It’s easy to look at Boston University’s schedule and see a line of demarcation between non-conference play and Patriot League play, especially when it comes to the defense.
Out of conference, the Terriers struggled to defend in losses to teams like Boston College (3-1), Harvard (3-0) and Providence (5-1).
Since conference play began, they’ve conceded just seven goals in nine games, a big reason why they enter Thursday’s semifinals as the No. 1 seed with a 10-5-3 overall record. They’ll host sixth-seeded Army-West Point (7-8-3) at Nickerson Field (7 p.m.) aiming for a spot in Sunday’s final.
Here is a closer look at their season, plus five reasons why BU can win the Patriot League.