Women's Soccer Travels To Nebraska
Nov. 20, 2013
NCAA TOURNAMENT - 2nd ROUND
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 22 - NCAA Second Round
GAME 1: #12 Portland vs. Illinois, Noon (ET)
GAME 2: #10 Nebraska vs. Boston College, 3 p.m. (ET)
WHERE: Nebraska Soccer Field - Lincoln, Neb.
LIVE STATS: Huskers.com
VIDEO: Huskers.com (Free)
WATCH: View Game
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Boston College (11-9-1) will travel to Nebraska t to play at No. 2 Huskers (19-3-1) on Friday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. (ET). The Eagles are coming off a 2-0 victory over cross-town rival Northeastern in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, Nov. 15. BC was led by two sophomores as McKenzie Meehan notched her 18th goal of the season and Lauren Bernard scored her second. Meehan's goal was also her ACC leading eighth game-winning goal. Alex Johnson earned her first career NCAA victory in goal.
In the other game on Friday, No. 3 Portland (16-2-1), from the West Coast Conference, will play Illinois (10-8-3) from the Big 10. The winner of the BC/Nebraska game will play the winner of the Portland/Illinois game on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. (ET).
Boston College and Nebraska have some history. The two teams met in the 2001 NCAA Tournament. At the time former Canadian National Team forward Christine Latham led a high-powered Nebraska offense. Latham had one goal and one assist to lead Nebraska to a 5-0 victory over the Eagles.
Nebraska advanced to the second round with a 4-0 victory over Southeastern. Louisiana. Freshman Jaycie Johnson scored four goals in the win. Portland advanced to the next round with a 2-0 victory over Seattle. Freshman Danica Evans scored the game-winner while senior Amanda Frisbie added an insurance goal.
This is the 11th consecutive and 17th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the women's soccer program. Boston College has been to eight Sweet 16's, two Elite Eight's and of course the 2010 College Cup.
Boston College is one of eight Atlantic Coast Conference teams that earned bids to the tournament. Virginia (21-1-0), North Carolina (18-4-0), Virginia Tech (17-4-2) and Florida State (19-1-3) are all No. 1 seeds in the tournament. The other four ACC teams in the tournament are BC, Notre Dame (12-7-1), Duke (8-8-5) and Wake Forest (11-6-2). The ACC went 8-0 and outscored opponents 23-2 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Eagles are led by two of the top scorers in the ACC - Stephanie McCaffrey and McKenzie Meehan. McCaffrey, a junior from Winchester, is second on the team and fourth in the ACC in scoring with 12 goals and eight assists for 32 points. She was named an All-ACC first team member last week.
Meehan, a native of Smithfield, R.I., scored her eight game-winning goal of the season against Northeastern in the first round game. Meehan now has 18 total goals this season which ties the program record for most goals in a single season. She also is eighth in the country in goals scored and 24th in total points (37). Her 37 points is also the third highest ever scored by a BC player. The record is 45 points set by Mary Guarino in 1999.
McCaffrey and Meehan have combined for 69 of BC's 113 points. Last season, Kristen Mewis and McCaffrey combined for 71 total points.
GK: Alex Johnson
MID: Madison Meehan, Kate McCarthy, Gibby Wagner, Jana Jeffrey
Boston College junior Stephanie McCaffrey earned All-ACC first team honors. It was the third consecutive season McCaffrey earned post-season honors as she was on the second team as a sophomore and the All-ACC Freshman team in 2011.
McKenzie Meehan, BC's high-scoring sophomore earned All-ACC second team honors. The Eagles forward leads the league in goals scored (17) and game-winning goals (7). She is also second in points scored with 35.
Junior Casey Morrison was named to the All-ACC third team. The Eagles defender has had a strong season in the back. It is the second season in which Morrison received ACC honors, as she was on the All-ACC Freshman team in 2011.
Freshman Hayley Dowd was named to the All-ACC Freshman team. The Eagles forward has supplied some offensive energy off the bench. The rookie has three goals and three assists this season.
WATCH IT LIVE
Nebraska will stream the game live online for free on Friday at 3 p.m. (ET). Eagle fans can go to this link to watch the match. View Game
Fans can also follow the game on Gametracker and Twitter/@bc_wsoc.