Shipping Up to Boston

Commodores to face fifth-ranked Boston College

Vanderbilt Commodores (1-0)
#5 Boston College Eagles (1-1)
Feb. 16, 2020 • 11 a.m. CT
Newton Campus Lacrosse & Soccer Field
Newton, Mass.

The Commodores travel to Massachusetts this weekend for the third all-time lacrosse meeting between Vanderbilt and Boston College. The series is split at a game apiece, with the home team winning in each of the past two affairs. In the last meeting, (then) No. 20 Boston College earned the 13-8 win in 2013.

1 • The Commodores are 1-0 on the season, having defeated Wagner on Feb. 9 (14-11) in their season opener.

1 • Gabby Fornia, a junior attacker, is one assist away from breaking into the top 10 of Vanderbilt’s record books.

2 • This is the second of three road games to open the season.

2 • This is the second year of competition for the Commodores in the American Athletic Conference.

3 • Three Commodores tallied a hat trick against Wagner – Gabby Fornia (4), Bri Gross (3) and Mikela McCauley (3).

5 • Boston College comes into the game ranked fifth nationally in the IWLCA poll.

6 • The Commodores will have a six-game homestand after the season-opening road swing.

6 • It has been six seasons since the Commodores defeated a ranked opponent, the last time coming in the form of a 12-11 victory over No. 9 Johns Hopkins in 2014.

6 • It has been six seasons since the Commodores have defeated a ranked opponent away from Nashville, when they took down No. 13 Stanford, 16-15, in overtime.

16 • The Commodores caused 16 turnovers in the win over Wagner.

20 • Of 22 clear opportunities against Wagner, the Commodores converted 20.

22 • Last season, Boston College won 22 games, culminating with an appearance in the national championship.

50 • This will be the 50th career game for senior midfielder Emily Mathewson.

50 • Gwyn Devin is also one point away from 50 in her career.

151 • Emily Mathewson eclipsed the 150-point mark for her career with her two points in the season opener against Wagner.