Having not won a conference game in over a month, the Eagles will travel to North Carolina on Thursday to kick off ACC Tournament play against a Virginia team that they defeated back in September.
The Eagles outshot the Terriers 10-5 and won more penalty corner opportunities than their local rival, but it was Eva van de Mierop who provided the winning moment, scoring the only goal of the game off a penalty corner six minutes into the second half.
Lucy Lytle found the back of the cage 25 seconds in, and BC never looked back, bouncing back from Friday night’s loss to UNC with a five-goal victory against the visiting Minutewomen.
BC’s offense was nothing short of impressive on Sunday, using 11 penalty corners and a decisive 25-4 shot advantage in a blowout win over New Hampshire.
In yet another nailbiter, Cassidy Atchison recorded the game-winning goal with under 10 minutes left in regulation, wrapping up the Eagles’ two-game road trip with a win over Northeastern.
Frederique Haverhals capped the Eagles’ two-goal comeback, finding the back of the net six minutes into double overtime, securing the team’s first ACC win since October 2016.
The Eagles gear up to play the first of two games against ranked opponents in the annual ACC/Big Ten Cup, a matchup that should prove to be a stiff test as they prepare for the conference slate.
The Eagles’ season-opening scrimmage against Massachusetts Lowell couldn’t have gone much better. Lockdown defense led to offensive domination, and consequently an eight-goal shutout.