Boston University Rallies For 3 in 3rd to Top Michigan
CHN Staff Report
Doyle Somerby scored with 2:54 left in regulation to cap a third-period rally and lift Boston University to a 3-2 win over Michigan on Friday.
Down 2-0 after 50 minutes, the Terriers tied it up in an instant with goals by senior Danny O'Regan and junior Robbie Baillargeon just 14 seconds apart.
Sophomore goaltender Connor LaCouvee made 26 saves, none bigger than a stop on a penalty shot by Michigan junior Tyler Motte less than a minute after the Terriers made it a 2-2 game. The penalty was actually called on Somerby, who then got a chance to redeem himself minutes later.
With three minutes left in the third, Somerby picked off a clearing attempt to keep the puck in the Michigan zone before flinging a shot from the left point that eluded Michigan goaltender Steve Racine.
“I saw it got bounced out from the front of the net, I think their D tried to clear it, luckily I was able to keep it in just before the blue line,” Somerby said. “One thing we talked about is that they sell out for shots, and they try and block everything they can so I just tried to fake it and get around him and there was a great net-front presence by Ahti [Oksanen] and I just put it on net and anything can happen, so lucky enough, it went in.”
BU held on despite giving the Wolverines a late power-play chance and stretched its unbeaten streak to six at 4-0-2. The Terriers now stand at 6-3-2 on the year while Michigan moves to 5-2-1.
The Terriers held a 31-28 shot advantage, including a 14-4 edge in the third, as Racine turned in a 28-save effort for the Wolverines. BU went 1-of-3 on the power play and killed off four of Michigan's five chances with the man advantage.
Junior Alex Kile opening the scoring 6:06 into the contest when he took advantage of a neutral-zone turnover and jammed home a rebound at the left post following a shot by classmate Tyler Motte.
The lead was doubled just over four minutes later on a power play as freshman Cooper Marody elevated a puck over LaCouvee outside the right crease off assists from Kile and junior J.T. Compher.