Leopards Head to Boston for Halloween Headliner
| No. 6 Lafayette (5-8-2, 3-5-1 PL) at No. 3 Boston U. (9-7-3, 6-2-1 PL)
|Date||Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7 p.m.|
|Location||Boston, Mass. | Ridley Athletic Complex|
|Live Video||Patriot League Network|
|Social Media||Twitter & Facebook|
- Lafayette opens up postseason play with a trip to Boston, Mass. on Tuesday evening in the Patriot League Tournament quarterfinals. The Leopards come in as the sixth seed, while Boston U. is the tournament's third seed behind first-round bye qualifiers Navy (#1) and Bucknell (#2).
- The Leopards' tournament berth for the second straight year has historical significance as the program has grown into a consistent contender for the conference crown. The bid marks the first time since 1993 that the Maroon and White will compete in postseason play in back-to-back seasons.
- Lafayette will look to recreate last year's postseason magic on Tuesday night. In the quarterfinal round at Lehigh a year ago, Joanna Scotti '17 scored the game-winning goal in overtime to help the Leopards knock off their archrivals and advance to championship weekend. The season eventually came to a close in the semifinals, a 2-0 loss to Bucknell.
- Earlier on Monday, two members of the women's soccer program were honored with All-Patriot League selections as freshman Krista Kissell and junior co-captain Gabrielle Martone were named to the Third Team. Kissell returned from injury at the start of Patriot League play and made an immediate impact, scoring three goals in her first five games and finishing the year as the team's top goal-scorer with four. Her presence also opened the door for junior Alex Stanford, who has scored two of her three goals on the year in the last two games alongside Kissell up front.
- Martone put together another stellar year in the midfield for Lafayette, patrolling the center of the pitch alongside classmate Katie Brannigan. Selected as one of three co-captains as a junior, she contributed three assists to the offensive unit, including two in the 3-1 win over Delaware State on Sept. 1.
- If the Leopards pull off the upset on Tuesday, they'll advance to championship weekend once again, this time hosted by Navy in Annapolis, Md. Lafayette would match up with the top-seed Mids on Friday at 5 p.m. in the semifinals, with the winner advancing to the championship game on Sunday. The other quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday pits fifth-seeded Lehigh against fourth-seeded Colgate, set for a 7 p.m. start in Hamilton, N.Y.