From the FreeP: Escobedo celebrates birthday with game-winning goal against UMass

By Annie Maroon/DFP staff

AMHERST — There was initially a bit of confusion over who had won the game for the Boston University men’s hockey team on Saturday. The Mullins Center PA announcer originally credited senior defenseman Sean Escobedo, but the scoresheet at the end of the game gave the goal to junior wing Sahir Gill. Freshman center Danny O’Regan set up the play, and it had appeared that he might even have been the last Terrier to touch the puck.

For Escobedo, though, it was no surprise when he was eventually recorded as the goal-scorer.

“Oh, boys, I got it,” he said with a grin when asked if he had, indeed, been credited with the game-winner to beat the University of Massachusetts 3–2 on his 22nd birthday.

The game appeared bound for overtime in the moments before the goal, with less than 90 seconds left in regulation on a 2–2 tie. Both BU freshman goalie Matt O’Connor and UMass netminder Kevin Boyle had been impressive and finished with 34 and 32 saves, respectively.

BU’s top two returning goal-scorers up front, junior Matt Nieto and senior Wade Megan, had already scored, but it was one of BU’s least offensively-oriented defensemen who made the difference.

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