BC Sports Recap 9/26


Leyton Pullin

A busy week for Bridgewater College Athletics saw a majority of action on the road. The week was highlighted by the women’s golf program’s fourth best round ever, which they shot on Tuesday during their home event.

Leyton Pullin, Sports Editor

Bridgewater, Va. – A busy week for the Eagles athletics featured many games on the road. This week was highlighted by the women’s golf team’s outstanding performance at their home event.

Women’s Golf

The Eagles golf team opened the week up for BC athletics with a strong showing at the Bridgewater Invitational. 

The Eagles finished strong on the second day of the tournament as they posted a team score of 311 — which led them to a third place finish in the invitational.

First-year Sophia Martone led the way for the Eagles with a 75 in each round, putting her in second place overall as an individual.

The Eagles will be back in action at the VSGA Intercollegiate Championship on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26.

Men’s Soccer

The BC men’s soccer team opened the week with a blowout victory over Regent at home 11-1 on Tuesday.

Senior Sam Franklin led the way with a hat trick. First-year David Franco added three assists and five shots in the win.

The Eagles, winners of three in a row, were back in action on Saturday as they opened ODAC play at Randolph.

The Eagles got behind 1-0 early, but junior Trevon Phillips found the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1.

The Eagles took their first lead of the game in the closing minutes of the first half, as senior Josh Gilliam scored to put the team on top 2-1. 

Randolph tied the game at 2-2, before junior Alex Martinez quickly struck back putting the Eagles in front 3-2. 

The Wildcats bounced back, tying the game in the closing minutes to send the game to overtime — where less than a minute in, Randolph would score to take the game 3-2.

Men’s soccer falls to 3-4 on the year and 0-1 in ODAC play. They will be back in action as they host Shenandoah on Sept. 29.

Women’s Soccer

The Women’s soccer team opened their week with a 4-1 win against cross town rival Eastern Mennonite University. 

Sophomore Skyler Daum, senior Hannah Randolph, senior Lauren Pion and sophomore Ashley Sabatino all scored for the Eagles during the win. Sabatino also added an assist. 

The Eagles were back in action on Saturday as they took on Mary Washington University at home.

BC created chances in the first half; landing two shots on goal, but were saved by junior Allison Nork for MWU. 

The Eagles finally broke the scoreless streak in minute 61, as sophomore Destiny Zapata put a shot into the back of the net off of a Daum assist. 

Randolph added her third goal on the season in minute 69, as she scored unassisted to stretch the lead to 2-0. 

BC moves to 7-1 on the year with both wins. The Eagles will open up ODAC play on Sept. 29 as they travel to Shenandoah.

Field Hockey

The Eagles field hockey team came into the week winners of two in a row before they traveled to close rival Sweet Briar. 

BC got behind early in the first quarter 1-0, but then bounced back in the second quarter to tie the game as senior Caroline Quigley fired a shot that was deflected in by first-year Emily Tyler and into the back of the net to even the game at 1-1. 

Sixty minutes was not enough to decide a winner and the game headed to the extra frame, where the Vixens put a shot into the back of the net to win the game 2-1.

BC was back in action on Saturday, as they hosted Mary Washington in a game the program had dedicated to Morgan’s Message — which is an organization focused on mental health awareness.

The Eagles got behind early as Mary Washington took a 3-0 lead into the half. Mary Washington added two more goals in the third quarter to stretch the lead to 5-0. \

BC had a few chances in the fourth quarter, including a rush by junior Taylor Wood, as her centering pass got to Tyler — but it was poked away by a defender before Tyler got a shot off. 

The Eagles fall to 3-5 on the season and will be back in action at home on Sept. 29 as they host St. Mary’s.


The BC volleyball program picked up their first ODAC win of the season with a three set sweep of Hollins 25-15, 25-9 and 25-17.

The Eagles were led by senior Hope Jennings, who added nine kills in the win. Sophomore Lauren Nossinger added three service aces in the match that took just under an hour to complete. 

The Eagles traveled to Ferrum on Saturday for a tri match with the Panthers and with Washlington and Lee.

The Eagles opened up the day with a 3-0 loss to Washington and Lee. Nofsinger led the Eagles with 12 Kills in the opening game. Junior Grace Hayes added 30 assists and senior Jessica Bissmeyer tallied 20 digs in the back line.

In the second match of the double header, the Eagles flipped the script and picked up a 3-0 over Ferrum. Sophomore Ashley Casey led the way with 12 kills. Hayes added 36 assists and first-year Grace Williams added 12 digs. 

The Eagles (5-6) will be back in action on Wednesday, Sept. 29 against Randolph-Macon at Nininger Hall. 


The BC football team fell to former ODAC member Emory & Henry 38-17 on Saturday. 

The Eagles took the opening drive down the field and were capped-off by junior Viante Tucker — who ran the ball in for a score to go up 7-0.

The Wasps then put up 28 unanswered points before the Eagles scored a touchdown and a field goal to make it a 28-17 game at the half.

The Wasps put up ten points in the second half, while the Eagles were held scoreless.

BC falls to 2-2 on the year and will make the short trip up I-81 to Shenandoah University, as they return to ODAC play.