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Boston College Olympic Sports Recap

A freshman lead Women’s Golf to a second place finish while Women’s Tennis started their season strong

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While the football team was giving Clemson a run for their money for the first three quarters on Saturday, a number of other teams at Boston College were getting their own seasons underway.

Golf

Freshman Bibilani Liu lead the Boston College women’s golf team to a second place finish in the Boston College Intercollegiate on Sunday and Monday, a strong performance in a tournament consisting of 15 teams. Liu finished the tournament at a +4 overall and picked up 13 birdies to lead the Eagles. BC finished a combined +34, 11 strokes behind tournament winner Richmond.

The Boston College men had a slightly tougher week on the course, finished tied for sixth in the Hartford Hawks Invitational held last Monday and Tuesday. The University of Central Florida ran away with the tournament, posting a score of -28 to win by 25 strokes over the nearest competitor. The Eagles finished with a score of +5, lead by Matthew Naumec (-4) and Tyler Kertson (-3) who both finished in the top 10 overall.

Tennis

The Boston College Women’s Tennis team kicked off their 2017 season over the weekend with a convincing performance at the Harvard Invitational. Competing in the Friday-Sunday tournament against opponents from Air Force, UConn, Harvard, and Georgetown, the Eagles put up a solid 23-9 record in all matches. Jackie Urbanti lead BC over the weekend with a 5-1 record including a 3-0 performance in her singles matches. Freshman Natashi Irani matched Urbanti’s record in her first collegiate tournament.

The Eagles will travel to California this weekend where they will compete in the All American Championship hosted by UCLA.

Sailing

Both the men and women’s sailing teams competed over the weekend in a number of different events. The strongest performances came in the NEISA Men’s and Women’s Single Championships, where Scott Rasmussen took home second place for the men’s team while Sophia Reineke and Isabelle Lossbrook finished fifth and seventh respectively for the women.

In the team regattas, Boston College took fifth in a wind shortened Chris Loder Trophy, sixth in the St Mary’s Interconference Regatta, and ninth in the Hood Trophy hosted by Tufts University. The Eagles will be back on the water this weekend, when they compete in four more ragattas held across New England.

Cross Country

The men and women’s cross country teams both competed in the fifth annual Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown on Friday afternoon. The women’s team was lead by Ashbrook Gwinn, who finished the 5K race in 17:35 to finish 16th overall out of 188 runners. BC finished in 10th place at the event, which featured four teams in the national top 30 and 23 teams overall.

The men had a tougher time at the Coast-to-Coast Battle at Franklin Park, fisihing 16th in an 18 team field. Sean Burke posted the best time for the Eagles, running the 8K in 25:43 to finish 71st out of 156 runners.

The men will run next at the University of Arkansas on September 30 while the women will return to Franklin Park on October 7.