Sunday, October 28, 2012

Terriers rally past UMass for weekend sweep--UPDATED

For his 22nd birthday Sean Escobedo gave his teammates a present: a game-winning goal with 1:22 remaining in the third period, breaking a 2-2 tie and providing the margin of victory against UMass. Escobedo chipped the rebound of a Danny Regan shot past goalie Kevin Boyle. The win at the Mullins Center in Amherst gave BU a sweep of the weekend series. Terriers had given up a power play goal late in the first period and then a penalty shot a minute into the second period. After that, freshman goalie Matt O’Connor was perfect, turning away 34 Minuteman shots overall and 20 in the third period alone. 

Minutes after the penalty shot, Captain Wade Megan cut the lead in half converting a rebound from the goalmouth. Later in the period Matt Nieto’s first of the season, a deflection of an O’Regan shot, knotted the score at two. Garrett Noonan and O’Regan each contributed pair of assists while Nieto also had a multi-point game, assisting on Escobedo’s game-winner. 

Associate Head Coach Mike Bavis was behind the bench again for BU as Jack Parker’s bad back kept him from making the trip to Amherst.

Terriers travel to North Dakota next weekend for a pair of games that will be televised locally on NESN and nationally on Fox College Sports.


● recap and comprehensive box score
Video highlights
Boston Hockey Blog recap and analysis
● College Hockey News Takeway 
● Hockey East Online recap 
● MassLive recap 

After the game, The Boston Hockey Blog tweeted:
Coach Bavis on O'Connor: "His performance speaks for itself.
Bavis expects Sean Maguire and Sam Kurker to play next weekend in North Dakota.

Looking ahead
2013 recruit Kevin Duane scored his third goal of the season in Waterloo’s 3-2 win against the NTDP U17s. Duane has 7 points in 9 games for the Blackhawks. 2014 recruit Jack Eichel recorded an assist and also drew a penalty shot, which he did not convert. 

Women's team
Freshman Sarah Lefort scored twice and junior Kerrin Sperry pitched a 24-save shutout to lead the Terriers past Robert Morris, 3-0. The win boosts BU’s record to 7-1-0. Kayla Tutino scored the other BU goal with Jennelle Kohanchuk picking up an assist for her 100th career point. Terriers return to conference play on Wednesday with a home game against BC—weather permitting. 

● recap and comprehensive box score 
● Video highlights  
Brian Durocher’s post-game comments

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