Women's Soccer Travels To Florida to Play No. 5/5 FSU
Oct. 2, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
BC at No. 5/5 Florida State
WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013
WHERE: Seminole Soccer Complex - FLA
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
The Boston College is coming off a two victory week. The Eagles defeated No. 9/10 Wake Forest, 1-0, followed by a 3-2 victory at NC State. BC improved to 6-5-0 overall and 3-3-0 in the ACC. This week the Eagles will travel to Florida to play No. 5/5 Florida State on Thursday night and then host Duke on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
Sophomore McKenzie Meehan scored four goals in two games, including two game-winners, to lead BC in both games. She now leads the ACC and team in goals scored (10) and game-winning goals (six). Meehan has scored the game-winner in all of BC's victories this season.
For her efforts, Meehan was named the ACC Player of the Week, TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Week as well as Eagle of the Week. In the NCAA weekly statistics, the Eagles forward is ranked eighth in the country in goals-per-game and 15th in totals goals.
Boston College vs. Florida State
FSU leads the overall series, 9-1-2.
BC's lone victory came during the 2012 regular season when the Eagles defeated a then-No. 1 Florida State team, 3-2. Kristie Mewis scored the game-winning goal with 10 minutes to play.
The last time the two teams played was at FSU in the first round of the ACC Tournament in Nov. of 2012. FSU defeated BC, 4-0. It is the largest goal differential between the two teams.
There is a one goal differential in eight of the 12 games played between the two teams.
In the 2004 NCAA Tournament, the two teams played to a 0-0 double overtime match with BC advancing on penalty kicks.
BC has an interesting schedule coming up in the month of October. BC opens up in the month at No. 3 Florida State on Thursday night followed by hosting perennial power Duke, which just recently dropped from the Top 25.
The Eagles will then host No. 2 North Carolina, followed by four consecutive road games starting at CCSU on Wed. Oct. 16, at Miami on October 20, at No. 3 Notre Dame on October 24 and at No. 4 Maryland on October 27.
BC is 24-13-4 against ACC teams since joining the conference.
Head coach Alison Foley is now 218-108-32 at Boston College. She has won more games than any other women's soccer coach in program history.
Junior Stephanie McCaffrey leads the Eagles in assists with seven. She now has four goals and seven assists for 15 points. The seven assists also places her 21st in the country and second in the ACC in assists per game.
Junior goalkeeper Alex Johnson improved to 3-1 in the goal. She played in five games, has four starts, including the last three. Johnson has a goals-against-average of 0.71.
Boston College women's soccer program would like to congratulate former defender Anne T. Kavanagh '81, as she will be inducted into the BC Hall of Fame on Friday night. Kavanagh earned BC's most prestigious athletic award, Eagle of the Year, in 1981. According to current assistant coach and Kavanagh's coach in 1981, Mike Lavigne said, "she is one of the toughest defenders in the history of the program.''
Kavanagh was a pioneer for the women's soccer program as it advanced from club to varsity level. She was a team captain and was named the team MVP as a senior. The former Eagle of the Year also played lacrosse and ice hockey. Kavanagh graduated with a degree in finance and marketing from the School of Management.
This gives the women's soccer program eight players in the BC Hall of Fame. Sarah Rahko was inducted in 2010, while Sarah Powell was honored in 2008. Ann Porell entered the HOF with the 2007 class, while Kate Connelly Conroy was inducted in 2000. Betsy Ready Duerksen was honored in 1993, while Mary Beth Ripp Hollinger entered in 1988 and Tami Thompson Burke was the first honoree in 1986.
Boston College will return home to host Duke on Sunday, October 6 at 1 p.m. Admission is free for all BC women's soccer regular season home games.