Nov. 14, 1997
Boston College Stops Northeastern, 5-2
BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore defenseman Mike Mottau (Avon, Mass.) scored a career-high two goals, including the game winner with 4:31 left, to lift Boston College to a 5-2 victory over Northeastern before 2,947 fans at Matthews Arena.
Down 2-1 with 12:37 left in the contest, the Eagles scored four unanswered goals to win their fourth consecutive game. Off to its best start since 1985-86, Boston College has a 7-1 record, 4-1 in HOCKEY EAST. Northeastern drops to 3-4, 2-2.
Northeastern took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Tony McGaughey, but sophomore forward Kevin Caulfield (Hyde Park, Mass.) knotted the score 1:45 later with his first goal of the season, a power-play tally.
After Mottau gave the Eagles their first lead, junior forward Marty Reasoner (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.) added his team-leading seventh goal of the season with 3:56 remaining. Mottau completed the scoring with an empty-net goal at the 19:00 mark.
Freshman Scott Clemmensen (Urbandale, Iowa) earned his fourth victory in net, stopping 22 shots. Junior forward Matt Mulhern (Havertown, Pa.) scored the Eagles' first period goal and classmates Nick Pierandri (Ridgefield, Conn.) and Chris Masters (Lexington, Mass.) each added two assists.
Boston College (7-1) 1 0 4 - 5 Northeastern (3-4) 1 0 1 - 2
1st: NU Barclay 3 (Cummings, Toews), 7:14; BC - Mulhern 2 (Pierandri, Masters) PPG, 11:06. 2nd: No Scoring. 3rd: NU McGaughy (Cummings, Holeczy), 7:23; BC - Caulfield (Hemenway, Farkas) PPG 9:08; BC - Mottau 3 (Pierandri, Masters), 15:29; BC - Reasoner 7 (Gionta, Allen), 17:04; BC - Mottau (unassisted), ENG, 19:00.Saves: BC - Clemmensen 22, NU - Robitaille 40
Penalties/Minutes: BC 9/18, NU 8/16
Power Play: BC 2/5, NU 0/3