The Boston College women’s hockey team suffered a loss to fellow Beanpot competitor Northeastern in a 3-0 blowout. For the first time this season, the Eagles were kept off the scoreboard as they struggled to maintain their energy throughout the game.
The No. 4 Huskies took advantage of their offensive opportunities, playing aggressive in the first period and scoring within the first seven minutes.
The No. 6 Eagles could not convert on their own scoring opportunities while Northeastern goalie, Aerin Frankel, was quick to react with eight saves in the first period. Losing two power play opportunities in the first period, the Eagles struggled offensively.
Maddy McArthur looked sharp in goal throughout the first two periods and collected 27 saves total on the night. The second period marked back and forth attempts from both teams to regain control and remain offensive.
Despite BC outshooting Northeastern by one (31-30), they came out empty-handed due to Northeastern's impressive goalkeeper.
Northeastern gave a decisive performance in the third period, bringing high energy and scoring within the first ten minutes to go up 2-0. Five minutes later, Northeastern scored on a power play again, shutting the Eagles down and bringing the game to its final 3-0 score.
The Eagles looked rattled and lethargic as the Huskies dominated in the third period. Despite the lack of focus and missed opportunities, Cayla Barnes played impressively throughout the game, recording a game-high six blocked shots.
The Eagles will have a few days to recover and regain focus for their weekend home-and-home series against UConn. Despite an earlier loss to UConn this season, the Eagles will look to bounce back this Friday at 2 p.m. in Conte Forum and Saturday at 3 p.m. in Storrs, Connecticut.