What a complete heartbreaker this one was…from so nervously happy to completely gutted in the space of a few seconds. Despite being outplayed by Yale for a good chunk of the night, the Saints had gotten some timely goals and were hanging on to a 3-2 lead with under two minutes left. Looking like they were on their way to the ECAC title game. And then it just all fell apart — Yale scored twice in quick succession to put paid to the Saints’ hopes. And I’m left sitting on the couch in shock and sadness.
There is still a small thread of hope that SLU gets an NCAA bid. If they win tomorrow in the third-place game and if the right teams win in the other conferences, they might still make it. Although UMass-Lowell’s win tonight over Northeastern apparently makes that less likely.