You Won’t Want to Miss These Upcoming BU Games
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, it’s hard not to get excited about the fast-approaching holiday season. Before diving headfirst into the festivities, there are a handful of exciting BU sporting events coming up that warrant the strongest possible showing from the Dog Pound.
Hockey season is in full swing already, with high-profile matchups coming soon, while basketball is starting this month. Without further ado, here are four can’t-miss matchups in Terrier athletics:
Women’s Basketball: Nov. 9 vs UMass Lowell (6pm)
First is the women’s basketball home opener against the River Hawks. Although it’s a non-conference matchup, it will be the start of a new era. It will be Head Coach Melissa Graves’ first game at the helm of the program after the previous coach, Marisa Moseley, departed for the University of Wisconsin.
While First Team All-Patriot League guard Katie Nelson, who led the team in points and assists per game last year, joined Moseley at Wisconsin, the rest of the top 10 scorers on the team are returning.
Junior guard Sydney Johnson was second on the team with 11.9 points per game and led the team with 1.8 steals per game. Senior forward Riley Childs also returns after leading the team with 8.0 rebounds per game.
Last year’s team fell just short of a Patriot League championship, and with a similar roster, the Nov. 9 opener will give you a chance to witness the start of what could be a special season.
Men’s Hockey: Nov. 12 vs. UMass (7:30pm)
There are numerous good matchups coming up at Agganis Arena this month, including the first matchup against Northeastern since Mar. 2020, but the one highlighted here is a home date against the reigning national champions.
The Minutemen again look like one of the top teams in Hockey East, and while BU is hovering around .500 so far this year, the Terriers swept UMass in a two-game weekend series last year.
Junior forward Wilmer Skoog leads the team in goals (4) and points (7), while junior defenseman Domenick Fensore leads the team with five assists. Sophomore goaltender Drew Commesso is 3-3-0 on the year with a .901 save percentage and a 3.27 goals-against average.
When the puck drops against the reigning champs, it will be a must-watch.
Men’s Basketball: Nov. 16 @ Northeastern (7pm)
The men’s basketball team opens their season at URI before hosting Division III Gordon College, but if you’re willing to trek into enemy territory, the Terriers will travel to Matthews Arena to face Northeastern.
Despite it being a non-conference matchup, tensions always run high between the two Boston schools. The Terriers have lofty expectations this season, and the early test against Northeastern will require some help from the stands.
The Terriers are led by Preseason Patriot League Player of the Year Javante McCoy. The senior guard led the Terriers in scoring and assisting with 16.1 points and 2.2 assists per game last season.
Like the women’s team, the men retained most of their roster from last season and should be among the top teams in the Patriot League this season.
Women’s Hockey: Nov. 21 vs. BC (3pm)
We couldn’t get through a list like this without including the Battle of Comm Ave.
The Terriers will play the Eagles for the first time this season just days before Thanksgiving at Walter Brown Arena in a Sunday matinee.
Regardless of where each team stands, BU vs. BC promises to be hotly contested any time the two sides face-off.
This year, senior forward Courtney Correia leads the team in scoring with [points], and senior goaltender Kate Stuart is leading the charge in the net with a .926 save percentage and 2.16 goals-against average.
Whether you can make it to all four of these games or just one, make sure you don’t miss out on some of the best games BU has to offer this month.