Boston University ices UMass, 5-2
After a scoreless first period, the University of Massachusetts hockey team spent the rest of the game playing from behind.
The Minutemen never could get even and Boston University eventually pulled away for a 5-2 win Friday at Agganis Arena in Boston.
Wade Megan put BU (2-1-0, 2-1-0 Hockey East) ahead 51 seconds into the second period and Danny O’Regan stretched the home team’s edge to 2-0 less than four minutes later.
Branden Gracel’s unassisted goal with 5:03 left in the second period gave UMass momentum headed into intermission.
But O’Regan scored again less than five minutes into the third for a 3-1 lead. A Joel Hanley goal from Conor Sheary brought UMass within one with 10:33 left, but BU scored less than a minute later and added an empty-netter to close out the scoring.
UMass 4, Temple 1 — After a scoreless first half, the Minutewomen poured it on after intermission to clinch the No. 2 seed in next weekend’s Atlantic 10 tournament in Amherst.
Senior midfielder Kim Young had two goals for UMass (11-8, 5-1 A-10), while freshmen midfielders Noralie Weusthuis and Courtney Spleen each added a goal.
Freshman goalkeeper Sam Carlino made one save for the Minutewomen, who close their regular season Sunday against Lock Haven at 1 p.m.
St. Bonaventure 4, UMass 1 — Brett Canepa had the lone goal for the Minutemen (5-8-2, 2-4 Atlantic 10).
St. Bonaventure 1, UMass 0 (2OT) — Molly Curry’s goal in the 108th minute broke a scoreless tie in double overtime as the Minutewomen fell on the road.
Emily Cota made 12 saves for UMass (8-9-1, 3-4-1 A-10).
The Minutewomen need to win Sunday at Duquesne (1 p.m.) to stay in contention for the Atlantic 10 tournament.
Amherst College 3, Colby 0 — Freshman Lizzie Ahern had 12 kills and three blocks to lead the Lord Jeffs (13-8, 6-3 NESCAC) past the White Mules, 25-23, 25-8, 26-24 at Wadsworth Gymnasium.