Monday, March 26, 2012

Bulldog Season Ends With Loss to BC

BC Blanks UMD 4-0 to Win the Northeast Regional

UMD ran into a buzz saw, plain and simple. Boston College is a team that has it all clicking and the tune is a beauty. The final was a 4-0 win for BC, a team that seems destined to not lose again until maybe next autumn.

The best legal hit of the night was a hip check delivered
the Bulldogs Wade Bergman. Photo: NewsTimes
UMD skated well with BC in the first period. But when the goals started for the Eagles in the second, it was all over for UMD. BC had momentum and the Bulldogs just couldn’t break it. Both teams made mistakes, it’s just that BC capitalized on UMD’s and snubbed the Bulldogs when they had chances.

By no means did UMD play poorly; it was just BC was that much better. And that is what made it the most difficult for Bulldog fans, to watch their team get dismantled knowing it was the last game for seven of UMD’s players to wear the Bulldog.

The Eagle’s 4-0 win Sunday night over the Bulldogs not only sent BC to the Frozen Four, but extended their winning streak to 17. Their last loss was January 21 against Maine. At that time BC was 14-10-1 and with last night’s win are 31-10-1.

UMD ends their season at 25-10-6 after beating Maine 5-2 Saturday night prior to the BC game.

Does the streak sound familiar to Bulldog fans? UMD had their own run of 17 games, but theirs was an unbeaten streak, 14-0-3, in the early to mid-season. It was quite a feat for the Bulldogs and will be one of many highlights of a very good, respectable season.

UMD’s own streak came on the heels of a heartbreaking sweep at home against the Gophers. Many said they looked forward to getting another crack at UMTC in the season, but it would have to wait for a tournament. This was the last chance and it will be BC, not the Bulldogs, getting the Gophers.

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