BU Shuts Out UNH Wildcats

10/26/2019 By Mary Rose Saad

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Boston University goaltender Sam Tucker stopped all 32 shots against him in the Terrier’s 3-0 victory of the University of New Hampshire Wildcats Saturday night at Agganis Arena. It was his first shutout as a Terrier.

Senior captain Patrick Curry scored twice for the Terriers; scoring the first at the 14:15 mark of the first period. Curry would add an empty netter later in the third period. Freshman forward Robert Mastrosimone netted the second goal of the game and of his season.   

“We played a little bit more aggressive,” said Boston University coach Albie O’Connell. “The guys did a good job of basically executing and being fast…and blocking shots and getting clears.”

Boston University killed two penalties, both from Matthew Quercia. One was for hooking in the first period. UNH’s Jackson Pierson also got a hooking penalty shortly after. Quercia’s second came shortly into the second period for elbowing. All three penalties were killed. 

Though Tucker didn’t allow any goals, there was still pressure throughout the game. “They’re a really good team…they definitely started bringing pressure for us in the third period. But you gotta give full marks to our defense and forwards really weathering the storm and knowing we can take that pressure,” Tucker said. 

New Hampshire coach Mike Souza called the loss “disappointing.” “I thought we started slow, I thought we had too much respect early in the game for them. Rightfully so, they have a talented team,” Souza said. “We turned the puck over early in the game, especially our own end….Sam Tucker played excellent, a lot of credit to him. He played really solid.They gotta capitalize. You turn the puck over, they made us pay a couple times.” 

BU improves to 2-1-2 on the season. The Terriers  will head up to Orono, Maine for two back-to-back weekend matches with the University of Maine Black Bears. The Wildcats start their home season when they host the Boston College Eagles on Friday.