VERMONT EDGED BY ROBERT MORRIS IN OVERTIME, 3-2
Sophomore forwards Amanda Pelkey and Brittany Zuback each post goal and assist for Catamounts
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Anneline Lauziere scored her first goal of the season one minute into overtime to lead the Robert Morris Colonials to a 3-2 come from behind win over Vermont women's hockey Sunday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
The Catamounts opened the scoring 13:47 into the second period on the power play. Amanda Pelkey scored off a scramble in front of Robert Morris goaltender Kristen DiCiocco, she corralled the puck in the slot and lifted a backhand shot past a crowd of players in front for her first goal of the season. Brittany Zuback and Klara Myren recorded assists on the play leaving them tied for first in scoring on the Catamounts with 10 points.
Vermont carried its lead into the third period behind outstanding goaltending from Roxanne Douville. She made 24 saves through two periods. Her counterpart DiCiocco was also on her game with 19 saves including many point blank Vermont opportunities.
The Colonials got on the board just 38 seconds into the third period. Jamie Joslin scored her first goal of the season with a hard shot from the right point off a faceoff win in the Vermont zone.
Unfazed, the Catamounts answered back just over a minute later. Zuback scored her third goal of the weekend on a nifty play from behind the Robert Morris net. She stepped to the front of the net and rifled a quick shot through DiCiocco's five-hole. Sarah Campbell and Pelkey picked up assists on the play.
At the 9:11 mark of the third period the Colonials equalized once again. A seemingly harmless backhand shot from Maddie Collias was redirected in front of the net and past Douville by Kristen Richards for her fourth goal of the season.
The Catamounts dropped their first overtime game of the season just a minute into the extra frame. Lauziere's point shot deflected off a Vermont defender in front of the net and in, giving the Colonials a sweep of the two-game weekend series.
"We took a step forward today despite not getting the result that we wanted," said head coach Jim Plumer. "I'm proud of the way we responded to yesterday's game. We took much better care of the key areas of the ice."
Vermont returns to action next weekend in Boston as they face No. 7 Northeastern in a two-game Hockey East series. The Catamounts will face the Huskies at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Fans can watch a free stream in HD of both games at GONUxstream.
NOTES: Erin Wente played her 100th game as a Catamount Sunday ... Roxanne Douville has made 30 or more saves in four games this season ... Brittany Zuback now leads the team in scoring with 11 points.