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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Recap

Russian Olympic Committee in session Photo by Mikhail Tereshchenko\TASS via Getty Images

The spring semester is underway at Boston College, and with it comes the return of the Olympic sports season. A few teams have kicked off their second semester schedules and more will be joining them in the coming weeks. So for the first time in 2018, lets take a look at the week that was for Boston College Olympic Sports.

SWIMMING

The Boston College swim team has been back in action for a little while now, with both the men’s and women’s teams competing in four meets since the turn of the new year. Over the weekend of January 12-13, the Eagles took place in a Tri-Meet weekend in West Point, New York that saw them face opponents from Marist, Army, and Bucknell. Both the men and the women put up 1-2 records over the course of the weekend, with the men taking a victory over Bucknell while the women defeated Marist College. Colin O’Leary helped lead the men’s side to their win, taking first place in the 200 yard butterful against Bucknell while Ali Kea won two separate races in the women’s matchup with Marist.

The Eagles also faced off with Tufts on January 16, with both teams winning victories. The women’s team won by an impressive 263-111 while the men won 191-179. Ali Kea again won two individual races, the 50 and 100 yard relays, while also racing in two group relays that saw BC take first place. Colin Derdeyn won two races for the men’s side, taking first in both the 50 and 100 butterfly.

The Eagles return to action this weekend, when they will face MIT on Friday and Boston University on Saturday.

TENNIS

The women’s tennis team had their first ACC match of the season on Sunday, January 21, falling 5-2 to Virginia Tech. Kyle Wilcox and Natasha Irani won singles matches for the eagles while the pair of Irani and Asiya Dair took home BC’s only doubles victory on the day.

The Eagles will continue with their schedule with a pair of matches on Saturday the 27th when they face teams from UMass Amherst and BU.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Both the men’s tennis team and the fencing team are set to return to action this week, with tennis facing off with Fordham on Friday while fencing will take part in Sunday’s Northeast Fencing Conference Duals. Look for an update on both in next week’s recap!