There’s so much on my mind after this weekend in Terrier sports. I don’t want to neglect anyone, so I figured I’d talk about more than one thing. No time to waste:
As a crowd of 436 strong stood in the rain with under 11 minutes remaining in Saturday’s America East championship game at Nickerson Field, senior Jin Oh took a pass from junior Richy Dorman, split two Binghamton University defenders and chipped the ball over goalkeeper Jason Stenta.
Boston University’s players reacted as though they had just lost the national championship. John Holland threw both hands in the air, bent over and pounded those hands ‘-’- the same ones that scored a team-high 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds ‘-’- on the Agganis Arena hardwood.
It wasn’t a lack of offensive effort that kept the America East men’s soccer championship game scoreless into the 80th minute. It was Binghamton University’s conference-leading defense that kept the score deadlocked at zero, despite Boston University’s continuous offensive pressure.
A steady stream of victories over the top tier of college hockey put the Boston University men’s hockey team atop the national polls for the first time since 2006 heading into this weekend. One embarrassing loss against the No. 20 University of Massachusetts-Amherst will keep them from maintaining the No. 1 ranking.