Happy Friday! We’ve got a slew of ECAC and NCAA Tournament contests occurring this afternoon and evening, and below is the schedule. Make sure to circle back this evening for a roundup of the day’s action.
* Becker College at Salve Regina, 7:30 p.m. (ECAC New England Championship)
* Rivier University at Curry College, 4 p.m. (ECAC New England Semifinals)
* Becker College at Worcester State, 7 p.m. (ECAC New England Semifinals)
* UMass vs. Loyola (Maryland), 2 p.m. (NCAA First Round @ Newton, Mass.)
* Bryant at Boston College, 5 p.m. (NCAA First Round @ Newton, Mass.)
The Boston College women’s lacrosse team will be hosting the upcoming ACC Tournament, beginning on Thursday, April 24 when they compete against North Carolina in the first round. The Tar Heels are last year’s National Champions and enter the conference playoffs as the third seed.
Prior to their second meeting with the Tar Heels this season, BC head coach Acacia Walker met the media today to chat about the Eagles’ most recent win against Vermont, as well as their first-round matchup in a video we posted below. The video is from the BC athletic department’s YouTube Channel.
Two local college hockey teams will be competing in the upcoming NCAA Division 1 Frozen Four, which begins Friday, March 28. However, Boston College and UMass Lowell won’t commence their quests toward Pittsburgh, the site of this year’s championship and semifinals, until Saturday, March 29.
UMass Lowell, which won its second consecutive Hockey East crown last night with a 4-0 win over New Hampshire, will take on Minnesota State-Mankato, while Boston College will face-off against Denver. Both games will be held in Worcester at the DCU Center. BC-Denver is slated for a 4 p.m. start, while UML-Minnesota State-Mankato is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
If the Eagles and River Hawks are both victorious in the first-round, then the Northeast Regional Championship will be a Hockey East showdown. The championship is scheduled for Sunday, March 30 at 5 p.m.
For more information on the 2014 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament – HOP HERE
Here are the scores and results from today’s lacrosse contests.
Springfield College 20, Gordon 9: Ryon Lynch recorded five helper, while Ryan Murphy finished with a hat trick and two assists as the Pride cruised past the Fighting Scots in Wenham. Springfield’s Dom Roberto finished with three goals on four shots and Rob Maher recorded eight saves in 30 minutes.
The Fighting Scots were led by JakeMartin, who ended the contest with four points (three goals, one assist).
Springfield finished with 44 shots and 33 ground balls, while Gordon recorded 42 shots and 26 ground balls.
The Pride are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Rochester, New York to take on Nazareth at 12 p.m., while the Fighting Scots return to the grass next Saturday, March 1 when they host SUNY Cobleskill.
No. 13/17 Boston College 18, UNH 7: The Eagles received four goals and two assists from Mikaela Rix, along with four goals from Brooke Blue as BC topped the Wildcats in Newton and improved to 8-9 overall against New Hampshire.
Moira Barry also located the back of the net, as she finished with three goals, while Cali Ceglarski recorded her first two strikes of the season.
The Eagles will remain in Newton this weekend when they welcome Ohio State in for a 12 p.m. opening draw.
The 36th Women’s Boston Beanpot tournament concluded this evening with Boston College defeating Northeastern University, 3-0, at Kelley Rink in Chestnut Hill.
BC, which hadn’t won the tournament since defeating Harvard 3-1 in 2011, earned its fifth title in program history. The win also avenged last year’s 4-3 setback to Northeastern.
Taylor Wasylk provided the Eagles with the lead for good when she netted her 10th goal of the season at 16:02 in the first period. BC’s lead would increase to 3-0 in the third, thanks to power play strikes by Meagan Mangene and Melissa Bizzari.
BC’s Corinne Boyles improved to 18-5-2 between the pipes as she stopped 25 shots, including 12 during the final frame, while Andie Anastos finished the contest with two assists.
Northeastern netminder Chloe Desjardins deflected 27 of 30 shots, while Katie MacSorley fired eight shots on net.
BC and Northeastern will each return to action on Saturday, February 15 as the Eagles travel to Maine for a 1 p.m. face-off, while the Huskies host Connecticut for a 2 p.m. face-off.
BOSTON, Mass. – Follow Boston College’s 4-1 win over Northeastern University, their fifth consecutive Boston Beanpot championship, Matt Noonan, along with Richard Murray (Hockey’s Future) and Rich Slate (Metro Boston) discussed the game, as well as the road ahead for both units.