Oct. 19, 2011
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
With just three games left in the regular season, the No. 12 Boston College field hockey team will close out its 2011 home schedule when the Eagles host No. 6 Syracuse for the team’s annual Senior Night on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. BC will then travel to Dartmouth on Sunday, Oct. 23 for a game slated to begin at 2 p.m.
A short presentation to acknowledge BC’s senior class will take place prior to the start of Friday’s game. The field hockey class of 2011 includes grad students Anna Wetherall and Maike de Jager, as well as seniors Catherine O’Brien, Carla Tamer and Courtney Tavener.
Live, in-game statistics for both games can be found here:
10/21 vs Syracuse
10/23 vs Dartmouth
Boston College Team Notes
• BC heads into this weekend’s games with a 9-6 overall record and a 1-3 mark in the ACC.
• Last week the Eagles went 1-1, defeating No. 8 New Hampshire, 2-1, on Oct. 16, after falling to Northeastern, 2-1, in double overtime on Oct. 14.
• With two goals at New Hampshire, the Eagles tied last year’s mark of 46 goals on the season. BC needs eight more goals for this year’s team to move into sixth place on the all-time records list and tie a mark previously set in 2007.
• Boston College is currently nationally ranked in the top 20 for five statistical categories. The team is ranked 15th in shutouts per game (0.27), 16th in points per game (8.60), 17th in assists per game (2.47), and 18th in goals per game (3.07) and scoring margin (2.95).
• As a team, BC has outshot its opponents, 261-159, and forced more corners, 110-75.
• The Eagles have made the most of their penalty corner opportunities, scoring over one-third (34.8 percent) of their goals this season in that fashion.
• BC has been unstoppable after scoring first, as the squad holds a 7-0 record when it strikes before its opponent.
Boston College Individual Notes
• Senior Courtney Tavener leads the Eagles’ offensive effort with 22 total points this season, a career-best mark. She is also tied for first on the team with eight goals.
• Sophomore Paige Norris has become an important playmaker for the Eagles, as she leads the team with nine assists. Norris’ mark also leads the ACC and is good for 28th in the nation.
• Senior Carla Tamer has been a threat on both sides of the ball for BC. She is not only a leader on defense as a veteran back, but is also tied for first on the team with eight goals and is second with 19 total points.
• Sophomore Chapin Duke also has eight goals this season and leads the team with a .296 shot percentage.
• Freshman Emma Plasteras notched the Eagles’ lone goal in the double overtime loss at Northeastern.
• Freshman Abby Bascetta tallied her first career goal in the team’s win at New Hampshire.
• Senior Nicole Barry recorded a career-high eight saves in the cage at Northeastern. Barry is currently ranked second in the ACC with 56 saves and 22nd in the nation with a 1.80 goals against average.
• Syracuse enters Friday’s contest with a 13-2 overall record and an undefeated 4-0 mark in the BIG EAST.
• Last week, the Orange earned two decisive victories at home, defeating Georgetown, 11-1, on Oct. 14, and Vermont, 12-0, on Oct. 16.
• Kelsey Millman and Heather Susek lead the offensive effort for SU. Millman, who was recently named BIG EAST and ECAC Offensive Player of the Week, has logged 14 goals and 13 assists for 41 points so far this season, while Susek has 15 goals and four assists for 34 points of her own.
• Dartmouth is currently 8-5 on the season and 3-1 in the Ivy League. The Big Green is slated to host Columbia on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 12 p.m. before facing off against Boston College on Sunday.
• Last week, Dartmouth suffered its first Ivy League loss at the hands of Yale, who picked up the 5-1 decision on Oct. 15.
• Kelly Hood, Ali Savage and Lisa Masini control the Big Green’s offense with 27, 23 and 22 points, respectively.
• Syracuse holds a 16-8 advantage in the all-time series against Boston College. The Eagles defeated the Orange, 1-0, in 2009, but have lost the last two meeting since, including a 3-2 decision on Oct. 24, 2010.
• BC leads the all-time series, 5-1, against Dartmouth. The Eagles have won three consecutive meetings, dating back to 2006. The schools last met in 2008, when Boston College defeated the Big Green, 2-1.