Posted: 6:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
By Joseph Gravellese
Good morning! Happy Monday. It was a busy weekend in BC sports - and a highly successful one, with football, men's hockey, women's hockey, field hockey and women's soccer all notching wins. Here's a look at some of the news:
ACC football helmet stickers: Week 6 (ESPN)
"Boston College running back Andre Williams: He was the difference in a gritty 48-27 win over Army. Williams tied the school record with five rushing touchdowns and came within a yard of the single-game mark, amassing a career-high 263 rushing yards on the afternoon. His 37-yard touchdown run in the second quarter marked the longest run for the Eagles this season. Three of his five touchdown runs were over 30 yards each."
Williams carries BC past Army (ESPN ACC Blog)
"Every year I feel like I get a little bit wiser, a little bit heavier and a little bit stronger," he said. "And this offense that we're running right now is just brutal and physical, and that's the way I play. I'm just so happy that it turned out the way it did."
Eagles use RB’s legs to shut down Knights (Boston Herald)
"When you execute effectively as we did today, the records will come; you don't really have to chase them," Williams said. "This offense that we are running is brutal and physical, and that's the way I play."
College football: Clemson, Florida St. keep on rolling (Concord Monitor)
No. 3 Clemson and No. 8 Florida State took turns routing divisional foes, and sending messages that they are the superpowers of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Army lets game slip away (RecordOnline.com)
Julian Holloway took the blame. Holloway, Army's middle linebacker, counted in his head at least eight tackles he missed in a 48-27 loss at Boston College. Looking at Boston College's running numbers in the aftermath, it was hard to blame one Army defender.
BC shut out talk of shutdown (Boston Globe)
The threat of Boston College's homecoming game against Army being postponed or canceled because of the federal government shutdown posed "zero distraction'' for the Eagles, said coach Steve Addazio after Saturday's 48-27 victory.
Someone other than McKenzie Meehan finally has a game-winning goal for BC women's soccer. After Meehan opened BC's scoring in the first half, Stephanie McCaffrey took over, scoring a hat trick for the Eagles as they sailed past Duke, 4-1. The Eagles improved to 7-6 overall and 4-4 in ACC play, and they will now rest up for a week before taking on national titan and #6 ranked UNC next Sunday afternoon in Newton.
BC Rolls Past St. Francis (HockeyEastOnline.com)
Eight different goal scorers propelled the No. 4 Boston College hockey team to an 8-2 victory over St. Francis Xavier in the Eagles' opening exhibition bout on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum.
After Slow Start, Boston College Jumps On St. Francis Xavier (Western College Hockey Blog)
It took them 20 minutes to find their legs, but after a lackluster first period, Boston College flipped the switch and jumped all over St. Francis Xavier, scoring 8 unanswered goals and skating to a 8-2 exhibition win.
Thatcher Demko hasn't even turned 18 yet, but he'll likely be the starting goaltender for NCAA powerhouse Boston College this year and is one of the leading goalie prospects heading into the 2014 NHL Draft.
Though he hails from San Diego, Calif., Demko wanted to honor the people of his new home with his goalie mask. With the Boston Marathon bombing still fresh in the minds of many Bostonians, part of Demko's mask serves as a tribute to those affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013.
Notre Dame Tops Guelph, 5-2 (HockeyEastOnline.com)
Senior forward Mike Voran scored twice to help lift Notre Dame to a 5-2 exhibition win against Guelph on Sunday at the Compton Family Ice Arena.
This was actually a pretty good result for the Mack Attack. McGill tied #1 UMass-Lowell 3-3 on Saturday.
"And it's always great to play Boston College - our alumni base in Boston after Thanksgiving will really enjoy that game given the historical rivalry between our schools."
Havoc meets havoc: VCU's tough non-conference schedule (CBSSports.com)
An improving Boston College program presents an interesting matchup for VCU at the Barclays Center on December 28th. The Eagles have a bevy of shooters on their roster and boast two borderline All-ACC players in Olivier Hanlan and Ryan Anderson.