In the third edition of our weekly roundup, lacrosse blows out BU to start the season, while men’s and women’s basketball both suffer winless weeks and softball leaves the Texas Classic with an 0-4 record.
After a scoreless first period, UMass Lowell erupted for three goals in the second period while Riverhawks goalkeeper Tyler Wall finished with 28 saves, as UMass Lowell beat BC 3-0 Saturday night.
With five different goal scorers—on two different goalies—Boston College men’s hockey rode its way to a convincing 5-2 win over Massachusetts Lowell to maintain its lead over Hockey East.
Over the course of the first five and a half minutes of the third period, Graham McPhee single-handedly erased the River Hawks’ two-goal lead, only to see UMass Lowell log the game-winner 66 seconds later.
With 43 seconds left in the Hockey East final, Ryan Fitzgerald slapped the puck past a crowd of River Hawks. But instead of hitting the twine, it bounced off the crossbar, and the Eagles’ third-period comeback fell short.
In its last home game of the year, BC failed to snap out of its recent funk. Since the Beanpot, the Eagles are just 1-of-10 on the power play. Four of those missed opportunities came in Thursday night’s 4-1 loss to UMass-Lowell.