Sept. 20, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA -
No. 4 BC at No. 13 Wake Forest
WHEN: Thursday, September 20
WHERE: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
TIME: 7 p.m.
LIVE STATS: gametracker
EAGLES FACE CHALLENGE
The fourth-seeded Boston College women's soccer team will go on a two-day swing through the ACC. On Thursday, Sept. 20, BC will face No. 13 Wake Forest, followed by a Sunday matinee at No. 8 Virginia Tech.
BC is 2-6-1 against the Wake Forest since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2005. Last season, BC defeated WF, 2-0, in the last regular season game. Two days later the two teams played in the fi rst round of the ACC tournament and WF earned the win on BC's home turf, 3-2.
BC is 3-2-2 against the Virginia Tech since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2005.
The Eagles overall record against the Hokies is 6-2-2.
Wake Forest will enjoy the comforts of home twice this week as they host BC and
Maryland. Virginia Tech is on the road Thursday against No. 18 UNC, followed by the
Sunday title vs. BC.
LAST TIME OUT
No. 5 Boston College cruised to an 8-1 win over Harvard on Saturday night.
The Eagles out shot Harvard, 20-4 in the first half.
It was the fifth game in a row that Kristen Mewis notched the fi rst goal of the game. Mewis also notched her first career hat trick and extended her point scoring streak to nine games this season. The three goals also made her the all-time leader in career points at BC with 96 career points.
Mewis opened the scoring four minutes into the game. Harvard tied it two minutes later but Mewis scored her second goal of the match in the13th minute, which gave BC the lead for good.
Freshman McKenzie Meehan notched two goals for the second time in her early career. The first time she had two goals was against UConn.
The Boston College attack had been firing on all cylinders as the Eagles have scored 15 goals in the last three games.
BC has outscored opponents, 31-9 this season. The 31 goals by BC is good enough for second behind Duke (32 goals) for most goal scored by an ACC team.
The Eagles have also out shot opponents, 178-81.
Boston College is fourth in the league in assists with 27.
IN THE POLLS
The Boston College opened the season as the 12th ranked team by the NSCAA. As of Tuesday, Sept. 18, the Eagles are No. 4.
Boston College is currently No. 7 in TopDrawerSoccer most updated poll.
Soccer America has BC at No. 12 this week. FSU remains No. 1 in both Soccer America and the NSCAA polls. The ACC has five teams in the NSCAA top 10 poll and five in the SA top 10 poll.
GK - Alexa Gaul
Defense - Casey Morrison, Zoe Lombard, Rachel Davitt, Lauren Bernard
Midfield - Gibby Wagner, Kate McCarthy, Patrice Vettori, Kristen Mewis
Forwards - Victoria DiMartino, Stephanie McCaffrey
Senior Alexa Gaul has started the fi rst nine games of the season for BC. Gaul, who transferred from Texas over the summer, has a GAA of 0.922.
Freshman McKenzie Meehan, a native of Smithfield, RI, is second on the team in scoring with seven goals. Meehan, whose twin sister
Madison plays for the Eagles, is the highest scoring rookie since Victoria DiMartino scored 14 goals in her fi rst season.
At this time last season, BC had a 7-0-2 record. The Eagles also had scored only 18 goals. This season with the Eagles record at
7-0-2, BC has already scored 31 goals, 13 of the goals coming in the last two games.
BC is fourth in the country in scoring offense (3.44 gpg.)
Kristen Mewis is third in the country in points per game (24 points, 2.67 ppg).
Mewis is tied for fifth in goals scored (9), while freshman McKenzie Meehan is 18th in the country. Mewis is also eight in the country in assists per game with six.
Senior Victoria DiMartino scored her first goal of the season vs. Harvard. She leads the team in shots taken with 34. The goal puts DiMartino third on the all-time goal scoring list at BC.
The Mewis-DiMartino combination is the highest scoring duo in BC's history. Combined the two players have compiled 65 goals, 54 assists for 184 points.
Junior Kate McCarthy, who has notched a career-high three goals, has been one of the most consistent players for BC this season.
McCarthy did not play spring soccer in 2012, as she chose to walk on the BC women's lacrosse team. She ended up starting every
game for the Eagles team.
BC is 4-for-4 on penalty kicks this season. Kristen Mewis is 2-for-2, while Victoria DiMartino and Gibby Wagner have both converted on their only attempt this season.
Fans can keep up with the women's soccer team by following Twitter/bc_wsoc or the team FACEBOOK page at www.facebook.com/BCWSOCCER.