Women’s Soccer: Terriers make comeback to tie Lehigh

By Tyler Davis

Boston University (4-4-3) (1-1-1 PL) drew with Lehigh University (3-3-4) (0-2-1 PL) in a comeback 2-2 result.

The Terriers came into the game off of a win against Colgate, beating them 2-0 with both goals coming in the last five minutes in the game. In the last meeting between the Terriers and Mountain Hawks, the Terriers beat the Mountain Hawks 1-0 at Nickerson Field.

The game started off with Mountain Hawks having the ball, but the Terriers quickly pressured and gained possession. They had an early through-ball within the first two minutes of play, but the ball was intercepted by the Mountain Hawks defense.

The first corner of the game was claimed by the Terriers just six minutes into the game. However, the ball was cleared out of the box by defense.

The first free kick of the match was also claimed by the Terriers and midfielder Natalie Godoy, whose first chance came at 8:46, but the shot went wide.

For the majority of the first half, the possession among the teams was even.

Near the end of the first half, the Terriers faced a scare when the Mountain Hawks shot with 16 seconds left, but the ball went off the post. The first half closed with a scoreless draw at 0-0.

The second half started off slow again with possession remaining fairly even. However, the Mountain Hawks quickly gained life in the beginning of the second half. Forward Ava Schaller scored at 58:01 to put the Mountain Hawks in the lead. This was her second goal of the season on top of her three assists.

Shortly after, the Terriers took a free kick, but were unable to create any chances from it. However, the Mountain Hawks were able to capitalize on the Terrier’s mistakes and scored with 26:10 minutes left in the first half. The goal was nailed into the top of the net by Midfielder Hope Flanegin for her second goal of the season. 

Despite the Terriers being down 0-2, they kept the pressure on the Mountain Hawks and capitalized on their chances.

Midfielder Natalie Godoy gave the Terriers a lifeline with a goal around the 79-minute mark. It was Godoy’s third goal of the season.Just a minute after Godoy’s goal, the Terriers found themselves on another big chance; the Terriers scored off a penalty from a tripping call. The penalty was scored by Guilianna Gianino, which was also her third goal this season.

For the remainder of the second half, both teams continued to put pressure, but the game still ended in a 2-2 draw.

The Terriers will next face Navy next Sunday at 1 p.m. for their next game on the road.