By Cameron Meyer
Boston University (1-6-1, 1-2-0 PL) travelled to West Point, N.Y., to take on Patriot League leaders Army (6-2-1, 3-0-0 PL) on Wednesday. Thanks to late goals by senior Oscar Pereira and freshman Andrew Guerra, the Black Knights were able to shut out the Terriers in a 2-0 victory.
The poor tally for the Terriers came despite a handful of chances for the away side throughout the match, coalescing into five shots on target. Junior Quinn Matulis was a large part of the Terrier’s attacking effort with four shots taken, but the Black Knights proved to be more lethal in taking their chances.
“We got beat by a team that wanted to win more than us tonight, took their chances well and deserved to win,” said BU head coach Kevin Nylen postgame. “We need to be humble and willing to suffer, as we continue to find our way at this point in the season.”
Army broke the deadlock midway into the first half with senior John Poncy whipping in a cross that found the foot of Guerra, who guided the ball into the bottom corner.
Only four minutes later, the Black Knights doubled their tally thanks to a skillful solo effort by Pereira.
After dancing past a defender, he found space to shoot on goal and past the hands of Francesco Montali for his fifth of the year. His goal marked the tenth goal BU have conceded in the second half or later so far this season.
The Terriers will look to bounce back on Saturday at Parsons Field in Brookline, Mass., where they’ll take on Loyola Maryland at 2:30 p.m.