Nov. 2, 1997
O'Leary's Two Goals Lead Boston College Past UMass-Amherst, 3-1
AMHERST, Mass. - Senior forward Jamie O'Leary (Needham, Mass.) scored two third-period goals in a 1:44 span to lead Boston College to a 3-1 HOCKEY EAST victory over UMass-Amherst before 3,007 at the Mullins Center.
With the victory, Boston College improves to 3-1, its best start to a season since 1990-91. UMass-Amherst remains winless at 0-3.
O'Leary broke a 1-1 tie when he poked home a rebound with 12:21 left. One minute, 44 seconds later, teammate Marty Reasoner (Honoeoye Falls, N.Y.) forced a Minuteman turnover . O'Leary found himself with the puck directly in front of the goal and blasted a slapshot past UMass-Amherst goalie Brian Regan (23 saves).
Reasoner assisted on all three Eagle goals, including a pretty feed to freshman Brian Gionta (Rochester, N.Y.) to open the scoring with 15:20 left in the second period. UMass-Amherst's lone score came from senior defenseman Brad Norton on a third period power-play (18:06 left).
Junior goaltender Andy McLaughlin (Milton, Mass.) stopped 24 shots for the Eagles, earning his second win of the season. After two games, McLaughlin sports a 1.50 goals against average.
Game Notes... It was BC's seventh consecutive win over the Minutemen... BC leads the all-time series, 12-3... Reasoner tied a career-high with three assists (vs. Harvard, 2/12/96)... It was Reasoner's 30th career multiple-point game (in 73 games)... Reasoner has scored 14 points (5g, 9a) in seven career games against UMass-Amherst... O'Leary's two goals ties a career-high (achieved four previous times).
1 2 3 - Final Boston College (3-1, 1-1) 0 1 2 - 3 UMass-Amherst (0-3, 0-3) 0 0 1 - 1 SCORING: First Period: No scoring. Second Period: BC, Brian Gionta 2 (Marty Reasoner, Tony Hutchins) - PP, 4:40. Third Period: UMA, Brad Norton 1 (Dan Juden, Matt Smith) - PP, 1:54; BC, Jamie O'Leary 2 (Reasoner, Rob Scuderi), 7:39; BC, O'Leary 3 (Reasoner), 9:23. SAVES: BC, Andy McLaughlin 24 UMA, Brian Regan, 23 PENALTIES-MINUTES: BC, 12-24; UMA, 12-24 POWER-PLAY: BC, 1-6; UMA, 1-6