The Eagles were never going to go undefeated this year, but it still stings to see that skinny digit pop up in the loss column.
After seeing the offense explode in just about every game so far this season, the Eagles had a bit of a power outage on the road at St. Lawrence. The Eagles could only muster one goal and fell 2-1 to the Saints.
St. Lawrence Goal #1 (PPG): 8:48 of the 1st period
Hannah Miller (Skylar Podvey, Sonjia Shelly)
SLU 1, BC 0
SLU up 1-0 on BCWH in the 1st pic.twitter.com/6RF0zNFNjc— Grant Salzano (@Salzano14) November 10, 2017
SLU goalie Sonjia Shelly sure did it all tonight against the Eagles. Not only did she put up save after brilliant save to earn the win for her team, she also put up more points (one) than both of BC’s scoring phenoms, Daryl Watts and Caitrin Lonergan.
This was a tough power play goal for BC to give up early in the game, as it looks like the puck took a deflection off someone on the pass from down at the goal line. But it found its way past Katie Burt to give SLU the 1-0 lead.
This was BC’s only penalty of the game, and it wound up hurting.
St. Lawrence Goal #2 (GWG): 15:48 of the 2nd period
Kennedy Marchment (Jaimee Cooke)
SLU 2, BC 0
This goal from St. Lawrence was just killer to BC’s chances of pulling out a point. Just prior to this goal happening, Daryl Watts and Caitrin Lonergan put together what might have been BC’s best scoring opportunity of the night, but Sonjia Shelly answered with one of her best saves of the night to keep SLU out front.
Hockey’s a funny game, and this went from BC tying it and putting the game in their control to SLU putting the Eagles in a really deep hole in a hurry. Immediately after Shelly’s save, Marchment broke across BC’s blue line, toe dragged a defender, and sniped one past Burt.
It was a tough turn of events for the Eagles.
Boston College Goal #1: 3:08 of the 3rd period
Makenna Newkirk (Erin Connolly, Bridget McCarthy)
SLU 2, BC 1 — FINAL
There's one for BC from Newkirk -- SLU now up 2-1 pic.twitter.com/ivvPIaXTdk— Grant Salzano (@Salzano14) November 11, 2017
BC did give themselves a chance to tie the game in the third period, though. Makenna Newkirk scored on a snipe of her own very early in the final frame, giving BC plenty of time to find goal number two to at least send it to overtime.
But despite dominating SLU territorially the entire game and outshooting them 28-13, they just couldn’t beat Shelly down the stretch, and SLU came away with the win.
BC and St. Lawrence will face off again on Saturday with the Eagles looking to get back to their winning ways. Puck drop is at 2pm with a free stream available from SaintsAthletics.com.