BOSTON, Mass. – Boston University senior forward Madison Clemens tallied a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to help lead the Terriers to a 3-0 triumph over Holy Cross in Patriot League women's soccer action on Wednesday evening at Nickerson Field. With the win, BU improves to 7-3-1 overall and 2-1-0 in the Patriot League, while the Crusaders slip to 1-7-3 on the season and 1-2-0 in the conference.
At the 12:36 mark of the first half, Holy Cross had a scoring chance as sophomore Annie Galvin (Attleboro, Mass.) fired a shot on net, but Terrier goalkeeper Andrea Green made the save. Galvin also had a shot on goal in the 25th minute of action, but Green again pushed the shot aside.
Clemens tallied the first goal of the game in the 28th minute. She headed a cross from Kylie Strom to the bottom left corner of the net to give Boston University the 1-0 lead. Just over four minutes later, Taylor Krebs added an insurance marker for the Terriers on a cross from the right side by Jenna Fisher, to increase the lead to 2-0. BU kept up the pressure for the final 14 minutes of the half, as they outshot Holy Cross 2-0.
In the second stanza, Clemens added her second tally of the contest and third of the season in the 59th minute. She took a pass from Megan McGoldrick and fired a shot from the center of the box to give BU the 3-0 advantage. The Crusaders had one final chance to put a goal on the board in the 87th minutes of action. Holy Cross sophomore Megan Greineder (East Greenwich, R.I.) launched a shot on goal, but new BU goalkeeper Alyssa Parisi made the stop to clinch the victory.
Holy Cross junior netminder Carly McCabe (Barrington, R.I.) made eight saves in the contest, as freshman Brooke Holle (Upper Saddle River, N.J.) was called upon to make one save in her first collegiate appearance for the Crusaders. Green and Parisi combined the make three stops in the shutout effort for BU. The Terriers held advantages in shots (17-5), shots on goal (12-3) and corner kicks (9-3).
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, Oct. 5, when they will host Patriot League foe Lafayette on the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium at 1:00 p.m.