|1st||5:16||VER||1-0||PP GW||Taylor Flaherty (2)||Ève-Audrey Picard/3, Alyssa Gorecki/5|
|2nd||2:20||VER||2-0||EV||Sammy Kolowrat (2)||Val Caldwell/1, Kourtney Menches/1|
|3rd||19:25||VER||3-0||EV EN||Mackenzie MacNeil (2)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Sydney Scobee (W, 2-2-0)||60:00||0||7||10||13||30|
|Léa-Kristine Demers (L, 2-2-1)||58:09||2||7||9||1||17|
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Merrimack College women's ice hockey team dropped a Hockey East contest to Vermont, 3-0, on Friday night from Lawler Rink.
Score: Merrimack 0, Vermont 3| Final
Records: Merrimack (3-5-2, 1-2-1 WHEA) // Vermont (3-5-0, 2-3-0 WHEA)
Location: Lawler Rink | North Andover, Mass.
The Warriors came out with early pressure, but a cross checking penalty gave Vermont a power-play chance at 4:08 of the period. The Catamounts capitalized on the extra-man opportunity.
Merrimack blocked seven shots in the first period as well, along with seven saves by sophomore Lea-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Quebec).
Vermont added a second goal at 2:20 of the second period. Freshman Maddy Burton (Aurora, Ill.) and the Warriors had a 2-on-1 breakaway with just over four and a half minutes in the second period. However, Sydney Scobee made a glove save to end the threat.
Both teams had 10 shots land on net in the second period.
The Warriors came out firing in the third period, putting three shots on net in the first two minutes.
Junior Jessica Bonfe (Woodbury, Minn.) had two great chances following a blocked shot. She collected the rebound by the crease and got off two quick shots midway through the third period.
The Warriors had 13 shots in the final period, while limiting Vermont to just two, but couldn't get one in the net.
Vermont took a 1-0 lead at 5:16 of the first period. The puck was cycled from behind the net by Alyssa Gorecki to found Eve -Audrey Picard along the boards. Picard tipped it to the point where Taylor Flaherty one-timed a shot to the glove-side of Demers.
The Catamounts wasted little time adding to their lead in the second period, making it 2-0 at 2:20. After winning the face-off, the puck found its way to the point, where Sammy Kolowrat took a wrist shot towards the net. The puck was re-directed off the back of a Merrimack defender and tucked inside the post.
Notes and Notables
Demers had 17 saves in net. The defense blocked 12 shots in the game, the third time with that total this year.
The Warriors have had trouble with the extra-man opportunities, going 3-for-24 through the first 10 games of the season.
Goaltenders: L.- Lea-Kristine Demers (17 Saves, 2-2-1) // W- Sydney Scobee (30 Saves, 2-2-0)
Power Plays: Merrimack (0-1) | UVM (1-1)
SOG (MC-UVM): 7-8 |10-10 | 13-2 | 30-20
The Warriors and Catamounts return to Lawler rink tomorrow afternoon for a 2 p.m. puck drop.