The growing pains started early for the Boston University women’s basketball team this season, suffering back-to-back losses in their debut this weekend at the hands of the University of Kentucky, 92-58, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in overtime, 79-73.
The most exciting play in ice hockey has its place on the field, too. With its season on the line Tuesday afternoon against No. 14 Stanford University, the No. 20 Boston University field hockey team pulled its goalie and managed to stay alive.
Highlighted by senior Melissa Anderson setting the program record with her 103rd career point, the No. 7 Boston University women’s hockey team scored early and often Wednesday night in its impressive 4-0 victory over the University of Vermont at Walter Brown Arena.
It’s never easy. Last winter, BU men’s basketball fans recoiled at the news of Carlos Strong and Tyler Morris’ season-ending injuries.
Freshman forward Alex Chiasson, who leads the No. 17 Boston University men’s hockey team with four goals this season, was injured in practice on Wednesday and may not be able to play this weekend.