No. 9 Women's Soccer Heads South
Oct. 12, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
#9 Boston College (9-1-2, 4-1-0) vs. Miami (7-5-1, 1-4-1)
Where: Cobb Stadium, Coral Gables, Fla.
Time: 7 p.m.
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The No. 9 Boston College women's soccer team has a big two-game ACC road swing for the second time this season. The Eagles will head south and play at Miami on Thursday, October 13, followed by the second game on Sunday, October 16 in Tallahassee against Florida State (1 p.m.). Fans can watch both games live through ACC All-Access.
The Eagles are coming off a 1-0 home loss to No. 3 Duke last Thursday night. Prior to the loss, Boston College had won 12 consecutive home games dating back to the 2010 season. BC was without midfielder Kristen Mewis, who was training with the Under-23 National Team in California.
This is BC's second two-game ACC road swing. Earlier in the season, Boston College defeated Maryland, 2-1, in overtime on September 22 and followed that win up with a 2-1 overtime victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday, September 25. The Eagles are currently unbeaten on the road this season at 3-0.
BC vs. Miami
Boston College is 5-1 vs. Miami since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2005. BC has outscored the Hurricanes, 11-3, since the 2005 season. The Eagles overall record against the Hurricanes is 9-2. The first meeting between BC and Miami took place on Sept. 26, 1999. The Eagles won the game, 2-0, behind goals from Morgan Page '98 and Mary Guarino '99.
Last season, Boston College earned a 1-0 win over the Hurricanes in overtime. Amy Caldwell netted the game-winner at 101.11 in the game. In the 2009 season, Kristen Mewis had a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over Miami.
For The Record
Head coach Alison Foley has a career record of 202-98-31. She is two wins away from earning 200 career victories while at the Heights. In the last four years Foley has led Boston College to an impressive 59-18-7 overall record a .744 winning percentage.
In her 14 years at Boston College, Foley has taken her team to the NCAA Tournament 10 times, including seven Sweet 16's, two Elite Eight appearance and one College Cup (2010). Foley is the winningest coach in the women's soccer program history.
The senior class - Jillian Mastroianni, Julia Bouchelle, Alaina Beyar, Alyssa Pember, Stephanie Wirth and Marissa Mello - have amassed 59 victories thus far. The 2010 senior class considered one of coach Alison Foley's most successful, won 61 total games. That class included: Hannah Cerrone, Amy Caldwell, Natalie Crutchfield, Chelsea Regan, Jill MacNeil and Brooke Knowlton.
Between The Pipes
Senior Jillian Mastroianni has earned eight shutouts this season. She now has a goals-against-average of 0.315. Mastroianni now has 41 career shutouts, a new program record. The native of Durham, Conn. broke the program record with a 4-0 victory over Colgate on September 11. She has also won 58 games while in goal for BC, another program record. Mastroianni ranks sixth in the country in GAA and sixth in save percentage (0.917).
In the ACC
Boston College is 36-22-7 in the ACC since joining the conference in 2005. While in the comforts of the Newton Soccer Field, BC is 21-8-4 against ACC opponents. The Eagles are 17-13-4 on the road against ACC opponents since 2005. In the last three years the Eagles are 9-3-1 away from Chestnut Hill, Mass.
In The Polls
Boston College dropped in the NSCAA Poll to No. 9 after a tough 1-0 loss to No. 3 Duke. BC is fifth in the TopDrawerSoccer.com poll and placed eighth in the Soccer Times rankings. Soccer America has Boston College at fourth in its weekly poll.
The Eagles RPI is at No. 9 this week.
Boston College is 2-0-2 in overtime matches this season. The Eagles tied BU to open the season a 1-1 in double-overtime. On September 1 Boston College tied Syracuse, 0-0 in double-overtime. The Eagles improved its overtime record with a 2-1 come from behind victory over Maryland in overtime on Sept. 22. BC picked up its second overtime win against Virginia Tech on the road. The Eagles earned a 2-1 double-overtime win on Sept. 25.
BC has out-shot opponents, 204-104. Junior Kristie Mewis leads BC with 55 shots, while Victoria DiMartino is second with 25.
The Eagles are 12-1 at home in the last 13 games, dating back to the 2010 season. In the last four years, BC is 29-0-4 in non-conference games at home. The Eagles are 55-10-9 overall at home since the 2005 season.
No. 9 Boston College's next home game is against No. 10 North Carolina on Thursday, October 20 at the Newton Soccer Field. Admission is free.