Sunday, October 17, 2010

BU Skates to a 2-2 Tie With UMass

 Last night's contest was a tale of two games - the first twenty minutes, and the last forty minutes.  BU scored two goals in the first period to jump out to an early lead, but it was UMass who would dictate play from there on out. The Minutemen's freshman netminder Jeff Teglia had an impressive first start in net, stopping 33 of the 35 shots fired his way. He was matched by his BU counterpart, Kieran Millan, who stopped 28 of 30 shots. BU's goals were scored by freshman Matt Nieto (1) and junior Chris Connolly (1). After Connolly's goal, it appeared BU was going to turn the game into a route, but after the first stopover UMass came out firing and the Terriers looked sluggish - a bad combination. Millan made many impressive stops in net, and both of the goals could hardly be called his fault - one was a very late deflection in front, and the other was through a tough screen. BU had perhaps their best chance of the night to win the game with only seconds remaining in overtime. Alex Chiasson sprung Nieto on a breakout, but Nieto fired wide as he was interfered with from behind (and for some reason didn't get a penalty shot).

Last night was very much one of those tie's where you feel like you lost (or if you're a UMass fan, you probably feel like you won). Hopefully BU can right the ship this week in practice, because next Friday night they have a date with these same Minutemen, and this time they need to come out with a victory.

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