An injury to senior assistant captain Delaney Belinskas put a damper on a defensive-dominated 2-0 win for the Eagles over Merrimack on Friday night in the season opener.
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.
Three different BC skaters—Lindsay Agnew, Megan Keller, and Daryl Watts—found the back of the cage, and the Eagles kicked off the conference slate with a decisive victory.
Despite being outshot for the second night in a row, the Eagles escaped Kelley Rink with another one-goal victory, outlasting 10th-seeded Merrimack and, in effect, booking a trip to TD Garden.
After a two-week hiatus, the Eagles will host 10th-seeded Merrimack in the Hockey East Quarterfinals with a third-consecutive trip to TD Garden on the line.
Daryl Watts, who leads the country in scoring, recorded a career-high five points on Tuesday, guiding BC to a series sweep over the Warriors.