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Junior forward Kailey Nash had three shots for the Catamounts
BURLINGTON, Vt. - St. Lawrence had three different goal scorers and graduate student Maxie Weisz made 11 saves as the Saints defeated Vermont 3-0 Tuesday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
St. Lawrence opened the scoring just 1:53 into the first period. Freshman Roxanne Douville (Beloeil, Quebec) made the initial save on Bailey Habscheid's attempt from the top of the crease but Kayla Sullivan came charging in and poked at the rebound sending the puck off of Douville's leg and into the upper portion of the net. Kirsten Roach earned the second assist on the play.
The Saints added an insurance marker late in the first period. Vanessa Emond carried the puck into the Vermont defensive zone and rifled a wrist shot while using the defenseman as a screen to beat Douville (20 saves) over the glove hand. Michelle Ng was credited with the lone assist.
In the third period a Vermont defender took down the Saints Emond on a breakaway opportunity. She was awarded a penalty shot. Douville out-waited Emond on the penalty shot, making a pad save to keep the deficit to two with just over three minutes left.
Vermont generated several chances in the closing minute but Alley Bero put the game away with an empty-net tally with 12 seconds left to hand Vermont its second straight loss.
St. Lawrence improves to 7-6-3 on the season, while the Catamounts fall to 1-6-7 overall and 0-5-4 in the conference.
Vermont returns to action on Saturday (Nov. 27) when the Catamounts face Clarkson, 1:00 p.m. at Cheel Arena.