Sunday, October 10, 2010

Escobedo's late goal gives BU the Icebreacker

Sean Escobedo hoists the Icebreaker trophy
 after he scored the tournament winning goal
(photo by Matt Dresens) 
For the second time in three years BU will take home the Icebreaker tournament championship, thanks to Sean Escobedo's goal with little over a minute left in the game.   
BU started the scoring in the first when Sahir Gill scored his first collegiate goal. David Warsofsky took a wicked slap shot from the top of the circle. Notre Dame goalie, Steven Summerhays was able to stop with his left leg pad. It created a rebound the Gill was able to put past Summerhays.  

BU looked to get a 2-0 lead on the power play in the middle of the frame, but it was Notre Dame who capitalized on the short hand. Bryan Rust scored on a break a way, beating BU goalie Grant Rollheiser with a roofed backhand shot.

The Terriers would take back the lead before the end of the period, as Gill made a great pass to David Warsosky who took a stellar shot, hitting right the post before going in.

Notre Dame grabbed the first goal of the second period when Nick Larson netted his first of two on the afternoon.

BU's Joe Pereira scored his third goal of the tournament when he put in Garent Noonan’s rebound making it a 3-2 BU lead. Although it would not last long as ND potted the next two. Shayne Taker tided he game at 15:50. Then about two minutes late Nick Larson scored his second of the game from behind the net. It looked as if he was going to try and make a past to the front of the goal but instead it hit off Rolleihiser’s sick and crossed the goal line giving Notre Dame their only lead of the game.

BU would tie the game with less then a minute left in the second period. Kevin Gilroy picked up Sahir Gill's rebound and roofed it into the top shelf, over the shoulder of Summerhays, making it 4-4. This was freshman's (Gill's) third point on the day.

BU survived the third period full of penalties and ND dominance, by a good effort from goalie Grant Rolliehiser, who stopped 30 of 34 shots.

As the third period wore on, it looked like there would overtime. Sean Escobedo changed that after he found the back of the net with only a minute and seven seconds to go in regulation. This gave BU the Warrior Icebreaker Invitational and their second win of the season. Something that took BU four of the season to accomplish last year.

The Terriers will open their home schedule next Saturday against unranked Umass.

Game photos 
 box score

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