Checking in on the non-revenue BC sports


Following Boston College football these days is about as depressing as watching one of those SPCA commercials with the sad puppies and kittens begging you for donations. Fear not, however, because there are other Eagles sports going on as well. Today seemed like as good of a day as any to say hello to the other fall sports. Some of them, as you’ll soon see, are doing quite well.

Men’s soccer

The Eagles are 5-1 (1-1) in this young season, with their only loss coming in an ACC contest against Maryland. As of last week, they were ranked #11 in the nation and look like they will put together another strong season.

Their next game is tomorrow night against UConn on Newton campus.

Women’s soccer

This Eagles team is on a roll, having won four games in a row and most recently capturing their ACC opener against #14 Virginia. They were ranked #18 as of last week, and that promises to rise this week. BC is looking to build off of consecutive deep runs in the NCAA Tournament.

Field hockey

BC field hockey is rocking early in the 2011 season, ranked in the Top 10 in the nation and having just beaten #4 UConn in Storrs to solidify their position. The Eagles are 6-2 and face ACC foe Virginia on Friday evening.

They have a Twitter page which deserves a follow, located here.

Men’s cross country

This team has participated in two meets so far, and the results haven’t been bad. They came in second place out of four teams at the Dartmouth Invitational a few weeks ago, and this past weekend, placed eighth out of nineteen teams down at a meet hosted by Iona.

Matt Kerr, the coach of this program (and also track and field), has a blog, which you can visit at this link. Kerr’s other team won’t begin their season for another few months.

Women’s cross country

The women’s XC team at Boston College is off to a good start, taking second at the Dartmouth Invitational and winning the UMass Invitational this past weekend. Their next meet will be at the end of September in Bethlehem, PA in an event hosted by Lehigh University.

Men’s golf

The golf team has not gotten off to a stellar start, finishing last out of twelve teams in the Golfweek Program Challenge to open their 2011 season. Starting today and stretching into tomorrow, they will compete at the Adams Cup in Newport, RI.

Women’s golf

The ladies’ golf team didn’t fare too much better than the men at the Golfweek Program Challenge, coming in 10th of twelve in their season opener. They did a little better in the Yale Invitational this past weekend, coming in seventh out of 16. They won’t hit the links again until October 9th when they take part in the University of Richmond Invitational.

If I’ve missed anyone, accept my apologies.