BC suffered one of its worst losses of the season on the biggest stage it has seen all year, but it doesn’t strip the team of the fact that it found a way to greatly exceed expectations.
After winning 19 games, three more than the past two year’s combined, the Eagles were selected for the NIT, and will travel to Bowling Green, Ky. for a Tuesday night matchup with fourth-seeded Western Kentucky.
BC saw a tremendous season come to an unexpected end against Ohio State, losing back-to-back games for the first time all year.
With a fourth-straight Frozen Four on the line, the Eagles will host Ohio State for the first time in program history on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals.
After an upset win over NC State, the 12th seeded Eagles hope to keep their momentum going heading into another tough tournament contest against Clemson.
BC’s starters were dominant on the hill, but, as a whole, the Eagles were self destructive, committing errors in key moments and not getting the clutch hitting they needed to win against both Bryant and Army.
Boston College junior defender Elizabeth Miller has three high school championships, but is still searching for an elusive NCAA title after falling just shy against Maryland a year ago.
The Eagles faltered twice in extra innings, scoring just one run over a combined 25 innings, but also managed to record two impressive shut out wins over the weekend.
Virginia, North Carolina, and Duke comprise the top three slots, but from there its tough to make sense of the most competitive conference in college basketball.
The Eagles have always been one of the younger teams in Hockey East, but in the past two years they have failed to turn their potential into results.