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Weekly Sports Roundup: Week of March 1

Women’s Tennis

After a convincing 5-2 win over ACC opponent Virginia Tech on Feb. 28, Boston College women’s tennis (4-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) started a win streak with a 5-2 victory over crosstown rival Boston University (1-1). BC opened the match by narrowly clinching the doubles point. The No. 1 team of Yufei Long and Kylie Wilcox won their doubles court 7-6, while Marice Aguiar and Laura Lopez won theirs 6-3. 

Long then won her singles match 6-1, 6-3, and Wilcox won hers 6-3, 7-6. Aguiar took her match to three sets before falling in the tiebreaker, and Wilcox’s younger sister Hailey Wilcox won at sixth singles in straight sets. 

Men’s Tennis

BC men’s tennis (0-6, 0-6) took on two ACC opponents at home and once again emerged without a win, first falling 7-0 to No. 15 NC State (6-4, 4-1), followed by another 7-0 blanking by Wake Forest. The losses mark the second time this season that the Eagles have gone a full weekend series without winning a single match. 

Against the Wolfpack, all of BC’s courts fell in straight sets except for Shreekar Eedara in the fourth slot, who took his match to three sets but fell in the third set for the second week in a row. 

BC fared no better in its second contest of the weekend, falling 7-0 to No. 12 Wake Forest (13-4, 4-1). Eedara repeated his feat from the day prior, taking his match to three sets before falling in the tiebreaker. Max Motlagh and Sean Mullins at first doubles gave the Demon Deacons’ team of Adam Ambrozy and Siddhant Banthia a run for their money, but the Eagles fell in a tiebreaker 7-6, and Wake earned the doubles point. 

Field Hockey

After opening the spring portion of its season with a win over Maine at home, BC field hockey (1-4) dropped a 3-0 result to Wake Forest (4-8) on the road. BC goaltender Jonna Kennedy made 10 saves, but the Demon Deacons outshot BC 20-13. Wake Forest opened the scoring in the first period, and followed by a scoreless second quarter, tacked on one more goal in each of the last two frames. BC found the back of the net twice, but upon review, officials overturned both tallies. 

Men’s Soccer

After forgoing its fall season last year, BC men’s soccer (0-1) opened competition on Saturday against No. 6 Wake Forest (9-2). The Eagles held a 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Stefan Sigurdarson and Kristofer Konradsson, but Hosei Kijima found the back of the net twice in the final five minutes of the game to take a 3-2 edge at the final whistle. 

The Demon Deacons took an early lead with a goal from Holland Rula nine minutes into the game. Sigurdarson found the equalizer on a free kick from Konradsson at the 40-minute mark, and eight minutes later, Konradsson fired a rocket from 30 yards out to take the lead. 

Cross Country

Junior Lauren White earned a bid to the NCAA Cross Country Championships, set to take place on March 15. She is one of 38 runners nationwide to be selected to run as an individual. With the cross country season stretched between fall and spring, White has been one of the Eagles’ most consistent top finishers. In the Eagles’ sole spring cross country race at the FSU Winter XC Classic, White finished 14th overall. She earned All-ACC honors after a standout fall season, finishing eighth at the conference championship. 

Featured Graphic by Emma Healy / Heights Editor

March 7, 2021

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