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Boston College bans soccer player for tweets

Boston College women’s soccer player Stephanie McCaffrey was suspended by the team for posting incediary tweets involving former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, according to multiple reports Thursday night.

The Eagles play Friday at Penn State in a NCAA Div. 1 Tournament second-round game. McCaffrey is BC’s second-leading scorer.

“The student-athlete used very poor judgment and exhibited insensitivity toward Penn State, for which she apologizes,’’ BC athletic director Brad Bates said in a statement.

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McCaffrey sent out 10 tweets referencing the Penn State showers and Sandusky, who was convicted in June of abusing 10 boys for more than 15 years.

Men’s soccer

Northeastern 1, BC 0 — Junior Dante Marini’s first goal of the year at 13:54 of the first half came at the right time as the Huskies knocked off the Eagles in the first round of the NCAA Division 1 Tournament in Brookline. The win gave Northeastern a program-best 14 on the season.

Women’s basketball

BC 62, BYU 56 — Junior Katie Zenevitch scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Kristen Doherty added 15 points to lead the Eagles (2-1) Boston College women’s basketball team past Brigham Young, 62-56, Thursday night at Conte Forum.

BC is 2-1, and handed BYU its first loss of the season (2-1).

NU 76, La Salle 45 — Senior Deanna Kerkhof poured in a game-high 22 points, pulled down 7 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, had 2 steals and 1 blocked shot to propel the Huskies (1-1) in Philadelphia.

The Huskies captain shot 8 for 13 from the field, including going 4-7 from beyond the arc.

Men’s basketball

Indiana 99, Sam Houston State 45 — Christian Watford scored 24 points to help the top-ranked Hoosiers knock off the Bearkats in the Progressive Legends Classic in Bloomington, Ind. Will Sheehey scored 18 points, Victor Oladipo had 14 and Jordan Hulls 10 for Indiana (3-0), which shot 57 percent from the field and made nine of 21 3-pointers. Paul Baxter scored nine points and Marquel McKinney had eight for Sam Houston State (1-2).

Women’s volleyball

Christopher Newport 3, UMass-Boston 1 After a red-hot start which gave them an early 1-0 lead, the The Beacons fell to the No. 5 Captains in the NCAA Division 3 Tournament quarterfinals in Holland, Mich. With the loss the UMass-Boston closed out the year at 20-12. , while Christopher Newport improved to 40-2 and advanced to the semifinals.

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