This past weekend was the first jam-packed one on the BC athletics calendar, with the men's and women's soccer teams, the field hockey team, and the volleyball team all in action. Let's take a quick look back at the weekend, which was by and large a successful one:
The Eagles traveled to #4 Stanford on Friday night (in the presence of blogfather emeritus and ultimate BC jinx Brian Favat) hoping to use that game as a measuring stick early on in the season. It did not go well. Stanford scored early and often, cruising to a 4-0 win and pouring cold water over an otherwise solid start to the season.
BC needed a bounce back yesterday as they finished up their west coast swing against Pacific, and they got just that, thumping Pacific 6-0. McKenzie Meehan was on fire again, scoring her second career hat trick. She now has a remarkable 7 goals in 4 games.
The Eagles fly back east for a midweek game against Harvard in Allston.
The men's team started its campaign with a 1-0 shutout victory over Quinnipiac at home on Friday night, with Trevor Davock providing the game's only scoring. The always heated BC-BU rivalry, which has become a legitimate soccer rivalry in its own right, is renewed tonight at BU's Nickerson Field where the Eagles will look to start 2-0.
The Boston College volleyball team, seeking to build off a few years of steady growth and improvement, defended their home court successfully this weekend, going 3-0in the BC Invitational. On Friday, BC dispatched South Alabama 3-1. On Saturday, BC topped Providence (3-2) and Sacred Heart (3-1) to complete the perfect weekend - in front of what appeared to be a pretty big crowd on Twitter, fueled by many freshmen who turned out to support the team during move-in weekend.
BC faces another set of nonconference opponents next weekend in Connecticut as part of the Fairfield Invitational.