Nov. 23, 2008

Courtesy of Boston College

AMHERST, Mass. - Freshman Casey Wellman's goal with 41 seconds left in overtime snapped a 3-3 tie and lifted Massachusetts to a 4-3 Hockey East victory over fourth-ranked Boston College before a sellout crowd of 8,389 fans at the Mullins Center.

Sophomore James Marcou scored two first-period goals for the host Minutemen, who improve to 6-4-1 and 4-3-1 in league action.

BC senior Benn Ferriero tied the game at three goals apiece at 17:59 of the second period and the teams played a scoreless third period.

Four of the game's six goals were scored in the opening period of play, including three scores inside the first four minutes of the game. Marcou opened the scoring at 1:18.

BC (7-4-1, 5-3-1 HEA) scored each of the periods next two goals. Freshman Jimmy Hayes and senior Kyle Kucharski scored just less than two minutes apart - at 2:05 and 3:47, respectively.

Marcou tied the score at 2-2 with his seventh goal of the season at 8:10, before Martin Nolet concluded the scoring in the period at 16:46.

Sophomore Paul Dainton made 39 saves in net for the Minutemen. He earned his fourth win of the season and 16th of his career.

BC sophomore goalie John Muse recorded 37 saves in 64:19.

The Eagles earned a narrow 42-41 advantage in shots in the game.