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Boston College Athletics Wrap Up, Week 5: Football Stays Undefeated, Other Teams Struggle in ACC Play

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 25 Missouri at Boston College Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

Women’s Soccer

The Eagles have been struggling since entering ACC play last week. BC started this week off on Thursday with a game against Wake Forest. BC had 7 shots on goal to Wake’s 4, but Kaitlyn Parks stopped all 7 BC shots. The Eagles lost this one 1-0, with the only goal coming from the Demon Deacons at minute 30. Wake’s Hulda Arnarsdottir slid to knock the ball out of Wiebke Willebrandt’s grip and managed to get the ball in the net.

On Sunday, the Eagles travelled to South Bend to take on Notre Dame. The Eagles scored on all of their shots on goal...but they only actually had 1 shot on goal. Notre Dame scored 3 unanswered goals before BC got on the scoreboard at 74:02 with a penalty kick from Linda Boama. It was too little, too late for the Eagles, and Notre Dame added 1 more goal before the end of the game to take this one 4-1.

TL;DR: The Eagles went 0-2 this weekend with losses to Wake Forest and Notre Dame and are now 0-3 in ACC play.

Men’s Soccer

The Eagles went 0-2 with a pair of 0-2 losses this week, falling to 3-4-1 overall.

First up, BC headed to Connecticut on Tuesday to face Yale. The Bulldogs got only 2 shots on goal during the game, but they scored on both. Meanwhile, Kristofer Konradsson recorded BC’s singular shot on goal.

On Friday, BC allowed Louisville to take 10 shots on goal, but Brennan Klein stopped 8 of them to keep BC in the game. Unfortunately for him, the Eagles yet again only managed 1 shot on goal, this time from Aidan Farwell.

TL;DR: The Eagles were shut out this week, losing to both Yale and Louisville by scores of 2-0.

Women’s Cross Country

The Eagles came in 9th at the the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown on Saturday. Lauren White earned BC’s only top 20 finish in the Women’s 5K, coming in 9th place with a time of 17:23.

BC fared better in the Open 5K, with 8 top 20 finishers. Katherine Mitchell led the Eagles with a 2nd place finish and a time of 18:41. BC’s other top 20 runners were Kayla Smith (3rd, 18:43), Katherine Connolly (4th, 18:47), Ella Whitman (5th, 18:58), Caroline Barry (8th, 19:11), Haleigh Morales (9th, 19:18), Maureen Lewin (10th, 19:22), and Katherine Stanwood (20th, 19:40).

TL;DR: As a team, the Eagles came in 9th this weekend, but Katherine Mitchell earned a 2nd place finish in the Open 5K.

Men’s Cross Country

BC finished in 17th place at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown this weekend. The Eagles did not have any top 20 finishes in the Men’s 8K or the Open 5K. James Wilkes was BC’s top finisher in the Men’s 8K, coming in 78th place with a time of 25:56. In the Open 5K, John Fitzpatrick was BC’s leader in 21st place with a time of 16:27.

TL;DR: The Eagles finished in 17th place at this weekend’s Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown.

Field Hockey

The Eagles returned to ACC play this weekend, heading down to Chapel Hill on Friday to take on UNC. The Eagles didn’t have much of a chance in this one, as the Tarheels scored 6 unanswered goals between 8:59 and 50:00. The Eagles managed to break through 6 and a half minutes after UNC’s final goal, as Fusine Govaert scored off a penalty corner. Unfortunately, a 6 goal comeback is pretty much unheard of in field hockey, and BC lost this once 6-1.

TL;DR: The Eagles are 0-2 in ACC play after falling to UNC by a score of 6-1 this weekend.

Football

The Eagles stayed undefeated after beating Mizzou in overtime this Saturday. Mizzou outscored BC in the 1st and 4th quarters, and the Eagles led the scoring in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, which led to the teams being tied at 34 as the clock wound down. Zay Flowers was the overtime hero, catching a 10 yard pass from Dennis Grosel to score the game-winning touchdown.

BC led with 450 offensive yards to Mizzou’s 391, a differential that was largely due to the Eagles’ 275 rushing yards.

TL;DR: The Eagles are 4-0 after defeating Mizzou 41-34.

Women’s Golf

The Eagles hosted the Boston College Intercollegiate at the beginning of the week, coming in 2nd behind Yale. Bibilani Liu was BC’s top performer, tying for 5th place with a +5. The Eagles’ top 20 finishers were rounded out by Canice Screene and Nathalie Irlbacher, who tied each other for 8th with a +7, and Angel Lin with tied for 10th with a +8.

TL;DR: BC finished 2nd in the Boston College Intercollegiate.

Volleyball

The Eagles began ACC play this weekend, taking on Syracuse at home before heading to North Carolina to face Duke.

On Wednesday, BC defeated Syracuse 3-1. The Eagles won the first 25-17, dropped the second set 25-22, and then won sets 3 and 4 by scores of 25-17 and 25-16. BC scored an impressive 7 aces throughout the game, led by Gabby McCaa’s 3. Clare Naughton led all players with 21 kills, Amaka Chukwujekwu led the game with 4 blocks, and Anna Murphy led all players with 16 digs.

On Friday, the Eagles were lost to Duke in straight sets on 25-14, 25-20, and 25-20. The Blue Devils dominated across the board, and the Eagles only led twice during the entire match. BC scored the first point in the first set, with the teams going back and forth until Duke ran away with it from 5-5. BC’s largest lead was 3-1 in the final set, but yet again Duke went on a run to earn victory.

TL;DR: BC is now 1-1 in ACC play after defeating Syracuse and losing to Duke.

Sailing

After 1 day, BC was in 2nd in the Hood Trophy standings, 6th in the Sherman Hoyt Trophy standings, and 10th in the Mrs. Hurst Bowl Standings. We will update with final standings as they are released.