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BC Women’s Hockey Takes Crucial 4-2 Win At #10 Northeastern

Eagles move to 10-3-3

John Quackenbos, BC Athletics

The Eagles capped off a two game road “series” with the Northeastern Huskies on Saturday with a 4-2 road win at Matthews Arena.

BC last played on Sunday last week, earning a disappointing tie against Northeastern with a couple Eagles off the ice due to illness. But it was a much better showing six days later.

The Eagles shot out of a cannon, but didn’t have anything to show for it until late in the second period. Erin Connolly squeezed home a rebound with under four minutes to play in the period to give BC the one goal lead.

After dominating the game for forty minutes, things devolved into chaos in the third period. BC struggled to keep things under control, and the Huskies scored a pair of goals in just over 90 seconds to stun the Eagles and take the lead. But BC fought back.

Toni Ann Miano kept things from getting too stressful for BC just a couple minutes later to tie the game, but the Eagles kept their groove and weren’t done there.

Kristyn Capizzano, who is starting to turn in a breakout season as the Eagles hit the meat of the schedule, scored a beauty of a shorthanded goal to tie the game up for BC, taking off on a semi-breakaway and staying strong on the puck while being mugged from behind by the Husky defenseman. Kali Flanagan scored one of her own to give BC a little insurance, and that was your ballgame.

It was an admirable performance from BC. The Eagles were the much better team, and despite the game turning into chaos in the third period, the Eagles were able to clamp down and earn a nice win against a ranked team on the road — critical for their fight to make the NCAA tournament and try to climb into a home ice spot.

Things get much easier for BC to close out the first half. Only two games remain until the break, with road games at lowly Providence (21st out of 35 in the Pairwise) and Dartmouth (28th) set to wrap things up. BC will look to go into the break on a high note before kicking off the critical second half.