Sports Recap 10/24


Bridgewater Eagles Athletics

Senior Brett Tharpe tallied 23 tackles in the Eagles loss to Washington & Lee. Tharpe is keeping his dorm as an All-American selection last spring for the Eagles.

Leyton Pullin, Sports Editor

Bridgewater, Va. – As fall sports start to approach their senior days and start to look ahead towards the postseason, the true grind begins. Women’s soccer picked up two wins on the week, making them the only team to go undefeated in multiple contests. 

Men’s Golf

The men’s golf team took part in the VSGA Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday. They placed at number six in the event.

Junior Jacob Sears led the way for the Eagles placing at number ten overall in the event — jumping 11 places on Tuesday after posting a 76. Sophomore Alex Czerwinski also tallied a solid second day with a 77.

The men’s golf team will finish their fall campaign in Greensboro, North Carolina on Oct. 25-26.

Women’s Soccer (13-1-2, 6-0-2 ODAC)

The women’s soccer team continued their hot streak picking up a win (1-0)  in Ashland over the homesteading Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets. 

Sophomore Destiny Zepata netted the only goal for the Eagles in minute 57 of the game. Redshirt senior Sydney Davis picked up the win in goal — stopping all three shots the Yellow Jackets put on goal. Davis now has 22 career shutouts.

Davis picked up another shutout as the Eagles picked up a key ODAC win (1-0) on the road at Lynchburg. 

The Eagles struck early as Alicia Keo redirected a cross into the back of the net from Ashley Sabatino that Skyler Daum got a piece of as well for the all sophomore connection. 

Davis stopped all ten shots she faced in between the pipes. 

The Eagles will be back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 27, when they host Roanoke in game one of two that will close out the year.

Men’s Soccer (6-7-2, 2-4-2 ODAC)

The BC men’s soccer program picked up their second ODAC win of the season with the defeat of Guilford on the road.

Senior Sam Franklin broke the scoring open in the closing seconds of the first half — putting the Eagles up 1-0.

Guilford tied the game 15 minutes into the second half, but moments later junior Mattew Shelor put the Eagles back in front 2-1. The Eagles held off the Quaker attack to pick up the win.

BC looked to continue their winning ways as they hosted Virginia Wesleyan on senior day for the program.

The Eagles struck first, late in the first half, as junior Eric Ramirez found the back of the net to put BC on top 1-0. The Marlins bounced back moments later to tie the game at 1-1.

Both teams had chances down the stretch, but 90 minutes was not enough. The Eagles had a big chance in the first overtime period as junior Alex Martinez dove for a header attempt, but did not connect.

Neither side scored, which sent the game to another overtime period. Three minutes into the second extra frame, the Marlins rifled a shot into the back of the net to end the game 2-1.

The Eagles have one game left on their schedule as they will travel to Lynchburg on Oct. 26.

Field Hockey (6-10, 3-4 ODAC)

The field hockey program made the trip to Roanoke on Tuesday to take on the Maroons. 

The first half went scoreless on both sides. Roanoke netted the only goal of the game five minutes into the second half. 

BC was held shotless in the second half of play. Graduate student Kelsey Hicks led the Eagles offensively — taking two of the Eagles three shots.

The Eagles tried to flip the script on Saturday as they hosted EMU on senior day. 

The first half went scoreless, but less than three minutes into the third quarter senior Caroline Quigleytook a pass from sophomore Hassmilyn Delarosa and put it into the back of the cage for the score.

The Royals knotted the game 12 minutes later with a goal of their own to tie the game at 1-1. 

BC got a penalty corner with less than ten minutes to go. Quigley set it in and after a shot, Hicks took the rebound and scored to put the Eagles up 2-1, which would prove to be all the Eagles needed for the win.

The Eagles have one game left in the regular season on the road at Randolph-Macon on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Volleyball (11-12, 6-4 ODAC)

The Eagles volleyball program made a trip to Arlington for a rematch with Marymount, who they defeated in straight sets earlier in the year. However, the Saints had their number, picking up the straight set win.

Senior Jessica Bissmeyer continued her hot streak with 11 kills and nine digs. First-year Madeline Walker and sophomore Ashley Casey each added four aces. 

The Eagles made the trip to Virginia Beach for a tri match with Virginia Wesleyan and Salisbury. The Eagles opened the day with a 3-1 loss to the Marlins and then they dropped their second match of the day (3-0) to Salisbury. 

Bissmeyer tallied 11 kills and 12 digs in the opening match. Junior Ann-Marie Johnson also added 12 kills.

In the second match the Eagles did not attack to the best of their ability as they hit -0.009 on the match. Johnson led the way along with junior teammate Lisa O’Grady, who both knocked down six kills. 

The Eagles will play their final home game on Wednesday, Oct. 27 as they host Mary Washington on MS Awareness night.

Men’s Swimming

The men’s swimming team defeated Randolph-Macon 121.5-80.5 in ODAC action. 

Sophomore Travis McCauley led the way with victories in four different events. 

The Eagles will be back in action at Gallaudet on Friday, Oct. 29.

Women’s Swimming

The women’s swimming team fell to Randolph-Macon 133-71 on Friday. 

Sophomores Katie Tolone and Isabelle Bauer led the way picking up wins in their events.

The women’s swimming team will also be in action on Friday, Oct. 29 at Gallaudet.

Football (3-5, 0-4 ODAC)

The BC football team made the trip to Lexington to take on the top team in the ODAC standings, Washington and Lee.

The Generals rushing attack proved to be too much as they rushed for 298 yards in their 17-0 win over the Eagles.

Senior Brett Tharpe led the way for BC defensively tallying a career high 23 tackles. 

The Eagles will have a bye week next week and then they will make the trip to Hampden-Sydney on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. 

Player of the Week

The BCVoice Player of the Week is senior Brett Tharpe. The former 1st Team All-American has kept his form and stood out this week by racking up 23 tackles and also forcing a fumble.