Sports Shorts: Men's Soccer Finds Winning Streak

Coming off an entertaining match against the No. 5-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the BC Eagles returned to Chestnut Hill from their away stand with wins against URI and NC State.

Last Tuesday, the men’s soccer team dominated the URI Rams with an early eight-minute goal from freshman Zeiko Lewis. Later in the first half, a Rams defender took out a BC attacker to force a penalty kick, and junior Giuliano Frano was able to put it away, making it 2-0. Freshman Derrick Boateng then secured the Eagles’ victory with his first career goal, leading BC to a 3-0 rout of URI.

NC State held BC at home two days later, but was not able to break the Eagles’ three-game winning streak. Energized after a scoreless first half, junior Matt Wendelken flicked a header past the hands of the Wolfpack’s keeper, Fabian Otte. BC was able to hold the lead until the 64th minute when NC State was able to capitalize on a corner kick.

Battling throughout the second half, BC’s sophomore Atobra Ampadu sent a thundering shot into the lower left portion of the goal in the 80th minute. Leading NC State 2-1, the Eagles remained solid on defense as goalkeeper Keady Segel deflected a worthy last-attempt shot, saving his team from overtime play.

Segel had an impressive shutout against URI, only having to make one save thanks to the defense. The junior showed up against NC State as well with eight saves, giving him his third win of the season.

The men’s soccer team is 4-2-2 overall and 2-1-1 in the ACC. The Maryland Terrapins will face BC on Oct. 4, and the Eagles will host Syracuse on Oct. 8 on Newton.

Eagles overcome NC State with Meehan’s hat trick

Sunday was another great day for BC as the women’s soccer team clinched their sixth win versus NC State.

Sophomore McKenzie Meehan earned her second career hat trick to bump the Eagles past the Wolfpack in an exciting 3-2 match. Meehan put the pressure on the Wolfpack early in the game by finishing a ball crossed by junior Stephanie McCaffrey in the third minute.

NC State later matched Meehan’s goals in the second half to tie it up at 2-2. Heading a ball past NC State’s keeper Karly Gustafson, Meehan gave her team the final goal in the 60th minute. The Eagles are currently 6-5-0 overall and are 3-2 in the ACC.

Plasteras produces three assists as BC tops NEU 3-0

The women’s field hockey team dropped 3 goals on the Northeastern Huskies last Sunday. Beginning with a goal off of corners from freshman Emily McCoy, the Eagles took the lead going into halftime.

Senior Hannah Mulvey entered the second half by taking advantage of a corner directed by Junior Emma Plasteras, giving the Eagles a 2-0 lead in the 53rd minute. With only 14 minutes left in the games, freshman Leah Frome chalked up her first career goal as an Eagle. Plasteras supplied all three goals with assists, leading her team with nine assists.

The BC field hockey team has a hard-to-beat record of 8-2 overall and 1-1 in the ACC.

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