This past weekend, the #24 Boston College Eagles flew to Atlanta to take on two of their toughest opponents on the schedule, #6 Georgia Tech and #2 Chapman. The first game of the Eags’ Atlanta road trip came against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Saturday evening. It was a battle all the way through, and intensity was high. With a 3-3 tie game at half, Assistant Coach Casey Stevenson addressed the team. “One team is going to get tired, one team is gonna get lazy, one team is going to quit. Don’t let that be us.” The Eagles took that to heart, and went on a 5-0 run at the beginning of the 3rd quarter, eventually pulling out the victory, 8-5.
David Hincks ‘18 and Joe Tarquini ‘20 continued their success from the previous weekend by both netting three in the contest. Seamus Scaring ‘18 was an elite distributor in this one notching 4 assists. The defense stood tough against a powerful Yellow Jacket offense, as defensemen Ryan Neff ‘18, PJ McIntyre ‘19, and Chris Rylkov ‘20 only allowed 5 goals in the contest.
On Sunday the Eagles had a quick turnaround and faced the #2 Chapman Cougars. Boston College came out of the gate slowly in the first quarter, and dug themselves into a 3-0 hole. However, after what could only be described as Canadian wizardry, Spencer Bromley (Graduate Student) changed the momentum of the game with a nifty goal to spark the attack. The Eagles clawed their way back during the second quarter to make it 6-6 at the half. The defense, led by captain Ryan Neff and goalie Mike O’Keefe ‘18, played outstanding the entire game and held one of the best offenses in the country to only 3 goals in the second half. Chapman scored a quick 2 in the fourth and the Eagles were never able to recover. BC had one last chance to tie with time winding down after a caused turnover, but unfortunately were unable to convert, losing 9-8.
David Hincks continued to shine, scoring 3 goals while Spencer Bromley tallied 3 of his own. Gerard Quinn ‘18 had 3 assists on the day and Seamus Scaring added another 2. Face-off specialist Griffin Carney ‘18 played an incredible game at the X, winning 15 of 21 draws.
The Eagles look to continue their success this upcoming weekend when they play #5 Arizona State, #25 Arizona, and Coach Louie DeDonatis’ alma mater, #1 Grand Canyon University.