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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Update

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It was another busy week for the Olympic sports teams at Boston College, with a number of teams in action.

GOLF

Both the men’s and women’s team competed in tournaments over the long weekend, with the men finishing seventh in the Tar Heel Intercollegiate in North Carolina and the women taking eighth in the Yale Intercollegiate in Connecticut.

Matt Numec had the best tournament for the men, finishing in sixth place overall in a field of 75 with a score of -10. The Eagles finished at 15 under par as a team, but were well back of tournament winner North Carolina, who finished at -49 to win by 23 strokes. BC will be in Georgia next weekend to wrap up their fall season with the Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic.

The women’s team played in a rain shortened tournament in Connecticut, finishing eighth in a 15 team field. Katie Kim was the top performer for BC, finishing 16th overall with a +7 in her two rounds. The Eagles will next play in the Pat Bradley Invitational in Florida on October 22-24.

SWIMMING

The Eagles kicked off their swimming season with losses to Bryant in both the men’s and women’s events over the weekend.

The women lost a very close match up, with Bryant needing a win in the final relay to clinch a 156-144 victory. A number of Eagles performed well on the day, as Taylor Covington, Victoria Lin and Kristi Fecarotta all won their races while Ellie Uhl took first in her diving event.

The men also had a strong showing against Bryant, but they too were unable to come away with a win. Like the women, several Eagles won their personal races, but Bryant came away with a 161-137 win on the day. Will Suchy, Mike Hinton, and Colin O’Leary all won their races on the day.

BC will be back at it starting on Friday when they host the Northeast Catholic Invitational.

TENNIS

Coming off of an extended break, the Boston College women’s tennis team had a strong performance at the Bulldog Invitational, winning 21 of their 38 matches. Kylie Wilcox had the best weekend for the Eagles, going undefeated in her doubles matches and taking two of her three singles matches as well. Natasha Irani, Maria Ross, Elene Tsokilauri and Micayla Casella also went 2-1 in their matches this weekend to pace the team. BC competed against teams from UMass, Columbia, and the host Yale in their second tournament of the fall season.

The Eagles will return to the courts on October 19 when they begin the six day Regional Championships in Philadelphia.

CROSS COUNTRY

The Boston College women’s cross country team took second place overall in the New England Championships on Sunday, placing two members in the top 10 in the 5K event.

Ashbrook Gwinn finished in second place for the Eagles and Laura Leff came in seventh to lead BC on the day. BC finished behind only New Hampshire on the day, finishing with an average time of 18:32 to take second in the field of 28 teams. They will travel to Kentucky to compete in the NCAA Pre-Nationals on Saturday.

The men’s team did not compete in the New England Championships over the weekend, but a few individuals did. With Pre-Nationals just a week away, the Eagles were given the week off to rest. Freshamn Ben Ruffing chose to run the 8K, however, in and finished in 28:08.3. The men too will compete in Kentucky on Saturday.