Saturday, January 18, 2014

Late rally comes up short for BU

Terrier staged a third period rally last night at Boston College’s Conte Forum, narrowing a 5-2 deficit to one goal on scores by Mike Moran and Cason Hohmann (photo). With goalie Sean Maguire pulled, BU pressed the attack and Garrett Noonan fired a slapper that was saved by BC’s Brian Billett as Danny O’Regan waited on the doorstep for the rebound that never happened.  An Eagles empty netter in the final minute produced the 6-4 outcome.

BU’s other goals came from freshmen Robbie Baillargeon  (6th) on a snipe from the right circle and the first collegiate goal for TJ Ryan, converting a Kevin Duane pass in tight..

Former Daily Free Press reporter and current WEEI Sports blogger Scott McLaughlin observed:

“There’s no such thing as moral victories, but the Terriers do deserve some credit for the way they played Friday night. With the news this week that Bruins prospect Matt Grzelcyk their best player this year would miss the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder, the thinking from most (including me) was that BU didn’t really stand much of a chance against BC. And after getting totally outplayed in the second and falling behind by two goals, it wouldve been easy for the Terriers to roll over. Instead, they turned up the intensity in the third and made a game of it. Coach David Quinn said after the game that it was a ‘step in the right direction’ and that his team showed a lot of good things, and hes right. Its not a moral victory, but perhaps it can be something to build off.”

►BU travels to Lowell tonight to take on the River Hawks. Visit later today for Game Day information and links.

● recap and comprehensive box score

●Post-game comments: Quinn

● Boston Hockey Blog recap, analysis, Pluses & Minuses

● WEEI College Blog analysis

Women's Team
Terriers fell to Providence, 4-3, after holding a 3-1 lead midway through the second period. Freshman Maddie Elia scored twice for BU and Sarah Lefort also tallied. recap and comprehensive box score.

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