Lehigh to Face Boston University in Final Away Game of Regular Season
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh men’s soccer team will head to Boston University for a 6 pm battle in its final road game of the regular season.
The Mountain Hawks are 3-8-3 (2-3-2 PL), while Boston University is 5-4-6 (3-1-3).
With just two regular season league games left for Lehigh, each matchup is important as ever if the Mountain Hawks want to punch their ticket to the Patriot League Tournament.
While Lehigh sits in eighth place in the Patriot League with eight points, there’s not a wide margin between the teams ahead of them. The Mountain Hawks are only four points behind the Terriers, who sit in second place and only one behind Lafayette and Loyola, who are tied for the sixth and final tournament berth.
The Terriers are coming off of a 1-0 victory over American. Lehigh is coming off of a 1-0 loss to Drexel as the Dragons scored the only goal of the game with 38 seconds remaining Tuesday evening.
BU goalkeeper Francesco Montali leads the league in goals against average, saves and shutouts per game. Lehigh’s Ryan Gross, who made a career-high of nine saves against Drexel, leads the league in saves per game (4.13).
Lehigh leads the all-time series 5-4. The two teams last met on Senior Night last year at the Ulrich Sports Complex, where the Mountain Hawks defeated the Terriers 5-3. Lehigh’s five goals in that game were the most scored in a game since the 2009 season.
Following Saturday’s game, Lehigh will close out the regular season Wednesday night when the Mountain Hawks host Colgate at 6 pm
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