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BC Women’s Hockey Blanked 4-0 By Boston University In Beanpot Semifinals

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Trophy Season, Part I ended about as quickly as it began for Boston College Hockey. After the men put up a catastrophic 5-4 loss in overtime to the Terriers on Monday night, the BC Women lost in a far more subdued manner, falling 4-0 to Boston University in their semifinal and never really threatening a comeback.

Boston University scored the game’s first goal just six minutes into the game, and given how much the Eagles have banked on this tournament after falling out of national contention, there was a general feeling of “are you KIDDING me?” with the goal. The Eagles had a chance or two in the first period, but couldn’t tie the score into the locker room.

The second period was more of the same, with the game progressing and BC getting a couple chances here and there, but lacking those last couple gears to go beyond “playing fine” to “playing well” and finally “getting goals.” Both teams took a scoreless second period with the Terriers maintaining their 1-0 lead, and there was hope that BC might be able to regroup and find that tally that would get them back in the game.

But the third period was over almost before it even began. BU’s Jesse Compher scored just 53 seconds into the third period, and it completely took the wind out of BC’s sails. The Eagles just couldn’t respond, and after Compher put home another one at the 3:18 mark to make it 3-0, it was basically just run-out-the-clock time the rest of the way. BU scored an empty netter with two minutes to play, and that was your 4-0 final.

The Eagles didn’t play terribly (they outshot BU in all three periods), but their game just lacked any sort of “final phase” ability where they could convert puck possession into goal scoring opportunities. Any chances they did get were either misfired or shot into the goaltender and were over and done with.

The Eagles now need to focus on league positioning as the Hockey East tournament approaches. BC gets New Hampshire on Friday afternoon with a win sorely needed to keep in the running for 3rd place (which would avoid a matchup with regular season champion Northeastern in the semifinal round), but more than anything, the team just needs to find another level of play if they want to make a deep run in the league tournament.