Terriers Edge Friars in Season Opening Road Contest

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The Boston U. Terriers started off 2019 the same way as they did 2018, with a one goal win over the Providence Friars. The only difference was it was on the road and no overtime was needed. 

It was a tight contest the whole way as no team ever led by more than two goal the entire game. Sophomore attackman Chris Gray led the Terriers with 4 points (3G,1A) while attackman James Burr and midfielder Jack Collins each tallied 2 goals apiece. Goalie Joe McSorley made a career-high 24 saves to lead the Boston U. defense. Canisius transfer LSM Reece Eddy also made an impact in his first game as Terrier with 2 ground balls and 2 caused turnovers.

Providence saw senior attackman Brendan Kearns led the Friars with 2 points (1G,1A) while attackman Sean Lahey tallied 1 goal, along with others. Emmett Jennings led the Friars defense with 2 caused turnovers and 2 ground balls.

Chris Gray got the game started off as he scored two goal for the Terrier within a minute to make it a 2-0 game with 7:14 in the first. Matt Grillo would get the Friars on the board late in the first quarter to cut it to a 2-1 game. It was very back and fourth to end the first quarter the Terriers held a 4-3 lead heading into the second. 

Providence started off the second quarter hot as they pushed out to a 5-4 lead, their first of the game, with 9:05 in the second. After a few big defensive stands from both sides James Burr scored late in the second to make it a 5-5 tie game heading into the half.

It was defensive heavy third quarter as Sean Leahey scored the only goal of the quarter to put Providence up 6-5 late in the third. Boston U. woke up early in the fourth as they started with a three-goal run that put them up 8-6. That run would help them secure the win as Providence got one goal late in the quarter from Brendan Kearns. The Friars could not comeback as the Terriers won their fourth straight game against the Friars in the two teams sixth straight meeting.