MANKATO, Minn. - The No. 8/9 Boston University men's ice hockey team came up short at No. 11 Minnesota State on Saturday night at Verizon Center as the Mavericks posted a 5-3 win to complete a weekend sweep.
Senior Bobo Carpenter, sophomore Shane Bowers and freshman Joel Farabee scored three consecutive goals in the second period to erase a 3-0 deficit but MSU scored in the final second of the middle period and added a late empty-netter.
BU falls to 0-2-0 while the Mavericks improve to 2-0-0.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Mavericks built momentum throughout the opening period and took a 3-0 lead into the first intermission.
- Jared Spooner opened the scoring with a redirect from the slot at 8:08.
- MSU used a power play to double its lead as a shot by Connor Mackey got through traffic to make it a 2-0 contest at 11:01 of the first.
- With 2:20 left in the opening stanza, Riese Zmolek found the back of the net off a partial breakaway to create a three-goal cushion for the Mavericks
- The second belonged to the Terriers with the visitors clawing their way back from the deficit while holding an 18-6 shot advantage in the period.
- Farabee got BU on the board with his first collegiate goal while the Terriers were skating shorthanded.
- The freshman drew a tripping penalty while breaking up a pass at the blue line, got up and raced to the puck before sneaking a shot past MSU netminder Dryden McKay at 7:38.
- A redirect by Carpenter on an attempt from sophomore David Farrance got the Terriers within one midway through the second.
- Bowers completed the comeback with 23 seconds left in the period, scoring at the right crease off a perfect feed from Farrance.
- The Terriers lost their momentum in the closing seconds of the middle period as MSU's Charlie Gerard scored with 0.6 seconds left on the clock with what would be his second game-winner of the weekend.
- Looking for another equalizer in the third, BU took three straight penalties and only got 25 seconds of power-play time in the frame.
- Marc Michaelis sealed the win for the Mavericks with an empty-netter at 19:39.
- Farrance and junior Patrick Harper earned two assists apiece and Farrance finished the weekend with a team-best four points - all helpers.
- Each team recorded 31 shots in the game.
- Junior Jake Oettinger made 26 stops for the Terriers while McKay made 28.
- BU came up empty on its five power-play chances, including a five-minute major spanning the first two periods, and the Mavericks went 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
- BU will return to action on Friday (Oct. 19) when it hosts the U.S. National Under-18 Team for an exhibition contest.
- Game time at Agganis Arena is 7:30 p.m.
- The Terriers will open up their Hockey East schedule next Saturday (Oct. 20) with a visit to Merrimack.