Saturday, February 12, 2011

Noonan OT goal nips UMass

Garrett Noonan in overtime to complete the Terriers’ comeback win over UMass in Amherst last night. The freshman defenseman’s third goal of the season and second in the past three games was also his second game winner.

BU had taken a 2-1 first-period lead on goals by Corey Trivino and Alex Chiasson, but two Minuteman tallies in the first four minutes of the middle stanza put BU behind, 3-2. Wade Megan’s seventh goal of the season knotted the score midway through the period. Terriers outshot UMass in the third period, 13-3, but couldn’t put one past Paul Dainton. Noonan’s game-winner at 1:44 of overtime was set up by Chiasson, who produced a three-point night. Trivino , who assisted Chiasson’s goal, had a strong night on faceoffs, winning 14 of 17.

The win kept BU tied for third place in the Hockey East standings with Merrimack, which doubled up New Hampshire, 4-2.

Junior defenseman David Warsofsky was a healthy scratch. Coach Jack Parker explained his absence frrom the lineup:
"We wanted him to play a little bit harder. We talked to him about it. He’ll be back in the lineup Monday and I’m sure he’ll play the way we want him to play. When he’s playing up to his capability, he’s the best defenseman in this league, and we need him to be the best defenseman in this league.”

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Looking ahead
2011 recruit Cason Hohmann assisted on two goals, including the game-winner with 13 seconds left in regulation in Cedar Rapids 3-2 win over Des Moines. Hohman has a 15-23-38 scoring line in 35 games.

2012 recruit Robert Polesello 17th goal of the season was Vaughan’s only goal in the Viper’s 4-1 loss to Upper Canada.

Women’s team
Senior Lauren Cherewyk’s goal at 6:40 of the third period was the margin of victory for BU as it edged Northeastern, 3-0. The Terriers sprinted out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Holly Lorms, Jenn Wakefield and Kaleigh Fratkin, but the Huskies answered back with three of their own. Goalie Kerry Sperrin stopped 25 of 28 shots.

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