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Boston College Olympic Sports Roundup: Liv Westphal Wins ACC XC Championship

Single-handedly wins #OrangeEagle points

Keeping tabs on the various non-football, non-hockey, non-hoops goings-on across Boston College athletics.

Women's Cross Country

Boston College senior Liv Westphal placed first overall at the ACC Championships at the University of Virginia on Friday with a time of 19:43.8. Westphal broke the course record and tied her personal record in the 6K.

Overall, Boston College finished 7th with a team score of 162. Syracuse also finished with 162 points, but Westphal's win broke the tie and gave the Eagles the #OrangeEagle points.

Men's Cross Country

The Boston College men's cross country team also competed at the ACC Cross Country Championship over the weekend. BC senior James Newhouse was the first finisher with a time of 25:09.8 James Zingarini (25:24.5), Richard Lucas (25:50.1), Brian McDavitt (26:15) and Nicholas Denari (26:19) rounded out the top five finishers.Overall, Boston College finished 14th as a team with a score of 435. Syracuse won the event and the all-important #OrangeEagle points.

The men's cross country program is back in action on November 14 for the NCAA Northeast Regionals.

Men's Soccer

Needing a win to advance to the ACC Championship, the Boston College men's season ended in the most painful way possible. After playing to a 1-1 draw during regulation, Syracuse's Skylar Thomas scored the game-winner three minutes into the second overtime to give the Orange a 2-1 win...as SU claims the #OrangeEagle points for men's soccer this year.

After Clemson beat N.C. State, an ACC Championship berth was there for the taking for the Eagles, which only needed an OT goal to advance to the conference championship as the 10th and final seed. Alas.

Syracuse improves to 14-2-1, 5-2-1 ACC on the year, while Boston College's season ends with a disappointing 5-8-3, 1-6-1 ACC record. Remember when this program won the school's only ACC conference championship to date? Seems like ages ago.

Women's Soccer

The women's soccer team played to a hard fought 1-1 draw against No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday night at Newton Campus Field. Notre Dame took the lead in the 63rd minute of the match, but BC's Allyson Swaby scored the equalizer--her first career goal--in the 79th minute.

Boston College finishes the regular season with a 10-8-1 record, 3-6-1 in conference play.The Eagles are currently in 10th place in the conference standings pending Sunday's results.

Women's Volleyball

The volleyball team knocked off Notre Dame (5-8, 2-10 ACC) in five sets to improve to 9-12 overall and 4-6 ACC.

Boston College has matched its highest ACC win total under HC Chris Campbell at four, with eight conference games remaining. BC hosts North Carolina on Friday evening (7:00 p.m.) and Clemson on Sunday afternoon (12:00 p.m.) next weekend. Definitely seems like a program on the rise.