Feb. 27, 2013
BC HOSTS CONNECTICUT FOR 15TH MEETING
No. -/15 Boston College hosts Connecticut in the 15th all-time meeting between the two schools on Wednesday at the Newton Lacrosse Field in Newton, Mass., at 4 p.m.
The Eagles enter the game with a 2-1 record earning victories over Holy Cross (17-8) and Vanderbilt (13-8) before suffering their first defeat of the year at Ohio State (15-8) on Saturday.
Sophomore Covie Stanwick - recently named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List - is currently tied for first in the ACC with 4.00 goals per game and 5.33 points per game ranking eighth and 13th nationally in each category respectively.
Connecticut comes into the game having won its season opener over Iona, 13-2, on Saturday. Junior Lauren Kahn scored four goals for the Huskies.
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The Last Meeting
March 2, 2012
Lacrosse Downs UConn, 19-11
No. 17/14 Boston College lacrosse (3-1) defeated Connecticut (2-1), 19-11, on Friday afternoon at the Huskies George J. Sherman Family Sports Complex.
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SERIES HISTORY WITH CONNECTICUT
The Eagles and Huskies are tied 7-7 in the all-time series. BC holds records of 3-4 at home, 3-3 on the road, and 1-0 in neutral site games against UConn.
Boston College has defeated Connecticut in each of the last three meetings dating back to 2008. BC won 19-11 on March 2, 2012, 12-7 on March 7, 2011 in Clermont, Fla., and 18-8 on April 8, 2008 in Storrs, Conn.
UConn last defeated BC on April 5, 2007 taking a 17-12 win in Storrs. The last time that the Eagles hosted the Huskies and lost came on April 5, 2006 with UConn earning a 13-10 victory.
SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
Connecticut defeated Iona, 13-2, in its season opener in New Rochelle, N.Y. on Saturday.
Lauren Kahn scored four goals while Kacey Pippitt and Morgan O'Reilly had 3 each.
The Huskies return eight starters from last year's 10-6 (3-5 Big East) campaign.
Head coach Katie Woods is in her third year at the helm of the program and owns a 20-13 record at UConn.
IN THE POLLS
The Eagles moved up from No. 18 to No. 15 in the deBeer Women's Media Poll released on Feb. 25. BC is currently receiving votes in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and stands as the first team outside the Top 20.
In the preseason polls, Boston College came in at No. 18 in the deBeer Women's Media Poll and at No. 20 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll.
STANWICK NAMED TO TEWAARATON WATCH LIST
Sophomore Covie Stanwick has earned a spot on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List announced on Feb. 22.
Stanwick currently ranks eighth in the nation and tied for first in the ACC with 4.00 goals per game. She ranks 16th nationally and tied for first in the ACC with 5.33 points per game.
On the season the Baltimore, Md., native leads BC with 16 points and 12 goals. She has registered at least three goals in each of BC's three games.
She set new career highs with six goals and nine points in BC's season opener at Holy Cross. The nine points sit as the best performance from a player in the ACC this season while the six goals stand as the second-best effort from an ACC player.
In 2012, Stanwick became the first BC player to earn ACC Rookie of the Year honors while garnering All-ACC and IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team accolades.
Stanwick set the BC freshman record for assists in a season with 27 helpers -- good for tops on the team and third in the ACC -- and tied BC's freshman record for points in a season (55).
RIX COMPLETES SUPER-SOPHOMORE DUO
Last season sophomores Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick represented the only two freshmen to earn All-ACC honors and became the first freshman in program history to earn such plaudits.
Thus far in 2013, Rix has taken a team-high 28 shots while ranking third on the team in draw controls (7) and tying for third in goals (7). Her 2.33 goals per game rank in a tie for ninth in the ACC.
At Ohio State, Rix registered her first hat trick of the season.
In 2012, she also took home IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team honors.
The Garden City, N.Y., resident finished second on the team and fifth in the ACC with 2.53 goals per game on 43 total goals last season.
The Eagles will feature four captains in 2013 -- seniors Brooke Blue, Jessie Coffield, Ali Meagher, and junior Cali Ceglarski.
Blue has scored seven goals so far this season for the Eagles to tie for third on the team and ninth in the ACC. Last season the Bethesda, Md., native recorded 38 goals and 10 assists.
Coffield has made 41 appearances for the Eagles in the her first three seasons. In 2012, the Alexandria, Va., resident started 16 of 17 games played while picking up 20 ground balls.
Meagher has seen action in 52 games (25 starts) since arriving at The Heights and has totaled 30 ground balls in her career. At Ohio State, she caused three turnovers.
Ceglarki joins the trio after playing in 18 games and making seven starts a season ago. At Ohio State, Darien, Conn., native recorded a career-high two assists.
KATE KNOWS ... LACROSSE
Junior Kate McCarthy -- who has started in 48 career games for the BC soccer team -- made her first appearance on the lacrosse field last season with great success.
The former Loomis Chaffee School standout started in all 18 games last year for the Eagles finishing tied for second on the team in ground balls (24) and third in draw controls (27) -- BC's leading returning player in both categories.
Thus far in 2013, McCarthy leads the ACC with 2.67 caused turnovers per game. She paces the team with six ground balls and is tied for the team lead with eight draw controls.
The Eagles also feature another dual-sport athlete in junior Jackie Young. Young, a member of BC's ice hockey team, will join the lacrosse program as a goalkeeper once the hockey season is complete.
MORE JUNIORS MAKING PLAYS
Junior Moira Barry has scored four goals this season and has also tied for the team lead with eight draw controls.
A native of Framingham, Mass., Barry won five draws in the home opener against Vanderbilt.
Classmate Kara O'Connell ranks second on BC with five caused turnovers while fellow defender and classmate Claire Blohm has won six draw controls on the year.
All three have started each of BC's first three games.
NEW TO THE SCENE
In her first two collegiate games freshman Sarah Mannelly scored four goals and added five assists.
The New Canaan, Conn., resident's five assists lead the team and her 1.67 assists per game place her third in the ACC.
The 2012 Connecticut Player of the Year, Mannelly also earned all-state honors in soccer and basketball during her high school career.
Fellow freshmen Kate Rich, Molly Erdle, and Caroline Margolis made their first collegiate starts at Holy Cross while classmate Emily Zlevor started at Ohio State.
IN THE CREASE
Sophomore Emily Mata enters the 2013 season as BC's starter in net after splitting time last season with Catherine Conway.
Mata has opened the season 2-1 with 15 saves and a .326 save percentage.
Last year, Mata played in 15 games with 10 starts in over 532 minutes. The Severna Park, Md., native tallied a .412 save percentage ranking fourth in the ACC while posting a 10.93 goals against average.
A LOOK AHEAD
Next, Boston College travels to Evanston, Ill. to take on Northwestern on Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. ET.
The Eagles have met the Wildcats twice before earning an 8-1 win at home on April 18, 1992 and dropping an 11-8 decision at NU on May 14, 2011 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Northwestern (3-1, 1-0 ALC) currently comes in at No. 5 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll and at No. 4 in the deBeer Women's Media Poll.
The Wildcats have earned victories over Massachusetts, Southern California, and Vanderbilt while losing to North Carolina.