Sunday, October 02, 2011

Rally falls short as X-Men upend Terriers






Showing considerable rust--maybe even some barnacles--the Terriers got off to a shaky start in their exhibition game with St. Francis Xavier, giving up three goals on six shots in the first ten minutes. Despite a better effort in the second period, BU was behind, 5-0 heading to the final period. Terriers put four goals on the board, nearly knotting the score in the final minute, before an empty-netter produced the final 6-4 margin for the X-Men.


Ben Rosen, who has moved back to defense after playing center much of last season, scored the Terriers' first goal on a slapper from the point. Then, freshman defenseman Alexx Privitera converted a rebound to make it 5-2. Junior Wade Megan (photo credit Matt Dresens) scored the next two: a nice backhander from below the right circle on the rush, and a pretty finish in tight following an Alex Chiasson centering pass. Megan earned kudos for his play at both ends of the ice from Coach Jack Parker who also praised the efforts of freshman forwards Cason Hohmann and Evan Rodrigues.


It was an uncharacteristically shaky night for goalie Kieran Millan who played the first two periods, although numerous errors on the blueline contributed to BU falling behind. Senior Grant Rollheiser was sharp in the third period, stopping all seven shots he faced.
● GoTerriers.com recap
● Comprehensive box score
● Video highlights
● Scott Weighart’s USCHO recap
● Boston Hockey blog recap
● WTBU Radio recap

Women’s team
After a strong opening night, the Terriers found their fortunes reversed as North Dakota dominated them, 5-1, to split the weekend series. Junior transfer Isabel Menard scored her first goal for BU while goalie Kerrin Sperry stopped 37 shots. Next up for the Terriers is a home game against Niagara next Friday.
● GoTerriers.com recap
● Comprehensive box score
● Video highlights
● WTBU Radio recap
● Coach Brian Durocher post-game comments

2 comments:

p1995 said...

Same old anemic power play. When is Coyle going to show up and play?

Matt Dresens said...

nice photo, i took it

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