Going into the Eagle’s seventh game of the season, the women’s ice hockey team had no trouble taking care of Dartmouth on Sunday, despite a slow start.
Held in Hanover, NH, the Eagles immediately had some catching up to do once Dartmouth capitalized on an earlier goal in the first period. Both teams spent the remaining time in the period fighting in a stalemate, scoreless.
Coming off of a brief break, the Eagles put themselves on the scoreboard with a quick goal from sophomore forward Haley Skarupa. Not long after, Dartmouth took advantage of a power play, making it 2-1. This was the last time that Dartmouth would score, and the Eagles lifted themselves up to take over the game, notching five goals in the second period.
Even more remarkable is that the win was a team effort. Eleven different Eagles received a point, while four players walked away with a goal and an assist. Displaying their depth, the Eagles improved to 5-1-0 overall and 1-1-0 in their conference.
Junior goaltender Megan Miller had an impressive 15 saves, and the Eagles’ win secured Miller’s sixth career win in her tenth appearance as a starting goalie.
Men’s soccer falls in close battle
The Eagles faced the Duke Blue Devils at Newton Field last Friday, yet were not able to put one behind Duke’s keeper.
Blue Devil Nick Palodichuk scored the only goal during the entire match. In the tenth minute of the first half, Palodichuk received a header from teammate Tyler McDaniel and was able to fire a game-winning shot past the Eagles’ sophomore keeper Alex Kapp.
There were chances for the Eagles to tie the game, but they were not able to finish. Kapp took advantage of the Blue Devils being off-guard after a missed free kick, sending the ball to junior Diego Medina-Mendez who was able to distribute it to freshman Isaac Normesinu. The first-year player had an open shot, but skied the ball and sent it over the crossbar.
Medina-Mendez had another shot at tying up the game after the kickoff from Duke’s goal, but his shot went wide.
Even though it was a low-scoring game, the Eagles had an edge in shots of 13-10 compared to Duke. Both Kapp and Duke’s keeper Alex Long had four saves throughout the match.
The men’s soccer team has dropped to 1-3-4 in the ACC and 5-4-5 overall. The Eagles will host the next game at Newton against Harvard on Tuesday Oct. 22 at 4 p.m.
Women’s soccer settles for a tie
The Boston College Eagles had a thunderous start from junior Stephanie McCaffrey on Sunday, but unfortunately could not secure a victory.
McCaffrey putting up two goals in the first half gave the women a confident edge going into halftime. However, the Hurricanes came out of halftime hungry for a win. Within 25 minutes, the Hurricanes took the lead to make it 3-2 as the Eagles failed to fend off Miami.
Things continued to worsen for the women's soccer team as the Eagles' keeper Alex Johnson collected a red card. Johnson had been awarded the card for fouling a Hurricane outside the 18’ while the forward was on a breakaway.
Playing the rest of the game a man down, the Eagles eventually received a penalty kick. Tying the game at 3-3 was Senior Gibby Wagner, who was able to clinch her first goal of the season.
There was a glimmer of hope in overtime when McCaffrey drove a ball into the crossbar, which would have given her a hat trick.
To get an idea of what the game looked like, the Eagles had a 17-3 shots advantage to the Hurricanes, who were able to finish all three of their attempts.
The women's soccer team is currently 8-7-1 overall and 4-4-1 in their conference.