Hockey Falls to No. 10 Boston College, 4-3
Jan. 7, 2002
AMHERST, Mass. - Jeff Giuliano scored the game-winning goal 3:52 into overtime as No. 10 Boston College defeated the University of Massachusetts, 4-3, in Hockey East action tonight at the William D. Mullins Center.
Giuliano scored off a feed from Dave Spina with 1:08 remaining in overtime. It was Giuliano's second goal of the game. Ryan Shannon was also credited with an assist on the game-winner. The overtime goal by Boston College came after Massachusetts had climbed back from a 3-0 first period deficit.
Boston College opened the scoring one minute into the game when Spina converted off a Giuliano feed. The Eagles scored just 24 seconds later when Giuliano scored off a Spina pass. Boston College extended its lead to 3-0 at the 16:58 mark of the first period when Tony Voce netted his 18th goal of the season. Ales Dolinar and A.J. Walker assisted on the goal.
Massachusetts cut the Boston College lead to two when junior Tim Turner (Saginaw, Mich.) scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season. Freshman Greg Mauldin (Holliston, Mass.) won an offensive zone faceoff directly to Turner who skated to the slot before firing a slapshot to the top shelf.
The Minutemen climbed to within one when junior Samuli Jalkanen (Helsinki, Finland) took a shot from the point that was deflected into the top corner by freshman Craig MacDonald (Canton, Mass.). Mauldin was credited with the other assist on the goal, which came less than two minutes into the third period. Massachusetts tied the score, 3-3, when Turner netted his second goal of the game. Mauldin passed the puck to MacDonald behind the net, who fed it to Turner in the slot. It was the sixth multiple-goal game of Turner's career. Mauldin finished the game with a career-high three assists.
Freshman goaltender Tim Warner (Waltham, Mass.) made 35 saves for the Minutemen, while Matti Kaltiainen made 14 saves for the Eagles. The victory improves Boston College to 12-6-2 overall and 5-4-1 in Hockey East, while the loss drops Massachusetts to 7-13-0 overall and 2-8-0 in Hockey East.
Massachusetts returns to action on Friday, Jan. 11, when the Minutemen travel to league rival Merrimack for a 7:00 p.m. game at Volpe Complex in North Andover, Mass.