I don't even know what to say. That was... frustrating? aggravating? disappointing? I don't know. There's just no logical explanation for this kind of drop-off. Making HET is going to be a battle now. They don't have a lot of points to spare.
Five minutes into the game I turned to Grant and said 'the last time BC looked this disinterested was the game against Providence in October.' Just like in that game, BC lost 3-2. They had their chances, but none that were particularly frightening or solid, and they left no reasonable person with the impression that they were the better team and that the opponent just got lucky.
Two of the goals for Northeastern came on unforgivable defensive breakdowns. The winning goal came off a turnover by Taverna just beyond the blue line. Jones stepped in and roofed it.
Whenever BC had solid possession, it wasn't very meaningful. Not a lot of creativity. Lots of shots, but lots of them were garbage shots, low, right at Sulyma. I think that there are certain players who probably need to be reminded to pass from time to time, as well.
But the biggest problem was just intensity. I know BC can skate faster and harder than that. I'm not unrealistic, I don't think anyone can expect full speed, full tilt 100% of the time, but they looked like they were going through the motions even when the goalie was pulled and they needed a goal with under a minute remaining.
Just leaves a bitter taste in your mouth.
That kind of lackadaisical play + disorganization will lead to another Ivy League blowout on Sunday.
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