BC Sports Recap 3/30

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Bridgewater College softball opened the season 6-0, sweeping three double headers in one week.

Dean Barker, Sports Editor

Bridgewater, Va. – The Eagles were very active this past week, with fifteen teams in action for a total of 28 sporting events. This included two regular season finales and one opening day.

Football

Bridgewater football fell 19-18 to Shenandoah University on Friday, March 26 at home to end the regular season at 2-2, 1-2 in the ODAC.

 Junior linebacker Brett Tharp had 15 tackles and an interception in defeat, earning him a spot on D3Football.com’s National Team of the Week

#6 Bridgewater will travel to Winchester to rematch the #5 Hornets on Saturday, April 3 at 5 pm as part of ODAC’s Championship Weekend. It will be the final game of BC head coach Michael Clark’s career.

Men’s Tennis

Bridgewater men’s tennis had a rough week, losing a narrow 5-4 match at Lynchburg on Tuesday, March 23, and getting routed 8-1 at Washington and Lee on Thursday, March 25. 

Junior Canon Secord led the Eagles in defeat, shutting out grad student Colton Mullins 6-0, 6-0 on Tuesday, and defeating junior Alex Fedor 6-4, 6-4 for the lone Eagles win on Thursday. 

BC is now 1-5, 0-4 in the ODAC, and will hope to snap a five match losing streak on Thursday, April 1 at Shepherd University at 3 pm.

Women’s Tennis

The Eagles women’s tennis team won 8-1 at Randolph on Friday, March 26, and 7-2 at Shenandoah on Monday, March 29 to move to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the ODAC.

 The Eagles had two shutouts in singles, with a 6-0, 6-0 win from first-year Ryan Roeber over first-year Amanda Jagdeo on Friday, and a 6-0, 6-0 win from graduate student Whitney Kiser over junior Madison Hansen on Monday. 

The Eagles will host Washington and Lee on Wednesday, March 31 at 4 pm.

Softball

The BC softball team began the season with six wins, four in the ODAC. They swept three double headers, beating Mary Baldwin 6-0, 12-3 on Tuesday, March 23, taking down Ferrum 10-2, 7-6 on the road on Saturday, March 27, and handling a road trip to Eastern Mennonite 6-2, 10-2 on Monday, March 29. 

The first place Eagles will hope to continue their winning ways at home against Shenandoah for a double header on Tuesday, March 30 at 3 pm.

Baseball

Bridgewater baseball went 1-1 last week, being soundly defeated 16-7 Wednesday, March 24 at Eastern Mennonite, and narrowly beating host Ferrum 7-6 on Saturday, March 27. 

The Eagles were plagued by seven errors on Wednesday, but were led by three RBIs from junior shortstop Timothy Hopson on Saturday. 

The Eagles moved to 5-3 and 4-2 for conference play, and will host SU Tuesday, March 30 at 4 pm.

Field Hockey

Bridgewater field hockey was shut out this past week, losing 4-0 at home versus Randolph Macon Tuesday night, and were defeated 3-0 Friday at Shenandoah. 

The 3-3 Eagles will hope to get back to their winning ways at EMU on March 30 at 7 pm.

Men’s Lacrosse

The Eagles fell 10-7 at Washington & Lee on Wednesday, March 24, but soundly defeated host Randolph Macon 15-9 on Saturday, March 27. 

BC was led by junior attacker Chris Martel, who had three goals in each game, along with senior attacker Eric Husselbaugh, who had two on Wednesday and three on Saturday. 

The Eagles moved to 1-3, and will travel to Shenandoah on Wednesday, March 31 at 7 pm.

Women’s Lacrosse

BC women’s lacrosse had a roller coaster of a week, routing EMU at home 22-8 on Wednesday, March 24 before getting destroyed 19-3 at RMC on Saturday, March 27. 

The Eagles were led by first-year attacker Aunnie Hacker, who had a career high eight goals on Wednesday, and scored one goal on Saturday. 

Bridgewater is now 1-2 and 1-1 in ODAC play, and will travel to Roanoke on Wednesday, March 31 at 7 pm.

Men’s Soccer

Bridgewater men’s soccer lost two at home this past week, falling 1-0 versus Randolph on Thursday, and 2-1 to Guilford on Monday, March 29.

 Sophomore forward Alex Martinez scored the Eagles’ only goal on Monday, his first of the year. 

BC (1-5-2, 0-5-2 ODAC) will hope to snap a four match losing streak at Southern Virginia on Thursday, April 1 at 7 pm.

Women’s Volleyball

The Eagles split the ODAC Tri-Match on Saturday, March 27 hosted by Roanoke College, losing 3-1 to Roanoke before defeating Shenandoah 3-1.

BC was led by sophomore opposite hitter Lisa O’Grady, who had 14 and 12 kills, respectively. 

Bridgewater (2-3, 2-3) will visit EMU on Thursday, April 1 at 7 pm.

Men’s Golf

BC placed sixth at the Shenandoah Invitational, a two-round tournament this year, on Monday, March 29. 

The Eagles were led by senior Jason Spaar, winner of the tournament in 2019, who had a total of 159 strokes, 85 in the first round and 74 in the second to tie for 13. 

The Eagles compete again Monday, April 5, at the Bridgewater Spring Invitational.

Women’s Golf

Bridgewater won the Knights Invitational on Saturday, March 27. Junior Heather Donnelly finished on par with 72 strokes to place at the number one spot individually. 

It was the second win of the season for BC, who will compete at the Bridgewater Shootout on Monday, April 5.

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field

Bridgewater won a total of sixteen events on Saturday, March 27 at the Doc Jopson Invitational — ten for the women, six for the men. 

First-year Alicia Tucker placed first in both the hammer throw (37.18m/121’11”), sixth in school history, and shot put (10.72m/84’4″), tenth in school history. Junior Christopher Atkins ran a 49.51 time to win the 400 meter dash and place ninth in BC history. 

Track and field will be back on Saturday, April 10 at the Wildcat Invitational.

Equestrian

BC equestrian placed third out of 12 with 33 points at the Virginia Tech IHSA Show on Sunday, March 28. 

Sophomore Caroline Warren rode Blake to third over the fences, and rode Fingurio to third on flat. 

Bridgewater will hope to win the conference championship on Saturday, April 3 at the ODAC Championship Show at Sweet Briar College.