Outside of football and hockey, last weekend saw quite a bit of action by the various Boston College teams. Let's take a look back at how the last week unfolded, and what is left in store for the upcoming few days.
The men's soccer team followed up on its 1-0 victory over #1 Notre Dame with a scoreless draw against N.C. State at Harvard's Soldiers Field. Both teams took 11 shots with 4 on goal but couldn't find the back of the net.
Boston College (4-4-2, 1-3-1 ACC) is back in action on Tuesday when it plays Brown at Babson College.
Men's Cross Country
BC's men's cross country team participated in the 2014 New England Championships in Boston over the weekend. All 11 Eagles runners recorded personal records at the meet. As a team, the Eagles placed 17th of 39 teams.
The men's cross country team is back in action at the ACC Championships in Earlysville, Va. on Oct. 31.
Last Wednesday, the Eagles placed 13th at the Wolfpack Invitational. BC men's golf will be back in action this weekend at the Maryland Terrapin Invitational for their final outing of the fall.
The Boston College women's soccer team bounced back from a 6-3 home loss to #4 Virginia on Thursday with a 1-0 victory over ACC newcomer Louisville. Sophomore Hayley Dowd scored the game's lone tally just five minutes into the match.
Hayley Dowd decided to do this earlier today to give BC women’s soccer a 1-0 win over Louisville http://t.co/0sMcQJ6yEz— Alex Fairchild (@alexsfairchild) October 13, 2014
The Eagles improve to 9-6 (2-4 ACC) on the year. Louisville falls to 5-6-2 ... and 2-2-2 in the ACC.
Boston College will play next on Sunday against N.C. State (2-10-2, 0-6-0 ACC) at 1 p.m. I have no idea where the match will be played but my guess is NOT Newton Campus.
At this point, the Boston College field hockey team shouldn't even bother with regulation and just skip to the overtime period. On Friday, the Eagles played in their seventh (!) overtime game of the season, but came up just short in a 3-2 road loss to #9 Duke. Two weather delays stopped play in the second half, and despite out-shooting the Blue Devils 21-13, BC couldn't come away with the win.
In seven overtime games, BC is just 3-4 this year.
On Sunday, the 12th ranked Eagles made quick work of Appalachian State on the road, winning 6-0 in Boone, N.C. BC improved to 9-5 on the season.
The Eagles next take on ACC opponent Louisville (10-3, 3-2 ACC) at Travers Field on Friday, Oct. 17 at 3:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.
Despite carrying a #12 ranking nationally last week, the Eagles currently find themselves at the bottom of the league table with a record of 9-5 overall, 1-3 in the ACC.
Women's Cross Country
Boston College women's cross country ran in the 2014 New England Championships on Saturday. As a team, BC placed 15th with a team score of 366 in the women's varsity 5K. The team is back in action next weekend at the Wisconsin Adidas Meet in Madison as they gear up for this year's ACC Championships in Virginia at the end of the month.
The women's volleyball team went into the weekend with a full head of steam ... off to its best ACC start in school history at 2-1. Unfortunately, both no. 23 Duke and Miami made quick work of the Eagles -- both sweeping BC in straight sets over the weekend.
The Eagles are back in action this Friday when the host Wake Forest (12-7, 2-3 ACC) at 8:00 p.m. BC then heads to Notre Dame (4-13, 1-5 ACC) on Sunday to take on the Irish. Boston College currently sits in 10th place in the league table, ahead of Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and Syracuse.
Senior Cristina McQuiston finished tied for 12th at the LPGA International Hills Course to help Boston College place fifth overall at the tournament in Daytona Beach, Florida over the weekend. BC will be Indiana next weekend for the Hoosier Fall Invitational.
We'll have to wait until the spring to catch the Boston College women's lacrosse team, though the program was in action last weekend as it hosted its fall tournament.
The tournament included Boston University, Brown, Connecticut, Oregon and Stony Brook. BC faced cross-town rival BU, Oregon and Stony Brook, though no results have been posted ... probably because the games don't count. So I'm just going to assume that BC went 3-0 on the afternoon and UConn is protesting the results of one or more games that went to overtime.
Last season, BC advanced to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals and finished the season ranked 6th in the country. Definitely a program on the rise and one to watch this spring.