Nov. 12, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
NCAA TOURNAMENT GAME
MARIST at No. 4 BOSTON COLLEGE
Where: at Newton Soccer Field
Game Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
The No. 20 Boston College women's soccer team will host Marist on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Newton Soccer Field in the first round NCAA Tournament.
The Eagles (11-5-2, 6-4-0 ACC) have not played a match since the first round game of the ACC Tournament on October 30. BC lost the game 3-2 at home to Wake Forest. The loss came after playing the Decs just three days prior in the final regular season game of the season at home. The Eagles were victorious in the match, 2-0, behind goals from Gibby Wagner and Kristen Mewis.
Marist (13-5-2) is coming off a successful weekend as it defeated Fairfield and Loyola to win it's first-ever MAAC Championship. The Red Foxes defeated Fairfield on PK's (3-2) to win the title. The match against BC is the Red Foxes first NCAA Tournament game.
The two teams met during the 2009 regular season with Boston College earning a 4-0 victory. Six starters - Jillian Mastroianni, Victoria DiMartino, Alyssa Pember, Julia Bouchelle, Alaina Beyar and Kristen Mewis - all competed in the game on Sept. 11, 2009. Brooke Knowlton `10 had two goals, while Gina DiMartino `09 had a goal and one assist. Kristen Mewis had an assist in the win.
The only common opponent to the two teams is Fairfield. BC defeated Fairfield, 1-0, on August 21, 2011. Alicia Blose
notched her first career game-winning goal. Marist went 1-0-1 against Fairfield this season. The Red Foxes earned a 1-0 win during the regular season and then won the MAAC Championships in a 1-1 draw (3-2 PK's) on Sunday.
BC AT A GLANCE
The Eagles current RPI is 16, while the Red Foxes are at 123.
This will be Boston College's record ninth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
There are six players on the roster from Massachusetts, four from New Jersey and three from New York. Three players are from California.
BC finished the regular season with an 11-5-2 record. The team placed fourth in the ACC with a 6-4-0 record this season.
The Eagles went 5-1-2 in non-conference action this season.
The Eagles opened the season on a 9-0-2 run, before suffering its first loss. The best start in BC history was an 11-0-1 record in 1985.
BC is 2-0-2 this season in overtime matches. The two wins came against ACC teams - Maryland and Virginia Tech.
The Eagles have scored 31 goals, while giving up only 12 this season.
The team has taken 132 shots on goal, while giving up just 78 this season.
Four players have notched two game-winning goals this season - Gibby Wagner, Stephanie McCaffrey, Stephanie Wirth and Alicia Blose.
The senior class - Jillian Mastroianni, Alyssa Pember, Julia Bouchelle, Alaina Beyar, Marissa Mello and Stephanie Wirth - have won 61 games.
Since arriving on campus the senior class will have played in four NCAA Tournaments, three Sweet 16's, two Elite Eights and the programs first College Cup. This group was also members of the 2009 ACC regular season championship team.
Five of the seniors were ACC honor roll students as well as recipients of the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement in 2010-11.
Senior Alaina Beyar is the only BC defender to have started every game this season. Beyar is usually in the left back position but due to a number of injuries, she adjusts to the right side when needed.
Boston College is 2-0-2 in overtime this season. The Eagles two ties are against Boston University (1-1, 2OT) in the season opener and Syracuse (0-0, 2OT) on September 1. The other two overtime matches came at Maryland on September 22 (2-1, OT) and at Virginia Tech (2-1, 2OT) on September 25
Twelve players on the roster have notched a point this season. Kristie Mewis leads BC with 20 points, while Victoria DiMartino, Stephanie McCaffrey and Gibby Wagner have 10 points.
Senior Stephanie Wirth leads Boston College in goals vs. ACC teams with three.
Four players on the roster have notched two game-winning goals - Gibby Wagner, Stephanie McCaffrey, Alicia Blose and Stephanie Wirth.