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UMass' Season Comes To A Close With 5-1 Loss To Boston College

Matt Burto scored UMass' lone goal vs. BC on Saturday night.

Matt Burto scored UMass' lone goal vs. BC on Saturday night.

March 12, 2005

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - In game two of the quarterfinal series between the University of Massachusetts and Boston College, UMass fell to the Eagles by the score of 5-1, ending the season for the Minutemen. Seven seniors--Dusty Demianiuk, Jeff Lang, Craig MacDonald, Sean Regan, Peter Trovato, Tim Vitek and Tim Warner--skated in their last game in a Massachusetts sweater.

The Minutemen (13-23-2, 6-16-2 Hockey East) jumped on the board in the opening seconds of the contest with Matt Burto doing all of the work for his seventh goal of the season. The rookie worked behind the net and came through to beat Cory Schneider with a wrister, opening up the 1-0 lead 42 seconds in.

But the Eagles' special teams quickly took over and took advantage of some untimely UMass penalties, scoring first in the midst of an extended 5-on-3 opportunity. Ryan Shannon tied the game at 14:28, with the goal assisted by Ryan Murphy and Patrick Eaves.

UMass' power play unit had an opportunity late to regain the lead, but it was BC that capitalized with a shorthander at 16:31. Eaves and Shannon skated in on Gabe Winer and beat him near the post, breaking open their first lead of the game.

The BC power play made it a 3-1 game at 4:45 when Joe Rooney connected on an Eaves pass. Andrew Alberts also assisted on lone goal of the period.

Boston College added two additional goals--one at even strength and one on the power play--for the 5-1 win. Senior goaltender Tim Warner came in with 7:19 remaining in the contest and made two saves in his final game as a Minuteman.



Shots in the game were 28-17 in favor of the home team. BC was 3-for-5 on the power play, while UMass went 0-for-5.
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