This wasn't like the Quinnipiac game, where BC showed up, glided around the ice for 60 minutes, and had 4 pucks go in the net; BC dropped the hammer when necessary in this game, and flew around like a top-5 time. The Eagles probably had about six or seven extremely good chances to really put the game out of reach; as it were, they had control from start to finish, and laid the wood to UVM.
Shea picked up the game's first two goals, and the first two goals of her career - congrats to her.
Shea knocked in this rebound to put BC on top 1-0.
Maggie Taverna made it 3-1 with a power play snipe in the second period. Right off the draw, she blasted a low slapper - right along the ice - that skimmed past Olychuk's right pad and into the corner of the net.
Welch plowed herself and the puck into the net for goal #4. Mike has the photographic evidence indicating that the puck crossed before the net came off the moorings. The ref got it right, and BC went up 4-1, which would be the final.
Puck going in...
Yup, it's a goal
She didn't score a goal today, but the best Eagle was, in my mind, Becky Zavisza. She was flying out there, always involved in the play, and making a number of great moves to burn Vermont defenders and set up scoring bids. She also uncorked back to back blistering wrist shots halfway through the second period, including one that rung the inside of the post; it may have been the hardest shot I've ever seen any Eagle take.
Fardelmann was also en fuego out there, speeding past Vermont like the ole' days in '06-'07; it looks like she has the edge back to her game that seemed to be missing from time to time last year.
Once again, you can't take too much from a game against one of the lower teams in HE, but it was another example of the improvement of BC from last year. They played like a top 8 team today, and should feel proud of themselves. But not for too long --- they've got a huge game tomorrow @ Northeastern. That'll be a good test for both teams. I really the game was any time but tomorrow afternoon.