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Women's Soccer To Face No. 1 Stanford in Sweet 16




Nov. 19, 2011

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Stanford, CA - The Boston College women's soccer team is coming off an exciting shoot out victory over California in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The team will now face the overall No. 1 seeded team Stanford University in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at Cagan Stadium in California on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. (ET).

BC vs. STANFORD
The two teams just met last December in the 2010 College Cup as Stanford defeated BC, 2-0. During the 2010 regular season, the two teams tied 1-1 in an overtime match in Newton, Mass. In the 2009 season, BC lost to Stanford in the 3-1 in the Eagles first visit to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

In 2008 the Eagles opened up the regular season in the tournament at Stanford. In the two-game tournament, BC defeated Oregon, 3-0, but lost to the Cardinal 3-0.

Boston College is one of eight ACC teams still alive in the NCAA Tournament. This is the fourth straight season BC has advanced to the Sweet 16 round. Under the guidance of Coach Foley, BC has advanced to the Sweet 16 round seven times.

The 2011 season the Eagles finished fourth in the ACC with a 6-4-0 record. BC defeated Virginia (2-0), Maryland (2-1 OT), Virginia Tech (2-1 OT), Clemson (4-0), NC State (1-0) and Wake Forest (2-0).

TEAM NOTES:

• In the release of the last RPI, Boston College was at 16.

• Goalkeeper Jillian Mastroianni recorded her 44th career shutout against California. It was her 11th of the 2011 season.

• The PK victory over California was the first time BC earned a shootout win since the 2009 ACC Tournament. BC defeated Virginia, 5-4, in the shootout round.

Kristen Mewis, Alyssa Pember and Gibby Wagner were the three players who converted the penalty kicks for the Eagles.

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