Hartford, Boston U. Meet In Battle For First Place; Three Other Women's Games Thurs.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A first-place clash between undefeated teams highlights a night of America East women's soccer action on Thursday, as Hartford hosts Boston University at 7 p.m. Both teams enter the game with perfect 5-0 records in the America East with just three games remaining in the regular-season. Three other match-ups on Thursday night include New Hampshire at Albany, UMBC at Vermont and Maine at Stony Brook.
Thursday, October 11
0-3-1 AE) at Vermont (2-11-0, 1-3-0 AE), 3 p.m.
- Vermont hosts UMBC in an important contest for teams looking to qualify for the America East Championship, as Vermont has three points and UMBC has one in conference play this season.
- The Catamounts stunned Stony Brook, 2-1, in overtime on Sunday. Eight of Vermont's 11 losses this season have been by just one goal.
- UMBC is winless in its last eight matches, but is coming off a tough loss to Boston U last night out, falling to the Terriers, 1-0, on a goal with 18 seconds left in regulation.
- Vermont is 5-3-1 all-time against UMBC.
- A battle for first-place takes place in West Hartford, Conn., on Thursday night as unbeaten Boston University takes on unbeaten Hartford.
- The Terriers have won 29-straight conference games, including 23-straight in the regular-season. Boston U.'s last conference loss was on October 15, 2009 at Stony Brook.
- Hartford has been paced all season by Amelia Pereira, who is first in the conference and eighth in the country with 12 goals.
- Both teams have won six-straight, with the Hawks going unbeaten in their last seven.
(4-8-2, 2-1-1 AE) at Albany (5-8-1, 2-2-0 AE), 7 p.m.
- New Hampshire sits just one point ahead of Albany entering Thursday night, as the Wildcats have seven points while the Great Danes have six.
- Albany had won back-to-back games before losing to Hartford on Sunday.
- The Wildcats are 8-4-0 all-time versus the Great Danes.
- New Hampshire's Kirstyn Corder leads all America East freshmen with 11 points this season.
- Albany is led by Shayla Bergeron who has seven goals and four assists, ranking second in the America East with 18 points.
- Maine visits Stony Brook in another important contest for America East Championship positioning, as the Black Bears hold just a three-point edge on the Seawolves.
- Despite losing back-to-back nailbiters last weekend, Stony Brook has been very good at home this year, posting a 4-1-2 record.
- Maine is coming off a, 3-1, win at Binghamton and has gone 3-2-1 on the road this year.