BOSTON COLLEGE 2
#8 DARTMOUTH 2
I am so pleased right now. F the result, win loss or draw, that was the hardest full 65 minutes of hockey BC has played all year.
EVERY SINGLE LINE, top to bottom, played their hearts out tonight and got their job done. Really, effort was there from each and every player. It was awesome.
The Eagles were a ridiculous Carli Clemis save away from getting their biggest win of the year - Clemis robbed Thunstrom on a breakaway in OT.
BC came out and set the tone early in the first but the Green got the first goal. I thought that would break the Eagles' early momentum but they kept on fighting, and Deb Spillane's goal was a product of hard work around the net.
Dartmouth's 2nd goal was unfortunate - I thought it was a poor defensive play. Trunzo came in with Kennedy two on one and Taverna skated backwards a few feet behind the play, leaving both the shot and the pass open. She should have either pressured Kennedy and forced a tough pass, or took care of the passing lane and let Schaus focus on the shot... instead she just kind of glided (is that a word?) backwards and left all the options open. It was the only play that stood out as really, really poor and it burned us.
Despite that Taverna still had a good game from that point forward - AS DID Becky Zavisza (I thought it was her best game of the year). She was great on the forecheck and made things happen with her strength. She got an assist on Fardelmann's game tying goal. The Brie/Harris/Webster combo did the 3rd line thing, working hard and keeping Dartmouth off the board.
What can I say about Katelyn Kurth? She is BC's best defender, I think. Not only is she the only BC defenseman to consistently use her body and her stick to force off balance passes, she also starts rushes with passes out of the zone, and most importantly STAYS OUT OF THE PENALTY BOX, something that BC did a lot better today than in other recent games.
Just a solid 65 minute effort... more of these and BC will rack up conference wins.
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