June 30, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
The Boston College women's soccer team has announced their 2011 schedule. This season, the Eagles will play 12 home games, including eight of the first nine games. The 2011 season has the Eagles pitted against nine teams who competed in the 2010 NCAA Tournament and six teams who ranked in the final NSCAA Top 25 rankings in 2010.
The Eagles will host Boston University on Friday, August 19 at 4 p.m. The two teams have played seven times in the last five years and BC leads the series, 6-1. BC lead the overall series against BU, 12-4.
BC will then host Fairfield on Sunday, August 21 and Rutgers on Friday, August 26.
Boston College will head out to New York for its only early season road game and play at Hofstra on Sunday, August 28 and then return home for five straight games against Syracuse, Vermont, Colgate, Dartmouth and the ACC opener vs.
Virginia on Sunday, Sept. 18.
BC will then hit the road for ACC games at Maryland on September 22, at Virginia Tech on Sunday, September 25 and a week later at Clemson on Sunday, October 2.
After hosting Duke on Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m., Boston College will head south and play at Miami on Thursday, October 13 and Sunday, October 16 at Florida State.
The Eagles will then host three straight ACC matches including Thursday, October 20 vs. North Carolina, Sunday, October 23 vs. NC State and the final regular season game on Thursday, October 27 vs. Wake Forest. Prior to the Wake Forest match, the Boston College program will celebrate the success of the senior class which includes captains Jillian Mastroianni and Alyssa Pember, along with midfielder Julia Bouchelle, defender Alaina Beyar, midfielder Marissa Mello and forward Stephanie Wirth.
The ACC Tournament quarterfinals this year will be scheduled Sunday, October 30 with the top four seeds hosting games against seeds 5-8. The four remaining teams will advance to WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. for the ACC semifinals on November 4 and the championship match on November 6.
The 2011 NCAA Women's College Cup will be hosted by Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., on December 2 and 4.
Boston College is coming off its most successful season as the Eagles advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. BC Head Coach Alison Foley led the Eagles to an impressive 17-7-1 season and a No. 3 final ranking by theNSCAA, the highest the program has finished the season in a national poll. Foley, who is entering her 15th season, led the Eagles to its eighth straight NCAA Tournament last season. She is seven wins away from 200 career victories and 11 away from 200 victories at Boston College.