Dec. 7, 1997
BU Hands Eagles a 5-1 Setback
Boston University junior goalie Michel Larocque made 29 saves and held ninth-ranked Boston College scoreless for the final 56 minutes to lead the second-ranked Terriers to a 5-1 HOCKEY EAST win before a sellout crowd of 7,884 at BC's Kelley Rink.
Senior center Chris Drury scored two goals and freshman left wing Juha Vuori added one goal and one assist to lead Boston University (11-1-0, 5-1-0 HOCKEY EAST).
Boston College freshman defenseman Bobby Allen opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 3:15 of the opening period. BU freshman forward Carl Corazzini evened the score at 15:57 of the first period. Larocque made eight first-period stops.
BU tallied two goals in the middle period to take a 3-1 advantage. Drury's decisive goal came at 15:40, before Vuori netted an unassisted goal less than one minute later. Larocque made 15 saves in the middle period, as BC (11-5-0, 5-4-0 HOCKEY EAST) outshot the visiting Terriers, 15-3.
Freshman Russ Bartlett added to the Terrier lead at 4:46 of the final period, and Drury finished the scoring at 19:37.
Post Game Notes: It was the lowest scoring output of the season for the Eagles... Freshman Brian Gionta had his 11-game scoring streak snapped as did junior Marty Reasoner, who saw his six-game goal scoring streak end... With one assist, sophomore Jeff Farkas extended his scoring streak to nine games (2g, 10a)... It was only the third game that Reasoner and Gionta were both held scoreless... The two team will meet again on Tuesday at BU's Walter Brown Arena (7 p.m.)... The Terriers lead the all-time series, 100-81-13... BU is 18-1-3 in the last 22 meetings between the two schools.
at Kelley Rink (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) Boston University (11-1-0).......... 1 2 2 - 5 Boston College (11-5-0)................1 0 0 - 1
SCORING: First Period: BC, Bobby Allen (Ken Hemenway, Jeff Farkas) ppg 3:15; BU, Carl Corazzini (Joe DiPenta, Albie O'Connell) ppg 15:57. Second Period: BU, Chris Drury (Tom Poti) 15:40; BU, Juha Vuori (unassisted) 16:37; Third Period: BU, Russ Bartlett (Chris Heron, Vuori) 4:56; BU, Drury (Poti) 19:37.
SAVES: BU, Michel Larocque 29; BC, Scott Clemmensen 16.