LOWELL, Ma. -- Boston College survived a late flurry of chances from UMass Lowell, getting away from the two-game series with another sweep in the books as the Eagles took down UML 3-2 Saturday night.
The Eagles took advantage of a five-minute penalty after a hit on Ryan Leaonard, as Cutter Gauthier fired a familiar one-time, power play rocket on from Jack Malone mid-way through the first period to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
UML's Jack Collins snuck one past Jacob Fowler with eight seconds left in the first period, evening the score at 1 apiece, but BC took advantage of a 5-on-3 power play just over four minutes into the second with Gabe Perreault feeding a backdoor pass to Will Smith to give BC a 2-1 lead.
With just under six and a half minutes to go in the second, Leonard and Smith were on a 2-on-1 before Leonard tapped in Smith's rebound to make it 3-1 Eagles. Lowell looked as if they had cut the deficit to one later in the period, but it was called off due to a player in the crease.
The River Hawks grabbed one with nine seconds to go in the game, but the Eagles prevailed past UML to complete the sweep.
Up next, the Eagles will travel to Alfond Arena to take on the Maine Black Bears on back-to-back nights, starting with Friday at 7 p.m. ET.
Brett Rider, Publisher, to Eagles Daily and BC Class of 2020. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org & @brettrid3r