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Boston College Athletics Wrap Up, Week 2: Field Hockey Defeats Top 10 Opponents, Football Returns

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Boston College Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

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

Field Hockey

The Eagles are the victors in this year’s B1G/ACC Cup, defeating #9 Maryland 3-2 on Friday and #4 Northwestern 2-1 this afternoon. The Eagles are currently undefeated.

Milagros Arteta started the scoring off early against Maryland, scoring just under 5 minutes into the game to give BC a 1-0 lead. Maryland tied things up just about a minute later off a penalty corner, but 6 minutes after that Sarah Johnson rebounded Fusine Govaert’s shot into the net.

Maryland tied things at 2 early in the second quarter, but Areta scored again 2 minutes later to put BC up 3-2 heading into halftime. Both teams were held scoreless in the second half and BC goalie Jonna Kennedy made 5 saves throughout the game.

On Sunday, Northwestern started things off with a bang, scoring just 1 minute and 49 seconds into the game, However, this was the last goal the Wildcats would score as despite being outshot 13-8, the Eagles allowed just 5 of those 13 shots to be on goal, and Kennedy saved all but 1.

Jaime Natale tied this game at 1 midway through the first quarter, and Elizabeth Warner won it for the Eagles near the end of the third quarter after taking control of a blocked penalty corner. The Eagles are currently ranked #7, but should see a bump in next week’s poll

TL;DR: BC is 4-0 after defeating #9 Maryland 3-2 and #4 Northwestern 2-1.

Men’s Soccer

After starting the season with a loss, the Eagles evened out their record this week thanks to a 2-1 victory over the BU Terriers on Monday evening.

BU got the scoring started off a penalty kick and took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but the Eagles dominated the second half. BC recorded 8 shots to BU’s 3 in the second, and Stefan Sigurdarson converted on 2 of those to give BC a 2-1 victory. Sigurdarson led all players in the match with 6 shots and 2 SOG.

TL;DR: BC is 1-1 thanks to a Stefan Sigurdarson led victory over BU.

Women’s Soccer

The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season this week in a close 1-0 matchup against #12 South Carolina, but ended the week with a 4-0 victory over Kennesaw State this afternoon.

The Eagles were outshot by a lot in their loss to South Carolina, with a final total of 22-5 shots and 7-3 shots on goal. But freshman BC goalie Wiebke Willebrandt allowed just 1 goal in, and the Eagles were able to keep this game close.

The Eagles flipped things around against Kennesaw State today, recording 13 shots on goal and allowing 6. Linda Boama scored her 6th goal of the season 7 and a half minutes into the game off a great feed from Sam Smith, and the Eagles didn’t look back from there.

Ella Richards added to BC’s lead with her fifth and sixth goals of the season to make it 3-0 Eagles heading into halftime, and Abby McNamara beat the defender to a Samantha Agresti pass 48 minutes into the game for her first goal of the season and a final score of 4-0.

TL;DR: BC is 5-1 after suffering their first loss of the season to #12 South Carolina but then defeating Kennesaw State 4-0.


The Eagles are off to a strong 6-0 start this season, and picked up 3 wins this week at the Bryant Invitational.

On Friday, BC swept Holy Cross 3-0, defeating the Crusaders in sets of 25-15, 25-22, and 25-19. The Eagles were pretty dominant across the board in this one, leading in points 54-36, kills 38-31, aces 7-3, blocks 9-2, assists 31-26, and digs 43-38. Amaka Chukwujekwu led all Eagles with 10 kills while hitting at .600.

BC started off Saturday with a closer game, defeating Brown 3-1 in competitive sets. The Eagles won the first set 25-22 before falling 25-21 in the second set. The Eagles then won sets 3 and 4 by scores of 25-17 and 25-22 to take home the victory. The Eagles were most dominant on kills in this game, with 60 to Brown’s 45. BC was led by Katrina Jensen’s 18 kills.

Later on Saturday, BC picked up another 3-1 win, this time over Bryant. Yet again, BC won the first set (26-24) before dropping the second set (25-19) and then coming back to win the third and fourth sets (25-16, 25-21). Jensen, again, led all players with 18 kills, while Anna Murphy had a game leading 27 digs

TL;DR: BC remains undefeated at 6-0 after defeating Holy Cross 3-0, Brown 3-1, and Bryant 3-1.


In their first game of the season, the Eagles completely dominated Colgate to pick up a 51-0 victory. Things started out a bit slow as BC shook the off-season dust off, but BC scored a touchdown at 12:40 in the first and just kept going from there. The Eagles scored 3 more touchdowns in the first half, missing 1 extra point to take a 27-0 lead into halftime.

Danny Longman made a 17 yard field goal 4 minutes into the second half, and the Eagles added 3 more touchdowns before the end of the game.

Phil Jurkovec threw for 3 touchdowns and 303 passing yards, and averaged 12.2 rushing yards. Zay Flowers recorded 175 receiving yards and Shitta Sillah led the Eagles with 7 tackles. Meanwhile, the Eagles held Colgate to just 84 passing yards and 12 first downs.

TL;DR: BC starts the season 1-0 after defeating Colgate 51-0.

Men’s Cross Country

The Eagles took third place at the Stony Brook Season Opener to start the 2021 season. Stony Brook and Columbia placed ahead of the Eagles, while BC defeated Quinnipiac, Fordham, LIU, and Sacred Heart.

BC was led by UNH grad transfer James Wilkes, who came in second with a total time of 19:12.50. Other top 20 finishers for BC were freshman Andrew Healey (12th place at 19:37.90), Brown grad transfer David Scherrer (14th place at 19:46.80), grad student Adriano Barilla (15th place at 19:51.10), and freshman Peter Fox (18th place at 20:00.90).

TL;DR: BC began the year with a 3rd place team finish while James Wilkes earned an individual 2nd place finish.