Monday, November 4, 2013

Weekend Recap-BU splits with PC

                                                              Photo credit to my iphone

It's officially BC week so this won't be a long recap. The BU Terriers fought hard to manage a split with the previously #3 ranked Providence College Friars. The Terriers put themselves in an early hole Friday night, giving up 3 first period goals from complete defensive breakdowns in front of Matt O'Connor. Then something changed and they came out flying for the rest of the game while not taking a penalty. The Terriers got goals from Sam Kurker and Matt Lane to get within one goal of PC. Sophomore Danny O'Regan scored the tying and game-winning goals for the Terriers. The sophomore class lead the way as they scored all 4 goals and got the win in net for the Terriers. PC had a late surge but O'Connor stood tall in net for the Terriers as they held on 4-3 and improved to 4-1-0 at Agganis Arena this year.

Saturday night was another hard fought and even game. The Terriers took the lead on a great pass from Nick Roberto to Ahti Oksanen for a PP goal. The Friars tied it up shortly after with a 5 on 3 rebound goal. The Friars would eventually take the lead for good on a Ross Maureman goal. That was a play that the defense and Sean Maguire wishes they could have another shot at for sure. Overall, the team played well but just didn't do enough to beat a quality team in their own building. PC eventually put in an empty netter to win 3-1.

The Terriers can take plenty of positives from the weekend and use them to build on in anticipation of the game vs BC this coming Friday at Agganis Arena. At time of this post, student tickets are nearly sold out and I would expect the rest of the rink to be full as well. It should be a great atmosphere as always. Go BU!

BU was ranked #17 in this week's USCHO poll up one spot from #18 last week if you're into those types of things.

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