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Boston College Athletics Wrap Up, Week 4: Field Hockey and Men’s Soccer Pick Up Overtime Wins

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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 suffered their first loss of the season on Friday, falling to Syracuse by a score of 3-1. The Eagles were outshot 15-7 in the game, with Syracuse getting more shots on goal (8) than BC got total shots.

The Orange scored 3 straight goals, beginning their streak early in the second period and scoring their final goal early in the third. Margo Carlin broke the shutout at 45:38 with a breakaway goal, but BC didn’t have enough time to stage a real comeback.

The Eagles had another tough game this afternoon against UNH, but ended up winning 4-3 in overtime, thanks in no small part to their 12 SOG throughout the match. Margo Carlin put BC up 1-0 at 6:12 after deflecting a Sarah Johnson shot, but UNH scored 2 straight goals to take a 2-1 lead into halftime.

Lois Lekawael scored her first goal of the season just under 4 minutes into the second half to tie the game up, redirecting a pass from Johnson into the net, only for UNH to regain the lead just about a minute later.

Fusine Govaert scored with just 21 seconds left in the game to send things into overtime, and after playing a vital role in BC’s first 2 goals, Johnson was the overtime hero with the game-winner at 66:02.

TL;DR: The Eagles are 7-1 after falling to Syracuse 3-1 and then defeating UNH 4-3 in overtime.


The Eagles are 3-0 after defeating Temple by a score of 28-3 on Saturday. The Eagles did not allow the Owls to record any points until the fourth quarter, when Temple kicked a 32 yard field goal. The Eagles had more than double the passing yards than the Owls, with 187 to Temple’s 78. Dennis Grosel scored 1 rushing touchdown and 1 passing touchdown in his first game as Phil Jurkovec’s replacement at starting QB, but he completed just 5 of 13 passes total.

TL;DR: BC defeated Temple 28-3 on Saturday.

Men’s Soccer

On Tuesday, the Eagles earned a 3-2 overtime win against Holy Cross in a game that remained scoreless until 78:12. Stefan Sigurdarson opened the scoring with a header, but Holy Cross tied the game just over a minute later.

Sigurdarson regained the lead for BC under a minute later for his fifth goal of the season and second 2-goal game of the year, and this time it took just over 3 minutes for the Crusaders to tie the game up. The teams went into overtime knotted at 2, but Mike Suski scored on a penalty kick after Sigurdarson was tripped to earn BC the win.

On Friday, the Eagles fell to an undefeated Clemson team by a score of 3-0, with Clemson’s goalie stopping all 5 of BC’s shots on goal. Christian Garner made 4 saves for BC in the loss.

TL;DR: The Eagles are 3-2-1 after defeating Holy Cross 3-2 and then losing to Clemson 3-0.

Women’s Soccer

The Eagles played just 1 game this week, falling to #1 FSU by a score of 4-1. The teams were scoreless throughout the first half, but FSU scored 4 unanswered goals from 48:35 through 82:18. Linda Boama scored BC’s only goal with a penalty kick at 83:28, but it was too little too late for the Eagles.

FSU managed 16 shots on goal in the win, and Wiebke Willebrandt made an impressive 12 saves despite allowing 4 goals. The Eagles, on the other handle, only got 2 shots on goal, 1 of which was their penalty kick goal.

TL;DR: BC drops to 6-2-1 after falling to FSU 4-1.


This weekend, the Eagles participated in the Michigan Tournament, facing Dayton, Michigan, and Eastern Michigan. Unfortunately, after starting the year 10-1, BC now heads into ACC play on a 3 game losing streak.

On Friday morning, BC fell 3-1 to Dayton. The Eagles lost the first set 25-18, won the second set 25-17, and then lost the remaining sets 25-21 and 25-19. The second set win was BC’s only win throughout the tournament. The Eagles did lead the game in blocks (12-7), with Amaka Chukwujekwu leading all players (and tying the entire Dayton squad), with 7 blocks of her own.

On Friday evening, the Eagles lost to Michigan in straight sets of 25-13, 25-17, and 25-22. The Eagles were out-performed across the board in this matchup.

Finally, the Eagles lost to Eastern Michigan in straight sets of 25-23, 26-24, and 25-23 on Saturday, despite scoring an impressive 6 aces. The Eagles had a fairly strong game, but just were not able to come away with the win. Clare Naughton led all players with 16 kills, and Anna Murphy led the game with 3 aces.

TL;DR: The Eagles went winless this weekend, and are now 10-4 on the season.