Despite putting up a great fight, the Eagles were defeated by UMass at home, extending their losing streak to four games.
Graham McPhee scored in both the first and second period for the Eagles, but Massachusetts responded with three goals in the second frame to earn a 4-2 victory and sweep BC.
BC entered the third period down one, but four goals in the final frame—three of which were scored by Jesper and Julius Mattila—guaranteed the Eagles a much-needed win and a first round bye in the Hockey East playoffs.
Although BC didn’t score six-plus goals, like it did in its previous four meetings with Massachusetts, the Eagles’ defense and Logan Hutsko’s second-period goal were enough to seal the victory.
The Eagles lost graduate transfer defenseman Kevin Lohan over the weekend, but battled for a defensive victory over Massachusetts at Kelley Rink.