Feb. 25, 2014
NO. 10/9 BOSTON COLLEGE HOSTS NO. 2/3 SYRACUSE
Coming off of a win over Ohio State, No. 10/9 Boston College hosts No. 2/3 Syracuse on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m.
Syracuse is coming off of an 18-14 victory at No. 9 Virginia.
The Orange enter the contest with a 4-0 overall record and a mark of 1-0 in the ACC.
The contest serves as the first meeting between the two teams as members of the ACC.
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SERIES HISTORY WITH THE ORANGE
This will be the first meeting between the two teams as members of the ACC.
Boston College has yet to defeat Syracuse in 10 all-time meetings between the two schools. The Eagles are 0-6 at home and 0-4 on the road against the Orange.
In the last outing on March 27, 2013, BC dropped to Syracuse, 17-12, at Newton Lacrosse Field.
BC's closest loss to the Orange came in a 14-10 home loss on April 18, 2004.
IN THE POLLS
The Eagles check in at No. 10 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll. BC was originally No. 20 in the preseason poll, but moved up in the rankings to No. 13 after the win at Notre Dame.
BC ranks 17th in this week's Brine Women's Media Poll.
COVIE CAN'T BE COVERED
Junior Covie Stanwick led Boston College with six goals in its victory over Ohio State.
The Baltimore, Md., product recorded all goals in the second half, including a 3-0 run less than three minutes apart to give the Eagles their first lead of the game with 8:00 left in regulation.
Stanwick also notched the last goal of the game in the final two seconds to secure a two-point victory for the Eagles.
RIX RECEIVES RECOGNITION
Junior midfielder Mikaela Rix earned WomensLax.Com Player of the Week honors, announced on Monday, Feb. 17 by WomensLax.com.
The Garden City, N.Y., product earned the honor after leading the Eagles to a 15-10 upset over the 11th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday.
Rix notched career highs in goals and points, netting six goals and dishing out an assist in the season-opening game at the Loftus Sports Center.
She also contributed a ground ball, two draw controls, and a caused turnover in the game.
BOSTON COLLEGE SWEEPS ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK ACCOLADES
Mikaela Rix and senior defender Kate McCarthy were named the ACC Women's Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for the week of Feb. 18.
McCarthy led the Boston College defense with four draw controls and four ground balls, while pulling the assignment of defending Notre Dame's leading scorer Courtney Fortunato.
The Longmeadow, Mass., native held Fortunato, who recorded seven points in ND's win over Cincinnati on Feb. 12, to one goal on three shots.
Rix earned this honor after notching career highs in goals and points against Notre Dame.
The Eagles will play a 17-game regular season schedule which includes eight games against teams that made last year's NCAA Tournament.
Boston College will play three of last year's Final Four participants including defending National Champion North Carolina (March 22), runner-up Maryland (March 29) and Syracuse (Feb. 26) who lost in the semifinals.
The month of February features four games and the month of March features seven games, beginning with UConn, who also made an appearance in the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
The Eagles play five games in April in addition to playing host to the 2014 ACC Tournament at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Mass. on April 24 through April 27.
Boston College concludes its regular season with a rivalry match-up against Boston University on May 3 in Boston, Mass.