April 18, 2012
ACC Tournament Notes
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DURHAM, N.C. - Fifth-seeded Boston College (8-7) will square off against fourth-seeded Virginia (10-5) in a quarterfinal matchup at the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, hosted by Duke University.
The Eagles and the Cavaliers are scheduled to play on Friday, April 20 at noon at Duke’s Koskinen Stadium, marking the first time the two squads will meet in tournament play since 2007. The winner will take on top-seeded North Carolina (13-2) on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m.
BC is looking to advance to the semifinals for the second consecutive year after earning its first ACC Tournament victory in 2011.
A live broadcast of the ACC Tournament’s quarterfinal and semifinal action can been seen on RSN, the ACC’s regional sports network, as well as on ESPN3. The Championship game will be broadcast on ESPNU and ESPN3.
Boston College Notes
• BC currently owns an 8-7 overall record. Last week, the Eagles earned a decisive, 16-6 decision against Cal-Berkeley on April 14, after downing BU, 18-9, on April 11.
• The Eagles improved to No. 17 according to the IWLCA coaches’ poll released on April 15. BC also regained a spot in the latest deBeer women’s media poll, tabbed at No. 20.
• Boston College holds an 8-2 record so far this season when the team leads at the half.
• The Eagles have played aggressively this season, controlling 222 draws compared to the opposition’s 166, and scooping up more ground balls, 215-196.
• BC is nationally ranked in the top 25 for three statistical categories, including one top-10 ranking. The Eagles are ranked 9th in draw controls per game (14.80), 20th in points (264.0) and 21st in scoring offense (13.0).
• Grad student Kristin Igoe and freshman Covie Stanwick lead the offensive effort for BC. Igoe is first on the team with 42 goals and 53 points, while Stanwick has 47 points and a team-best 23 assists, topping BC’s all-time freshmen record 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 four goals shy of becoming BC’s all-time, career-goals leader.
• Senior Brittany Wilton has 58 draw controls so far this season. With 194 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 43 and 38 points, respectively. With 146 career points, Blue is ranked eighth in the history of the program.
• Freshman goalkeeper Emily Mata leads the Eagles with 65 saves and a .419 save percentage.
• Virginia is 10-5 heading into the conference tournament. In the squad’s last outing, the Cavaliers downed Johns Hopkins, 11-7, on April 11.
• UVA is ranked 11th in both the IWLCA coaches’ poll and the debeer women’s media poll released earlier this week.
• Virginia has won five conference championships overall, most recently a run of three-straight from 2006-08, and holds an overall record of 17-10 at the tournament.
• Junior goalkeeper Kim Kolarik was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season on April 17. She tallied eight saves at Johns Hopkins in front of a national television audience.
• Josie Owen leads the Cavaliers with 36 goals and 32 assists for 68 total points. Sloan Warren and Ainsley Baker have added to the offensive effort with 46 and 42 points, respectively.
• Saturday’s contest will mark the 11th meeting all-time between Boston College and Virginia. The Cavaliers lead the series, 9-1.
• BC and UVA clashed in a hard-fought battle earlier this season. Although the Eagles led for most of the contest, the Cavaliers used a late comeback to take a 12-10 victory on March 31 in Charlottesville, Va.