Huskies let early lead slip away against Boston College

By Jewel Della Valle

The women’s hockey team hoped the momentum from last Sunday’s 6-5 comeback win against Maine would carry over into this Sunday’s game against No. 10 Boston College.

But momentum wasn’t enough. The Huskies took an early lead and failed to defend it as the Eagles scored four goals in the third period for a 7-4 final score.

“In the second period it felt like we really stopped skating,” head coach Laura Schuler. “[BC] is a really fast team and their forecheck is very agressive, in your face forecheck and we needed to be able to break out against that. You need close support and close support means you need to move your feet.”

Midway through the first period, senior co-assistant captain Crystal Rochon took put a feed from freshman forward Chelsey Jones into the net to make it 1-0. Forty seconds later, freshman forward Lindsay Berman scored her first collegiate goal to send the Huskies into the first intermission up 2-0, the first time this season NU has led after the first period.

“In the first period we were playing with intensity,” Jones said. “It was the first time we’ve come out really hard and got the lead right away. It was really exciting to see that our team was just plugging away and skating faster than BC was.”

Despite the first period intensity, the Huskies flat-lined in the second and third periods, allowing BC to score a combined seven goals.

“[BC] capitalized on [our turnovers] and got a lot of shots on us,” Schuler said. “That happened in both the second and third periods. The third period I thought was a little better for us but … the intensity was lacking.”

BC came out of the locker room in the second and scored two goals after nine minutes to tie the game.

A minute later, the Huskies got the lead back when Jones

Leave a Reply