The Eagles have rebounded from a brutal stretch in which they lost six of seven games to enter the Beanpot on a six-game winning streak after a win over Holy Cross on Friday.
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.
Megan Keller and Kali Flanagan both went in the first round of the five-team draft, while Makenna Newkirk was the third BC player off the board in the second round.
Daryl Watts brought the Eagles within one score early in the third period with her 11th goal of the season, but BC wasn’t able to complete a late comeback and dropped its second straight to the Terriers.
The Eagles didn’t convert on a single power play while committing a season-high in penalties, resulting in three goals while on the advantage for BU in a rivalry win.
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.
Megan Keller and Makenna Newkirk both recorded their 100th assists at BC, Kelley Browne scored twice, and the outcome was never in doubt against the Crusaders.
Behind goals from four different players, BC rallied for two unanswered goals after giving up an early two-goal lead to knock off its Comm. Ave rival—who it hasn’t lost to since Nov. 5, 2016.
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.