March 28, 2014
NO. 5 BOSTON COLLEGE TRAVELS TO COLLEGE PARK
Boston College travels to No. 2 Maryland for a top-five match up on Saturday.
The Eagles enter the game coming off a 13-9 win at Harvard on Wednesday night. Last weekend, BC lost to No. 1 North Carolina at home, 14-13.
Second-year head coach Acacia Walker (Maryland `05) will face her alma mater as a head coach for the second time on Saturday.
BC carries five players on its roster who hail from the state of Maryland in Covie Stanwick, Brooke Blue, Kelly McNelis, Carly Weilminster and Emily Mata.
Maryland comes into the weekend as the second-ranked team in the IWLCA Media poll with an undefeated mark of 12-0 (3-0 ACC).
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SERIES HISTORY WITH MARYLAND
The Eagles have yet to defeat the Terrapins in 10 all-time meetings. BC's closest encounter with the Terps came in a 7-6 loss on March 20, 2010 in College Park, Md.
In 2011, the Eagles lost to the Terrapins twice -- the first a 20-9 loss in Newton on March 20 and the second an 8-5 defeat in the ACC Championship quarterfinals in Cary, N.C., on April 22.
LAST MEETING WITH THE TERRAPINS
Junior Covie Stanwick scored three times but Boston College lost to then top-ranked Maryland, 13-5, on Newton Campus Lacrosse Field on March 16, 2013.
Maryland scored the game's first two goals before Barry connected on a free position shot just under four minutes into the contest. The Terps answered with two more goals to take a 4-1 lead with 17:15 to play in the half.
The Eagles used extended offensive possessions to slow the tempo down, and Stanwick found the back of the net for the first time with 10:52 left in the first. Maryland added two goals - over eight minutes apart - to stake a 6-2 edge.
Inside of the half's last minute Stanwick scored again before the Terps connected on another goal to bring a 7-3 edge into the locker room.
After Maryland scored to open the half, Stanwick tallied her third goal of the game to bring BC within 8-4 with 18:12 left. The Terrapins did not score again until the 12:10 mark but were able to score five of the game's last six goals. Aust scored three times during the stretch.
Mannelly scored BC's only other goal in the second half on a nifty play with 6:15 remaining.
TEWAARATON WATCH LIST
Boston College juniors Covie Stanwick and Mikaela Rix have earned spots on the women's watch list for the 2014 Tewaraaton Award, announced by the Tewaaraton Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Stanwick, a native of Baltimore, Md., has recorded 33 points on 17 goals and 16 assists through BC's first eight games. She was also named one of six finalists for ILWomen.com's 2014 Player of the Year.
Rix, a product of Garden City, N.Y., has registered 31 points on a team-best 24 goals and seven assists.
IN THE POLLS
Boston College lacrosse has been tabbed No. 5 in the recent IWCLA Poll.
This is the first time in program history that the Eagles have been ranked in the top 5.
The Eagles entered the preseason sitting 13th, but slowly climbed up the charts after their 7-1 start.
Boston College's only loss this season came against No. 2/3 Syracuse on February 26.
The last time BC was ranked in the top 10 was in 2011 when it finished the regular season as the 9th-ranked team. The Eagles earned their first NCAA Tournament bid in program history that same season.