For the first time all season, BC scored first against its crosstown rivals. It set the tone for what was a dominant Eagles performance. But many will remember the final five minutes of play and its ensuing fight.
After a season of struggles against Boston University, Boston College bit back when it mattered most, shutting out the Terriers at TD Garden.
Despite leading the nation in assists, Sam Apuzzo failed to tally a single one in BC’s game against Boston University on Wednesday afternoon. But it was her six goals which carried the Eagles to victory.
The Eagles have struggled lately, including losing three times to archrival BU, leaving fans wondering where BC stands come Trophy Season.
It took BC almost 19 minutes to record a shot on goal in its first-round Beanpot loss to Boston University, and it didn’t get much better from there.
With another dreadful performance on the power play, the Eagles lost to the Terriers in the Beanpot for the first time since 2007.
The Eagles’ road to repeating as Beanpot champions runs through Boston University, as the two suit up for the first round of play on Monday. To this point, BC has failed to earn a point versus its crosstown rival this season.
The Eagles, who had conceded just eight power play goals all season before Tuesday night, gave up two to Boston University in the second period. It took a ferocious third period for BC to rescue the lead and secure the win.
Caitrin Lonergan capped off a 2-goal third period Eagles’ performance, clinching a spot in the Beanpot final. BC’s chance to defend its title is still alive.
The Eagles will face the first challenge to their Beanpot crown in the form of Boston University, who will seek to upset the defending champs on Tuesday night.