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Miami Opens Homestand With Boston College Thursday

Miami Opens Homestand With Boston College Thursday

Date: Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

Time: 6 p.m. EST

LocationCoral Gables, Fla.

Stadium: Cobb Stadium

Following its first road point in ACC play, the Hurricanes (4-6-3, 1-5-1 ACC) welcome Boston College (5-6-4, 1-5-1 ACC) to Coral Gables Thursday evening.

The Matchup

Miami opens up a three-match homestand at Cobb Stadium, beginning with the Boston College Eagles Thursday. The contest is set for 6 p.m. and will air on ACC Network Extra.

Last year at Boston College, forward Jackie Koerwitz scored as time expired, providing the Hurricanes with their first-ever win against the Eagles in Newton and only their fourth victory in the all-time series.

Last Time Out

In its final road match of the regular season, Miami earned a point, drawing with NC State, 3-3, at Dail Soccer Field/Track Complex.

The Hurricanes scored three times over the first 20 minutes, sparked by sophomore midfielder Lauren Meeks and graduate forward Chloe O’Neill.

O’Neill, who became the first Cane to register a brace since Gudrun Haralz on Oct. 4, 2018, helped Miami record a trio of tallies within an eight-minute span in ACC action for the first time in program history.

Tracking The Hurricanes

Prior to the Hurricanes’ offensive barrage at NC State, Miami last found the back of the net three times in the first 20 minutes of a match versus Morehead State on Aug. 24, 2012.

With their first victory versus the Hokies in six seasons, the Hurricanes collected their first win over a top-25 team since Oct. 24, 2019, when Miami bested then-No. 15 Clemson, 3-2, in double overtime. Under head coach Sarah Barnes, the Hurricanes have knocked off three ranked foes.

For the first time in nine years, Miami remained unbeaten through its first five matches. The Hurricanes began their campaign with four straight shutouts for the first time in program history.

She’s A Keeper

Melissa Dagenais started her senior campaign without conceding a goal across the first 419 minutes. Dagenais paces the ACC in saves per game (4.5) and ranks second in total saves (59). The 6-foot-1 netminder made a season-best 11 saves against Mississippi State on Aug. 18.

There’s No “I’ In Team

Eighteen Hurricanes have appeared in at least 11 of the first 13 contests. Ten different players have recorded at least two points, with eight Canes finding the back of the net.

Scouting The Eagles

Boston College enters Thursday with a 5-6-4 overall mark, including a 1-5-1 ledger in ACC action. Twelve total Eagles have at least one point, led by senior forward Sam Smith.

Smith has a team-leading six goals and 12 points, as well as 16 shots on goal and 29 total attempts.

Looking Ahead

Upset-minded Miami hosts No. 2 North Carolina at Cobb Stadium Sunday. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

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