Women's Soccer To Host No. 4 North Carolina On Sunday
Oct. 10, 2013
The Boston College women's soccer team is coming off a key ACC victory when the Eagles defeated Duke, 4-1, on Thursday, October 6. Junior Stephanie McCaffrey had three goals, while sophomore McKenzie Meehan added a goal and an assist. Junior goalkeeper Alex Johnson earned her fourth career victory as she made four saves.
Boston College will host No. 4 North Carolina on Sunday, October 13 at 1 p.m. The Tar Heels have a game tonight against NC State.
North Carolina has a 13-1 series lead against BC. In the last five games against North Carolina, there has only been on game with over a one-goal deficit. The last two seasons, BC has lost to UNC, 1-0. In the 2010 season, Boston College earned its only victory, 3-2, on the road. Victoria DiMartino scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute of the match.
In 2009, the two teams played twice. In the regular season match, BC lost, 2-1 at home, as UNC was granted two PK's in the final 15 minutes of the match. BC then lost to UNC, 1-0, in the ACC tournament.
The two teams first played a game in 1981 with North Carolina coming out on top, 8-1. At the time current BC assistant coach Mike Lavigne was the head coach. He helped move the women's program from a club team to the varsity level at BC. The Eagles played UNC four times in the 1980's and resumed the competition when BC joined the ACC in 2005.
Junior Stephanie McCaffrey and sophomore McKenzie Meehan are leading the Eagles in scoring. The two have been on fire and have moved up among the top scorers not only in the ACC but the country. McCaffrey, who has seven goals, seven assists for 21 points, is 33rd in the country and fourth in the ACC in assists per game. She is also 24th in the nation in total assists and 36th in total points. Meehan, who has 13 goals and one assists for 27 points, is first in the ACC in goals scored and third in the country. She is also first in the ACC in total points and 10th in the country. Meehan is also fifth in the country in goals per game.
THE SENIOR CLASS
Prior to the match on Sunday between BC and UNC, the women's soccer program will honor the seven seniors on the roster - Patrice Vettori, Gibby Wagner, Kate McCarthy, Rachel Davitt, Zoe Lombard, Jess Mickelson and Jackie Vaccari. This senior class has compiled a 47-27-7 record over four seasons, a home record of 29-11-5. They have played in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments, been a part of two Sweet 16 teams and were members of the first BC team to make an appearance in the Women's Soccer College Cup in 2010.
As of October 7, Boston College had an RPI of 22 ... Junior goalkeeper Alex Johnson has started the last five games. She is now 4-2 on the season and has a GAA of 1.29 ... Head coach Alison Foley is now 219-109-32 at Boston College. She has won more games than any other women's soccer coach in program history ... BC is ranked 69th in the country in scoring offense ... BC's home record since joining the ACC is 77-16-12 ... The Eagles will embark on a four-game road trip after Sunday's game vs. UNC. BC will play at CCSU on October 16, followed by a trip to Florida to play at Miami on Sunday, Oct. 20. The Eagles will then head to Indiana to play No. 9 Notre Dame on October 24 (at 7 p.m. on NDTV). The final regular season road game is on Sunday, October 27 at Maryland (1 p.m.). The Eagles will finish the 2013 season at home as they host Syracuse on October 31 at 4 p.m.
BC-UNC FAN INSTRUCTIONS
Fans are encouraged to arrive early. The gates will open at noon (one hour before game time). We are expecting to reach full capacity for this game. Admission is free but there will be limited parking and seating for this event.
DIRECTIONS TO THE NEWTON CAMPUS -
From Main Campus - - Drive west on Commonwealth Avenue for approximately 2.5 miles. Upon reaching Centre Street take a right. Follow Centre Street for approximately ¾ of a mile and turn into the Main Entrance. Follow the road downhill to the reserved team parking area.
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Heading East): Take Exit 17. Take your first right onto Centre Street and follow for approximately 1 mile. Turn into the Main Entrance and follow down the hill to the designated parking area.
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Heading West): Take Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Sheraton Tara Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street and follow for approximately 1 mile. Turn into the Main Entrance and follow down the hill to the designated parking area.
From Logan Airport: Follow signs to Boston and drive through the William's Tunnel (Toll) Follow signs to the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). (Toll) Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Sheraton Tara Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street and follow for approximately 1 mile. Turn into the Main Entrance and follow down the hill to the designated parking area.