The Boston College Eagles' path to the illustrious, famous, and not at all made up Orange Eagle Trophy just got even more difficult.
For the second time this season, the Boston College volleyball team fell to Syracuse, dropping Wednesday night's home match at Power Gym in straight sets. Syracuse won convincingly: 25-21, 25-15, 25-16. This means that Syracuse will take home all six #OrangeEagle points awarded for volleyball this season, unless the two schools manage to meet in the postseason.
Sol Calvette led the way for BC in a losing effort, tallying 9 kills. The sophomore from Argentina appears to be emerging into a role as BC's next key player, with all time Eagle great Katty Workman's graduation impending. The volleyball team has made strides toward competitiveness in recent years, but is struggling in ACC play this season; BC is 9-10 overall but just 1-6 so far in conference matchups.
From an Orange Eagle perspective, the picture looks bleak early for BC. In addition to the two volleyball losses, BC also lost the Orange Eagle opener in Field Hockey back on September 19. Last year, BC won points in volleyball and field hockey, so these points (and then some) will need to be made up elsewhere if the Eagles are going to win this famous honor for the first time in its three-year history.
Syracuse's prowess at track and cross country all but ensure that six more points are coming the Orange's way in mid November, so the October 30 men's soccer game becomes a bit of a must win for BC. The football game also is kind of a must win, unless BC bucks the odds and earns some points in basketball this season. Here's a look at the trophy schedule; please note that the score has not been updated to reflect SU's second volleyball win, so the score is currently actually 12-0.