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College Hockey

Keeping the legend alive
BURLINGTON -- In an effort by Vermont Athletics to preserve the proud tradition and history of the UVM mens hockey program, renowned artist Terrence Fogarty has been commissioned to create a keepsake celebrating the legends and the home of Vermont Hockey. Fogarty has created an oil painting measuring 30 x 60 which highlights pieces of Vermont Hockeys proud history. Vermont Hockey Legends of the Gut features prominent places, people and memorabilia of Vermont Hockeys history. #2 UNH blanks Vermont
BURLINGTON -- Sadie Wright-Ward scored twice as second-ranked New Hampshire rolled past Vermont, 5-0, in womens Hockey East action Saturday evening at Gutterson Fieldhouse. UNH scored four power play goals in handing the Catamounts their fifth straight defeat, the last three against nationally-ranked opponents. The Wildcats (7-1-0, 5-0-0 Hockey East) out-shot Vermont, 31-7, in the contest but it was their power play that put away the Catamounts (4-5-0, 0-2-0). Only one of New Hampshires goals came at even strength as UNH cashed in on four of six power play chances on the evening. Sam Faber opened the scoring for the Wildcats redirecting a shot from the point by Raylen Dziengelewski past UVM goalie Kristen Olychuck (Kelowna, B.C.) at 17:28 of the first period. In the second and third period, UNH would strike four times on the power play. Jennifer Hitchcock and Wright-Ward scored in the second stanza and Wright-Ward and Steph Holmes closed out the scoring in the third.

Mens Soccer

UVM earns #2 seed in playoffs
BURLINGTON -- A goal by Lee Stephane Kouadio (Woodlyn, Pa.) 5:26 into overtime lifted Vermont to a 1-0 win Boston University in America East mens soccer Saturday afternoon at Centennial Field. The win was the third straight for the Catamounts (7-9-2, 4-2-2 America East) who earned the second seed in the upcoming America East Mens Soccer Championship completing a remarkable midseason turnaround. Playing a tough non-league schedule, UVM entered conference play with a 3-7-0 record and had an eight-game stretch where it was shut out seven times. The Catamounts bounced back by going 3-0-2 in its final five regular season games recording a shutout in each match. This week UVM knocked off two teams that were tied for first place including a 2-0 win over Binghamton Wednesday. Vermont also earns a home playoff game for the fourth straight year, a semifinal match to be played at Centennial Field on Wednesday, November 14 . Saturday's victory over the Terriers (9-6-3, 3-2-3) a longtime nemesis, was the first for the Cats over BU in 20 meetings since 1989 snapping an 0-15-5 run.

Womens Soccer

UVM freshman named to All-Rookie team
BOSTON University of Vermont freshman forward Jessica Becker (Woodbridge, Conn.) was named to the America East Womens Soccer All-Rookie team. The announcement was made by the conference on Wednesday afternoon. Becker is the fourth freshmen to earn all-rookie honors under head coach Kerry Dziczkaniec. She played in all 18 games, earning 16 starts, and finished the year tied for the team lead in scoring with 12 points on three goals and six assists. Her six helpers are the most by a freshmen in the history of the program at UVM and the sixth most in a single-season. Becker ranked among the America East leaders in assists (T-2nd) and points (T-6th). Vermont finished the year with a record of 3-14-1 overall and went 2-6-0 in league play. The Catamounts will graduate just two seniors Callie Ewald (Windsor, Vt.) and Eileen Cirilli (Wallingford, Pa.) and return 17 players for the 2008 campaign.

Basketball

UVM men dribble past Saint Mikes
BURLINGTON -- Junior Mike Trimboli (Norwalk, Conn.) scored a game-high 24 points to lead the University of Vermont mens basketball to a 98-67 victory over Saint Michaels in preseason action on Saturday afternoon. Four Catamounts reached double-figures in the final preseason tune-up. The Catamounts carried a 57-33 advantage into halftime after shooting a blistering 63.9 percent (23-36) from the floor. Vermont was on top early 5-4 when it used a 14-3 run to extend its lead to 19-7 on a lay-up by junior Colin McIntosh (Milton, Mass.) with 13:25 to go. A three-pointer by Ryan Rodrigues cut the Vermont lead to nine at 30-21 with 9:02 before the half. The Catamounts would respond with a 7-0 spurt over the next 3:05 to make it 37-21 on a lay-up by senior Chad Powlovich (Jericho, Vt.).The Catamounts closed out the first half with a 10-2 push as Trimboli netted six in the run. Trimboli led all scorers at the break with 15, while senior Kyle Cieplicki (Shelburne, Vt.) had 10 and sophomore Marqus Blakely (Metuchen, N.J.) chipped in with 10 and eight boards. Lady Catamounts hold off Bishop
BURLINGTON -- Junior guard Amy Rosenkrantz (Tempe, Ariz.) scored a game-high 16 points and added five rebounds and three steals to lead the Vermont Catamounts past Bishops University, 62-51, in a preseason game at Patrick Gymnasium on Saturday night. Vermont started off the game slowly and Bishops held a 14-12 lead midway through the first half. But a lay-up by sophomore Sofia Iwobi (Fairfield, Iowa) at the 10:55 mark sparked a 17-0 run for the Catamounts. UVM held Bishops scoreless for over nine minutes to take a 15 point advantage, 29-14, with 3:30 remaining in the stanza. The Catamounts would take a 33-19 lead into the locker room behind a 45 percent shooting effort from the floor. UVM scored the first eight points of the second half to grow its lead to 22, 41-19, with 16:33 left in the game. The Gaiters reeled the Catamounts back in and cut the lead to 10, 52-42, with 5:42 remaining, but a quick eight-point spurt capped by a three-pointer by junior Sy Janousek (Chandler, Ariz.) pushed the margin back to 18 with just over four minutes left and the Catamounts were able to hang on for the victory.

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