BOSTON - The Boston University men's ice hockey team was unable to pull off a weekend sweep of No. 17 Vermont, dropping a 6-2 contest to the Catamounts on Saturday afternoon at Agganis Arena.
Sophomore Danny O'Regan and freshman Kevin Duane each recorded unassisted goals for the Terriers, who move to 8-14-2 overall and 3-8-1 in Hockey East play. BU's power play, which came into the day ranked first in Hockey East, came up empty in six tries.
The Catamounts (13-9-3, 5-7-0) got a three-point night from freshman Brendan Bradley, who opened the scoring 3:18 into the contest before adding a pair of assists.
Trailing 2-0 after one, BU cut its deficit in half with O'Regan's tally middle through the second. The sophomore intercepted a pass in the Terrier zone and skated all the way to the Vermont crease. He lost the puck before getting a shot off, but recovered before showing off some fancy stickwork to pot his team-best eighth goal of the season.
Vermont, however, got its two-goal cushion back while shorthanded just over six minutes later as senior Chris McCarthy scored on a breakaway for his second goal of the game.
BU took three late penalties in the second and two carried over into the third. After getting back to full strength, the Terriers looked to get back into the game, but instead gave up a goal just 2:21 into the final period, making it a 4-1 lead for the visitors.
Duane made it 4-2 on a wraparound with 11:02 left, but that's as close as the Terriers would get, as the Catamounts added goals from senior H.T. Lenz and junior Colin Markison to create the 6-2 final.
Sophomore Sean Maguire made stops on 26 of the 32 shots he faced before being replaced by Anthony Moccia, who made his collegiate debut for BU. The senior saved the lone shot he saw in 3:46 between the pipes.
Vermont, which went 0-for-5 on the power play, got a 16-save performance from freshman Mike Santaguida.
The Terriers will return to action on Friday, Jan. 31, when they visit Massachusetts for a contest that will be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. Vermont begins a weekend series at New Hampshire on Jan. 31.