OCTOBER 7, 2018:
The Terriers traveled to Yale University for the second New England Division tournament of the season, where they took on Northeastern, Dartmouth, UConn, and Boston College.
The Terrier’s first game against Northeastern marked a hopeful start to the weekend, with BU winning 10-5. The entire team had an opportunity to play against Northeastern, thoroughly preparing them for their next game against Dartmouth. After a short break in between games, the BU and Dartmouth match was off to an eventful start. Dartmouth’s outside shooters were definitely on their game. Fortunately, the Terriers were able to adapt their defense and even score a couple times after the first half. Maintaining a coordinated defense throughout the rest of game, BU clinched victory over Dartmouth 11-10.
Beating Dartmouth for the first time in four years was certainly nice to sleep on. The next day, BU was eager to repeat their success. They beat University of Connecticut 16-3 in a quick first match. Bringing this high intensity to their next game against Boston College, the Terriers managed to lead for the first three quarters. Nevertheless, Boston College’s deep team tired out BU’s first and second lines by the last few minutes. BU ended up losing 9-8 in this very close match. Even though this tournament had an upsetting end, BU sees this as an important learning opportunity for the New England Championships in a couple of weeks…