For the second time in five days, the Eagles will play Notre Dame. Only this time the stakes are a little higher. BC will have a chance to win its first ACC Tournament game since 2013.
The Ohio State University’s Director of Athletics, Gene Smith, is Martin Jarmond’s mentor. Smith always told Jarmond to stick to a plan and follow its process. Now the AD at BC, Jarmond is doing just that.
Last year, the Eagles had the ninth-worst scoring attack in the country. And it all started in April 2016, when they put up a combined eight points in the spring game. But this time around, things were a little different.
Every time the Boston Marathon rolls around, BC advertises and supports the sport of running. But for the other 364 days of the year, the school fails to live up to its name.
The coaching staffs were expecting rain, and a possible delay, but not a suspension of play. In the middle of the fifth inning, Wednesday’s Beanpot final was halted with BC leading Harvard 3-2.
Brittany Pickett tossed the first 14 innings of North Carolina’s weekend series against the Eagles. All but one of those were scoreless. Pickett’s dominance only continued on Saturday, and UNC completed the sweep.
The North Carolina lineup picked apart both Dan Metzdorf and Brian Rapp in Sunday’s doubleheader. Before long, the games were effectively over, and BC was forced to attempt a desperate and unrealistic comeback.
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.
For most of the weekend, Virginia Tech exposed BC’s pitching staff, recording an assortment of extra-base hits. And even when the offense was limited, like on Sunday, it found a way to pull through at the right time.
While Andrew Orpik may have not made a name for himself in the NHL like his brother, his work off the ice has sculpted him into a role model.