Lucy Lytle found the back of the cage 25 seconds in, and BC never looked back, bouncing back from Friday night’s loss to UNC with a five-goal victory against the visiting Minutewomen.
After missing the last three games of the 2017 season with an ACL tear, Anthony Brown returned looking better than ever. Four touchdowns and 279 yards through the air propelled the Eagles to a season-opening blowout victory.
Head coach Steve Addazio will face off against the Minutemen for the third time during his six-year stay with the Eagles—only this time, UMass has the offensive firepower to really wreak havoc.
Facing off against UMass for the first time in 11 years, the Eagles rallied back from a pair of one-goal deficits, most notably scoring in the 88th minute, to force a 2-2 draw in the teams’ first exhibition of the 2018 season.
Jessica Dreswick snapped the Eagles’ two-game losing streak, striking out nine Minutewomen, en route to her 55th career victory, a mark that ties Alexis Beckman for the most wins in program history.
Allyson Frei shut down a Minutewomen lineup that entered Tuesday, having averaged 8.8 runs per game in its past 10 contests, and BC did just enough offensively to plate three runs, reaching a new milestone in the process.
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.