Beanpot: Northeastern rolls, BC wins in overtime; Huskies, Eagles to meet in title game for first time since 1983

Game recaps by Joshua Kummins, All photos by Sharon Bradley Photography

Northeastern 4, Harvard 0
NU’s Rawlings gloves shutout over Harvard

BOSTON — Chris Rawlings pitched his fourth shutout in six games, while Mike McLaughlin scored two goals as the Northeastern Huskies ousted the Harvard Crimson, 4-0, at the TD Garden in the opening semifinal of the 2011 Beanpot Tournament.

The Huskies have now advanced to the championship game on 14 occasions with the last coming in 2009. Their win also marked the fourth shutout in Huskies Beanpot history.

Boston College 3, Boston University 2 (OT)
Cross keeps BC repeat hopes alive and well

BOSTON — Games between Beanpot rivals Boston College and Boston University are always instant classics and Monday’s semifinal at the TD Garden was no different.

BC junior and alternate captain Tommy Cross, property of the Bruins, scored the winning goal at 3:17 of the overtime period to lift the Eagles to a 3-2 victory over the Terriers in front of a capacity crowd of 17,565 fans in the second Beanpot semifinal on Monday at TD Garden.

About jkummins

Joshua Kummins, a senior honors student at Malden High School, is the Associate Editor for BostonSportsU18.com. He joined BSU18 in August 2010 and also serves as the Co-Head of Sports for the award-winning newspaper at MHS, The Blue and Gold. Under his leadership, the sports section placed first for "Excellence in Sports Writing" as part of the Sufffolk University Greater Boston High School Newspaper Competition. Kummins is a veteran Hockey East reporter and has covered multiple Frozen Fenway events, Beanpots and conference tournaments. He is also a frequent contributor to the site’s baseball coverage as he covers the Red Sox, minor leagues, and college games throughout the season. Each season, he is proud to cover the Cape Cod Baseball League and the New England Collegiate Baseball League’s North Shore Navigators. He also thinks that the CCBL and NECBL provide some of the best baseball in the country, truly showing “how the game should be played.” Contact him via e-mail at jkummins@bostonsportsu18.com and follow him @JoshuaKummins on Twitter.
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