Oct. 11, 2012
Chestnut Hill, MA -
BOSTON COLLEGE vs. MARYLAND
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 11
WHERE: Newton Soccer Field
TIME: 7 p.m.
Boston College is coming off a tough two-game ACC road trip against No. 10 UNC and No. 5 Duke. The Eagles dropped both games and will now host No. 8 Maryland tonight at the Newton Soccer Field (7 p.m.). Admission is free.
Boston College (8-4-2) is currently tied for eighth, with Miami and Virginia Tech in the ACC standings with a 2-3-0 mark. The Eagles have four straight home games and will need to produce a solid home stand. Maryland is in first place at 5-1-1 with 16 points, while FSU is 5-0-0 with 15 points.
BC is now ranked 23rd by the NSCAA and TopDrawerSoccer polls this week.
Tonight's game is being played in memory of Bob Bouchelle who lost the fight to ALS in 2009. Bob is the father of former Eagles midfielder Julia Bouchelle `12. On behalf of the BC women's soccer program and the ALS Foundation we would like to thank everyone for their attendance and contributions during tonight's game.
ALS, which is commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Each year, women's soccer partners with the ALS Association of Massachusetts to help raise money and generate awareness to find a cure for this overwhelming disease.
Recently the Boston College community found out that former BC baseball player Peter Frates was diagnosed with ALS. Frates is currently working as the Director of Operations for the BC Baseball team and working to help fund more research for the disease. Anyone wishing to help Pete Frates fight can go to his website at: http://www.petefrates.com.
BC vs. Maryland
Boston College leads the series, 5-2-1. This will be the ninth meeting between the two teams. The first meeting between BC and Maryland took place in 2005, when the Eagles joined the ACC. BC defeated Maryland 2-1.
Last season, the Eagles scored two late goals to earn a 2-1 overtime victory in College Park, MD. Kristen Mewis
scored in the 87th minute which tied the game at 1-1. Victoria DiMartino
notched the game-winner in the 97th minute when she deflected a ball sent into the box by Casey Morrison
Senior Kristen Mewis leads the Eagles in scoring with 10 goals and seven assists for 27 points. Mewis broke the program point-scoring record earlier in the season and has extended the total to 99 points. She has 33 career goals, which places her tied for second with Mary Guarino '99. The 33 career assists for Mewis is also second, seven away from the program record of 40 set by Sarah Rahko '03.
Freshman Lauren Bernard is the only rookie to start every game this season. Freshman forward McKenzie Meehan and midfielder Jana Jeffrey have played in every game this season.
Sophomore Casey Morrison and freshman Lauren Bernard lead the field players in minutes played - 1,282 minutes played.
BC's McKenzie Meehan is ranked seventh among Top 100 Freshman published this week by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Starting defender Lauren Bernard is at No. 59.
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