The Boston University women’s soccer team won, 1-0, over the University of Hartford Hawks on Sunday, but not without enduring the harsh conditions that Mother Nature wrought upon New England.
One and six-tenths of a second. That was all the time separating the No. 9 Boston University women’s hockey team from its first loss of the season this past Friday at Wayne State University.
The team that skated off the Mullins Center ice last Friday following a 3-2, season-opening slip up to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, didn’t look like last year’s national champion Boston University men’s hockey team. Not that anyone expected a clone.
I can remember the scene just as clearly today as I did the moment that it happened last March ‘-’- I was standing in a crowded bar caddy-corner from Madison Square Garden, the place where I had watched my Louisville Cardinals handily beat Providence in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament earlier that day.
As No. 2/2 Boston University men’s hockey coach Jack Parker, among others, has said, last year is last year. Just in case the message hadn’t sunk in, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst reminded the Terriers first hand Friday night at the Mullins Center.