By James Garrison
The Boston University women’s hockey team (10-11-4, 9-7-4 Hockey East) met up with their cross-town rivals, the Boston College Eagles (17-11, 14-8 HE) for the second time this season. The Eagles took the contest 3-0.
After falling to the No. 6 ranked Harvard Crimson 4-1 in the Beanpot semifinals on Tuesday, and having only won one game in their last seven, the Terriers looked to rebound this weekend.
The Terriers took on the University of Connecticut Huskies Friday night, a team they had been previously swept by earlier this season. The Terriers had a strong home effort last night, taking home the extra point in the shootout against the Huskies.
Saturday however, was a different story. Despite a strong showing in the second period and 32 shots on the night, the Terriers were unable to solve Eagles’ senior goaltender Abigail Levy, who stopped all 32 shots.
Levy secured her first shutout of the season this afternoon, improving her already strong statistics this season. So far this season, Levy has produced a .941 save percentage and a 2.16 goals-against-average.
The Terriers were never out of the game, as the play evened out quickly after Gaby Roy scored her first of two just one minute into the first period. The Eagles scored one each period and the Terriers were unable to close the gap.
Freshman goaltender Callie Shanahan got the nod for her ninth game of the season, stopping 27 out of 30 shots. A consistent theme throughout much of the season for the Terriers is that they have been unable to provide offense to support their goaltenders.
BU has now entered a stretch where they have only won one game in their last nine contests and have only scored fifteen goals, an average of 1.67 goals per game. The goaltending and defense has been solid, but the offense just has not been there.
The road will not get any easier for the Terriers, as they will be facing No. 3 ranked Northeastern University in the consolation game of the Beanpot after Northeastern was upset by the Eagles earlier this week.
It will be the fourth meeting of the season between these two sides, with Northeastern having won two of the three contests. Each of the three previous matches has not disappointed and it should be another good one on Tuesday.
Puck drop is set for 4:00 p.m. at Matthews Arena on Tuesday. Coverage for that game can be found with recaps and previews right here on the blog as well as on Instagram @BOShockey blog.