I have seen BC's men's hockey team play Northeastern in 5 regular season games during my 2 years as a student. We won the first, 5-2 - the season opener of my freshman year. Since then, things have gone downhill. In December of '06, we tied at NU after giving up a goal with 2 seconds left; in January of '07, we lost in overtime at Matthews Arena; and twice this season we lost to the Huskies in OT at Conte.
I think I taking on the character of the lifeless crowd around me, as I didn't get particularly emotional about the game tonight. When Mike Brennan's bullet goal whizzed by Brad Thiessen with under 5 minutes to go to force OT, I didn't really have much of a reaction. I was actually kind of stunned that they pulled even (but not at all surprised that they failed to gain any momentum from the tying goal).
John Muse had a fantastic game for the most part, except for the one shot by which his performance will be remembered. He gave up an absolute squeaker between his pads for NU's 2nd goal, which gave the Huskies a 2-1 lead early in the 3rd period. Really heartbreaking for John after he made 3 or 4 spectacular saves in the 2nd period to keep the game tied.
After the Eagles' initial burst (Price scored at :11 of the first period), Northeastern semi-dominated for the rest of the first period and for most of the third period. I say 'semi-dominated' because although they had most of the puck possession and the Eagles had precious little time in the attacking zone, the Huskies didn't really look particularly threatening with the puck. A lot of meaningless passing around in the offensive zone, trying to set up plays that never developed.
It was, to be frank, one of the most uninspiring hockey games I've ever seen. Neither team looked like they wanted to be there. Northeastern finally found another gear in OT and BC did not match the Huskies' momentum. NU outshot BC 6-1 in overtime and knocked in the winner on a second chance effort... voila, game over, season further damaged.
As expected, the women's basketball team lost to Maryland tonight. But there was much to be proud of: the Eagles lost 93-81 (not bad) and Mickel "THREEEE-Co" Picco knocked down seven three pointers en route to a (of course) 33 point total for the night. That's really impressive. Congrats to her and good luck to the (most likely) NIT-bound Eagles.
The baseball team lost 10-7 to #2 Miami, which wasn't a surprise, but it finished off a nice little trifecta. Is it football season yet?
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