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Boston College Olympic Sports Weekly Update

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It was a busy week across Boston College, as more Olympic sports kicked off their second semester schedules.

FENCING

Both the men’s and women’s teams were in action over the weekend, taking part in the Northeast Fencing Conference Duals against a variety of opponents. The women’s side had the best day, going 6-0 on the day and winning each of their matches in convincing fashion. The Eagles took down teams from Brandeis, Vassar, Dartmouth, Tufts, MIT, and Florida to finish at the top of the NFC standings for the third straight season. Gillian Lawlor, Laura Donovan, Chrystal Chen, Ella Morgan, and Brooke Solsky were the top performers on the women’s side of the action.

The men had a strong performance of their own, going 4-2 with wins over Vassar, Dartmouth, Tufts and Florida. Despite dropping their matches to Brandeis and MIT, the Eagles’ record was good enough for a share of second place in the NFC. Connor Rounds, Ben Slavin, Justin Herman, and Cam Mayer had the best tournaments on the men’s side.

TENNIS

It was a great weekend for tennis at Boston College, with the women winning two victories on the same day while the men cruised to an easy victory to open their season.

The men took down Fordham 7-0 to earn their first sweep since March or last season. The Eagles won all of their matches in straight sets to start their season off with a bang. BC will host Notre Dame on Saturday in their first ACC matchup of the year.

The women’s side fared just as strong, winning matching 6-1 victories over UMass and Boston University over the course of a long Saturday. Every Eagle who participated won at least one victory on the day, with a majority winning twice. It’s another busy weekend ahead for Boston College, with a Friday matchup at Dartmouth and a Saturday tilt with William & Mary.

SWIMMING

The women’s swim team had their own strong weekend, winning two victories over local rivals from MIT and BU. The Eagles took down MIT 163-137 on Friday before defeating BU 167-133 on senior day Saturday afternoon. Victoria Lin continued her impressive season with three wins on Friday to go along with another win on Saturday. The Eagles’ victory over BU was their first since 2006 and should have them feeling confident heading into this weekend’s Terrier Open hosted by the same Boston University.

SKIING

The Eagles took part in the St. Michael’s Winter Carnival over the weekend. Carter Robinson finished a career best 7th in a field of 101 racers in the men’s giant slalom and recorded his 12th top-20 finish during his time at BC. In the women’s giant slalom, Parker Biele finished 39th out of 86 racers to pace the Eagles in just her second career meet. BC will head to Vermont this weekend to take part in the UVM Winter Carnival.