a long cross into the box.
  • Two minutes after Montali made his only save at 12:22, Lent headed in on goal, prompting Sutton’s first of two saves.
  • The Terriers won three more corners in quick succession in the second half before the seniors Colin Innes I attempted a shot over the bar at 43:03.
  • BU scored their sixth corner kick less than 30 seconds into the second half.
  • Lafayette blocked sophomore shooting attempt Brian Hernandez Set up another corner, but senior Ryan Lee shot higher.
  • Lent nailed the crossbar at 82:03 and Hernandez sent a rebounding shot to the side of the net.
  • The Leopards won a free kick outside the box in the 85th minute, but were forced to hit a tough long shot over the crossbar.
  • BU, who kept the pressure on Lafayette, made the final charge with the final corner kick, but the Leopards blocked the freshman Ryan Lau Shot for running out of time.

game notes

  • Hernandez led all players with four shots, while Hale Lombard scored three for Lafayette’s side, averaging 11.3 shots and 1.75 goals per game.
  • The Terriers are now on a seven-game unbeaten streak at home (4-3), their best since 2014 when they went 6-2.
  • Montali is the first keeper to score four shutouts since Mike Bernardi (’18) in 2018. Coincidentally, it was also the last year his BU tied for his four.
  • Lafayette failed to win at least two corners for the first time this season. This is because BU became the first opponent to win eight corners this season.
  • The two teams ended up in a scoreless draw for the second time, leaving the BU-Lafayette series tied at 4-4-2.
  • Neither team has scored a goal in regulation in their last two matches after combining a total of eight matches in their last two meetings.


  • The Terriers will wrap up their three-game homestand by hosting Army West Point on Wednesday (September 28) at 7pm.
  • BU are consistently 5-0-2 at Nickerson Field in the series and are tied in each of their final two meetings.