Taya Robinson, who was the Minutewomen’s Achilles’ heel all night, stretched VCU’s lead with two minutes to go on a layup. Seconds later, a 3-pointer by Breen and an on the floor foul that ended with a Breen-Taylor chest bump, sent UMass to the line. But a crucial foul against UMass on a VCU missed basket sent Robinson to the line to ice the game.
Friday night the Minutemen once again went on the road to take down the top-ranked team in the nation, this time in No. Boston College. While this win might not be as much of a program-defining statement, it feels every bit as important to UMass (13-5-3, 13-5-3 Hockey East).
I’m sure we’re going to have some anxiety; it’s going to be like first game jitters all over again,” said Verdi on the team’s return from the schedule pause. But I think our players are excited about this coming week, and it’s a big week for us. That week consists of two weekend matchups on Friday and Sunday against VCU and Richmond, respectively.