Update on the Eagles: November
Here’s a quick rundown on what you may have missed from BC Athletics during the month of November.
- Went 2-2 in November, good enough for a 6-6 finish and a spot in a bowl game.
- Of the four games, the Eagles won a close one and lost a close one. They were also blown out by Notre Dame and blew out Syracuse.
- AJ Dillon broke BC’s all-time rushing record and tied the touchdown record against Clemson in late October. Against Syracuse, he broke the record as part of a 242-yard, 3 touchdown performance.
- Also against Syracuse, BC set a program record by gaining 691 total yards.
- The defense improved over the final two weeks, following a mid-month bye. The unit held its ground against Notre Dame for a half and forced four turnovers against Pitt.
- With so many teams hovering around the 7-5/6-6 mark, it’s anyone’s guess as to where BC will end up for its bowl game. It is quite likely that the Eagles could end up filling another conference’s spot in a non-ACC bowl game, much like last year with the First Responders’ Bowl.
- Oh yeah, and they fired Addazio today after seven seasons and a combined 44-44 record.
- Went a perfect 7-0-0 in November.
- The team took care of business against Hockey East bottom-dwellers but bookended the streak with encouraging wins over Providence and Norhteastern.
- BC overcame a 2-goal deficit against the Crimson and scored 4 unanswered to hand Harvard its first loss of the season.
- Spencer Knight has a 1.14 goals against average during the win streak.
- The new third line of Alex Newhook, Mike Hardman and Aapeli Rasanen have 10, 8 and 12 points respectively in the seven games since being put together.
- Sit at 11-4-1, good for eight nationally.
- Went 0-1-1 in the Country Classic facing Nos. 1 and 2 Minnesota and Wisconsin.
- Lost to No. 4 Northeastern and beat No. 10 Boston University.
- Boast a 7-1-1 record on the road.
- Hannah Bilka leads the team with 23 points in 17 games.
- Sit at 5-3, but have a 4-0 record at home.
- Boast a couple of victories by a large margin. Defeated UMass Lowell by 43 opening night. Also defeated St. Francis by 37 and VCU by 35.
- Just finished up the Puerto Rico Clasico over Thanksgiving. They lost to Charlotte and defeated Tulane.
- Colorado transfer Cam Swartz leads the team averaging 14 points per game. She scored a career-high 27 points against Tulane.
- A good defense and a bad offense have the team off to a 4-4 start.
- They are tied for first in the ACC thanks to a season-openings win over Wake Forest.
- The defense gave up only 33 points against High Point.
- They scored only six points in the first 10 minutes of the second half against Richmond.
- USC transfer Derryck Thornton has had his highs and lows but leads the team averaging 15.3 points per game.
- With strong performances from freshmen Jay Heath, CJ Felger, Julian Rishwain, Jim Christian hasn’t been afraid to go young and play the three together.
Women’s Field Hockey
- Reached their first Final Four, falling to No. 1 and eventual National Champion North Carolina 6-3. UNC is undefeated over the last two seasons and only gave up 3 or more goals one other time this season.
- Coach Ed Kelly retired after the season, ending his 32-year tenure as head coach.
- Beat Yale in the first round of the NCAA Tournament but lost to Washington in the second round.
- Stefan Sigurdson, Amos Shapiro-Thompson and Victor Souza were all named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.