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Minutemen drop No. 2 Terriers

Ortiz scores winner; Dainton holds fort

Updated: October 24, 2009, 8:51 PM ET
ESPNBoston.com news services

For the Boston University men's hockey team to successfully defend its national championship, things are going to have to go better than they did Friday night in its season opener at Amherst, Mass.

The University of Massachusetts snapped a 2-2 tie on Will Ortiz's goal early in the third period and held on to beat the second-ranked Terriers, 3-2, at the Mullins Center.

BU did not go easily, but UMass goalie Paul Dainton was up to the task, making 16 saves in the third period and 39 ...

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