Maryssa Becker held BC hitless for close to five innings on Friday. Once the Eagles finally got going offensively, they didn’t have enough in the tank to come back from their fourth-inning collapse.
Emily Safron, Kylie Wilcox, and Elene Tsokilauri went a combined 6-0 in singles play over the weekend, but, for the second week in a row, BC fell short of sweeping conference opposition.
Birdball dropped all three of its weekend games to the No. 1 Cardinals following a shutout opener, a would-be comeback stopped short, and an error-filled defeat.
Kayla O’Connor scored five goals as the Eagles defeated Louisville, earning their first ACC victory of the year.
In a busy weekend for BC tennis, the men took down BU but lost to Louisville, while the women defeated UMass but fell to Brown.
After hitting nearly half of their shots in Thursday’s victory over North Carolina, the Eagles shot 16-of-57 from the field in Sunday afternoon’s loss to No. 12 Louisville.
While the score may not have shown it in the first half, BC struggled from the field for all 40 minutes of Saturday’s game against Louisville. When the shots weren’t falling, Louisville drew out its lead, ultimately winning 90-67.
After hanging with No. 6 Louisville in the first half, BC sputtered in the latter portion of play, falling 90-67. The team has now lost seven straight and nine of its last 10.
After a promising start to ACC play, the Eagles have lost eight of their last nine games, including six straight. Head coach Jim Christian’s group will try to snap the streak when they face Louisville on Saturday.
Head coach Steve Addazio claims his defense’s struggles have been a result of improved conference competition. But is that true?