BU fell to Dartmouth 5-4 at Thompson Arena on Saturday night. Here are the plays I picked out as the top five moments of the game.
5. Stevens breaks the ice for BU
BU started quickly with an opening goal just two minutes into the game. Jake Wise, moving to left wing for the first time this season, worked the puck behind the net and across the crease where Sam Stevens knocked it in. The early goal set the tone for BU, who added two more goals before Dartmouth could answer.
4. Skoog shows some flair with a tricky goal
Three days removed from netting an overtime game-winner in his debut with BU, Wilmer Skoog one-upped himself with a “Michigan goal”, lifting the puck on to the blade of his stick behind the net and flipping it into the cage lacrosse-style. The eye-popping finish restored the BU lead early in the second period.
3. Gallant gets the Big Green going
With Dartmouth trailing by three late in the first period, the Big Green showed some life with a power-play goal by Mark Gallant, deflecting in a shot by Tanner Palocsik. The hosts’ opening goal opened the floodgates, as they scored two more goals in quick succession to take a 3-3 tie into the first intermission.
2. Foreman finishes Dartmouth’s early comeback
The Big Green finished off a first-period comeback with two goals in 24 seconds, with the equalizing tally coming from Quin Foreman to draw Dartmouth level at the first break. Foreman’s goal chased Sam Tucker from the BU crease and Ashton Abel stepped in for his first official collegiate debut.
1. O’Connor puts Dartmouth on top
Dartmouth took their first lead of the game eight minutes into the second period when Drew O’Connor finished a quick move by the Big Green. Within a minute, O’Connor scored Dartmouth’s equalizing and go-ahead goals, which proved to be the difference in the 5-4 win.