BC Heads to North Carolina to Face Duke, UNC

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College women’s soccer team will head to the state of North Carolina for two ACC contests against two top-ranked teams this week, facing #3 Duke on Thursday night before taking on the #2 Tar Heels on Sunday afternoon.

Both games will air on ACC Network Extra.

Game 10 | Boston College at #3 Duke

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 | 7:00 p.m.

Koskinen Stadium | Durham, N.C.

Game 11 | Boston College at #2 North Carolina

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.

Dorrance Field | Chapel Hill, N.C.

A WIN ON THURSDAY WOULD . . .

• Give the Eagles a 5-2-3 record on the year.

• Give Boston College a 1-1-0 record in ACC play.

• Bump BC to 5-12-3 in the all-time series with Duke including a mark of 1-0-0 on the road.

ABOUT BOSTON COLLEGE

• Boston College enters Thursday night with a 4-2-3 overall record and an 0-1-0 mark in the ACC.

• The last time out on Friday afternoon in Newton, the Eagles had a five-game unbeaten streak snapped by #12 Florida State.

• BC’s only other loss on the season came at the hands of reigning Big Ten champion Michigan, 1-0, on Aug. 25.

• Overall, six different Eagles have scored in Sam Smith (5), Emily Sapienza (4), Ella Richards (3), Andi Barth (2), Claire Mensi and Sydney Segalla.

Laura Gouvin leads BC in assists with three.

• Twelve total Eagles have at least one point while six Eagles have at least three points.

• Smith has a team-leading 10 points and five goals … she also leads BC with 21 shots and 11 shots on goal.

• Goalkeeper Wiebke Willebrandt is 4-2-2 with a 1.56 goals against average, .720 save percentage, 36 saves and two shutouts.

• Head coach Jason Lowe is in his fourth season as head coach of the Eagles.

ABOUT DUKE

• Duke topped Syracuse, 1-0, in its ACC opener on Friday to move to 6-2-0 overall on the season.

• Michelle Cooper leads the Blue Devils in points (13) and goals (5) while nine total players have at least one point.

• Kat Rader and Maggie Graham have three goals each, with Rader adding an assist for seven points.

• All six of Duke’s game-winning goals have come from a different player.

• Ruthie Jones has played the majority of minutes in goal for Duke, going 6-2-0 while making 15 saves and posting a 1.17 goals against average, .625 save percentage and two solo shutouts.

• Duke was tabbed first in the ACC Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll.

SERIES HISTORY VS DUKE

• Boston College has a record of 4-12-3 in the all-time series with Duke … the Eagles are 0-7-1 on the road against the Blue Devils.

• These two teams first met on Sept. 23, 1990 with Duke earning a 3-0 win.

• The Eagles and Blue Devils last met on Oct. 15, 2020 in Newton … the squads fought through a scoreless regulation before Delaney Graham scored the game-winner in the 96th minute for the then No. 5 Blue Devils.

• The last time BC and Duke met in Durham came on Oct. 21, 2018, with the Blue Devils earning a 2-1 win.

• The Eagles have scored at least one goal in 12 of the 19 meetings with the Blue Devils.

ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA

• North Carolina will play at Syracuse on Thursday night before returning home to host Boston College on Sunday afternoon.

• The #2 Tar Heels sit at 7-2-0 overall and 0-1-0 in conference play after falling at Virginia, 3-2, on Saturday night.

• Avery Patterson has a team-leading six goals and 14 points to go with two assists … Emily Murphy is second on the team in both points (11) and goals (4).

• Sixteen total Tar Heels have at least one point.

• Goalkeeper Emmie Allen has gone 6-1-0 for the Tar Heels, posting a .800 save percentage, 0.67 goals against average and one solo shutout to go with four combined shutouts with Marz Josephson.

• Anson Dorrance is in his 46th year of coaching soccer at UNC … UNC has won 21 NCAA national championships.

SERIES HISTORY VS NORTH CAROLINA

• Boston College has a record of 1-21-0 in the all-time series against North Carolina.

• The squads first met in 1981, with the Tar Heels topping the Eagles, 8-1 … the teams went on to meet three more times in the next eight years before a hiatus in the series until joining the ACC in 2005.

• The lone Eagles’ win in the series came in 2010, with BC topping UNC, 3-2, in Chapel Hill … a then fourth-ranked BC squad took down top-ranked UNC behind goals from Kristie Mewis, Alaina Beyar and Victoria DiMartino.

• Last year’s meeting in Newton saw Sam Smith score in the 50th minute to give the Eagles a lead that would hold until the 88th when Julia Dorsey scored … the Tar Heels then found the 97th minute game-winning goal in the second extra time.

• Eleven of the 22 meetings have been decided by one goal and six of the last 10 matches have been decided by one goal.

IT’S WORTH NOTING…

• The Eagles have out-cornered the opponent in five out of nine games of the season and 56-41 overall, including a season-high 12 against Holy Cross on Aug. 28.

• BC has out-scored opponents 17-14 and out-shot opponents 115-94 through the first nine games.

• The Eagles have registered at least three shots on goal in nine contests this season and at least six in four contests … BC’s season-high of shots was 23 at Northeastern on Aug. 21.

Sam Smith leads the Eagles in both points (10) and goals (5).

• In her first season as an Eagle, Emily Sapienza sits second on the team in scoring with nine points off of four goals and one assist.

UP NEXT

• After facing Duke and North Carolina, the Eagles will return home for two ACC games.

• BC will host Notre Dame on Thursday, Sept. 29 and then take on Syracuse on Thursday, Oct. 6.


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