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No. 3 Lacrosse Plays No. 2 North Carolina in ACC Semis




April 26, 2013

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NO. 3 BC PLAYS NO. 2 UNC IN ACC SEMIFINALS
• Third-seeded Boston College will face second-seeded North Carolina in the semifinal round of the ACC Championship on Friday at approximately 3 p.m. from Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C.
• The game will be broadcast live on RSN (NESN in New England) and on ESPN3 online with Mike Hogewood (play-by-play) and Leah Secondo (color) on the call.
• Earlier this season, the Eagles fell to the Tar Heels, 19-11, also at Fetzer Field in on March 23.
• The Eagles enter the game on an eight-game winning streak -- the longest such streak in program history.
• Sophomore Tewaaraton Award candidates Mikaela Rix and Covie Stanwick each earned a spot on the 2013 All-ACC Team, the conference announced on Wednesday. Stanwick set BC's single-season goals record in the quarterfinal round.

The Last Meeting
Boston College11
North Carolina19
March 23, 2013
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Lacrosse Falls to No. 3/3 North Carolina, 19-11
Sophomore Mikaela Rix scored five goals for the second consecutive game, but Boston College fell to No. 3/3 North Carolina, 19-11, at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Saturday night.

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THE EAGLES IN THE ACC CHAMPIONSHIP
• Boston College and North Carolina have met once previously in the ACC Championship with the Tar Heels taking a 12-8 win on April 24, 2008 at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.
• Boston College advanced to the semifinal round for the second time in program history with the win over Virginia Tech on Thursday. The Eagles also took a 17-3 win over the Hokies on April 21, 2011 at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
• The win set the record for largest win margin in a game (14) at the event.
• Overall, the Eagles hold a 2-7 all-time record in the tournament. BC is 2-0 against VT, 0-2 against each Maryland, Virginia, and Duke, and 0-1 against North Carolina.

IN THE POLLS
• The Eagles check in at No. 20 in the IWLCA Coaches Poll marking their third consecutive week in the poll.
• BC ranks 14th in this week's deBeer Women's Media Poll climbing one spot from its No. 15 position last week.
• In the NCAA's latest edition of the RPI rankings released on April 23, Boston College comes in at No. 12. The Eagles have the No. 7 strength of schedule in the nation based on the average RPI of a team's top-10 opponents faced.

THE WINNING STREAK
• Boston College enters Friday on an eight-game winning streak -- a school record. BC's 2011 and 2010 teams held the previous record with six-game streaks.
• During the streak, BC has defeated two ACC opponents -- then-No. 9 Virginia (3/30) and then-No. 6 Duke (4/6) -- won road games at UNH (4/10), at Vermont (4/12), and at Brown (4/14), and taken home wins over Harvard (4/17) and Canisius (4/21). The most recent win came in the team's ACC quarterfinal win over Virginia Tech (4/25).
• Sophomore Covie Stanwick leads the team with 22 goals, nine assists, and 31 points during the eight-game span.
• Classmate Mikaela Rix leads the team with 30 draw controls and ranks second on the team with 19 goals during the streak. Freshman Sarah Mannelly has scored 18 goals and caused six turnovers during the run.
• Junior Kate McCarthy has picked up a team-high 16 ground balls and caused a team-best eight turnovers to go with 10 goals and 19 draw controls.
• Goalie Emily Mata has played every minute in goal during the streak, recording a 9.01 GAA, a .387 save percentage, and 5.75 saves per game.

RIX ANCHORS MIDFIELD
• Sophomore Mikaela Rix has anchored the Boston College midfield this season ranking second on the team with 45 goals and 52 points while leading the team with 64 draw controls. Last year she had 43 goals, 46 points, and 39 draw controls.
• Her 64 draw controls on the year currently rank fourth for draw controls in a season in program history. The Eagles rank 15th nationally entering the week in draws/gm.
• Among ACC leaders she ranks seventh in goals per game (2.50), fourth in draw controls per game (3.56), and eighth in ground balls per game (1.50).
• She gained spots on the All-ACC Team and Tewaaraton Award Watch List.
• The Garden City, N.Y., product earned ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week and WomensLax.com Player of the Week for her game-high four-goal performance in BC's 10-9 win over No. 6 Duke on April 6.
• She has scored four or more goals in a game four times this season and recorded nine hat tricks on the year. • The Garden City High School product matched a career high with five goals against both No. 3 UNC (3/23) and BU (3/20) and set a career high with six points at UNC.
• In 2012, she took home All-ACC and IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team honors. Rix finished second on the team and fifth in the ACC with 2.53 goals per game on 43 total goals last season.

STANWICK LEADING IN SOPHOMORE CAMPAIGN
• Sophomore Tewaaraton watch list member, Covie Stanwick ranks second in the ACC in goals per game (3.17) and points per game (4.39) while ranking third in assists per game (1.22). She is one of only two players in the league to rank in the top five in all three categories.
• On the season the Baltimore, Md., native paces BC with 79 points, 57 goals, and 22 assists. She has scored three or more goals in 12 of BC's 17 games and has scored four or more goals in each of seven contests.
• Against Syracuse (3/27), she surpassed 100 career points in her 28th game played.
• She became the 13th player in program history to record 100 points. Only Lauren Miller (1999-2002) reached the milestone in fewer games (26) at BC.
• She has scored a career-high six goals in games against both Harvard (4/17) and Holy Cross (2/16).
• Against both No. 4 Northwestern (3/6) and Virginia Tech (3/9), the Notre Dame Prep product scored a team-best four goals.
• In 2012, she became the first BC player to earn ACC Freshman of the Year honors while garnering All-ACC and IWLCA All-Northeast Region First Team accolades.

COVIE CLOSING IN ON RECORDS
• Sophomore attacker Covie Stanwick's 57 goals this season place her first for goals in a season in program history, and her 79 points this season put her in second place on BC's points in a season list.

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