Women's Soccer To Play At No. 3 UNC In ACC Tourney
Nov. 2, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College women's soccer team is the sixth seed in the ACC tournament. The Eagles (10-8-1, 6-6-1 ACC) defeated Maryland and Syracuse in the final two regular season games to qualify for the tournament.
Boston College will play at No. 3 seed North Carolina on Fetzer Field in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Fans can watch the game on ESPN3 or follow on Twitter@BC_Wsoc.
BC was selected to finish eighth in the ACC in the preseason coaches poll. This is the second time since joining the conference that BC placed sixth. Last year BC finished tied in eighth.
The Eagles have two wins in the ACC tournament. The fi rst came in 2008 when BC beat Duke, 1-0. The second game in a win over UVA in 2010. In 2009, BC tied UVA,0-0, and advanced to the next round on PK's.
BC is 0-2 against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament. The two teams met in the 2008 and 2009 second round.
UNC leads the overall series against BC, 14-1.
Junior - Casey Morrison
Senior - Zoe Lombard
Sophomore - Lauren Bernard
Senior - Kate McCarthy
Senior - Patrice Vettori
Senior - Gibby Wagner
Sophomore - Madison Meehan
Junior - Stephanie McCaffrey
Sophomore - McKenzie Meehan
BC'S ACC HISTORY
BC joined the ACC in 2005. In the first season, the Eagles went 5-4-1.
The Eagles first ever ACC victory came against Clemson (2-1) on the road in 2005. BC's first ACC home victory was against Duke (1-0) on Sept. 30, 2005.
In the 2009, BC went 7-2-1 in the regular season and tied FSU for co-ACC Championship. The seven victories is the most ACC wins in the regular season for the Eagles.
BC is 16-15-2 in the last three seasons in the conference. Last season, BC placed eighth in the conference during the regular season (4-5-1).
The Eagles have advanced to the second round of the ACC Tournament three times (2008, 2009, and 2010). In the 2012 season, BC lost to Wake Forest, 3-2, in the first round.
In 2006, the Eagles posted their best home stand record at 4-0-1 against ACC teams. In the 2008 and 2009 season, BC went 4-1-0 against conference teams. This season BC was 6-6-1 with the addition of Notre Dame, Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the conference.
The tandem of Stephanie McCaffrey and McKenzie Meehan make the Eagles offense run. McCaffrey, a junior from Winchester, Mass., has 12 goals, eight assists for 32 points, while Meehan, a sophomore from Smithfield, RI, has 17 goals, one assists for 35 points.
As of Nov. 1, McKenzie Meehan leads the ACC in goals scored (17), points (35) and game-winning goals (7). McCaffrey is right behind her as she has 32 points and is tied for third in points, third in goals scored (12) and third in assists (8). McCaffrey is fifth in the ACC in shots per game, while Meehan is seventh.
This is the first season since 2003 that a player has notched a hat trick. Stephanie McCaffrey has struck for three goals vs. Duke (3-1 win) and CCSU (7-0, win), while McKenzie Meehan has two tricks as well - vs. Hofstra (6-5 win), NC State (3-2 win). The last player to notched two hat tricks for BC was Kate McGregor in the 2003 season. Morgan Page `99 is the only other BC player to have two hat tricks in a single season. She completed that feat in the 1998 season.
McCaffrey has notched a point in nine of 19 games. She has recorded an eight point game in the win over Hofstra on Sept. 1 and had two hat tricks (Hofstra, Duke). She has four multiple point games this season.
McKenzie Meehan has scored a point in 10 of 18 games this season. Meehan has two hat tricks, three two-goal games and seven game-winning goals. She has six multiple point games and five multiple goal games.