Vermont Defeated By St. Lawrence, 3-1

Freshman forward »ve-Audrey Picard scored a goal for the Catamounts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 5:00  STL1-0 EV Brooke Webster (6)Kennedy Marchment/10
1st 13:45  STL2-0 EV GW Jacquie Diffley (1)Kennedy Marchment/11, Hannah Miller/5
2nd 1:47  STL3-0 EV Kayla Nielsen (1)Justine Reyes/3
3rd 3:16  VER1-3 PP »ve-Audrey Picard (4)Saana Valkama/4, Alyssa Gorecki/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  0011
St. Lawrence  2103
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  3131026
St. Lawrence  914629
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (2-2-1)  1/5 2/4 0
St. Lawrence (4-0-1)  0/2 5/10 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Melissa Black (L, 1-1-1)58:283 713626
Empty Net1:320     
St. Lawrence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Grace Harrison (W, 4-0-1)60:001 313925

CANTON, N.Y. - Three different players found the back of the net and a total of six marked the scoresheet as No. 7/6 St. Lawrence defeated the Vermont women's hockey team 3-0 at Appleton Arena on Friday evening.

"I thought the second half of the game, we played a lot better than the first half," said head coach Jim Plumer. "Credit to St. Lawrence; they jumped on us quickly. Our team was resilient in the second half."

The Saints improve to 4-0-1 following Friday's result, while UVM drops to 2-2-1 after the setback.

St. Lawrence took a 1-0 lead at the 5:00 mark of the first period when Brooke Webster lit the lamp. She took a pass from Kennedy Marchment, then wristed a shot from the slot into the back of the net.

Jacquie Diffley then added another for the Saints at 13:45. After taking a feed in the neutral zone from Marchment, Diffley skated in on a breakaway and backhanded the puck top shelf, moving the score to 2-0. Hannah Miller received a secondary assist in the sequence.

After SLU advanced its lead to three in the second, »ve-Audrey Picard put the Catamounts on the board early in the third period. Amid a battle for the puck in the corner, Saana Valkama found Picard, who drove to goal on the power play and went glove-side, narrowing the Saints' lead to 3-1.

Sophomore Melissa Black made 26 saves on the night for UVM, while Grace Harrison tallied 25 for the Saints.

Vermont also was 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The Catamounts are back in action on Saturday to complete the home-and-home series with SLU. Opening draw is set for 4 p.m. at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Fans are encouraged to stick around following Saturday's game to collect their Catamounts team poster courtesy of The UPS Store of South Burlington.