BC Sports Recap 10/17


Bridgewater Eagles Athletics

First-year Sophia Martone shot a 68 on the second day of the Knights Invitational on Tuesday Oct. 12. Her mark is the lowest single round ever in the history of Bridgewater College women’s golf — earning her the title of BCVoice Player of the Week.

Leyton Pullin, Sports Editor

Bridgewater, Va. – It was a successful week for the Eagles as Coach Erin Harris crossed the 300 career win mark for the volleyball program; as well as junior Grace Hayes, who crossed the 2000 career assists mark. First-year Sophia Martone shot a 68 on the second day of the Knights Invitational — which is the lowest round ever in the history of BC women’s golf.

Women’s Golf

The women’s golf team picked up a team win on Monday and Tuesday at the Knights Invitational in Buena Vista. First-year Sophia Martone finished her fall season for the Eagles with a 68 on the second day of the event –which was the lowest round in program history. 

The Eagles also racked up a team accomplishment on the second day as they finished with a score of 301, beating the previous one round program record by three strokes. 

The Eagles finished their fall season and will be back in action in March 2022, when they begin their spring season during spring break.

Field Hockey (5-9, 2-3 ODAC)

The BC field hockey program opened the week as they hosted Ferrum in ODAC action. First-year Emily Tyler opened the scoring three minutes in on a tip in from senior Claire Ashley. First-year Erin Dameron then took over the game offensively as she put the ball to the back of their net three times to break it open 4-0 for the Eagles.

Senior Caroline Quigley added a goal at the end of the third quarter. Tyler added one more in the fourth to round out the scoring and giving the Eagles a 6-0 lead to secure the win.

The Eagles then hosted Shenandoah on Friday night as the No. 24 Hornets made the short trip. 

Shenandoah put up four goals in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating the Eagles 8-0. Senior Brooke Hamm had a busy night between the pipes saving 17 shots.

Volleyball (11-9, 6-3 ODAC)

The volleyball program opened the week with their senior night as they honored three senior members of the program: Jessica Bissmeyer, Hope Jennings and manager Cassie Jordan.

BC took the first set 25-20, but then got into a grinder in the second set before Lynchburg pulled ahead to take the set 25-22. The Hornets dominated set number three taking it 25-15.

BC hung around in the fourth set making it competitive before Lynchburg pulled away to take the set and the match 25-19. Bissmeyer led the way with 17 kills, a career high.

The Eagles then played three matches in two days on the road. The first of the road trip was a stop in Danville to take on Averitt. 

BC dropped the first two sets 20-25 and 22-25, but stayed competitive and snuck the third set out 25-23. Averitt took an early lead in the fourth set and never looked back to take the set 25-21 and to clinch the match.

BC continued down Route 29 to Greensboro for a tri match with Guilford and Randolph on Saturday. 

Junior Grace Hayes entered the day Saturday with a chance at eclipsing the 2000 career assists mark. Coach Erin Harris also had an accomplishment on the line as she sat at 299 career wins. 

Harris hit her mark as the Eagles swept the day, not dropping a set along the way to 3-0 sweeps over the WildCats and the Quakers. 

Harris picked up her career win number 300 in the first match of the day, while Hayes picked up 18 assists in the match against Guilford and then 34 more during the win over Randolph — putting her at 2011 on her career.

Bissmeyer continued her great week with 20 kills on Saturday in the two matches combined. She also added 13 in the match on Friday against Averitt — putting her at 50 kills on the week.

The volleyball program will be on the road on Oct. 20, when they make the trip to Marymount.

Women’s Soccer (11-1-2, 4-0-2 ODAC)

The women’s soccer team opened the week with the long trip to Ferrum where the Eagles defeated the Panthers 3-0.

Seniors Lauren Pion and Hanna Randolph both netted goals in the first half to put the Eagles up 2-0 at the break. Sophomore Skyler Daum added a third goal to close out the game.

The Eagles continued the week as they hosted Randolph on Saturday.

Daum opened the game up with a goal early in the first half. Sophomore Alicia Keo added another first half goal to put BC up 2-0.

The Eagles leading scorer, sophomore Ashley Sabatino, struck in minute 65 of the game to stretch the lead to 3-0. The WildCats put a goal on the board two minutes later to finish the scoring at 3-1.

The Eagles will be back in action on Oct. 19, when they make the trip to Randolph-Macon.

Men’s Soccer (5-6-2, 1-3-2 ODAC)

The men’s soccer team took on Roanoke on Wednesday. The Eagles fell behind 1-0 in the first half off of a quick goal by the Maroons. The Eagles were a step behind during the entire second half allowing another goal by the Maroons and falling to the Maroons 2-0. 

The Eagles hosted Hampden Sydney on Saturday as part of the homecoming festivities. BC took a 1-0 lead into the break as junior Trevon Phillips netted an unassisted goal.

The Eagles stretched their lead to 2-0 as Phillips found the back of the net again, this time from senior Luke Stubbs and junior Parker Richard.

The Eagles then gave up an own goal in the second half. The Tigers capitalized off of the momentum change and scored seconds later in minute 76 to tie the game at 2-2.

Through two overtime periods, neither team scored leading to a tie 2-2.

BC will be in action at Guilford on Oct. 20. 

Football (3-4, 0-3 ODAC)

The BC football team got back to their winning ways on Saturday with a 27-7 win over the Apprentice School in their homecoming game. The Eagles blocked three punts en route to the win. Senior Chad Jones added 94 yards receiving and a TD.

BC will be back in action as they travel to Washington & Lee — who is at the top of the ODAC standings.

Men’s Cross Country

The men’s cross country team made the trip to Gettysburg, PA for the Aubrey Shenk Invitational. 

The Eagles placed No. 9 in the event. Sophomore Alexander Hulleman led the way placing No. 36 in the event. 

Their next event will be on Saturday Oct. 30 as they host the ODAC Championships

Women’s Cross Country

The women’s cross country team also competed in the Aubrey Shenk Invitational.

The Eagles placed No. 9 in the event as well. Six first-years ran for the Eagles, and were led by Emily Smeds who placed No. 12 overall.

They will also be in action on Oct. 30 as they host the ODAC Championships.

Player of the Week

First-year Sophia Martone takes the honors as BCVoice Player of the Week. Martone had a strong fall season in her first year in the program, as she shot a 68 — which is the lowest round for a BC women’s golfer in the program.