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Women's Soccer Hosts Duke on Sunday afternoon

Oct. 5, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -

Duke (4-5-3, 1-3-2) at Boston College (6-6-0, 3-4-0)

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6

TIME: 1:00 PM

WHERE: Newton Soccer Field, Newton, Mass.



The Boston College women's soccer team will host Duke on Sunday, October 6 at the Newton Soccer Field at 1 p.m. The Eagles are now 6-6 overall and 3-4 in the ACC, while Duke is 4-5-3 overall and 1-3-2 in the conference.

BC is coming off a tough 4-3 loss to Florida State on Thursday night. The Eagles held a two goal halftime lead as sophomore McKenzie Meehan had both strikes. The two teams were tied at 3-3 with 10 minute to go when FSU was awarded a penalty kick, which was the eventual game-winner.

BC vs. Duke

This will be the 11th meeting between Boston College and Duke. It also marks the first the two teams have played and are not ranked. Duke leads the overall series 5-3-2.

Last season, Duke defeated BC, 4-2. The Blue Devils held a 1-0 lead at the half when the teams broke out for five second half goals. Kate McCarthy and Kristie Mewis scored for BC, while Kaitlyn Kerr, Laura Weinberg and Kim Decesare added two in the win for Duke.


McKenzie Meehan, who was the ACC Player of the Week, is currently sixth in the country and first in the ACC in goals scored with 12. Meehan's two goals at the start of the FSU game, gave her five straight goals scored for the Eagles in three games. A native of Smithfield, R.I., Meehan is first in the ACC in game-winning-goals. She is 16th in the country in points scored (24). Meehan also picked up her second Eagle of the Week award for her four goals two-game performance when BC defeated Wake Forest and NC State.


As of Sept. 30, Boston College had an RPI of 13 ... Junior Alex Johnson had a career high seven saves in the loss vs. Florida State ... Junior Stephanie McCaffrey is 38th in the country in assists with seven ... Head coach Alison Foley is now 218-109-32 at Boston College. She has won more games than any other women's soccer coach in program history.


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.

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