March 13, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
The Boston College lacrosse squad will open a three-game road swing at Albany on Wednesday, March 14. The first draw is scheduled for 3 p.m. and will be played at the Great Danes' John Fallon Field.
Live, in-game statistics: 3/14 vs. Albany.
Live video stream: 3/14 vs. Albany.
2012 Season Notes
Boston College Notes
BC is currently 4-2 on the season. The Eagles went 1-1 last week, defeating Virginia Tech, 17-10, on March 10 after falling to No. 7 Vanderbilt, 13-12, on March 7.
The Eagles jumped four spots to No. 14 in the nation according to the IWLCA coaches' poll released on March 12. In the latest deBeer women's media poll, BC moved up one spot to No. 12.
Boston College holds a 4-0 record so far this season when scoring first. The Eagles are also undefeated when they hold the lead at halftime and when they force at least five turnovers.
BC is currently nationally ranked in the top 20 for three statistical categories. The team is ranked 10th in draw controls (15.17), 13th in scoring offense (14.67) and 19th in points (115.0).
The Eagles have been playing aggressively so far this season, controlling more draws, 91-79, and scooping up more ground balls, 94-72, than their opponents.
Freshman Mikaela Rix, who leads the team with 22 goals and 24 points, has registered at least a hat trick in each of the team's six games so far this season. She is currently ranked sixth in the nation for goals scored and 12th for goals per game.
Grad student and captain Kristin Igoe continues to make her mark in the BC history books. With two goals and two assists against Virginia Tech, she improved her career total at The Heights to 179 points to pass Jenna McCabe (2006-09) and move into third place on the school's all-time record list.
Freshman Covie Stanwick and junior Brooke Blue have added to the offensive attack for the Eagles this season. Stanwick is second on the team with 22 total points, while Blue has 13 points.
Senior Brittany Wilton has 25 draw controls so far this season, good for 25th in the nation.
Goalkeepers Catherine Conway and Emily Mata have been strong in net this season for the Eagles. Conway posted a career-high nine saves against Virginia Tech, while Mata has a team-best 26 saves so far this year.
Albany is currently 4-1 in 2012. The team has won three consecutive games, including a 12-5 victory at George Mason last weekend.
The Great Danes broke into the top 20 in the latest deBeer women's media poll.
AU has won three of four games this season by scoring 12 goals and is averaging 27.8 shots per game, while giving up just 10.00 opponent goals.
Ariana Parker and Jess Antelmi lead the Danes' offensive effort with 18 points apiece.
Goalkeeper Anna Berman has been strong in net so far this season, saving 27 shots and picking up nine ground balls.
Boston College leads the all-time series against Albany, 2-1.
After winning the first two meetings against the Great Danes, the Eagles were handed an 11-10 defeat by AU when the teams last squared off on March 30, 2011.