BURLINGTON, Vt. - UOttawa Gee-Gees forward Jade Todd's slap shot on the power play with 10:14 left in the second period was the deciding marker as the Vermont Catamounts fell 3-0 in an exhibition contest Saturday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse.
"We had some good flashes out there today, but couldn't solve the Ottawa goalie," said head coach Jim Plumer. "This is a good learning experience for this team. Credit to Ottawa as they played hard and were very opportunistic. We need to put that opportunistic play into our playbook."
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Blanka kodová saw action in the first period and tallied seven saves to keep the game scoreless through the opening 20 minutes.
- In the second period UOttawa's Todd and Alexe Clavelle scored within a two-minute span of one another to put the Gee-Gees up 2-0. Natalie Ferenc made three saves in net for Vermont in the middle frame.
- Vermont battled to even up the game in the third period with a 15-4 shot advantage in the frame.
- Theresa Schafzahl whistled a shot through traffic with 6:59 left in regulation that fooled UOttawa's Aurelie Dubuc (33 saves), but trickled wide of the goal.
- The Catamounts brought on the extra attacker in the waning minutes of the third period, but UOttawa's Marimée Godbout-Parent scored on the open net to pad the lead.
- Natalie Ferenc (3 saves) and Sierra Natzke (3 saves) were in net for Vermont in the second and third periods, respectively.
- Maude Poulin-Labelle and Hailey Burns both had a team-high five shots on goal.
The Vermont Catamounts hit the ice next week for the regular season opener against RIT. The two-game series kicks off on Friday (Oct. 4) at 6 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. start on Saturday (Oct. 5) at Gene Polisseni Center in Rochester, New York.