Women's Soccer Travels To North Carolina
Oct. 3, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA -
WHO: No. 14 UNC
WHEN: Tomight - Thursday, Oct. 4
TIME: 8 p.m.
VIEW: Live on NESN
Direct link for websites- http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/id/594034/boston-college-vs-north-carolina
EAGLES FACE CHALLENGE
No 13 Boston College women's soccer team will travel to North Carolina this weekend to play at No. 14 North Carolina tonight and No. 5 Duke on Sunday, Oct. 7.
BC is coming off a 1-0 loss to No. 20 Pepperdine at a nuetral sight (Harvard) on Saturday, Sept. 29.
BC and UNC played on Oct. 20 in 2011 at the Newton Soccer Field. The Eagles suffered a tough 1-0 loss.
North Carolina is coming off a 6-1 victory over ACC foe Miami on Sunday, Sept. 30. Prior to the 6-1 win, UNC lost to No. 1 FSU, 1-0, on Thursday,
The Tar Heels lead the series against Boston College, 12-1. The two teams have been playing since the 1980's, when current assistant coach Mike LaVigne was the head of the BC women's program. Since joining the ACC, BC is 1-9 vs. North Carolina.
The Eagles only victory against North Carolina came on Sept. 23, 2010, in a 3-2 battle. Victoria DiMartino scored the game-winning goal in the 76th minute.
In 2009, North Carolina won 2-1, on two controversial calls. UNC was award two PK's, one in the 75th minute followed by one in the 82nd minute. BC had scored the go-ahead goal in the 55th minute.
LAST TIME OUT
The Boston College women's soccer team came out flat on Saturday and suffered a 1-0 loss to then No. 20 ranked Pepperdine. Due to a home football game vs. ACC foe Clemson, the game was moved to a neutral site - Soldiers Field on the campus of Harvard University.
The Eagles outshot the Waves, 20-7, in the match. The Eagles put three of the shots on goal, while the Waves had five shots on goal.
BC also earned eight corners to the Waves one.
Senior goalkeeper Alexa Gaul made four saves in the game, while Pepperdine's goalkeeper Roxanne Barker had three, including one on frehsman McKenzie Meehan later in the second half to keep her team on top.
BC's offense was led by Kristen Mewis with five shots, one which hit the post late in the second half. McKenzie Meehan had four shots, while Victoria DiMartino and Rachel Davitt each had three shots on goal.
The Waves scored in the 47th minute when a ball from Ally Holtz went toward the far corner of the box. Callie Payetta picked up the loose ball and struck the ball into the far corner for her first goal of the season. It proved to be the game-winner.
BC used five subs in the game vs. Pepperdine. Two seniors - Maddie Payne and Alicia Blose - stepped in at midfield along with rookie Jana Jeffrey. McKenzie Meehan came in at forward while Madison Meehan came in to defend.
The Boston College attack is ranked 12th in scoring offense in the country. BC has scored 33 goals, which is enough for second in the ACC.
The Eagles are third in the ACC in point scored (90) behind Duke (112 points) and UVA (94 points). BC is third in the league in shots with 230, while Duke has 249 shots and UVA has taken 248 shots.
Kristie Mewis is tied for 15th in the country in scoring (24 points) and tied for 26th in the country with six assists.
TopDrawerSoccer has Boston College at No. 12 this week. With the 1-0 loss to Pepperdine, BC dropped four spots in the poll.
Soccer America had BC at No. 11 last week. The Eagles are now at 14. BC is one of seven teams in SA's Top 15 teams.
BC is now at No. 13 in the NSCAA Poll this week. BC is one of eight ACC teams in the top 20 of the NSCAA Poll this week.
GK - Alex Gaul