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UVM ties Maine in mens action
ORONO, Maine Junior assistant captains Corey Carlson (Two Harbors, Minn.) and Peter Lenes (Shelburne, Vt.) both scored a power-play goal and had two assists to lead Vermont to a 5-5 tie against Maine in front of a crowd of 5,151 at Alfond Sports Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Catamounts extended their unbeaten streak to three games with the tie and moved to 3-5-2 (3-2-2 Hockey East) on the season. Maine (4-6-2; 2-4-2 Hockey East) rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the third period with goals by seniors Keenan Hopson and Rob Bellamy to force overtime. Bellamys goal came with just 59 seconds remaining and an extra skater on the ice for the Black Bears. Carlson notched his fourth goal in three games to give Vermont a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the contest. With the Catamounts on the power play, Lenes and junior co-captain Dean Strong (Mississauga, Ontario) setup Carlson at the left circle for the score. Lady Catamounts battle Maine to a tie
BURLINGTON -- Sophomore Kristen Olychuck (Kelowna, British Columbia) stopped 21 shots to help Vermont earn a 0-0 tie against Maine in a womens Hockey East game Saturday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The Catamounts are now 4-7-1 overall on the season as they earn their first point in league play (0-4-1). Vermont held a 23-21 edge in shots for the game as Maine (1-12-2, 0-4-2 Hockey East) goalie Genevieve Turgeon stopped all 23 shots she faced. The Catamounts had two great breakaway opportunities in the third period but were denied on both occasions by Turgeon. The shutout was the second of the season for Olychuck and her first against a Hockey East foe. Vermont next weekend is at Northeastern, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Boston University, Sunday at 3 p.m.. UVMs next home games are against Clarkson, January 5-6, 2008 at Gutterson Fieldhouse. For ticket information, please contact the UVM Athletic Ticket Office at 1-866-4CAT-TIX or log on to uvmathletics.com. UVM students (with a valid ID) and all Rallys Round Up members are admitted free to all home womens hockey games.

Basketball

Vermont holds off Towson at the buzzer
BURLINGTON -- Junior Colin McIntosh (Milton, Mass.) hit a three-pointer with 5.4 seconds remaining to break a tie and give the University of Vermont mens basketball team a 59-57 win in the Catamounts home opener over Towson on Saturday at Patrick Gym. Junior Mike Trimboli (Norwalk, Conn.) netted a game-high 22 points as Vermont wins its second straight and improves to 2-3 on the season. With the score tied at 54-54, sophomore Marqus Blakely (Metuchen, N.J.) stole the ball at mid-court and took it in for a dunk to give Vermont a two point advantage with 42 seconds remaining. A pair of free throws by Towson's Jonathan Pease knotted the score with 23 seconds to play. On the next possession the Catamounts worked the clock down and Trimboli drove, drawing the defense, and kicked it to McIntosh who sunk the three to make it 59-56. After a timeout, Towson pushed the ball up the court and Rodney Spruill got fouled with 2.2 seconds left. He made one of two, but the second one went out of bounds and stayed Towson ball. The Tigers Tim Crossin had a good look at three just before the horn sounded, but his shot was long and Vermont held on. Way out west, Cats pounce on FDU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Sophomore Courtnay Pilypaitis (Ottawa, Ontario) scored a team-high 12 points and added six rebounds and eight assists to lead Vermont past Fairleigh Dickinson in the consolation game of the La Quinta Inn & Suites Thanksgiving Tournament at Northern Arizona University on Saturday afternoon. The Knights opened the game with three straight field goals in the first 49 seconds to take a quick 6-0 lead over Vermont. The Catamounts answered with a 23-4 run to shove out in front 23-10 with 12:59 left to play in the first half. FDU trimmed the lead to five with a quick nine point spurt, but that was as close as the Knights would get in the first half as Vermont stretched the lead to 14, 40-26, at the half. The Catamounts offense stalled out in the second half as UVM scored just six points in the opening 10 minutes and shot 23.3 percent from the field in the stanza. FDU capitalized to crawl back within six, 46-40, with 9:37 remaining in the game, but again that was as close as the Knights could get to Vermont. The Catamounts gutted out the final 10 minutes to post the 11-point victory. Saint Michaels men stay perfect
COLCHESTER -- In a back-and-forth game at the Ross Sports Center, the Saint Michael's College Purple Knights (4-0, NE-10 2-0) topped Pace University, 93-86, behind 17 three point shots. Senior James Sorrentine (Pawtucket, R.I./Saint Raphael Academy) scored a game-high 28 points, including 24 off the three-point shot. Sorrentine shot 9-14 from the floor, including 8-12 from behind the three point line. Freshman Nate Birr (Burnsville, Minn./Saint Thomas Academy) chipped in 14 points, including 4-12 on the three-point shot. Saint Michael's attempted 36 three point field goals, just one shy of the school record. Senior Brian Monahan (Kinderhook, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) added 18 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Purple Knights. Pace University's Ryan Williams (Centreville, Va./Paul VI) led all scorers with 21 points for the Setters, while Desmond Quincy-Jones (Rye, N.Y./Rye) collected a game-high 13 rebounds. Pace turned the ball over just seven times during the game, while forcing 14 Purple Knights' turnovers. The game was knotted at 40 at the half and Saint Michael's would be down by as many as seven in the second half before a three by Sorrentine would tie the game at the nine-minute mark. Pace would close the gap to one on a lay up by Williams with just over five minutes to play, but Saint Michael's would convert on another three point shot to take the lead for good. Purple Knights outpace Pace
COLCHESTER -- The Saint Michael's women's basketball team (4-1, NE-10 2-0) rebounded from Saturday's loss with a 71-61 victory over Pace University at the Ross Sports Center. The difference in the game was on the boards, as Saint Michael's outrebounded Pace, 44-25. Freshman Logan Pintka (Niskayuna, N.Y./Colonie) led Saint Michael's with a career-high 16 points while collecting six rebounds. Pintka also shot 12-14 from the free throw line. Sophomore Alexis Keller (Harrington, N.J./Old Tappan) added 15 points and four rebounds off the bench for the Purple Knights, a team that shot 44 percent on the afternoon. Senior Allison Dunn (Whippany, N.J./Morris Catholic) scored 12 points while collecting a career-high nine rebounds and had four steals for Saint Michael's. For Pace University, it was senior Stephanie Klingele's (Staten Island, N.Y./St. John Villa) game-high 23 points and three rebounds that led the Setters. Klingele was 5-9 from the three-point line. Classmate Stephanie Rossmy (Staten Island, N.Y./St. John Villa) added in 15 points and five rebounds. The Purple Knights held a 38-36 halftime lead. After the game was tied at 50 midway through the second half, Saint Michael's would outscore Pace 9-0 over the next seven minutes and never look back.

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