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No. 12 Field Hockey Closes Regular Season

Oct. 27, 2011


The No. 12 Boston College field hockey team is set to close out the 2011 regular season with a game at Atlantic Coast Conference rival, No. 19 Wake Forest, on Saturday, Oct. 29. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Demon Deacons’ Kentner Stadium.

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Boston College Team Notes
• BC heads into this weekend’s games with a 10-7 overall record and a 1-3 mark in the ACC.
• Last week the Eagles went 1-1, falling to No. 6 Syracuse, 3-2, in overtime of the squad’s final home game on Oct. 21 before earning a 6-4 road victory against Dartmouth on Oct. 23.
• With eight goals last week, the year’s squad now has 54 on the season, moving the 2011 team into a three-way tie for sixth place on the all-time record list for goals in a season. The Eagles need just four more goals to move into fifth place and tie a record previously set in 2005.
• Boston College is currently nationally ranked in the top 20 for five statistical categories. The team is ranked 16th in points per game (8.82) and goals per game (3.18), 17th in scoring average (3.03), 19th in assists per game (2.47) and 20th in shutouts per game (0.24).
• As a team, BC has outshot its opponents, 282-190, and forced more corners, 125-86.
• The Eagles have made the most of their penalty corner opportunities, scoring over one-third (37.0 percent) of their goals this season in that fashion.
• BC has been unstoppable after scoring first, as the squad holds an 8-0 record when it strikes before its opponent.
• Boston College is 6-0 this season when scoring four or more goals in an outing.

Boston College Individual Notes
• Senior Courtney Tavener leads the Eagles’ offensive effort with 26 total points this season, a career-best mark. She is also first on the team with 10 goals.
• Sophomore Paige Norris has become an important playmaker for the Eagles, as she leads the team with nine assists. Norris’ mark is also good for second overall in the ACC and 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 second on the team with nine goals and 23 total points.
• Freshman Sarah Hospodar tallied her first career goal in the team’s win at Dartmouth.
• Senior Nicole Barry recorded a career-high nine saves in the cage at Dartmouth. Barry is currently ranked first in the ACC with 73 saves and 34th in the nation with a 1.98 goals against average.
• Grad student Anna Wetherall posted a hat trick to lift the Eagles to victory against Dartmouth on Oct. 23. Wetherall currently owns a point streak of four games (Oct. 14-23).

Scouting Wake Forest
• The Demon Deacons enter Saturday’s game with an 8-8 overall record and a 1-3 mark in the ACC.
• Wake Forest is undefeated in the month of October, winning six consecutive games, dating back to Oct. 8.
• Last week, the Demon Deacons defeated Radford, 5-0, on Oct. 18 before downing Virginia by the same 5-0 margin on Oct. 22.
• Lizzie Rae and Kari Walkley lead the offensive effort for Wake Forest. Rae has a team-best 25 points (10 goals, 5 assists), while Walkley owns a team-high 11 goals and one assist for 23 points.

Series History
• Wake Forest leads the all-time series, 10-2, against Boston College.
• The Eagles and the Demon Deacons met twice last season, splitting the results, 1-1. BC defeated Wake, 3-2, in the regular season meeting on Oct. 29, but Wake Forest took a 2-1 overtime decision in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Nov. 4 to end the Eagles’ postseason hopes.

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