Women’s Soccer: Terriers equal draw record with 1-1 result against Yale

By Eli Cloutier

The Boston University Terriers (6-5-5, 3-2-2 PL) hosted the Yale Bulldogs (5-4-5, 0-3-2) Tuesday evening at Nickerson Field, where the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw.

The Bulldogs started fast, jumping on the Terriers to take a 1-0 lead in only the 2nd minute of play, courtesy of junior midfielder Ellie Rappole’s sixth goal of the season. Senior midfielder Ellery Winkler pushed the ball outside to junior midfielder Alanna Butcher, who centered the ball to Rappole, who found the back of the net from the six-yard box.

BU didn’t let up, but couldn’t break through until the 36th minute when freshman forward Ava Maguire traveled with the ball to the end line, finding sophomore forward Margy Porta in the box, who finished the job for her second goal in consecutive games, knotting the contest at 1-1.

Going into the break, the Terriers held a 6-3 shot advantage, with senior goalkeeper Marisa Shorrock making four saves to keep the Bulldogs level.

The second half was action-packed, with both sides searching for the go-ahead goal. BU had 10 of the 17 shots in the final 45 minutes, but the best chance of the half came off a Bulldog corner, where junior defender Marz Akins headed the ball toward the top shelf, only to have it corralled by Terrier goalie Celia Braun.

Regardless, both teams were unable to find the back of the net in the 2nd half. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. The result, BU’s fifth draw of the season, ties the record for the most in a single season (2003).

The Terriers’ next game, their final home regular season game, is against the American University Eagles on Saturday, October 21, at 1 p.m.