BU Men’s Water Polo finished their season in historical fashion with their best ever finish, earning 2nd place in New England.
The weekend began with the 3rd-seeded Terriers defeating the 6th-seeded Wesleyan Cardinals 9-5. It wasn’t the best performance, but it was enough to see BU through to the semifinal match against defending New England champions Dartmouth College.
The match against Dartmouth was a tense, nail-biting affair, which saw the Terriers grab an early lead and fight relentlessly to hold on to it. BU never lost its lead, but Dartmouth hung tough the entire game, and the game ended 8-7. The win vs. Dartmouth was BU’s first victory over the Big Green in program history, and guaranteed BU a spot in the championship game for the first time.
The championship game was another edition of the B-Line rivalry, with BU facing the undefeated Eagles of Boston College. Boston College grabbed the lead off a penalty shot, and scored their next two goals on 6-on-5 powerplay opportunities. After a hard-fought 1st half, the score read 4-2 in BC’s favor. The second half saw BC take further advantage of powerplay opportunities, with 5 of their 9 total goals coming from man-advantages. The final score read 9-2 in favor of BC, but the Terriers left with their heads held high after a tough performance and history-making weekend.