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Quinnipiac vs. Boston College: Post-game Thoughts

After shaking off the rust, the Eagles were able to pull together and force a tie with the Bobcats

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After a hard fought game on both sides, the Eagle’s notched a tie against the Quinnipiac Bobcats with a score of 1-1.

This game proved to show the strong defensive depth for both teams as the shot count was low after the first period with the Bobcats only outshooting the Eagles 10-9. Going into the second period, it was a different story. The Bobcat’s were able to hold BC to only three shots in the whole period while pounding shots on Joseph Woll with sophomore Alex Whelan eventually striking one into the back of the net.

With most of the BC crowd beginning to slowly slip deep into their seats, York was craftily putting together a plan to bring BC back into this game. The second half of the third period brought a surge of energy with a plethora of two-on-one opportunities that were consistently shut down by the Bobcat’s Andrew Shortridge. However, with four minutes left in regulation, freshman forward Jacob Tortora was able to squeak one by Shortridge for his first goal of his collegiate career. The game then made its way into overtime with neither team able to add on to their lead, thus ending the season opener thriller in a draw.

I give my tip of the hat to BC’s sophomore goaltender Joseph Woll who was one of the main reasons BC was able to hang in this game. He made some incredibly athletic saves that bought the Eagles enough time to gain momentum and keep them in this game until the final whistle.

There is still clearly a lot of work on the offensive end that needs to be done with this young Eagles team; especially with #12 ranked Wisconsin coming into Conte a week from today.