Boston College Takes Down UMass

By Joe Jacobs 11-25-14

One night after head coach Jerry York notched his 502 Boston College win, beating the University of Massachusetts 5-3 on Friday, the Eagles handed the University of Maine their ninth loss of the season, beating the Black Bears 4-1 on the back of senior forward Destry Straight. The British Columbia native racked up two goals and one assist on the night to lead the 12th ranked Eagles to victory.

Boston College, the second-youngest team in the country, improved to 6-5-0 on the season, and 3-3 in Hockey East. The Eagles got on the board first off of a nifty fast break 10 minutes into the game. BC though, could not hold the lead as the Black Bears answered quickly, scoring a shorthanded goal that knotted the game at one 12 minutes into the first session.

The Eagles seized the lead once again one minute into the second period when the puck deflected off Black Bears goalie Sean Romeo and right onto the stick of Destry Straight, who lit the lamp. Five minutes later, Straight banged wrist shot into the net to another goal home off a wrist shot that doubled the Eagles lead. Alex Tuch put the game away in the third, going red line to red line for the score and a three-point lead for Boston College.