November 16, 2009

A weekend salvaged? Not really



There is no doubt that Friday sucked in all regards for BU sports. It seemed to get increasingly worse as the day went on.

First, the women's basketball team dropped a game that wasn't too close in Kentucky. I didn't expect a win, but still a loss hurts regardless of who it's against.

The women's soccer team then was eliminated from the NCAA tournament after a UConn scored in the second overtime. That's a tough way to end a season and some girls soccer careers.

Then the Patrick Chambers era got off on the wrong foot with a road lass in New Rochelle. I don't know what was worse - what was going on on the court or what was happening in the stands.

And to add to everything else, the men's hockey team got doubled up by Merrimack. MERRIMACK!

Things got slightly better the following day as both hockey teams won games in Agganis Arena. First, the women beat PC 5-3, then the men's team recovered somewhat to take down the Warriors of MC.

Bonino was back and in true form with a great assist to ChrisCo. Zach Cohen is looking studly, but there are some major areas of concern on that team. Luckily, hockey is one long season, and the points that the Terriers have missed out on so far in Hockey East play are definitely recoverable. A home-home set with UNH this weekend would be a great place to steal some points.

On Sunday BU's sports teams reverted back to mediocrity and Friday form. First women's hockey lost 6-2 in Providence in what was the season series finale. Anyone else surprised that the series matchup is done so early in the season? I'm sure the players don't care, but I find it a bit surprising.

Later the women's hoops team lost, from what I understand, a heartbreaker in UMass. BU had a 3-point lead as time was expiring. Unfortunately, Aly Hinton fould a Minutewoman as she put up a three, sending her to the line and allowingthe game to head to overtime, where BU was defeated.

So, BU finishes the weekend 2-6. There's definitely been more successful Friday through Sunday campaigns. But this is the nature of sports - you can't win 'em all. I'm just hoping the luck changes this week as both the men's and women's basketball teams hold their home openers.

Men's basketball tomorrow night against George Washington, and the women's team on Wednesday, hosting Rhode Island. 2-0 perhaps?

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