Saturday, October 15, 2011

Porous defense sinks Terriers

Defensive lapses put the Terriers in an early hole and then, following a BU comeback, Providence took the lead for good in third period, en route to a 5-3 win. The Friars took advantage of a turnover to get on the board at 2:48, doubled the lead 44 seconds later and scored again late in the opening period.

BU cut into the lead a minute-and-a-half into the 2nd period when Matt Nieto roofed a wrister. Then, on a power play Corey Trivino pounced on the rebound of an Adam Clendening slapper. Terriers drew even early in final period when Garrett Noonan (photo) took a Sahir Gill pass in the right circle and found the top corner. But soon after that goal, BU took a penalty, which the Friars turned into the game-winning goal. They added another late in the period to blunt another BU comeback attempt. Kieran Millan stopped 25 of 30 shots.

● recap
● Comprehensive box score
● Boston Hockey Blog recap and analysis with Jack Parker comments
● Hockey East Online recap with NESN video highlights

Looking ahead
2012 recruit Matt O’Connor produced another strong effort, stopping 30 shots in Youngstown’s 4-2 win against Des Moines.

BCHL Vernon Vipers took their first defeat of the season following seven wins, lossing to Chilliwack, 4-1. 2012 recruit Marc Hetnik, Jr., assisted on the Vipers goal.

Looking back

Chris Bourque had a five-point night (2+3) in AHL Hershey's 7-5 win against Norfolk.

Women's team

#4 BU takes on Union College today at Walter Brown Arena in a 4 p.m. start. The matchup will have junior transfer Isabel Menard facing off against her twin sister Talia. Both tranferred from Syracuse. has links to game notes, game tracker, the All-Access video Webcast and the WTBU Sports Radio Webcast

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