No. 5 Virginia Plays at No. 2 Boston College Saturday
|No. 5 Virginia Cavaliers (7-4, 1-2 ACC) at Boston College (10-0, 4-0 ACC)|
|Date and Time||Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1 p.m.|
|Location||Newton, Mass. | Newton Campus Field|
|Media||| Live Streaming Video ($)|
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March 27, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The No. 5 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (7-4, 1-2 ACC) takes a four-game win streak on the road, playing at No. 2 Boston College (10-0, 4-0 ACC) on Saturday, March 28 at 1 p.m. in Newton, Mass.
After three-straight wins over ranked opponents, including last Saturday’s (March 21) 13-10 victory over previously-undefeated No. 4 Duke, Virginia moved up to No. 5 in this week’s IWLCA Coaches Poll. It is the highest regular-season ranking for the Cavaliers since March 2, 2011, when they were also ranked fifth. Virginia was ranked No. 4 in the final 2014 poll, but did not rise any higher than No. 6 during the regular season.
Virginia extended its win streak to four games with a 16-6 victory on Wednesday (March 25) at William & Mary.
Senior attacker Casey Bocklet (South Salem, N.Y.), who was named the ACC Co-Player of the week after scoring four goals with an assist against Duke, followed up that performance by scoring five goals with three assists for a career-high eight points in the game against the Tribe. Bocklet has scored her combined nine goals in the last two games on 10 shots. Bocklet comes into the BC game having scored 99 career goals in her three seasons at Virginia, one shy of becoming the third Cavalier this season to reach the 100-career-goal benchmark.
Senior attacker Courtney Swan (Vero Beach, Fla.) won seven draw controls at William & Mary, helping the Cavaliers build up a 17-7 advantage at the draw circle. Swan is third in the ACC and eighth in the nation in draws per game at 5.18.
Redshirt senior attacker Liza Blue (Butler, Md.) scored a hat trick at William & Mary, her sixth multi-goal performance in the last eight games. Blue, with 119 career goals, needs to score six more to tie Cyn Mathes (1988-91) for 10th place on the Virginia career goal-scoring list.
Virginia leads the all-time series against Boston College, 11-2, but is 1-2 in road games against the Eagles. Last season, No. 16 Virginia upset No. 6 BC, 16-14, on Senior Night in Charlottesville.
BC is one of three undefeated teams remaining in the country along with Maryland and Stony Brook. The Eagles are seventh in the nation in scoring margin (+6.60) and 11th in scoring offense, averaging 14.4 goals per game.
Goalkeeper Zoe Ochoa and midfielder Mikaela Rix earned ACC honors this week for their performances in BC’s 10-9 overtime win against No. 2 North Carolina. Rix was named the ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week, alongside Bocklet, for her four-goal effort, including the overtime game-winner, against UNC. Zoe Ochoa was tabbed ACC Defensive Player of the Week after coming up with a save in overtime to help the Eagles maintain their perfect record.
Senior Covie Stanwick is 11th in the nation with 42 points this season. Rix is 10th in the nation with 31 goals.
Virginia returns home on Wednesday, April 1 to host Navy, a game now scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The Navy game is the first of four-straight home contests to close out UVa’s regular season. The Cavaliers will also be hosting the ACC Tournament at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium, April 23-26.
Single-game reserved seats are available for all women’s home games for $7. Single-game general admission adult tickets for women’s home games are $5, while youth (18 and under), seniors (60 and over), and UVa faculty and staff tickets are $4 each.