No. 21/13 Women's Soccer To Host No. 7/4 Wake Forest
Oct. 26, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
BOSTON COLLEGE vs. WAKE FOREST
WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2011
TIME: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Newton Soccer Field
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The No. 21/13 Boston College women's soccer team will host No. 7/4 Wake Forest at the Newton Campus Field on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in an ACC tilt.
The Eagles (10-4-2, 5-4-0 ACC) are currently fifth in the ACC with 15 points. Wake Forest is currently 12-2-3 overall and 5-1-3 with 18 points in the conference. In order for BC to host the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, the Eagles need a win. If Wake Forest earns a victory or tie, the Demon Deacons will host. The quarterfinal matches are scheduled for Sunday, October 30 at 1 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
Senior Stephanie Wirth scored in the 15th minute of the match to lead BC past NC State, 1-0. It was Wirth's first career game-winning goals. All three of her goals this season has been against ACC opponents.
It was Wirth's third goal of the season. All three have been against ACC opponents. Wirth is now one of four players on the roster with three goals.
Junior Kristie Mewis and sophomore Gibby Wagner were each credited with an assists on Wirth's goal. It was the sixth assist of the season for Mewis. .
Senior goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni picked up her ninth shutout of the season. She now has 42 career shutouts, the program high.
The win gave head coach Alison Foley 199 career victories at Boston College. She now has 203 career wins.
BC vs. WAKE FOREST
Boston College leads the head-to-head series, 4-2. BC is 2-1 vs. Wake Forest on the road as well as at home. The Eagles have won the last four matches.
The two teams have never played a match in the ACC or NCAA Tournament.
2010 in Winston-Salem, NC BC 2, WF 1 (OT)
2009 in Newton, Mass. BC 2, WF 1 (OT)
2008 in Winston-Salem, NC BC 1, WF 0
2007 in Newton, Mass. BC 2, WF 1
2006 in Winston-Salem, NC WF 2, BC 0
2005 in Newton, Mass. WF 2, BC 1
IN THE POLLS
The NSCAA released the weekly poll on Tuesday, October 25 and BC was ranked 21 in the country. The Eagles are eighth in the NSCAA Southeast poll.
Boston College is ranked No. 18 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
Soccer America has BC ranked 13th in this week's poll.
BC's current RPI is 14. The Eagles play eight teams in the top 25.
The Boston College defense has allowed nine goals all season. The Eagles rank third in the ACC behind Duke and Wake Forest in average goals allowed in a game.
BC is third in the ACC and 14th in the country in goals against average and sixth in saves per game (3.81 spg.).
BC came into this week ranked 89th in the country in scoring offense (1.69).
The Eagles are 24th in the country in shutout percentage (0.563).
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
In the last five years, BC is 38-0-6 vs. non-conference teams at home. The last time BC lost a regular season home against a non-ACC team was in 2006 against Brown.
In the last five years, the Eagles are 26-0-5 in non-conference regular season play.
BC is 7-2-2 at home this season.
IN THE ACC
Boston College is 37-25-7 in the ACC since joining the conference in 2005.
The Eagles are 17-15-4 on the road against ACC opponents since 2005.
In the last three years the Eagles are 9-5-1 away from the Newton Soccer Field.
In the ACC, Boston College is 15-8-1 at home.
Kristen Mewis leads BC in scoring with six goals and six assists for 18 points. She is 85th in the country in assists.
Jillian Mastroianni is 21st in the country in save percentage (0.862) and 14th in goals-against average (0.539).
The senior class - Jillian Mastroianni, Alyssa Pember, Julia Bouchelle, Alaina Beyar, Marissa Mello and Stephanie Wirth - have won 59 games since arriving at Boston College. The six seniors have been to the NCAA Tournament three straight years, a College Cup in 2010 and won a share of the 2009 ACC regular season championship.
Twelve players on the roster have notched a point this season. Six players have six points, while two have nine. Ten players have notched at least one assists this season..
BC is 2-0-2 this season in overtime matches. The two wins came at Maryland (2-1) and at Virginia Tech (2-1). The Eagles have five ACC victories, three have come on the road (Maryland, V-Tech and Clemson).
In the last three years the Eagles are 26-1-3 in the first 10 games of the season. In 2011 BC went 8-0-2, while in 2010 the Eagles posted a 9-0-1 record. In the 2009 season, the Eagles went 9-1-0.