Sept. 13, 2011
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
The Boston College field hockey team has moved up in the national polls once again. This week, the Eagles jumped from No. 10 to No. 8 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, according to an announcement made Tuesday.
The Eagles two-spot bump comes after an exciting, 1-0 road victory against cross-town rival No. 11 Boston University on Friday, Sept. 9.
Five of the six ACC field hockey programs are nationally ranked, with North Carolina holding onto the No. 1 spot and Maryland at No. 3. Duke and Virginia are currently ranked sixth and tied for 17th, respectively, while Wake Forest dropped out of the polls this week.
Boston College is slated to host No. 3 Maryland in the squad's first ACC matchup of the 2011 season on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. The Eagles will then travel to Connecticut to take on the No. 4 Huskies on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m.