Good morning, and happy Monday. It was not a very good Sunday in Boston College athletics. The basketball team did a thing, so you know it wasn't very good. The women's hockey team inexplicably lost to BU in the Hockey East championship game after going 4-0 against the Terriers during the regular season; assuming I can get Grant down from the ledge, he'll have your post-mortems and a preview of the NCAA Tournament matchup with Clarkson, set for Saturday at 4 PM. The baseball team lost another against Miami, and the men's hockey playoffs shook out such that it'll be BC vs. Notre Dame again this weekend.
Let's start the links with the one bright spot of the day.
The Boston College softball team finished with a perfect 5-0 record at the USF Series Tournament with a 4-3 victory in its final game of the weekend against Northwestern Sunday morning. The Eagles were led by Nicole D'Argento in the circle, who pitched a complete game and struck out nine batters through seven innings while only allowing three runs on eight hits.
Well, there's a pleasant surprise. With the five wins on the weekend, the Eagles are now 14-7 on the year. Look out below, though; the rest of the links are going to be a bumpy ride.
Freshman center Maddie Elia scored the game-winner at 8:12 of the third period and senior goaltender Kerrin Sperry posted a record-setting performance as Boston University pulled a dramatic 3-2 upset over top-seeded Boston College to capture the Hockey East women's title.
The Boston University women's hockey team topped Boston College 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center to capture its third straight Hockey East championship.
#1 Minnesota vs. Boston University (4 p.m. CT Saturday, March 15)
#4 Wisconsin vs. Harvard (7 p.m. CT Saturday March 15)
#2 Cornell vs. Mercyhurst (Time TBD Saturday March 15)
#3 Clarkson vs. Boston College (4 PM ET, Saturday March 15)
T.J. Warren has been the best scorer in the Atlantic Coast Conference all season. He's making a historic late-season push to be the league's player of the year, too.
Marching through Hockey East playoffs will take the Notre Dame hockey team to back to the site of perhaps its biggest win this season. Second-ranked and top seed Boston College awaits in a best-of-three quarterfinal series next weekend after the Irish captured a 3-2 victory over Boston University on Saturday at the Compton Family Ice Arena in a single elimination first round game.