Women’s Soccer: Terriers suffer first loss of season to Huskies

By Cameron Meyer

Boston University (1-1-0) dropped their first game of the season 2-0 away to UConn (1-0-0) on Sunday thanks to two second half goals by the Huskies. 

From the first to the final whistle, the Huskies had control over the game and continued to put the Terrier backline under pressure. UConn outshot BU 20-7 and earned 10 corner kicks compared to the Terriers’ zero. 

However, the Terriers’ defense held firm for the majority of the game thanks largely to goalkeeper Celia Braun. The junior made nine saves throughout the 90 minutes and helped keep the score level until late.

The Huskies finally found a breakthrough in the 62nd minute through the foot of forward Abbey Jones. The junior found space 30 yards away from goal and let loose—her strike flying over Braun into the top left corner. The home team found their second goal in the 79th minute, this time from Chioma Okafor. The sophomore dribbled down her left flank with a clear lane at goal and she dispatched the ball calmly into the far corner. 

From there, the Huskies were able to comfortably see out the rest of the game as the Terriers struggled to make an offensive impact. 

The Terriers will look to rebound at home on Thursday when they take on Rhode Island at 4 p.m.