Women's soccer faces home test vs. No. 20 BU

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Oct. 12, 2011

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Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team will look for its second conference win in a row on Thursday against No. 20 Boston University at LaValle Stadium at 7 p.m.

Heading into Thursday, the Seawolves (4-9-1, 2-2-1 AE) occupy fourth place in the America East standings, which is the final position for home field advantage in the quarterfinals. The top six teams in the standings make the playoffs with the top two seeds earning byes to the semis. The No. 3 and No. 4 seeds host the No. 6 and No. 5 teams in the quarters, respectively.

Boston University (12-2-1, 5-0-0 AE) sits first in the conference standings and is ranked No. 20 nationally according to the latest NSCAA poll. The Terriers have not lost a regular season conference game since their last trip to LaValle Stadium on Oct. 15, 2009 when the Seawolves prevailed 2-1. Overall, BU is unbeaten in its last seven games dating back to a Sept. 11 loss at UMass. Senior Jessica Luscinski leads the team and the America East with 18 points on six goals and six assists.

Stony Brook is coming off a 1-0 victory over New Hampshire on Sunday. Junior Taryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.) scored her team-leading third goal of the season in the 14th minute off a feed from sophomore Larissa Nysch (Dresher, Pa.) to give the Seawolves the win. Sophomore Chelsea Morales (Temecula, Calif.) stopped seven shots, including a diving save on a header with 90 seconds remaining in the match. Morales' 68 saves this season rank second among all America East goalkeepers.

Prior to the match against BU, the Stony Brook coaching staff will host a Prospect Clinic for high school girls (ages 14-18). For more information about the clinic, visit the camps and clinics page.