Monday, February 6, 2012
BU beats Harvard 3-1 in Beanpot Semifinal
BU beat Harvard 3-1 in the first round of this year's Beanpot in an all-around sloppy game. I'll take the W's any way we can get them though. BU jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a great play by sophomore winger Matt Nieto who had great patience before scoring on a wrap -around of a Harvard d-man's leg. I think the whole crowd(which at the time consisted of BU students and media members) thought he was going to shoot the puck short-side there. BU's second goal was a greasy powerplay goal by Wade Megan on the assists from Sahir Gill and Sean Escobedo. Megan also scored the 3rd goal of the night, walking in all alone and scoring on a backhanded flip. Harvard added a powerplay goal at the end of the second but could never get any closer than that.
BU advances to play Newton University(BC) aka Chestnut Hill Community College. BC extended Northeastern's Beanpot-less streak to 24 years as they still have not won one since 1988. Sucks to suck Northeastern. You were an embarrassment to hockey in general tonight not just yourselves. BC literally was given the game but I guess we shouldn't expect much else from a team with Vinny Saponari on it. BU returns to action this Friday as they host UMass"riot-city" Amherst. BC takes on UVM in their game Friday before the 60th Beanpot final next Monday which should be a thriller.