No. 5 Lacrosse Travels to No. 8 Duke
April 4, 2014
BC TRAVELS TO NO. 8 DUKE
• No. 5 Boston College travels to No. 8 Duke on Saturday in the team’s fourth game against a top-10 opponent. The game is set to begin at noon.
• The Eagles come into the contest off an 11-5 win over Holy Cross on April 2.
• Duke enters the game with a 8-4 overall record and 2-2 mark in ACC play.
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SERIES HISTORY WITH THE BLUE DEVILS
• Boston College holds a 1-11 all-time record against Duke. The Eagles are 1-5 at home, 0-4 on the road, and 0-2 at neutral sites against the Blue Devils.
• BC has come within one goal of the Blue Devils three times - April 7, 2012 at Duke, on April 10, 2010 at Duke, and on March 7, 1997 also at Duke. BC lost 12-11 in the two most recent contests and fell 7-6 in 1997.
• Last season at Newton Campus Field, the Eagles defeated Duke, 10-9 on April 6, 2013.
THE LAST MEETING
• Mikaela Rix scored a game-high four goals as Boston College beat then No. 6/5 Duke, 10-9, at the Newton Campus Lacrosse Field on April 6, 2013.
• The win served as BC’s second top-10 victory of last season and the first time in program history that the Eagles defeated the Blue Devils.
• The contest also set a new school high for ACC wins in a season.
• After the Blue Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead inside the first five minutes, Rix scored BC’s first goal of the game just over 12 minutes into the contest. Duke scored two and a half minutes later to push its lead to 4-1.
• The Eagles answered with a 4-0 run over a five-minute span to capture a 5-4 lead with 10:09 to play in the first half. McCarthy started the run as she charged into the arc and found the back of the net before Rix scored her second goal of the game off a free position shot. Stanwick and Rix scored BC’s next two goals to close the run.
• Duke tied the game with a goal before Rix scored again off a free position shot to give the Eagles a lead they would not relinquish. Mannelly scored her first goal of the game with two minutes left in the first to give BC a 7-5 halftime advantage.
• The Blue Devils scored two of the second half’s first three goals to pull within 8-7 with just under 20 minutes to play before Stanwick connected on a shot off a Ceglarski pass to push BC’s lead to 9-7 with 18:29 remaining.
• Duke pulled within one goal on two occasions in the last fifteen minutes, but the Eagles were able to fight off the visitors’ comeback attempt. A Mannelly goal off a free position shot with 8:13 to play gave the Eagles a 10-8 lead, and after Duke scored with 3:44 to go, BC held the Blue Devils scoreless for the duration of the game.
IN THE POLLS
• Boston College lacrosse has been tabbed No. 5 in the recent IWCLA Poll and No. 4 in the Brine Women’s Media 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.
BARRY ENTERS 100 POINT CLUB
• Senior Moira Barry most recently inducted herself intothe 100 point club after the games against Harvard and No. 2 Maryland.
• Barry currently has 106 points during her career at Boston College.
• Sophomore Sarah Mannelly is approaching the milestone with 79 total career points.
TEWAARATON WATCH LIST
• Stanwick, a native of Baltimore, Md., has recorded 44 points on 23 goals and a team-best 21 assists through 11 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 43 points on a team-best 33 goals and 10 assists.