Monday, October 21, 2013

Women's Hockey - Vermont (19 Oct)

Sometimes teams are reminded that all the shots in the world aren't worth anything if you can't score, and this week the Engineers received a reminder of that fact as they fell 3-1 to Vermont at Houston Field House, despite outshooting the Catamounts by a wide 40-16 margin.

Smelker/Mahoney/Mari Mankey
Hylwa/Missy Mankey



40 shots only netted a single goal for the Engineers, and a pair of third period tallies for Vermont pushed the Catamounts to a 3-1 victory over RPI on Saturday. With the loss, RPI is now 1-3-1 on the season while Vermont moves to 2-2-1.

Dayna Colang opened up the scoring at 13:10 of the first, intercepting a clearing attempt at the RPI blue line and firing it through traffic to beat Kelly O'Brien for a 1-0 lead.

The Engineers responded in the second period, racking up a 13-4 edge in shots and evening the score 11:56 after taking control of the puck along the near side boards in the Vermont zone. The puck made its way to Toni Sanders who skated across the front of the net and put it past goalie Madison Litchfield, evening the score at 1-1.

The tie was quickly broken in the third period, with Breanne Sundquist sending another shot through traffic from the blue line to beat O'Brien and make it a 2-1 margin.

RPI pressured Vermont hard in the third period, throwing 17 shots at the Catamount net, but it was Vermont who scored again on a late power play, with Colang picking up her second of the game as she put yet another shot through a crowd and past O'Brien.

Vermont's two goals in the third period would come off just six shots in total, and all three Catamount goals would be through screens.

RPI closes out its early non-conference schedule next weekend with a pair of games at Connecticut. Both Friday and Saturday's games will feature 2pm starts.


RPI vs. Vermont
Non-Conference Game – Houston Field House (Troy, NY)
10/19/13 - 7:00pm
Vermont 3, RPI 1



RECORD: 1-3-1 (0-0 ECAC)


Upcoming Games

Oct. 25 - at UConn (2pm)
Oct. 26 - at UConn (2pm)
Nov. 1 - Harvard (7pm)
Nov. 2 - Dartmouth (4pm)

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