Boston College Women’s Hockey had to sweat out a long weekend of conference tournament games after falling to UConn in the Hockey East quarterfinals, but it all worked out in the end as the Eagles will make their return to the NCAA tournament!
We suspected — but didn’t know for sure — that the Eagles had a good enough resume to sneak into the field as a bubble team, and that turned out to be true. Boston College will face off against the #3 seed, Ohio State, who fell in a tough overtime matchup against Wisconsin for the WCHA title this afternoon. It’s an opportunity for redemption for BC, as the Buckeyes knocked the Eagles out of the tournament at home in the 2018 quarterfinals.
Here’s how the NCAA tournament field shook out:
Robert Morris vs. (1) Northeastern
Providence (?!?!?!?) vs. (2) Wisconsin
Boston College vs. (3) Ohio State
Minnesota-Duluth vs. (4) Colgate
All tournament games, including the quarterfinals, will take place in Erie, PA. The quarterfinals will take place on Monday and Tuesday, March 15th and 16th, with the semifinals taking place on Thursday, March 18th, and the championship game on Saturday night, March 20th.
We’ll have more to preview BC’s matchup as the week goes on!