Checking In with the Non-Revenue BC Sports


During football season, it can sometimes be very easy to miss the accomplishments of our non-revenue sports. Of course, when they make the NCAA Tournament (like both soccer teams did), one notices, but this site supports all BC sports, even the ones the fans cannot consume on a regular basis.

Here’s what some of BC’s other in-season sports have done so far in the month of December:

Women’s hockey

Bizzari’s Overtime Goal Finishes Maine, 4-3

"Junior left-winger Caitlin Walsh won the puck behind the net and dished it to sophomore forward Melissa Bizzari for a one-timer that found the net at 2:56 in overtime, as the fourth-ranked Boston College women’s ice hockey team defeated Maine, 4-3, on Saturday night in Alfond Arena."

The Eagles followed this up with another win in Maine on the fourth, thanks to Blake Bolden scoring the only goal of the game with about a minute and a half to go in regulation.

BC goes into their December 9th & 10th series with Mercyhurst at 12-4-1 (7-2-1 Hockey East), which is good enough to keep them at #4 in the nation.

Men’s swimming and diving

M. Swimming Sweeps Williams and Fordham at Tri-Meet

"The Boston College men’s swimming and diving team earned two victories to sweep the field at a tri-meet on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Eagles defeated host Williams, 193-107, and downed Fordham, 185-113."

Earning wins during the competition for Boston College this weekend were junior Marty Long, senior Collin Thilo, sophomore Sean Murphy, and junior James Boretti. Thilo then joined with senior Juan Perez, junior Eddie Timmerman, and junior Connor Stickney to give Boston College the win in the 400-Yard Freestyle.

BC swimming is back in action in January.

Women’s swimming and diving

W. Swimming Falls to Williams and Fordham at Tri-Meet

"The Boston College women’s swimming and diving team finished third at a tri-meet on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Eagles fell to host and overall winner, Williams, 202-98, in addition to Fordham, 212-98."

Shannon Landers, a senior from Ashburn, VA, got BC’s sole individual victory of the competition. Stephanie Ng had three top-four finishes.

Like the men, women’s swimming comes back in January.

Men’s & women’s track and field

Aizenstadt, McKenna Win at Jay Carisella Invitational

"Junior Taylor Aizenstadt cleared 1.68 meters (5-6.0 ft.) to win the high jump and classmate Erin McKenna claimed the half mile by a several strides in 2:16.83 as the Boston College track and field teams kicked-off the 2011-12 indoor season at the Jay Carisella Invitational hosted by Northeastern University on Saturday."

Graduate student Jon Bogosian finished second in the men’s high jump, while freshman Kristen McDonagh came in third for the ladies.

These teams are done for 2011 and will compete again on January 8.

Men’s & women’s fencing

BC Fencing Gives Strong Effort against Stiff Competition at Brandeis

"Boston College women’s fencing picked up two wins while the men’s team dropped all four of its matches at the Brandeis Invitational hosted by Brandeis University on Sunday in BC’s first team meet of the season."

"“It’s a young team,” head coach Syd Fadner said of the men’s team. “Six of our nine starters are freshmen or sophomores. As the season progresses I expect our results to improve with increased experience.”"

Sounds familiar.

The men lost close, competitive matches against UNC and Brown, while the women were able to win two against UNC and Yale.

Their next competition is almost two months away on January 28.