Jan. 9, 1998
Eagles Knock Off No. 1 Boston University
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore defenseman Mike Mottau scored one goal and added two assists to
lead Boston College to a 4-2 come-from-behind win over top-ranked Boston
University before a sold-out crowd of 7,884 at BC's Kelley Rink.
After the Eagles battled back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game after two
periods, sophomore forward Blake Bellefeuille tallied a power-play goal at
17:46 of the final stanza to put Boston College on top, 3-2. Junior
forward Nick Pierandri added an empty-net goal at 19:52 to seal the
Boston University (12-3-2, 5-2-2 HOCKEY EAST) jumped out to a quick 2-0
lead in the game's opening minutes. Freshman forward Juha Vuori started
the scoring at 2:49, and freshman Keith Emery added to the Terriers' lead
and concluded the first-period scoring with a goal at 3:26.
Boston College's Brian Gionta cut the deficit in half with a four-on-four
goal at 9:28 of the middle period. Mottau took a Marty Reasoner feed and
evened the score at 2-2 at 14:16, setting the stage for the Eagles'
Boston College freshman goalie Scott Clemmensen finished with 19 saves.
Boston University goalie Michel Larocque made 25 stops.
Post Game Notes... The Eagles snapped an 0-3-2 skid... It was the Eagles'
first win over BU since March 2, 1996... Mottau (1g, 2a) recorded his sixth
multiple-point game of the season... Mottau (20 points) is just four points
from elipsing his 1996-97 season total... With one point tonight, Reasoner
moved into a tie for 37th place on the BC career scoring list (120
points)... Reasoner has tallied nine points (4g, 5a) in nine games against
the Terriers... BC is 5-5-2 against BU in Kelley Rink... BC is 4-2-1
against ranked teams this season... BC has killed 26 of its last 30
man-down situations (86.7 percent)... The Eagles will host Maine, 7-6
overtime winners over Merrimack tonight, tommorrow night at 7 p.m.... The
game will be telecast on Sportschannel New England.
at Kelley Rink (Chestnut Hill, MA)
Boston University (12-3-2)............ 2 0 0 - 2
Boston College (12-6-2)................0 2 2 - 4
SCORING: First Period: BU, Juha Vuori 8 (Russ Bartlett, Nick Gillis)
2:49; BU, Keith Emery 1 (Peter Donatelli) 3:26. Second Period: BC, Brian
Gionta 11 (Mike Mottau, Rob Scuderi) 4x4 9:28; BC, Mottau 7 (Marty
Reasoner) 14:16. Third Period: BC, Blake Bellefeuille 9 (Marty Hughes,
Mottau) ppg 17:46; BC, Nick Pierandri 3 (Matt Mulhern, Chris Masters) eng
SAVES: BC, Scott Clemmensen 19; BU, Michel Laroque 25.