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No. 5 Women's Soccer Faces Challenge In No. 20 Pepperdine

Senior Alexa Gaul is expected to start her 12th career game for BC tomorrow against No. 20 Pepperdine.

Senior Alexa Gaul is expected to start her 12th career game for BC tomorrow against No. 20 Pepperdine.

Sept. 28, 2012

Chestnut Hill, MA -

#5 Boston College vs. #20 Pepperdine

Saturday, Sept. 29

WHERE: Soldiers Field, Harvard University Cambridge, Mass

WHEN: Noon

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EAGLES FACE CHALLENGE


• The fifth-seeded Boston College women's soccer team will host No. 20 Pepperdine for the fi rst time. The two teams will play at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium on the campus of Harvard University at noon on Saturday, Sept. 29.

• BC is coming off a two-game ACC road trip in which the Eagles finished 1-1. BC lost to ranked Wake Forest and defeated then No. 8 Virginia Tech, 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in Blacksburg, VA.

• Pepperdine will play BC on Saturday and then head up to Dartmouth to battle the Big Green on Monday afternoon.

LAST TIME OUT

• No. 5 Boston College bounced back after a tough 2-0 loss to Wake Forest to come away with an exciting 2-1 win over No. 8 Virginia Tech.

• The Eagles outshot the Hokies, 18-6, in the match.

• The player of the game was Stephanie McCaffrey who scored both goals. McCaffrey scored the first goal with six minutes left in the match and followed it up with the game-winner with three minutes to play.

• It was the sophomore's second multiple-goal game. She had two goals in the win vs. BU.

• Junior Rachel Davitt and freshman Lauren Bernard were credited with assists on the goals by McCaffrey.

• BC used just three subs - freshmen Jana Jeffrey, McKenzie Meehan and senior Maddie Payne.

PROBABLE STARTERS

GK - Alexa Gaul

D - Casey Morrison, Zoe Lombard, Lauren Bernard, Rachel Davitt

M - Kristen Mewis, Gibby Wagner, Kate McCarthy, Patrice Vettori

F - Stephanie McCaffrey, Victoria DiMartino

POLL VAULTERS

• The Boston College opened the season as the 12th ranked team by the NSCAA. As of Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Eagles are No. 5 in the country.

• Boston College is currently No. 8 in TopDrawerSoccer most updated poll.

• Soccer America has BC at No. 14 this week. FSU remains No. 1 in TopDrawerSoccer, Soccer America and the NSCAA polls. The ACC has seven teams in Soccer America's Top 20, while the conference has five in TDSoccer's Top 10. In the NSCAA's Top 20, the ACC has eight teams ranked.

DANGEROUS DUO

• The Kristie Mewis-Victoria DiMartino combination is the highest scoring duo in BC's history. Combined the two players have compiled 65 goals, 54 assists for 184 points.

• The duo has connected on a number of goals through the 77 games they have played together. DiMartino has scored nine goals off an assist from Mewis. Kristie has scored nine goals on helpers from DiMartino.

CORNER KICKS

• 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 first season.

• BC is tied for fifth in the country in scoring offense (3.00 gpg.)

Kristen Mewis is tied for 19th in the country in points per game (24 points, 2.67 ppg). She is 29th in the country in assists per game. Mewis is also tied for 7th in the country in game-winning goals with her single-season career-high four.

• Thirteen players on the BC roster have notched at least a point. Ten players have scored a goal and 14 players have played in every game.

• Senior Vicki DiMartino scored her fi rst goal of the season vs. Harvard. She leads the team in shots taken with 38. The goal puts DiMartino third on the all-time goal scoring list at BC.

• 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 Vicki DiMartino and Gibby Wagner have both converted on their only attempt this season.

• Senior Maddie Payne returns to the Eagles after taking the 2011 season off. Payne played for the Eagles as a freshman and sophomore but took her junior season off.

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