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Women's Soccer Hosts Syracuse On Thursday

Zoe Lombard's overtime goal against Maryland gave BC a win and a one-point lead in the ACC standings over Maryland.

Zoe Lombard's overtime goal against Maryland gave BC a win and a one-point lead in the ACC standings over Maryland.

Oct. 30, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -

The Boston College women’s soccer team will host Syracuse on Thursday, October 31 at 4 p.m. in the final regular season game of the season.

The top eight teams advanced to the ACC Tournament and BC is currently in the eight spot with 16 points. Boston College (9-8-1 overall, 5-6-1 ACC) has Maryland within one point as the Terps are 5-7-0 record and 15 points. Maryland is hosting Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. on Thursday night.

Boston College is coming off a four-game road trip. BC went 2-1-1 in the run. The final road game was on Sunday, as senior Zoe Lombard scored minutes into the overtime to give BC a 1-0 victory over Maryland. It was her second goal of the season.

BC-CUSE HISTORY

• Boston College currently leads the series, 6-3-2.

• The two teams first played in the 1996 season. BC earned a 2-0 victory behind two goals from then senior April Parker ‘97.

• The last two meeting between BC have been at the Newton Soccer Field. Both games have ended in an overtime 0-0 draw.

• In 2004 it was the last time BC defeated the Orange in a 2-0 victory behind goals from current assistant coach Kia McNeill ‘08 and Tara Luciani.

CORNER KICKS

• BC's current RPI is at 33.

• Boston College is 2-1 on Halloween. The Eagles defeated Brown University, 2-1, in 2001. In 1992, BC defeated UNH, 4-0. In 2010, BC lost to FSU, 1-0, at home.

• The Eagles are 16-6-0 in the final regular season game since the 1990 season. Since joining the ACC, BC is 4-4-0.

• Junior Stephanie McCaffrey and sophomore McKenzie Meehan are tied for second in the ACC in scoring. McCaffrey has 12 goals, seven assists for 31 points. Meehan has a league-leading 15 goals, one assist for 31 points. McCaffrey is fourth in the ACC in assists, while Meehan leads the conference in game-winning goals (6).

McKenzie Meehan is 23rd in the country in points per game (1.82), while Stephanie McCaffrey is 26th (1.72). Meehan is 11th in the country in goals scored (15), while McCaffrey is 27th (12). The two are ranked 20th in the country in total points (31 pts.)

• BC is 40th in scoring offense and 86th in the country in assists.

• Head coach Alison Foley has compiled a record of 221-111-33 at BC. She has won more games than any other women's soccer coach in program history.

• The senior class - Patrice Vettori, Kate McCarthy, Gibby Wagner, Jess Mickelson, Rachel Davitt, Zoe Lombard and Jackie Vaccari - is currently 49-29-8 over four seasons.

• Remember to follow the BC game updates on Twitter/@BC_WSOC.

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