BOSTON, MA – The Army West Point women’s soccer team defeated host Boston University, 2-0, on Saturday afternoon at Nickerson Field in Boston.
The Black Knights (1-0) got on the board in the 23rd minute with Dara Murray collected a ball at the top of the box off a deflection and slotted it inside the left post to put the Black Knights up, 1-0.
At the half, the Black Knights led the Terriers in shots, but only by a margin of 2-1. The Terriers had two corner kicks to just one for the Black Knights.
Most of the second half was a back-and-forth affair, but the Black Knights went on the offensive, tallying two corner kicks and outshooting the Terriers, 5-4.
With the second half offensive push, the Black Knights added in insurance goal in the 87th minute. Erynn Johns made the unselfish pass across the top of the box to Elise Urkov, who took one touch and finished with her left foot past BU keeper. Morgan Messner from1 5 yards out. Messner took the loss and made two saves on the day.
Army goalkeeper Sydney Cassalia earned the win in the clean sheet.
The Black Knights will return home to West Point to host Lehigh at 7 p.m. ET at Shea Stadium on Friday, March 12.