April 13, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
Boston College lacrosse will host Cal-Berkeley on Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m. in the squad’s final game before heading to the ACC Tournament. In an effort to honor 9/11 hero and former BC men’s lacrosse player, Welles Crowther, the Eagles have dubbed Saturday’s contest the “Red Bandanna #19 Game.”
There will be a pre-game ceremony with Crowther’s family and one current Eagle will be selected to receive Welles’ #19 jersey, for showcasing qualities such as courage, bravery, selflessness and strength. The first 200 fans to arrive will receive red bandannas to help show their support.
Live, in-game statistics: 4/14 vs. Cal.
Boston College Notes
• BC currently owns a 7-7 overall record. Earlier this week, the Eagles earned a decisive, 18-9 decision against BU on April 11.
• The Eagles are holding steady at No. 20 according to the IWLCA coaches’ poll released on April 9.
• Boston College holds a 7-2 record so far this season when the team leads at the half.
• The Eagles have played aggressively this season, controlling 207 draws compared to the opposition’s 157, and scooping up more ground balls, 191-187.
• BC is nationally ranked in the top 30 for three statistical categories. The Eagles are ranked16th in draw controls per game (14.79), 26th in points (243.0) and 28th in scoring offense (12.79).
• Grad student Kristin Igoe and freshman Covie Stanwick lead the offensive effort for BC. Igoe is first on the team with 40 goals and 50 points, while Stanwick has 43 points and a team-best 19 assists, good for second on BC’s all-time freshmen records list.
• Igoe continues to make her mark in the BC history books. She scored four goals at Duke on April 7 to become just the third Eagle in the history of the program to reach 200 career points. Igoe currently sits in second place on the school’s career record list for goals (159) and in third place for points (208). She is just five goals shy of becoming BC’s all-time, career-goals leader.
• Senior Brittany Wilton has 50 draw controls so far this season. With 186 career draws, she holds the all-time school record.
• Junior Brooke Blue and freshman Mikaela Rix have added to the Eagles’ attack this season with 39 and 36 points, respectively. With 142 career points, Blue is ranked eighth all-time in the history of the program.
• Freshman goalkeeper Emily Mata leads the Eagles with 63 saves and a .414 save percentage.
• Cal-Berkeley is 8-5 so far this season.
• The Golden Bears are in the midst of a four-game win streak. Cal has already played two games this week, defeating Vermont, 15-12, on April 12, and downing Fresno State, 18-4, on April 10.
• Megan Takacs, who now owns Cal’s single-season scoring record, leads the Golden Bears offense with 53 goals and 60 points. Melissa Humphrey has added to the Cal attack with a team-best 34 assists, in addition to 53 total points.
• Goalkeeper Megan McGinnis has been strong this season, registering 103 saves and a .436 save percentage in 766.02 minutes of play.
• Saturday’s contest will mark the second meeting all-time between Boston College and California. The Eagles lead the series, 1-0.
• In their last outing, BC earned a hard-fought, 9-8 victory on April 6, 2003.