LOWELL, Mass. - Sophomore Derek Arnold (Foxboro, Mass.) scored twice to lead the River Hawks over #12 Boston University in the Tsongas Center on Saturday night in front of 4,980 fans.
The victory is UMass Lowell's first over the Terriers at home since 2007 and snapped a seven game losing streak to nationally-ranked opponents. The River Hawks improve to 3-3-0 on the year and 1-2-0 in Hockey East action. Boston University slipped to 3-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in conference play.
The Terriers scored 16 seconds into play, but were then kept off the board for the next 59:44. Corey Trivino (Toronto, Ont.) tipped Adam Clendening's (Wheatfield, N.Y.) shot into the top left corner to grant Boston University a 1-0 advantage.
UMass Lowell went on to score seven unanswered goals, starting with a tally from Joseph Pendenza (Wilmington, Mass.) at 5:43 into the first. Matt Ferreira (Brampton, Ont.) stripped a defender behind the net and flicked a back-handed pass to Pendenza in the slot for the one-timer.
The River Hawks came right back 55 seconds later as Arnold found the mesh on the power play. Chad Ruhwedel's (San Diego, Calif.) shot from the point was kicked saved to Arnold on the near-side for a free look at the net.
UMass Lowell opened the second period with a pair of goals just 11 seconds apart. Scott Wilson (Oakville, Ont.) scored first at 1:32, netting a rebound goal off of Michael Budd's (Burlington, Ont.) shot. Daniel Furlong (Stoneham, Mass.) followed with an odd angled goal at 1:43, catching a lucky bounce off of Kieran Millan's (Edmonton, Alta.) equipment for his first collegiate score.
The River Hawks closed out the period with two more scores from Terrence Wallin (Yardley, Penn.) and David Vallorani (Hamilton, Ont.). Ferreira crossed a pass to the far side and Wallin slammed home a one-timer at 15:47.
Vallorani then closed out the period with a rebound tally from Riley Wetmore (Swanton, Vt.) and Josh Holmstrom (Colorado Springs, Colo.).
The night's final goal came at 3:56 into the third period as Arnold cruised down the slot for a one-timer, converting for his fourth score of the season.
For the night, the River Hawks were 2-for-10 on the power play and held the Terriers to a 0-for-6 showing with the man advantage. UMass Lowell goaltender Doug Carr (Hanover, Mass.) stopped 15-of-16 shots to improve to 2-1-0 on the year. Boston University spilt its goaltending duties between Millan and Grant Rollheiser (Chilliwack, B.C.). Millan made 24 stops, but allowed six goals, and Rollheiser stopped 13-of-14 shots.
Next weekend, the River Hawks head north, visiting Orono, Maine for a pair of games against the Black Bears. Boston University enjoys a split weekend, hosting Merrimack on Friday night, then visiting Boston College on Sunday afternoon.