Meehan, McCaffrey Leads Women's Soccer
Oct. 22, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College boasts two of the Top 20 scorers in the country as well as the Top 2 scorers in the ACC. Right now sophomore McKenzie Meehan (15 goals, 1 assist) and junior Stephanie McCaffrey (12 goals, 7 assists) are tied in the ACC in points scored with 31.
Meehan tops the ACC in goals scored with 15, while McCaffrey is tied in second with 12 goals. The tandem is one and two in the ACC in points per game. Meehan averages 2.07 points per game, while McCaffrey averages 1.94.
McCaffrey is also fourth in the ACC in assists (seven). When matched up across the country, Meehan is 11th in the country in points per game, while McCaffrey is 16th. They are both 15th in the country in points scored while Meehan is sixth in the country in goals scored and McCaffrey is 15th.
Meehan, a native of Rhode Island, had two goals in the win over CCSU last week, marking the fourth game this season in which she had more than one goal. She has scored in nine of 15 games this season.
McCaffrey, a native of Winchester, Mass., had a hat trick vs. CCSU and followed that up with two goals in a tie against Miami on Sunday. It was her second hat trick in four games. Her first was against Duke on October 6. She has scored two or more goals four times this season. McCaffrey also has at least a point in eight of 16 games. In the last four games, she has scored eight goals.For her five goal output last week, McCaffrey earned College Sports Madness Conference Player of the Week.
Currently, Boston College is the only school that has two scorers in the nation's Top 20 scoring list. BC's two goal scorers are also the only two teammates in the Top 25 in the country in goals scored.
The Boston College women's soccer team will travel to South Bend, Indiana to play former Big East foe and current ACC foe Notre Dame on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. The game can be viewed online - Click Here
This will be the first meeting between the BC and Notre Dame since the 2004 season. In fact, the two teams played twice in 2004 with Notre Dame coming out the victor in both games.
During the 2004 regular season, BC lost to Notre Dame in South Bend, 1-0. At the Big East Tournament in Storrs, Conn., the Eagles lost to Notre Dame, 2-0. In 11 meetings, Boston College has won one game. In the 2003 Big East Tournament, BC advanced to the conference final with a 2-1 win over the Fighting Irish. Beth Totman scored the game-winning goal in the 59th minute of play. Kate Taylor had six saves in the win.
On Sunday afternoon in Miami, BC tied the Hurricanes, 3-3. McCaffrey had two goals while senior Gibby Wagner had the game-tying goal with 10 minute to play in the match.
BC is now 4-5-1 in the ACC and 8-7-1 overall. The Eagles are currently sitting in eighth place in the ACC with 13 points, one point ahead of Duke and Maryland. The Eagles have No. 13/9 Notre Dame (5-4-1, 16 pts.) on Thursday night, followed by a game in College Park, MD against the Terps (4-6-0, 12 pts.) on Sunday afternoon.
BC's current RPI is at 32.
The Eagles are fifth in the ACC in points per game (5.94 average) and third in goals scored (35).
BC is 34th in the country in scoring offense.
Boston College is currently 4-2-1 on the road.
Head coach Alison Foley has compiled a record of 220-110-33 at BC. She has won more games than any other women's soccer coach in program history.
A little history note - In Foley's first season at the helm, BC defeated Rutgers, 2-1, on October 24. The game-winning goal came off the foot of Janice Collein, a native of New Jersey.