It wasn’t the prettiest win, but Boston College Women’s Hockey did what they needed to on Friday afternoon against the Holy Cross Crusaders. Despite trailing late in the second and being tied late in the third, the Eagles did just enough to come away with a 3-2 win at Conte Forum.
Boston College dominated the shots in the opening two periods, but as Coach Crowley pointed out in her post game press conference, the Eagles struggled to pick the corners and find the shots to beat Holy Cross goaltender Jada Brenon. With BC being held off the scoreboard, it was the Crusaders who tallied the first goal which came early in the second period.
That goal would stand as the difference for almost the entire middle frame, but the Eagles kept at it and finally got a goal to tie things up at 1-1 late in the period off a slick backhand from Willow Corson. That took a lot of the pressure off BC going into the third as they didn’t feel like they would have to do it all at once to retake the lead.
And retake it did just two minutes and change into the third period off a goal from Alexie Guay, but Holy Cross had an answer just 26 seconds later to knot the score up once again at 2-2. The Crusaders started doing a better job of keeping the Eagles under control from there, and BC had to start wondering if they would be able to claim all three points in this one. But fortunately, Savannah Norcross came to the rescue with less than five minutes remaining in regulation with an absolute rifle of a shot into the top corner to make the score 3-2, which would hold as the final.
It wasn’t the worst game in the world for BC, but the Eagles will definitely need to shoot the puck a little better to win games like this against better teams. They’ll take the three points and be happy with it, though, as they move on to the second half of the double-header. BC and Holy Cross will take the drive down the Mass Pike to Worcester for tomorrow afternoon’s matchup on NESNplus at 6:30pm EST.