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Boston College Athletics Wrap Up, Week 8: Women’s Hockey Stays Undefeated

Boston College Women’s Hockey Coachs Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Need a recap of what happened on the Heights last week? Here’s what your favorite Eagles’ teams accomplished...

Field Hockey

#13 Boston College started the weekend with a home game against Duke, who have yet to win an ACC game this season. The Blue Devils scored first, making it 1-0 just 2 and half minutes into the game. The Eagles almost went into the second period down a goal, but Jill Joossens tied the game up with a fraction of a second left in the period.

Sarah Johnson scored off a free hit early in the third period to put BC up 2-1. Nell Webber, who assisted on BC’s first goal, scored on a breakaway late in the game to give BC some insurance, and the Eagles ultimately came away with a 3-1 victory.

This afternoon, BC headed down the road to Northeastern to take on the Huskies. Elizabeth Warner put BC up 1-0 minutes into the game off a penalty corner rebound. Neither team scored again until the third quarter. Early in the period, Sky Caron put BC up 2-0 off a penalty stroke. Northeastern cut BC’s lead in the 42nd minute, but the Eagles hung on for a 2-1 win.

TL;DR: The Eagles went 2-0 this weekend, defeating Duke and Northeastern.

Football

Another tough loss for the Eagles this week, as they fell to Louisville by a score of 28-14. Read our full recap here.

Men’s and Women’s Golf

The men’s team finished the fall season early this week at the Quail Valley Collegiate Championship. The Eagles finished in 13th place, and were led by junior Nick Cummings, who tied for 6th place. Cummings had BC’s only top 50 finish.

The women’s team, on the other hand, finished the fall slate with a first place finish. The Eagles topped the Pat Bradley Invitational for their second tournament win in a row. The Eagles were led by Canice Screene, Nathalie Irlbacher, and Eubin Shim, who all tied for 10th place with a +2. Bibilani Liu also had a top 20 finish, tying for 14th.

TL;DR: Women’s golf won the Pat Bradley Invitational, while the men’s team came in 13th at the Quail Valley Collegiate Championship.

Men’s Hockey

Most people probably expected the Eagles to go 1-1 this season, but I doubt many people would’ve expected the loss would come against Colorado College and the win against Denver...

You can read a full recap of the 5-3 loss to Colorado College here and a full recap of the 5-1 victory over Denver here.

Women’s Hockey

The women’s hockey team remains undefeated after defeating Maine this weekend. BC started the scoring just 5 minutes into the game, as Hannah Bilka fed a pass to Abby Newhook to put BC up 1-0. Three minutes later, Bilka set herself up for a goal, taking a wrister that deflected into the net. Later in the first period Gaby Roy scored a short handed goal and Caroline Goffredo scored on a shot thats rebound rolled past the goalie, giving BC a 4-0 lead heading into the second.

Maine scored a pair of unanswered goals, one midway through the second and one early in the third, to cut BC’s lead to 4-2, but Hannah Bilka grabbed a Maine pass midway through the third to skate into the offensive zone and score, killing Maine’s comeback attempt.

TL;DR: The Eagles defeated Maine 5-2 to stay undefeated.

Sailing

The Eagles came in 7th out of 18 teams at the Women’s AC Series Final.

Men’s Soccer

The Eagles were set to play a pair of games this weekend, but their Tuesday match against Merrimack was postponed.

On Saturday, the Eagles welcomed Wake Forest to Newton Campus. Mike Suski scored first, putting BC up 1-0 in the 19th minute of the game. Late in the first half, Stefan Sigurdarson was tripped and awarded a penalty kick. He faked out the goalie, and increased BC’s lead to 2-0.

Wake cut BC’s lead to 1 goal early in the second half, but Suski got himself in scoring position minutes later to make it 3-1 Eagles. The Demon Deacons grabbed 1 more goal before the game ended, and BC ended up winning this game 3-2.

TL;DR: The Eagles defeated Wake Forest 3-2 and remain unbeaten at home.

Women’s Soccer

The Eagles started the week at Pitt. The Panthers outshot BC 9-4 on goal, and Wiebke Willebrandt’s 6 saves weren’t enough to keep BC in the game. The Eagles lost this one 3-0.

Next up, BC headed to Virginia Tech. This time, shots on goal only favored their opponents 8-6, but the Eagles were shut out yet again and lost 1-0.

TL;DR: The Eagles went 0-2 this week after being shut out by Pitt and Virginia Tech.

Women’s Tennis

The Eagles sent 3 players to the ITA Division I Women’s Northeast Regional Championship weekend: Natasha Irani, Maria Aguiar, and Laura Lopez. The Eagles lost all 3 of their matches - 2 singles matches and 1 doubles match.

TL;DR: BC went winless at the ITA Division I Women’s Northeast Regional Championship.

Volleyball

While the men’s hockey team was struggling against Colorado College in Conte, the volleyball team was dominating Clemson in Power Gym. The Eagles won the first set 25-23, lost the second 25-20, and then won sets 3 and 4 by scores of 25-20 and 25-17. BC scored an impressive 13 aces in the match, and led Clemson in all major stats. On an individual level, Izzy Clavenna led all players with 13 kills and Clare Naughton scored a game high 4 aces.

Unfortunately the Eagles had a tougher time on Sunday, falling to Georgia Tech 3-0 in sets of 25-21, 25-13, and 26-24. The Eagles did lead the Tigers in blocks (7-2), but they couldn’t outscore Clemson. Amaka Chukwujekwu led all players with 4 blocks across the match.

TL;DR: BC went 1-1 this weekend, defeating Clemson before falling to Georgia Tech.