Sept. 14, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA -
GAME 9: No. 5 Boston College Takes on Harvard
WHERE: Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium
TIME: 7 p.m.
LIVE STATS: www.bceagles.com
The No. 5 Boston College women's soccer team opened up conference play with an impressive 5-1 victory over Clemson on Thursday night. The Eagles improved to 6-0-2 on the season and will travel down the road to play at Harvard on Saturday night at 7 p.m. (Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium)
The Eagles offense showed up against Clemson, scoring two goals in the first half and three in the second. Senior Kristen Mewis had two goals and one assist, while Victoria DiMartino had two assists. BC went up 2-0 on goals by Mewis and senior Maddie Payne (her first of the season).
The second half BC continued to control play. Mewis opened up the scoring on a penalty kick in the 54th minute. Junior defender Zoe Lombard scored the goal of the night to give BC a 4-0 lead in the 57th minute. Freshman McKenzie Meehan scored the final goal in the 71st minute.
BC held the lead in shots, 26-3, and a 12-3 edge in corner kicks.
BC vs. HARVARD
In the last six matches, Boston College leads the head-to-head series, 5-0-1. The all-time series goes to Harvard at 19-11-4. The last time the two teams played was in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. BC won the game 1-0. Prior to that, the Eagles defeated Harvard, Sept. 18 2009, 4-1 in regular season action.
WHAT'S GOING ON
Senior Kristen Mewis extended her point-scoring streak to eight games with two goals and an assists in the 5-1 win over Clemson on Thursday. Mewis now has six goals and six assists for a team-leading 18 points. She is in a three-way tie for the in the ACC for most points and tied with three players for third place in goals scored. The six assists she has tallied puts her tied at No. 1 in the ACC assist leaders. Mewis is just five points away from becoming the program's all-time leader in points.
Freshman Lauren Bernard has started all eight games this season. The Eagles defender is one of two players on the roster to have played every minute of every game.
Sophomore defender Casey Morrison recorded her first point of the season on an assist in the win over Clemson. Morrison connected with Kristen Mewis on the first goal of the 5-1 victory. Morrison has started every game and has not missed a minute of playing time in eight games.
This week BC is ranked fifth in the NSCAA poll, eighth in the TDSoccer poll and 12th by Soccer America. BC is one of six ACC teams in TDS top 10. Soccer Times poll has BC ranked sixth.
The Eagles have now outshot their opponents, 153-66. BC has also scored 23 goals, while giving up only eight. The Eagles average 2.88 goals per game.
Last season at this time, BC's record was 6-0-2 but had scored just 16 goals. In 2011, BC's two ties were against Rutgers and Syracuse. This season, the Eagles have scored 23 goals and the two ties were against then No. 4 Stanford and then No. 8 UCF.
BC is one of three ACC teams without a loss this season. BC is 6-0-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference. FSU defeated Duke on Thursday and remained undefeated at 7-0-0 and 1-0 in the ACC. Virginia Tech is 8-0-0 and hosts NC State on Sunday, Sept. 16.
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