26 Oct Clemson Comes to Town on Thursday Night
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Boston College women’s soccer team will wrap up the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 28 when the Clemson Tigers come to town. Kick off is set for 5 p.m., and the game will air on ESPNU, which streams live on the ESPN App.
Game 18 | Boston College vs Clemson
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 | 5:00 p.m.
Newton Campus Soccer Field | Newton, Mass.
A WIN OVER CLEMSON WOULD . . .
• Give Boston College an 8-9-1 overall record on the year with a mark of 2-8-0 in ACC play.
• Bump BC’s all-time record in the series against Clemson to 9-6-1 with a mark of 5-2-1 at home.
• The Tigers enter Thursday night’s match with an overall record of 10-5-1 and with a mark of 5-3-1 in ACC play.
• Clemson hosted Louisville on Sunday, battling the Cardinals to a 1-1 overtime tie.
• The Tigers are averaging 15.7 shots per game while holding opponents to 8.3.
• Megan Bornkamp has a team-leading 25 points on eight goals and nine assists.
• Renee Guion leads the Tigers in assists with 11.
• Hensley Hancuff has started 13 games in goal, going 9-3-1 with a .738 save percentage and 0.92 goals against average … Halle Mackiewicz is 1-2-0 with a 1.71 goals against average and .533 save percentage.
• Clemson has scored 28 goals in the first half of games.
• Clemson, who currently holds the sixth and final ACC Tournament playoff spot with 16 points, is receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches poll.
SERIES HISTORY VS CLEMSON
• Boston College has a record of 8-6-1 in the all-time series with Clemson, including a mark of 4-2-1 in Newton.
• The squads first met on Sept. 25, 2005, with the Eagles topping the Tigers, 2-1, on the road.
• The teams last met on Oct. 31, 2019 in Newton … the Tigers defeated the Eagles, 2-1…BC took a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute thanks to Olivia Vaughn but the Tigers scored seven minutes later and then found the winner in the 72nd … current Eagle Sam Smith had an assist and one shot while going the full 90 minutes in that contest.
• The last six meetings in the series have been decided by one goal or less.
THANK YOU, EAGLES
• Thursday will mark the final contest on the Heights for the three graduating seniors and four graduate students.
• Alison Heckman, Megan Crevoiserat and Emily Knous will be honored on the field prior to the game.
• Two-year captains Jenna Bike and Mia Karras, along with Haley Thomas and Abby McNamara will also take to the Newton Campus Soccer Field for the final time.
• Jenna Bike sits third on the team in scoring with 11 points on four goals and three assists.
• The two-year captain is BC’s active career scoring leader with 47 points on 18 goals and 11 assists.
• Bike, who is in her sixth year on the Heights and currently pursuing her third degree, has played in 88 career games which is good for a tie for eighth all-time in program history.
• She leads BC and ranks tied fourth in the ACC in shots with 48 … her 2.82 shots per game average is good for seventh in the ACC.
ACTIVE SCORING LEADERS
• Jenna Bike is BC’s active scoring leader with 47 points on 18 goals and 11 assists.
• Sam Smith is the second-highest active scorer with 39 points on 17 goals and five assists.
PUTTING IN THE TIME
• Haley Thomas leads Boston College field players in minutes played with 1,486 while captain Michela Agresti has put in 1,485 … Thomas has played 90 minutes or more in 14 games this season while Agresti has played at least 90 minutes in 13 games this season, including the last 11 straight.
• Three other Eagles in Sonia Walk (1,244), Samantha Agresti (1,142)and Éabha O’Mahony (1,136) and have also broken the 1,100-minute mark.
• Goalkeeper Wiebke Willebrandt has played all 1,557 minutes for the Eagles.
IT’S WORTH NOTING
• Nine of BC’s 17 contests have been decided by one goal or less.
• Defender Éabha O’Mahony just returned from Irish National Team duty … the freshman is part of the Ireland squad taking part in FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying.
• Jenna Bike leads BC and ranks tied fourth in the ACC in shots with 48 … her 2.82 shots per game average is good for seventh in the ACC.
• Bike has played in 88 career games which is good for a tie for eighth all-time in program history.
• BC has seven different goal scorers and 17 different point getters on the year.
• Three Eagles have combined for six four-point games for BC this season, with Ella Richards doing it four times and Linda Boama and Samantha Agresti once each.
• Ella Richards ranks 10th in the ACC in points (20) and sits tied for seventh in goals (8).
• Wiebke Willebrandt’s season and career-high 12 saves at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 18 marked the second most in a game by an ACC goalkeeper this season.
• Willebrandt earned her first career win and shutout in her first career start with four saves at Iona on Aug. 19 … the last Eagle goalkeeper to do the same was Erin Seppi against Stony Brook on Aug. 25, 2016.
• BC’s 15 goals in the first four games marked the most for the team through the first four games of the year since BC scored 15 goals over the first four games of the 2015 season.
• The Eagles are a diverse group, having five different countries and 14 different states represented on the team roster of 28.
• The most represented state for BC is Massachusetts, which is called home by six players … five Eagles hail from California … 12 states can claim one Eagle each.
• Canada has two players represented while Iceland, Ireland and Germany each have one representative on the roster … 23 players are from the United States.
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