Eagles Travel to Face No. 8 Duke in ACC First Round

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – No. 12 seed Boston College travels to Durham, North Carolina to face No. 5 seed and eighth ranked Duke in the ACC First Round on Wednesday night. Kickoff is set for 6 pm at Koskinen Stadium live on ACC Network Extra. Wednesday will mark the 17th meeting of the series all-time and the fourth in the ACC Tournament.

About the Eagles
• Sophomore Augustine Boadi and junior Jonathan Murphy They are tied for the team lead in goals with three each, while rookie Xavier O’Neil joins that duo in a tie for the top points with six
• O’Neil has a team-high four assists and scored his first collegiate goal Friday night against defending national champion and No. 19 Syracuse in a 1-1 tie to close out the regular season.
• New partner Marco Dos Santos he chipped in a pair of assists and ranks second on the team in shots with 20, behind O’Neil’s 30 shots.
• Elderly Brennan Klein ranks sixth in the ACC in saves per game (2.8) and has four clean sheets

• The Eagles’ roster consists of 20 combined underclassmen, including 11 freshmen
• Boston College underclassmen have played about two-thirds of the team’s total minutes this season and more than three-quarters of the minutes on the field without a goalie (76%).
• BC’s top three players in minutes played – CJ Williams (1,295), Moritz Gundelach (1.293) and Ted Cargill (1,289) – are all underclassmen and have combined for nearly 3,900 minutes

• The all-time series between Boston College and Duke is tied 8-8-0
• The Eagles are 2-5-0 all-time on the road against the Blue Devils, last winning in 2012
• BC has won all three previous ACC Tournament meetings, including the 2009 and 2010 ACC quarterfinals (both 1-0) and the 2011 ACC semifinals (2-1)
• Overall, the schools have met just twice since 2016, both of Duke’s one-goal wins in Durham

• Seventh-ranked Duke scored first in the second half and held Boston College to a 1-0 ACC victory on Sept. 24 last season at Koskinen Stadium.
• After a scoreless first period, Leon Musical made a timely save on Amir Daley early in the second half to force a Duke corner and keep the game scoreless.
• Minutes later, Ruben Mesalles connected on a half volley from the left wing and found the bottom right corner to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead in the 53rd minute.

• The winner advances to the ACC Quarterfinals to face No. 4 seed Clemson on Sunday at 6 in a game that will air live on the ACC Network.

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