UVM battles #4 Boston College to a 3-3 tie
BURLINGTON -- Vermont rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to tie No. 4 Boston College 3-3 in front of the 59th consecutive sellout of 4,003 at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon in a game televised on ESPNU. Sophomore Jay Anctil (Wolfeboro, N.H.) scored the equalizer for the Catamounts with 6:49 left in the game. Vermont moves to 0-2-1 (0-0-1 Hockey East) on the season while Boston College is 1-1-2. Junior assistant captain Dean Strong (Mississauga, Ontario) scored on a delayed penalty for the Catamounts and junior Peter Lenes (Shelburne, Vt.) added an even strength goal. Freshman Brian Gibbons scored a power-play goal for the Eagles and sophomore Ben Smith and junior Anthony Aiello each scored at even strength. Prior to the game Boston College had been 78-2-5 in the last five plus seasons when leading after two periods. Vermont went 0-11-0 last year when trailing after 40 minutes. Senior goalie Joe Fallon (Bemidji, Minn.) turned away 12 shots in the first period, including six during a five-minute major and game misconduct for hitting from behind against the Catamounts, to keep the game scoreless after one period. Cornell outplays Vermont
ITHACA -- Rebecca Johnston scored a goal and set up two others as Cornell held off a late rally to top Vermont, 4-2, in womens college hockey Sunday afternoon at Lynah Rink. The victory gives the Big Red (2-0-0) a sweep of the series in the first two games away from home for the Catamounts (4-2-0). Vermont trailed 3-0 midway through the second period before freshman Molly Morrison (So. Burlington, Vt.) scored her third goal of the season on assists from Karen Sentoff (Liverpool, N.Y.) and Saleah Morrison (Selkirk, Manitoba). Caroline Donahue (Westwood, Mass.), on an assist from Kate Lesniak (Buffalo, N.Y.), made it 3-2 at the 12:17 mark. Cornell out shot UVM, 14-1 in the first period with a short-handed goal by Liz Zorn opening the scoring and Caeleigh Beerworth, on assists by Johnston and Amber Overguard, made it 2-0 at the first intermission. Johnston and Beerworth set up a goal by Overguard at the start of the second before the Catamounts began their comeback bid. Fueled by its hot start, Cornell finished with a 25-19 advantage in shots and killed four UVM power play opportunities. Strong made 15 saves for the Big Red while junior Ashley Walenty (Lake Placid, N.Y.) stopped 21 shots in her first action of the season for the Catamounts.