Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Senior center Brian Boyle scored two goals – including the gamewinner with 47.3 seconds remaining in regulation – to lead 13th-ranked Boston College to a 4-3 Hockey East victory over UMass Lowell before 4,819 fans in Conte Forum.
Down 3-1, Boston College scored the game’s final three goals to earn the come-from-behind victory. Sophomore forward Nathan Gerbe recorded two assists in the win.
The River Hawks (3-19-5, 2-14-2 Hockey East) scored all three of their goals in a span of just more than four minutes early in the second period to build a 3-1 lead.
Senior Jeremy Hall scored first, tying the game at one goal apiece at 1:36. Freshman Ian Schaser gave the visitors a 2-1 lead at 3:21, before sophomore Nick Monroe doubled the UMass Lowell lead – at 3-1 – with his second score of the season at 5:37.
BC (14-9-1, 11-7-1 HE) responded with two goals before the end of the period to tie the score at 3-3.
Senior Joe Rooney scored his 10th goal of the season to cut the Eagles’ deficit in half at 10:44, and junior Matt Greene’s first goal of the season tied the score at 3-3 at 17:47.
After 19:17 of scoreless play in the game’s final frame, Boyle scored the game-winning goal off a faceoff in the River Hawks’ zone. Nathan Gerbe and defenseman Brett Motherwell assisted on the goal.
Boyle had given the host Eagles the early lead at 10:27 of the first period.
BC outshot UMass Lowell. 33-29.
BC junior goalie Cory Schneider made 26 saves to record his 51st career victory.
UMass-Lowell freshman Nevin Hamilton made 29 saves. He falls to 0-4-0 on the season.