Women's Soccer To Host No. 1 Virginia Thursday Night
Sept. 18, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
No. 1 Virginia At BC
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 19
TIME: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Newton Soccer Field
Boston College women's soccer will host No. 1 Virginia on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Admission is free for all Eagles home regular season games. The Eagles are currently 4-3-0 and 1-1-0 in the ACC, while Virginia is 7-0-0 and 1-0 in the conference.
BC is coming off a two-game road trip in which they posted a 1-1 record. The Eagles opened the road trip at Pittsburgh and defeated the Panthers, 3-0. McKenzie Meehan scored just 1:09 into the game. It was her fourth game-winning goal this season. On Sunday, BC lost to Clemson, 2-1, as the Tigers scored the go ahead goal with under six minutes left in the game.
There are only three teams in the ACC that are unbeaten. Virginia (7-0-0), Florida State (6-0-2) and Wake Forest (6-0-1). Virginia, which is ranked No. 1 in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com, is coming off a victory over Syracuse on Thursday.
The Cavaliers lead the ACC in goals scored with 28. Defensively, Virginia has only allowed three goals all season and registered five shutouts in seven games.
BC vs. Virginia
The Eagles lead the series against Virginia, 7-3-2.
BC is 3-2-1 against the Cavs in the last seven matches.
Last year, Virginia defeated BC, 5-1, in Charlottesville. BC's lone goal scorer was Victoria DiMartino.
Virginia is averaging 4.0 goals per game.
The Cavs are ranked No. 1 in the NSCAA and Soccer Times poll.
Home Sweet Home
BC is 27-9-5 since the 2010 season.
The Eagles have posted a 75-15-11 record at home since joining the ACC. BC is 23-11-4 against ACC teams at home.
The most games BC has won on home turf in a single season was 14 games in the 2009 season.
Sophomore McKenzie Meehan leads the Eagles in goals scored with six. She has notched a point in five of the six games she has played. Meehan is tied for first in the ACC in game-winning goals (4) and tied for second in goals scored (six games, six goals, 12 points).
Junior Stephanie McCaffrey has a team-leading 12 points (three goals, six assists). McCaffrey is third in the ACC in assists per game (0.86).
BC is fourth in the ACC in shots per game at 27.
Freshman Rosie DiMartino is the third DiMartino sister to play at Boston College. Gina DiMartino played at BC from 2006-09, while Victoria DiMartino played from 2009-12. The oldest sister Christina played at UCLA.
With a 216-106-32 record at Boston College, Coach Foley has won more games than any other women's soccer coach in program history.
BC opened up the season on the road vs. Pittsburgh and at Clemson. BC finished the trip at 1-1. The last time BC opened up on the road in ACC play was in the 2010 season. The Eagles defeated UNC (3-2), NC State (1-0) and lost to UVA (2-3) on a three-game road trip.
Fans please remember Sunday's game against Virginia Tech is at 1 p.m. at the Newton Soccer Field. Admission is free. The team will conduct a raffle to raise money for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The women's soccer team began its relationship with the local ALS Foundation four years ago, in honor of William Bouchelle, the father of former BC midfielder Julia Bouchelle, who lost his battle to the disease five years ago.