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October 11, 2016
BU Terrier women keep streak alive

ALLSTON, Mass. -- The Boston University women’s team extended its unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-2 draw with Harvard in a non-conference match at Jordan Field Tuesday night.

The Terriers (4-10-1) pulled ahead on a 20th-minute Kelly Park goal off a counterattack after Alivya Wimmer cleared a shot off the line. Margaret Purce tied the score in the 48th minute, finishing past substitute Hannah Ciolek, who replaced Bridget Conway after halftime.

BU regained the advantage on Shannon Keefe’s 64th-minute finish off a Jesse Shreck free kick. Rachel Garcia equalized in the 67th minute.

"We need these young players to step in and be confident in the minutes they get and take opportunities,” BU coach Nancy Feldman said. “The reason they're here is because they're great players.

"It's a tough task to play a three-back defense when you're used to a four-back, it's a lot of ground to cover. All of the defenders, Libby Closson, Rachel Bloznalis and Alivya Wimmer, who came up with some goalline saves, really helped us tonight. We saw a much more mature and confident team defensively tonight."

Both teams have won seven times and there have been six draws in 20 all-time matches.

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