VERMONT TOPPLED BY CLARKSON, 4-1
POTSDAM, N.Y. - Jamie Lee Rattray scored two second period goals 34 seconds apart to lead the seventh ranked Clarkson Golden Knights to a 4-1 victory over Vermont Friday night at Cheel Arena.
The Catamounts opened the scoring 15:36 into the first period as Sarah Campbell scored her first goal with Vermont to give them the early lead. Klara Myren picked up her team leading fourth point on the play.
The Golden Knights outshot Vermont 19-5 in the first period but they could not solve Roxanne Douville who was making her second start of the season.
Clarkson got on the board 6:08 into the second period on the power play. Junior Brittany Styner scored her first goal of the season on assists from Erin Ambrose and Rattray.
Rattray scored the game-winning goal just over two minutes later on the power play. Styner picked up her second point of the night on Rattray's tally.
Just 34 seconds later Rattray scored again, shorthanded, to give the Golden Knights a commanding two-goal lead.
Clarkson freshman Renata Fast scored her first career goal late in the third period to cap off the scoring. The Golden Knights were three-for-eight on the power play on the night.
Vermont received outstanding goaltending from Douville, who made 43 saves on the night. Clarkson goaltender Erica Howe earned her third win of the season with 15 saves.
"Roxanne Douville played a tremendous game against an excellent team," said Head Coach Jim Plumer. "We will need to be more disciplined and stay out of the penalty box if we want to have success. The team fought hard and didn't give up but we need to be smart if we want to be successful."
Vermont returns to action tomorrow afternoon as the Catamounts face Clarkson in the final game of their two game series at 4 p.m.
NOTES: Vermont has outscored Clarkson 4-0 in the first period in their last two meetings ... Vermont is now 0-2-0 this season when scoring first ... Senior Emily Walsh will make her 100th appearance in a Vermont uniform tomorrow afternoon.