Monday, November 15, 2010

BC weekend in review

It was quite the busy weekend in Boston College sports, and we have much to discuss.  I can't promise to hit every sport, but I will hit the big ones.  Let's begin:

Football: W 21-16 over Duke

Refer to Saturday's reaction article

Men's basketball:
W 79-49 over St. Francis (NY)

Joe Trapani had 20 points, Corey Raji and Reggie Jackson each had 17, and freshman Danny Rubin had 9 as the Eagles beat the Terriers by 30.  New coach Steve Donahue is 1-0 at Boston College and looks to go 2-0 on Thursday night against Yale.  The new offensive system implemented by Donahue is producing results; Ken Pomeroy's website puts BC's offensive efficiency for the first game at above the D-1 average so far.  Not to be lost in the shuffle was BC's good defensive performance: the Eagles threw several different looks at the Terriers, disrupted shots, even dialed up some full-court pressure at times.  You don't want to take too much out of beating SFC, but there were a lot of good things in this win.

Men's hockey: W 3-2, L 5-3 to Vermont

The Eagles hockey team split their weekend series against the Vermont Catamounts, winning a come-from-behind game on Friday night but falling on Saturday night.  BC's defeat on Saturday was Vermont's first win of the 2010-2011 season.  Cam Atkinson had one goal in each game, while Jimmy Hayes scored BC's final two goals on Saturday.  Bill Arnold and Chris Kreider also posted goals this weekend.

Men's soccer: L 1-0 to North Carolina

The North Carolina Tar Heels headed to the men's soccer ACC Championship Game by beating Boston College in a very tight 1-0 contest in Cary, NC on Friday.  The first half was scoreless, but UNC's Enzo Martinez broke the tie for good at 54:01.  The Eagles managed only seven shots in the game, and Scott Goodwin for the Heels turned them all back.  BC is 10-4-5 on the year and are likely an NCAA Tournament team, but will have to wait for the selections.

Women's basketball: W 84-65 at Boston University

Like the men, the ladies won their first game of the season as well, going up Comm Ave and beating up the BU Terriers by a 19-point margin. This game was close at the half, but BU went cold in the second to allow BC to pull away. Carolyn Swords had a double-double for BC (14 points, 18 rebounds) while sophomore Kerri Shields scored a career-high 21 points. The Eagles' next game is tonight at Conte Forum, their home opener against Hartford.

Women's hockey: L 7-3, T 1-1 at St. Lawrence

The women's hockey team did not have such a good weekend out in the middle of nowhere (trust me, I've been in the area), going winless in a twinbill against St. Lawrence.  Mary Restuccia scored a goal in each game, while Melissa Bizzari and Blake Bolden each put one on the board on Friday night.  BC will do a home-and-home with the BU Terriers on Saturday and Sunday night next weekend.

Women's soccer: W 2-1 over Boston University, W 3-1 over Hofstra

One of our soccer teams won a tournament game this weekend, and it was the women over BU in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.  The Terriers had posted thirteen straight shutouts, but the Eagles would have none of it.  Victoria DiMartino and Julia Bouchelle put BC over the top and into the second round, where they beat Hosftra by two on Sunday afternoon to advance to the Sweet 16.  Next up for the Eagles will be West Virginia.

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