Delaney Belinskas and Daryl Watts both scored in the opening period for BC, who continued its historical dominance of the Catamounts.
For the first time since the 2013-14 season, BC has lost seven games under head coach Katie Crowley—and its just entering the winter break with a plethora of games ahead of it.
Third in the ACC in scoring thus far, BC heads to Philadelphia to take part in the 25th Annual Hawk Classic, opening with its up-tempo brand of basketball against Loyola (Maryland).
While Oliver Wahlstrom dispelled rumors of a departure and David Cotton continued to find the back of the net, the Eagles still suffered a shocking home loss to Bentley on Friday afternoon.
Caitrin Lonergan opened the scoring four minutes before the end of the first period, and Olivia Finocchario added her first career goal in the third frame to seal the victory for the Eagles.
The Eagles finally notched their first win after five-straight losses to start the season, beating Merrimack on Saturday. They’ll try to keep the momentum going against the Catamounts, who were picked to finish second-to-last in the Hockey East preseason poll.
The Eagles were led by Clare Naughton’s eight kills, but hit just .173 on the day, while the Hokies hit .302 and recorded nine less errors than BC.
After a back-and-forth start, the Eagles asserted their position on top of the Hockey East table with a convincing win over an upstart Maine team that was picked to finish third in the conference.
North Carolina scored twice in the final 10 minutes of the second half, breaking the scoreless tie and handing the Eagles their second shutout loss of the 2018 campaign.