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Weekly Roundup: Two members of wrestling team qualify for NCAAs

After losing three of its last four meets, the Boston University wrestling team placed fourth during the Colonial Athletic Association championship on Saturday. Two Terriers, junior Kyle Czarnecki and sophomore Kevin Innis, each qualified for NCAAs for the first time in their collegiate careers.

After falling in the 174-pound championship to top-seeded Te Edwards of Old Dominion University, Czarnecki won in a true-second match to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Czarnecki defeated Binghamton University’s Caleb Wallace 7-3 in the match.

Innis, who lost in the semifinals for the heavyweight bracket, secured his spot in the NCAAs by beating Old Dominion’s Matt Tourdot 10-6 in the consolation round. During the third-place match, Innis just barely defeated Hofstra University’s Paul Snyder 3-2.

The Terriers earned 34 points to take the fourth-place spot, edging out Drexel University who earned 33.5. Hofstra won the title with 80.5 points.


Both the BU men’s and women’s tennis teams continued their losing streaks this weekend.

The men’s team (0-8) continued its eight-game winless streak in a 5-2 loss to the University of Connecticut (3-2), the team’s fourth straight 5-2 loss.

Juniors Marcus VanBerkel and Alex Hallenbeck teamed up to earn BU’s only doubles win of the match, 8-5. Hallenbeck also earned a win in one of BU’s two singles wins.
Sophomore Jesse Frieder earned the other singles win.

The men’s team will take the next week off before traveling to California for three meets during spring break.

Meanwhile, the women’s team (4-3) dropped its third straight contest in a loss to No. 41 Brown University (10-3). The Terriers earned one singles and one doubles win during the meet.

Sophomore Leonie-Charlotte Athanasiadis earned BU’s lone singles victory when she defeated Cassandra Herzberg. Athanasiadis also teamed up with junior Jessi Linero for Terriers’ only doubles win.

BU will take on No. 19 Yale University, the third ranked opponent the Terriers have faced in its last four meets, on Thursday.

Track and Field

The men’s track and field team had two sprinters place this weekend during the IC4A Championships at the BU Track and Tennis Center.

Junior R.J. Page placed fourth with a time of 21.36 in the 200-meter dash. Meanwhile, senior Joel Senick finished third in the 400-meter run with a time of 47.33.

The Terriers also received recognition this week when assistant coach Gabe Sanders was named the Northeast Region Men’s Indoor Track and Field Assistant Coach of the Year, according to the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Sanders’ athletes contributed 74 of BU’s 151.5 points at the America East Championships Feb. 17 and 18. Sanders, who works with the sprinters, is in his fourth year of coaching at BU.

Over at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury, the women’s track and field team placed sixth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Sophomore Monica Adler led the Terriers with a win in the mile run. Adler completed the race in a time of 4:46.06.

Senior Shelby Walton also placed this weekend, taking second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.56 and fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.35.

Junior Allison Barwise finished second in the high jump with a mark of 1.83 meters.

Weekly Honors

The BU women’s hockey team and lacrosse team both garnered weekly honors on Monday.
Senior captain Jenn Wakefield and freshman forward Kayla Tutino earned the recognition from Hockey East, with Wakefield being named the Player of the Week and Tutino nabbing the Rookie of the Week title.

Wakefield scored the game-winning and game-tying goals during the hockey team’s double-overtime win in the Hockey East championship on Sunday, and Tutino had a goal and an assist during the Terriers’ win over Boston College in the semifinal game of the tournament.

The lacrosse team also took home two honors this week, with sophomore goaltender Christina Sheridan earning the title of America East Defender of the Week and freshman attack Mallory Collins earning the Rookie of the Week honors.

During BU’s first win of the season, a game against George Mason University on Saturday, Sheridan made a season-high 10 saves. She also leads the league with a .458 save percentage and is one of the top conference goaltenders with an average of 9.00 saves per game.

Collins took the award for the second straight week after a six-point effort during BU’s win over George Mason. Collins had a career-high five goals and an assist in the win.

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