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Women’s Soccer Faces Off Against Boston U. In PL Semifinals

Nov. 6, 2014


No. 3 Navy (12-3-5) vs. No. 2 Boston University (12-3-4)
 Date  Friday, Nov. 7 at 8:00 p.m. (EST)
 Location  Hamilton, N.Y. | Breyer-Small ’76 Field
 Tickets  General Admission ($$)
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy women’s soccer team (12-3-5) will battle against Boston University (12-4-3) on Friday (8 p.m.) in the Patriot League semifinals at Beyer-Small ’76 Field in Hamilton, New York. The match can be seen live and for free on PatriotLeague.TV. Live statistics will also be available on (.)

Navy and Boston will meet for the second-straight time in the postseason, but this time in the Patriot League semifinals. The Mids and Terriers last dueled in the league title game on Nov. 10, 2013 in Annapolis, Md. Boston U. scored the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute from the foot of the 2013 PL Rookie of the Year Erica Kosienski.

Scouting Boston University
 The Terriers earned the number two seed in the Patriot League tournament following a 12-4-3 overall record and a 6-1-2 record in league play. Boston went 4-2-1 on the road with a 1-0 record on a neutral field against College of Charleston, 1-0.
 Boston is 2-0 all-time in the Patriot League tournament, defeating Colgate in penalty kicks, 4-1, and Navy, 1-0.
 The Terriers are riding a modest three-match winning streak with wins over Colgate, 2-0, American, 3-0 and Bucknell, 2-1.
• Forward Jenna Fisher is the team with 15 points on seven goals and one assists. Fisher has tallied three game-winning goals.
• Ana Cuffia and Jamie Turchi are tied with the team lead in assists with four apiece.
• Goalkeeper Alyssa Parisi has started in 17 games, allowing 11 goals and owns a .70 goals-against average with a .761 save percentage. 

All-Time Series
• Navy and
Boston University began their rivalry on Sept. 20, 2013 in Annapolis, Maryland when the Terriers entered the Patriot League in 2013.
• The Terriers hold the slight edge in the all-time series, 2-1 and have won the last two matches.
• All three contests have ended in a 1-0 decision.
Boston won the most recent match, 1-0, in Boston, Massachusetts on Sept. 20, 2014. Fisher tallied the game-winning goal in the 60th minute. 

Patriot Tournament History
• Navy is 15-13 all-time in the league tournament and have won three league titles (2003, ’06, ’07).
• As the three seed, the Mids are 4-2 and won the Patriot League title in 2007. Navy defeated American, 2-0 in the semifinals then went on to beat Bucknell, 1-0 in the title game.
• This will be the second time that Boston and Navy will match up in the postseason. The Terriers own the 1-0 record over the Midshipmen, having won 1-0 in the 2013 Patriot League championship game.

Shutdown D
• Down the stretch, Navy’s defense has been key to its success of late, having allowed one goal in the last 543:12 which spans five and half games.
• Over the past 11 matches, Navy’s backline has held eight opponents to six shots or less and seven opponents scoreless.
• Sophomore goalkeeper Dayton Wetherby has allowed one goal in 470 minutes and has tallied nine saves over five matches.

Gaining Late-Season Momentum
• Following a tough 1-0 loss to Boston University on Sept. 20, Navy is unbeaten in its last 11 matches. Over the 11-game stretch, the Mids are 9-0-2 and have outscored their opponents, 28-4.
• Navy has produced nine matches of two goals or more and seven shutouts during its run.
• The Mids have tallied 11 different players to find the back of the net over the stretch with Clare MacAdam scoring a team best five times during the 11-match unbeaten streak.

Balanced Attack
• Navy has a multitude of options on offense, recording five players with at least four goals and 10 players with at least two assists.
• Of the 23 field players that have seen the pitch, 13 Mids have recorded at least one goal and nine players have tallied the game-winning goal.

Putting In The Time 
• Senior defender Jade Seabrook has been Navy’s foundation on the backline since she was a freshman.
• After playing as an important reserve player during her freshman season and logging 774 minutes, Seabrook has seen very little time on the bench. The senior defender has recorded three consecutive seasons of 1600+ minutes on the field. Seabrook currently has tallied 1742 minutes this season.
• Since she was implemented as a starting center back, Seabrook has not been on the field for 631:01 out of a possible 5801:01 minutes. She has started 60 straight games since the beginning of her sophomore season.

Unselfish Play
• Senior defender Julie Schumacher has made a career of setting up her teammates in set pieces and this season has been no different.
• Schumacher has either led or was tied for the lead in assists in a season with nine in 2012, six in 2013 and now 11 in 2014.
• Schumacher currently leads the Patriot League in assists with 11 after 20 matches and is tied for 13th in the nation.
• For her career, Schumacher has recorded 27 assists in 73 games. Her two-assist match against Lehigh tied her for second all-time at Navy with Stephanie Parker (2001-04) and Nadia Sheikh (1999-02). Schumacher’s season total of 11 ties her for the fourth most in program history with Stacy Finley (2003) and Ty Westinghouse (1994).

Freshman Firsts
• Navy freshman have been busy through 20 games, tallying 29 points on 11 goals and eight assists.
• Forward Clare MacAdam paces all Navy freshmen with six goals and two assists, including the game winner over No. 24 James Madison. The Mids are 6-0 when MacAdam records a goal.
• Forward Megan Rogers scored her first collegiate goal against Loyola in the Patriot League quarterfinals.
• Forward Natalie Dzhandzhapanyan has recorded two assists, one against UConn and one against Stetson.
• Dzhandzhapanyan scored her first collegiate goal against Lafayette on Sept. 26.
• Midfielder Meghan Hegarty set up teammate Rachel Hunter for the go-ahead goal vs. Maryland for her first career assist on Sept. 8.
• Hegarty scored her first collegiate goal against American on Oct. 1, which was the eventual game winner.
• Defender Annie Morgan tallied an assist on Courtney Mason’s goal versus Marist on Sept. 12.



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