No. 10 Women's Soccer Prepares For Four Game Road Swing
Aug. 23, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA -
Game 2: No. 10 Boston College at UCONN
Game Time: 7 p.m.
Live stats: GAMETRACKER
The No. 10 Boston College women's soccer team will start a four-game road trip on Friday night as the Eagles play at Connecticut at 7 p.m. BC will then play at Boston University on Sunday, Aug. 26 (4 p.m.) followed by a West Coast trip that includes a game against No. 1 Stanford and Pacific.
Boston College opened up the season last Friday with a 3-0 victory over Providence. Senior Kristen Mewis had the game-winning goal and added an assist in the win. Freshman McKenzie Meehan notched her first career goal. Alex Gaul picked up her first shutout as the Eagles starting goalkeeper.
BC vs. UCONN
The Eagles and Huskies have not played since the 2009 season when BC defeated UConn, 2-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. This is the first regular season game between the two teams since the 2004 season when BC earned a 2-1 victory in overtime. UConn leads the all-time series, 26-6-3.
BC vs. BOSTON UNIVERSITY
BC and BU will battle on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. under the lights at Nickerson Field. BC leads the all-time series, 13-4. The first match between BC and BU took place in 1996 with a Terriers victory. It was the season prior to head coach Alison Foley's arrival at the Heights. She is currently 12-3-1 vs. BU.
Kristen Mewis opened up the season with a game-winning goal along with an assist in the Eagles 3-0 win over Providence last week. It was her third career game-winning goal. It was also the 13th time Mewis notched either a goal and or assist or two assists in a game.
Mewis now has 24 goals and 27 assists for 75 career points. She moves up to fourth place on the all-time points list.
Freshman McKenzie Meehan scored her first career goal in the 3-0 win over Providence last week ... Freshman Lauren Bernard was the only rookie to earn a start and play the full 90 minutes ... Senior goalkeeper Alex Gaul earned the shutout in her first start for BC, while Maddie Payne, who returned to the team after taking the 2011 season off, picked up a game-winning assist.
Senior forward Victoria DiMartino needs 11 points to become the all-time leader in program history. The record is 94 set by Sarah Rahko '03. DiMartino needs just 10 goals this season to become the all-time goal scorer in the program. She has 28 goals while the record is held by Morgan Page '01 with 37 goals.
This week Boston College landed in the No. 10 spot in the NSCAA Poll and No. 9 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Poll.
For the first time since joining the ACC in 2005, the Eagles placed a record seven student-athletes on the All-ACC Academic team in 2011. It also marked the first time a BC player was named to the team three times - Julia Bouchelle '12 (08, 10, 11). The team also had 13 players receive the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Excellence in 2011-12. The last time the team placed 13 players on the AD's Award for Academic Excellence was in 2005-06.
Mike LaVigne returns for his 11th straight season as assistant on Alison Foley's staff. LaVigne is credited with starting the women's soccer program at BC in 1979. He led the Eagles for the first of two NCAA appearances in the 80's.
Junior Kate McCarthy, who was the team MVP for the 2011 season, does all the dirty work on the field for the Eagles. She took her talents to the lacrosse team at BC. In the spring of 2012, McCarthy was a walk-on for the lacrosse team and played in all 18 games. She finished the season with three goals, 24 ground balls (second on the team) and 27 draw controls (third on the team).
Head Coach Alison Foley has the most victories in the women's soccer program history with 202 wins.
The incoming freshman - McKenzie and Madison Meehan - will be the first set of twins to play for the BC program since 1995 when Alison and Jessica David were the team captains.
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