Senior netminder Blanka Škodová made 29 saves for the Catamounts
Vermont Skates to 1-1 Tie Against Syracuse

Box Score

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Sini Karjalainen scored her second goal of the season and Blanka Škodová made 29 saves as Vermont (6-6-2) skated to a 1-1 tie with Syracuse (5-6-3) in non-conference action from Gutterson Fieldhouse Friday night.


"What an entertaining game tonight, Syracuse plays a similar style to us and it was good for us to have to face a team like that," Head Coach Jim Plumer said. "I thought we got better as the went on and created an awful lot of offense in the second and third periods. I think this is one of those games where we are going to be talking about how many chances we had that we didn't finish. Credit to the Syracuse goalie for a great game. It should be a good rematch tomorrow."


- After a scoreless opening two periods Karjalainen found the back of the net 3:36 into the third period. On the cycle Theresa Schafzahl got the puck to Kristina Shanahan and as she made a move in the corner to free herself from a Syracuse forward Karjalainen cut to the slot. Shanahan found her in stride and Karjalainen gathered the feed before snapping a shot past Arielle DeSmet's blocker to make it 1-0.

- The Orange equalized with 5:59 left in regulation after a period of sustained pressure in the Vermont zone. Terryn Mozes was harassed from behind by a UVM forward and the puck bounced into the slot with heavy traffic. Syracuse's Madison Primeau gathered the puck, spun and fired a wrist shot that was perfectly placed just under the crossbar for her sixth goal of the campaign.

- Škodová and DeSmet were outstanding in a wide-open overtime session but neither team could break the deadlock.


- Blanka Škodová was named the first star of the contest, she is now 4-4-2 this season.

- Theresa Schafzahl led all skaters with six shots on goal Friday. In three games since returning from Olympic qualifying she has two goals and six assists for eight points.

- Vermont blocked 10 shots as a team Friday, Kristina Shanahan, Ellice Murphy and Hailey Burns each blocked two.


The Catamounts and Orange are back at it tomorrow night at 7 p.m. from Gutterson Fieldhouse. The game will air live on CollegeSportsLive for free with Cooper Boardman on the call.