Boston College Women’s Hockey’s season opened in disastrous fashion. After falling 4-2 on Friday night and losing last season’s #2 scorer to injury for an indeterminate amount of time, the Eagles lost again on Saturday night to Minnesota-Duluth once again by a score of 2-1.
Unlike Friday, the Eagles never led in this one. Duluth scored just 3:33 into the first period and never looked back. A second goal late in the first period made it 2-0, and the Eagles couldn’t seem to find their footing.
Fortunately, though, the Eagles did finally look good for much of the second period. After Duluth took the first 5 shots of the period, the Eagles rattled off 11 of their own and got back within one with a goal from freshman Savannah Norcross late in the frame.
That was all BC could muster, though, and 2-1 would be the final.
It was a thoroughly depressing weekend. There’s still no word yet on how long Caitrin Lonergan, who was taken to the locker room halfway through the game on Friday, will be out. It’s also been a very, very long time since the Eagles have lost this many games in a row.
BC Women's Hockey is on a 4 game losing streak for the first time since this brutal 1-12-5 stretch in 2009-2010, my senior year pic.twitter.com/CIH8fR3g7V— Grant Salzano (@Salzano14) September 29, 2018
This BC team is, on paper, one of the best they’ve ever had. Heading out west to #9 Duluth right off the bat was a hell of a way to be thrown into the fire, so perhaps the Eagles really could have used a preseason exhibition to start to gel.
Things do get easier for BC next week as they head home to take on Syracuse on Saturday afternoon. They’ve dug themselves a big hole, but they’ve got plenty of season to dig themselves out of it.