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Boston College Athletics Wrap Up, Week 6: Ice Hockey Returns

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

Field Hockey

The Eagles faced UMass earlier today for their only game of the week. BC jumped out to an early 2 goal lead, holding UMass scoreless in the first half. Sky Caron scored off a corner just 3.5 minutes into the game to give BC a 1-0 lead, and Milagros Arteta scored in the second quarter to put BC up by 2.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, everything flipped in the second half, with UMass scoring twice and holding BC scoreless. The game went into double overtime tied at 2, with UMass ultimately winning the shootout.

TL;DR: The Eagles lost to UMass in overtime in their only game this week.


We won’t make you all relive this one too much, but BC lost a heartbreaker to Clemson this Saturday, thanks to an end of game fumble by Dennis Grosel. Clemson came away with a 19-13 win, handing the Eagles their first loss of the season.

TL;DR: BC lost to Clemson 19-13.

Men’s Hockey

The Boston College men’s hockey team took the ice for an exhibition game this Saturday, facing AIC in an afternoon matchup. BC dominated play, starting off the scoring just 56 seconds in thanks to Colby Ambrosio.

Jack McBain put BC up 2-0 late in the second period, passing to Casey Carreau, who passed it right back, allowing McBain to score a beautiful goal. AIC scored early in the third period, on BC’s third string goalie Jack Moffatt, but BC didn’t let the Yellowjackets stage a comeback. Freshman Aiden Hreschuk put BC up 3-1 halfway through the third, and Nikita Nesterenko tacked a goal on late to give BC the 4-1 victory.

TL;DR: The Eagles won their exhibition game against AIC by a score of 4-1.

Women’s Hockey

The Eagles played a pair of games against Penn State this week and picked up a pair of 2-1 victories. Both teams got off to a slow start on Thursday, but Gaby Roy scored just under 2 minutes into the second period to put BC up 1-0. Penn State tied things up midway through the third, and the game went into overtime tied at 1. Freshman Abby Newhook was the hero of the game, scoring a minute into overtime to give BC a 2-1 win.

Penn State started the offense out on Friday, scoring 4 minutes into the game to take a 1-0 lead. Caroline Goffredo took a pass from Hannah Bilka just 4 minutes later to tie the game up. The game stayed tied until 8 minutes into the second period, when Bilka carried the puck into Penn State’s zone to score a wrister and put BC up by 1. Abigial Levy made 69 saves over the weekend to help BC secure these 2 victories.

TL;DR: The Eagles start the season 2-0 after defeating Penn State twice.

Men’s Soccer

The Eagles took on Virginia Tech this Friday, hoping to turn their ACC record around. Unfortunately, neither team was able to break through on offense, and the game ended in a 0-0 tie after double overtime. The Eagles recorded just 2 shots on goal throughout the game, while Virginia Tech made just 3. BC is now 0-2-2 in ACC play.

TL;DR: The Eagles and the Hokies played to a 0-0 draw this weekend.

Women’s Soccer

BC continues to struggle in ACC play, and the Eagles are now 0-4 in conference play after falling to Miami this weekend. The Eagles got 8 shots on goal in this weekend’s game, but Miami’s goalie stopped them all. The Hurricanes broke the scoreless streak at 89:59, taking home a last minute 1-0 win.

TL;DR: BC fell to Miami by a score of 1-0 this weekend.


The Eagles played a pair of ACC games this weekend, taking on Virginia Tech on Friday and Wake Forest on Sunday. The Eagles started off strong on Friday, taking the first set 25-18 before dropping 2 straight sets to Virginia Tech by scores of 25-15 and 25-21. The Eagles came back to take the fourth set 25-20, and won the tiebreaker 15-13. Clare Naughton led all players with 17 kills, Gabby McCaa led the game with 9 blocks, and Anna Murphy had a game leading 26 digs.

The match on Sunday against Wake Forest went to a tie breaker too, with Wake taking sets 1 and 2 by scores of 25-23 and 25-21, BC winning sets 3 and 4 by scores of 25-22 and 27-25, and Wake winning the tiebreaker 15-13. Naughton recorded her 1,000th career kill in the loss, putting her in BC’s top 10 for career kills.

TL;DR: The Eagles went 1-1 this weekend, defeating Virginia Tech in a tie breaker before falling to Wake.