BC picks up a pair of wins over UMass-Lowell

The Eagles showed that Friday’s win was no fluke by soundly defeating UMass-Lowell Sunday by a score of 6-3.

Boston College faced off against the River Hawks Friday night in Lowell and just barely escaped with a 1-0 victory. Parker Milner turned away 38 shots in a tremendous effort, assuring BC of its third straight win heading into Sunday’s game.

Milner’s efforts spilled over into this Sunday’s game, posting zeroes across the board in the first period, one in which the Eagles jumped out to a two goal lead thanks to goals from Bill Arnold and Kevin Hayes. Hayes was involved in the first three Eagles’ scores, and earned First Star honors after the game for his three point (2 goals, 1 assist) performance. Freshman D-man Teddy Doherty continued to add to his pile of assists, notching three for the Eagles.

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Doherty’s first helper came 4:23 into the first period when his shot from the point was deflected in by junior forward Bill Arnold, who had a strong showing, tallying 1 goal and 3 assists on the night. The Eagles added to their lead at 18:41 of the first, when Arnold found Hayes for a power-play score.

The Eagles began the second period in similar fashion, with Arnold connecting with Hayes for another PP goal, Hayes’ second of the game and third of this season. The River Hawks then responded with two, momentum-grabbing goals. Both Michael Colantone and Derek Arnold snuck shots past Milner, snapping his shutout streak of almost three games. Johnny Gaudreau, Destry Straight, and Pat Mullane also potted goals for BC, with UMass-Lowell’s Scott Wilson scoring in between.

The Eagles improved to 4-1-0 after this Sunday’s battle, winners of four straight, while the River Hawks fell to 1-3-1. Defenseman Michael Matheson and Patch Alber turned in well-played games for Boston College. Forwards Michael Sit and Steven Whitney got in a lot of special teams action and limited UMass-Lowell to minimal scoring chances. Forward Cam Spiro made his debut for BC, with Brendan Silk taking his turn on the pine.

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