March 19, 2013
BC ENTERTAINS BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Boston College hosts cross-town rival Boston University on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field in Newton, Mass.
The Eagles enter the game having split their last two matchups against ACC opponents. BC beat Virginia Tech, 15-7, on March 9 before falling to No. 1/1 Maryland, 13-5, on Saturday.
Tewaaraton award candidate Covie Stanwick leads BC with 32 points, 25 goals, and seven assists. Her 3.57 goals per game leads the ACC.
The Eagles hold a 5-8 all-time mark against BU but have won the last three meetings with the Terriers.
The Terriers enter the game with a 2-3 record, after beating Ohio State, 16-11, on Saturday.
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The Last Meeting
April 11, 2012
No. 20 Lacrosse Soars Past BU, 18-9
No. 20 Boston College (7-7) earned a decisive, 18-9 victory against Boston University (8-5) to snap the Terriers' seven-game win streak on Wednesday afternoon at Nickerson Field.
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SERIES HISTORY WITH BU
BC carries a 5-8 all-time record against BU into Wednesday's contest. The Eagles are 3-5 against the Terriers in home games.
Boston College has won the last three meetings in the series dating back to 2010. BC won 18-9 on April 11, 2012, 10-7 on April 13, 2011, and 18-11 on April 14, 2010.
BU last beat BC on April 8, 2009 in a 13-6 win at Newton Field.
The Eagles and Terriers have met in every season since 2004.
SCOUTING THE TERRIERS
The Terriers come into Wednesday's tilt with an overall mark of 2-3 and have yet to play a game in America East competition.
In its last game, BU beat Ohio State, 16-11, on March 16 in Boston. Earlier this season, BC lost to OSU, 15-8, on Feb. 23 in Columbus, Ohio.
BU has played an IWLCA-ranked team four times this season and went 2-2 in those games.
Danielle Etrasco paces the Terriers with 23 points and 17 goals. Goalie Christina Sheridan has posted a .459 saver percentage and leads the team with 19 ground balls.
STANWICK A TEWAARATON CANDIDATE
Sophomore Covie Stanwick has earned a spot on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List announced on Feb. 22.
Stanwick enters this week ranked 11th in the nation and first in the ACC in goals per game (3.57) and ranked 20th nationally and second in the ACC in points per game (4.57).
On the season the Baltimore, Md., native paces BC with 32 points, 25 goals, and seven assists. She has scored three or more goals in six of BC's seven games this year, and stands just three goals shy of matching her goal total from her freshman season.
She set new career highs with six goals and nine points in BC's season opener at Holy Cross.
Against both No. 4 Northwestern (3/6) and Virginia Tech (3/9), she scored a team-best four goals.
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 47 shots and leads the team with 19 draw controls and 15 ground balls. She ranks second on the team with 15 goals and sits at 14th in the ACC in points per game (2.43).
She ranks third in the ACC with 2.14 ground balls per game.
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 eight goals in 2013. 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.
Meagher has played in all seven games this year and has made four starts. She caused three turnovers at Ohio State (2/23) and picked up two ground balls against Northwestern (3/6).
So far in 2013, Ceglarski has tallied three goals and four assists. Against UConn (2/27), the Darien, Conn., native caused three turnovers and won three draws. She has scored a goal in three of BC's last four games.
50 GOALS, 100 POINTS
Four Boston College players - senior Brooke Blue, junior Moira Barry, and sophomores Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick - have scored at least 50 goals in their careers.
Blue is the only current member of the team with at least 100 career points while Stanwick has amassed 87 points in her career to date.
On BC's career lists, Blue ranks seventh in goals (125), seventh in points (160), and tied for 11th in assists (35).
BC's players with 50 career goals are listed below:
Brooke Blue (58 games): 125 goals, 35 assists, 160 points
Mikaela Rix (24): 58-5-63
Covie Stanwick (25): 53-34-87
Moira Barry (44): 52-16-68
STANWICK HAT TRICKS
Sophomore Covie Stanwick has scored at least three goals in six of BC's seven games this season and has recorded at least three points in all of BC's games.
Her six games with hat tricks are listed below:
Holy Cross (Feb. 16): 6 goals, 3 assists, 9 points
Vanderbilt (Feb. 20): 3-1-4
Ohio State (Feb. 23): 3-0-3
Northwestern (Mar. 6): 4-0-4
Virginia Tech (Mar. 9): 4-1-5
Maryland (Mar. 16): 3-0-3
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) -- representing BC's top returning player in both categories.
Thus far in 2013, McCarthy has caused an ACC-leading 1.67 turnovers per game, picked up 11 ground balls - good for second on the team - and won nine 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 six goals this season and has also posted four assists and nine draw controls.
A native of Framingham, Mass., Barry won five draws in the home opener against Vanderbilt while registering a goal and two assists.
Classmate Kara O'Connell ranks third in the ACC with 1.29 caused turnovers per game. She has also picked up eight ground balls.
Both Barry and O'Connell have started in all seven of BC's games.
Fellow defender and classmate Claire Blohm has won nine draw controls and picked up six ground balls on the year.
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 is second on the team with six assists and has recorded 16 points so far in her rookie campaign.
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 (2/16) while classmate Emily Zlevor started at Ohio State (2/23).
Rich scored her first collegiate goal against Vanderbilt (2/20) before scoring twice at Northwestern (3/6). Margolis scored her first career tally at Virginia Tech (3/9).
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 3-4 recording 5.00 saves per game and an 11.57 goals against average. She has played every minute in goal for BC this season.
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
After their game with BU, the Eagles head to Chapel Hill, N.C., to take on the University of North Carolina on Saturday at 7 p.m. (ESPN3).
The Eagles hold a 1-8 all-time record against the Tar Heels with the win coming in a 5-4 double-overtime home victory on March 29, 2008.
BC then plays its next three games at home in matchups against Syracuse (3/27) Virginia (3/30), and Duke (4/6).
The team's next four opponents after BU are currently ranked in the top 10 of the IWLCA poll.