Sunday, October 23, 2011

Flat Terriers fall to Holy Cross

Facing Holy Cross last night, the Terriers emulated their effort from last weekend. Unfortunately, it was a flashback to the loss to Providence, rather than the victory over Denver. Defensive mistakes, untimely penalties and penalty-killing failures, lack of either a forecheck or crisp breakout—and a strong effort by the Crusaders—gave the visitors a well-earned 5-4 upset win.

After an early Holy Cross goal, BU responded with a pair of well-executed passing plays, resulting in Sahir Gill’s first goal of the year and Alex Chiasson’s third. But the next 40 minutes belonged to the Crusders, who scored four times, twice on power plays. BU had previously yield just one power play goal this season.

In the final period Terriers, trailing 5-2, narrowed the margin on Chiasson’s fourth—a shorthander— and Matt Nieto’s fourth, but, again as was the case in Providence, BU couldn’t produce the equalizer. Following the game, a thoroughly displeased Jack Parker summed up the defeat:

“Defensively, we were pathetic in our own zone...We got beat
to every loose puck; we got out-muscled in front of our own net,
and we were pathetic killing penalties. And as bad as we were,
they were good at all of that stuff."

● recap
● Comprehensive box score
● Video highlights
● USCHO recap
● Boston Hockey Blog recap
● Worcester Telegram recap
● Coach Jack Parker’s comments
● College Hockey News recap

Looking ahead

For the third time this season, 2012 recruit Mike Moran earned first-star honors in BCHL play. His hattrick--plus an assist--led Victoria past Chilliwack, 7-5. Moran has a 9-5-14 line in 12 games.

Women's team

Terriers completed their North Country weekend, edging St. Lawrence, 3-2, behind Kerrin Sperry's 36-save performance and the eventual game-winner by captain Jenn Wakefield. BU moved out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Kayla Tutino, Shannon Mahoney and Wakefield before yielding a pair of goals to the Saints. Sperry made 14 saves in the final period to seal the win.

● recap
● Comprehensive box score

No comments:

Site Meter