It was an up-and-down weekend for BC's Olympic sports. As Caleb wrote earlier, BC field hockey split the weekend, topping BU before falling on Sunday to UConn. The rest of the weekend played out similarly for the other BC teams. However, two of BC's most prominent female athletes shone this weekend for their respective teams.
Boston College volleyball rode a four game losing streak in to Sunday's match with host UNH, their last chance to salvage something in the Holly Young Invitational in Durham, NH. A clean sweep—25-16, 25-17, 25-16—allowed BC to leave New Hampshire with a victory.
Senior standout Katty Workman led the way for BC with 15 kills against the Wildcats to lead the team. Workman has been a prominent player for BC throughout her career and has helped spark the mini-revival in the program's fortunes over the past few seasons. Junior defensive specialist Madison Lyden also was honored with a spot on the Holly Young Invitational all-tournament team.
The Eagles face a trio of local opponents, Northeastern, UConn and Harvard, in next weekend's New England Challenge.
McKenzie Meehan scored two more goals on Sunday to move in to first place in goal scoring nationally. Her 8th and 9th goals catapulted her past Illinois' Jannelle Flaws for the national lead. Unfortunately, the two goals came in a losing effort, a 3-2 overtime loss to Providence College.
On Friday night, BC started their weekend well, with a 1-0 victory over Northeastern, on the strength of Hayley Dowd's second half goal. With the split weekend, BC is now 6-3-0 on the year, with ACC foe Louisville on deck next Sunday.
BC suffered a tough 2-1 loss to NC State in double overtime in their ACC season opener on Friday night. Freshman Trevor Davock notched a goal in the losing effort. BC next faces Pitt at home on Saturday night.