Hartford Ends Vermont's Home Win Streak
from press release
BURLINGTON, Vt. – Martin Bowes recorded
five points and Hartford scored the first seven goals of the game
to hand the Vermont men's lacrosse team its first home loss of the
season on Saturday afternoon 12-8. The Catamounts battled back to
cut it to a two-goal game in the second half, but came up short as
they fall to 6-6 overall on the season and 1-2 in America East
Sophomore Thomas Galvin paced Vermont with three goals and an assist, while junior Geoff Worley (1G/3A) and sophomore A.J. Masson (3A) each added three points for the Cats. UVM was 5-0 at home this season and had only given up 5.8 goals per game in those five wins.
Hartford (8-5, 2-1 America East) raced out to a 7-0 lead after an Adam Yee goal with 5:34 left in the second quarter. Freshman Connor McNamara scored the Cats first of the day off a feed from sophomore Drew Philie with 3:05 to go before halftime. Bowes scored his second goal of the game with 1:08 left as the Hawks took an 8-1 lead at the half.
After a slow first half, Vermont woke up in the second as it recorded the first five goals of the frame to cut Hartford's lead to 8-6. Worley and Philie each scored man-up tallies to open the run and junior Cal Case netted his first of the year after beating a defender and going top shelf to make it 8-4. Galvin scored Vermont's next two goals as the first came off a quick catch and shoot right in front of the crease on a feed from Masson and the second was a man-up tally with an assist going to Worley.
While the Cats were 3-for-4 with a man advantage in the third quarter, the one time they failed to score was when Hartford's Carter Bender recorded a man-down tally with 1:05 left in the third quarter that marked the first of four straight scores for the visitors and made it 9-6.
Vermont scored the final two goals of the afternoon as Galvin wrapped up his hat trick with 1:19 remaining and McNamara scored a man-up goal off a feed from Worley. Junior David Barton made eight saves in goal for the Catamounts, who were outshot by the Hawks 21-10 in the first half and 33-29 overall on the day.
Rory Nunamache added three goals for Hartford, while Aiden Genik scored twice and added an assist. The win by the Hawks snaps a seven-game losing streak to the Catamounts.
The Catamounts return to action on Tuesday when they play their final non-conference game of the season at Dartmouth starting at 6 p.m.
News and Notes
The Catamounts had the fifth-longest active home winning streak in the nation (5 games) prior to the loss … UVM still leads the all-time series 18-8 … Vermont is 0-4 this season when giving up 10 or more goals in a game … The Hawks are receiving votes in the latest Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media Poll … Galvin and Hartford's Bowes were named the America East Players of the Game