Women’s Soccer: Terriers fall to Maine 2-1

Women’s Soccer: Terriers fall to Maine 2-1

By Tyler Davis

Boston University (2-3-2) faced a sour result, losing 2-1 to Maine (4-0-3) after their lead in the first half fell to a game turning second half to the Black Bears.

“Maine is a good team; they came in here and got a result,” BU head coach Casey Brown said postgame.

In the first 20 minutes of the game, the Terriers were dominated by the Black Bears and faced five shots, two of which were on goal. However, goalie Celia Braun made a key save to keep the score 0-0. Towards the middle and end of the first half, the Terriers gained more momentum and created more chances.

The Terriers took a free kick with around five minutes left in the first half, but they could not score from it. However, the Terriers quickly redeemed themselves and got the first goal of the game at 42:57. Scoring her first career goal as a Terrier, midfielder Shayla Brown put the Terriers in the lead.

The Terriers quickly tried to gain a 2-0 lead before halftime through a counter-attack, but goalie Kira Kutzinski made the save to keep it 1-0.

Coming into the second half, the Black Bears answered the first half Terrier goal quickly, scoring at 45:44. The goal was scored by midfielder Kristina Kelly, a transfer from Central Connecticut State University. The Terriers attempted to gain the lead again from a shot from midfielder Giulianna Gianino, but she missed the chance after the shot hit the crossbar.

Brown said the early goal in the second half was “deflating.” 

During the second half, it became a game of possession, and both teams had equally good opportunities to score.

During the final 10 minutes of the game, the Terriers gained their momentum back and midfielder Shayla Brown made a shot that chipped over the Black Bear’s goalie and landed in the net for her second goal of the game. However, the goal was disallowed due to offsides. 

In a change of events, the Black Bears answered back via a disallowed goal by Abby Kraemer scored at 87:47 which put the Terriers in a deficit. The Terriers were not able to create another chance to score before the end of the game.

The Terriers will return to Nickerson Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. in hopes to secure a win against the University of New Hampshire.