November 3rd, 2019
The time has come – the moment that every Terrier has been waiting for… New England Championships! The winner of the tournament moves on to compete at the National Championships at Pennsylvania State University.
Heading into the tournament in 3rd seed, BUMPOLO had some making up to do. Their first game was against Tufts University. The Terriers made sure to bring focus for warmups and intensity during the game. This led to a successful 14-6 win over Tufts!
Moving forward in the bracket, BU played Dartmouth next. Third time is the charm … right? This seemed to be the case as BU pulled an early four point lead over Dartmouth. The crowd was roaring and the energy was visible. Senior Nick Rosenberger and Sophomore Hoku Eggertsen tracked some gnarly goals. Dartmouth quickly caught up and the game was even all the way until the last few plays. Senior John Li’s saves kept BU in the game. Unfortunately, this was not enough as Dartmouth clinched two final shots in the last minute, winning 9-7.
The loss to Dartmouth was devastating and unexpected for the Terriers, but they put up a great battle. Finishing off the tournament strong, BUMPOLO won their final game against Yale University 26-6.
Although the season did not finish where the BU team wanted, they are proud of the training, focus, and teamwork they put in. Thank you to the Seniors for providing skill and leadership that have defined BUMPOLO over the past 4 years- we will miss you a lot.