So far, so good for BC sports this weekend.
After the men shut out the Badgers on Friday, the Eagles continued the trend on Saturday with a solid 4-0 win over the Maine Black Bears.
The score might not have showed the extent to which BC dominated the Black Bears, but the shot count sure did. Through the 2nd period, the Eagles outshot Maine 44-7, including a whopping 20-1 in the 2nd period alone, before lifting their foot off the gas a bit in the third.
Boston College Goal #1 (GWG): 5:00 of the 1st period
Haley Skarupa (Kristyn Capizzano, Megan Keller)
BC 1, UMO 0
Nothing fancy here—it's all Haley Skarupa on the first goal of the afternoon for BC. Skarupa turns on the afterburners and skates right around the Maine defender and heads for the net. She's not quite all alone, though, and shoots the puck through the second defender to beat Meghann Treacy for the goal.
Boston College Goal #2: 5:49 of the 1st period
Meghan Grieves (Kali Flanagan, Andie Anastos)
BC 2, UMO 0
Kali Flanagan is the one making the dirty spin-o-rama. She frees herself from the defender and just kinds of throws it on net.
Never a bad idea. In this case, we've got Meghan Grieves hanging out on the doorstep. Grieves chops at the puck coming in and gets just enough of it to deflect the puck through for the quick 2-0 lead for BC.
It took a little bit for the Eagles to break through the Great Wall of Treacy in the 2nd period, but they eventually tallied a couple more.
Boston College Goal #3: 12:04 of the 2nd period
Haley Skarupa (Kristyn Capizzano, Dana Trivigno)
BC 3, UMO 0
More speed from Skarupa, not unlike her first goal of the game. This time, at the other end of the ice.
It's too bad the GIF isn't zoomed in a bit closer, but she whips off quite a snipe past Treacy to put BC up 3-0. She rings it off the far post and in for the emphatic score.
Boston College Goal #4: 15:46 of the 2nd period
Alex Carpenter (Makenna Newkirk, Lexi Bender)
BC 4, UMO 0 -- FINAL
Another deflection, this time from Carpenter, wrapped up the scoring late in the 2nd period for the 4-0 final. Just a shot from up high from Bender, which found its way through enough of the traffic to be deflected in.
It's hard to describe BC in this game. The third period was a total sleepwalk—a bit frustrating, because you always want to see a strong 60 minutes—but the first two periods were almost bizarre.
BC only managed 4 goals on Maine, but absolutely torched the Black Bears in shots 44-7 through two periods. Treacy is one of the top goaltenders in the conference and played absolutely brilliantly, so there's that. But on the other hand, you look at BC's goals and see a couple breakaways and a couple deflections and wonder where the creativity went.
BC will take the win and move on to tomorrow afternoon's game against UNH to wrap up their opening weekend of Hockey East play.