BC has the seventh-worst penalty kill percentage in the country, and has also converted on just one of its past 25 power play opportunities—both reasons the Eagles have had an inconsistent season.
The Eagles had a two-goal lead twice against their rivals earlier this season, but never felt comfortable in a narrow win over a Terriers team that has the tendency to make things difficult.
After losing an early two-goal lead, the Eagles rallied and led in the final two minutes before allowing a game-tying goal and falling to the host Huskies in overtime.
Caitrin Lonergan opened the scoring for the Eagles, while Megan Keller added two goals in the second period and Maddy McArthur made 16 saves to preserve the shutout for BC.
In their first-ever meeting with Holy Cross, the Eagles recorded four second-period goals and outshot the Crusaders, 56-19, to coast to a decisive victory and extend their six-game win streak.
Savannah Norcross scored her first career goal on Saturday, while Daryl Watts picked up right where she left off in 2017, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles fell twice to Minnesota Duluth to open their season.