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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The Boston University men's ice hockey team dropped a 4-2 decision against No. 3 Michigan on Friday night at Yost Ice Arena. The Terriers fall to 0-3-1 on the year, while the Wolverines, who never trailed in the contest, improve to 4-1-0.
Freshman Matt Rust had two goals for the Wolverines, including the game winner, and senior Kevin Porter added a goal and an assist.
The Terriers, who held a 32-30 advantage in shots, got goals from junior Jason Lawrence and senior Dan McGoff.
After a scoreless first period in which the Terriers dominated play but did not get on the board, the Wolverines tallied a pair of goals just over a minute apart in the middle period.
BU cut the deficit to 2-1 on a power-play tally at 2:47 of the third, but the home squad soon answered with a power-play goal of its own just over five minutes later.
The Terriers made one more rally attempt, as McGoff made it a 3-2 affair with less than nine minutes remaining in regulation. Michigan, however, regained the two-goal edge on Porter's goal and held on for the win.
Sophomore Brett Bennett recorded 26 saves in his third career start for the Terriers, while junior Billy Sauer made 30 stops for the Wolverines.
The two teams will close out the weekend series on Saturday (Oct. 27) in a contest that will be broadcast live on CN8. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m.