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Weekly Roundup: Women’s Golf Earns Victory, Tennis Doubles Team Advances to Super Regionals, and Field Hockey Falls in Double Overtime

Field Hockey

No. 16 Boston College field hockey (5–6, 2–1 Atlantic Coast) came back from a two-goal deficit to tie things at three apiece against Albany (8–3, 2–1 Colonial Athletic) on Sunday but fell to the Great Danes 4–3 in double overtime. 

The Eagles trailed 3–1 until the 44th minute, when Martina Giacchino scored on a shot from the top of the circle to cut the deficit to one. Peyton Hale scored the game-tying goal in the 52nd minute. 

BC prevented Albany from scoring up to the final moments of double overtime, but Albany’s Alison Smisdom scored off a rebound as the buzzer rang in the 80th minute to hand the Great Danes a 4–3 victory.

Women’s Golf

BC women’s golf earned its first win of the 2022–23 season on Sept. 29, making a final-round comeback to win the Boston College Intercollegiate. The Eagles (304–299–298=901) were seven strokes behind Elon (303–293–307=903) heading into the final round but shot a tournament-best 298 in the final round to move two strokes ahead of Elon and win the tournament. 

All five of BC’s golfers competing for the team score finished in the top 20. Angel Lin (74–73–74=221) led the Eagles with a fifth-place finish, followed by Cynthia Zhang (76–77–75=228) in 12th place, Canice Screene (76–78–75=229) in 15th place, Eubin Shim (78–73–79=230) in 16th place, and Estelle Seon (82–76–74=232) in 19th place. 

Ananya Barthakur (77–73–76=226), Stephany Kim (77–75–74=226), and Bianca Sol Cruz (81–78–77=236) competed individually, with Barthakur and Kim tying for eighth place and Sol Cruz finishing in 35th place. 

Women’s Tennis

BC women’s tennis competed at the Regional Championships held at Dartmouth on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Eagles’ second doubles team of Hailey Wilcox and Sophia Edwards qualified for Super Regionals during the tournament. 

Wilcox and Edwards went 3–0 on the weekend, defeating teams from Buffalo, Quinnipiac, and Dartmouth. They’ll join BC’s first doubles team Laura Lopez and Marice Aguiar, who pre-qualified as a doubles team, at Super Regionals. 

Edwards also posted a strong singles performance in the tournament. After a bye in the first round, she defeated Brown’s Olivia Mariotti and Harvard’s Sany Gawande before falling to Yale’s Ann Wright Guerry. 

BC’s Stephanie Sanchez had a similar performance to Edwards, as she earned a bye in the first round, defeated two opponents, and then lost in the fourth round. 

October 5, 2022