Freshman MacKay Scores 4 to Lift Vermont Over Boston

from press release

BOSTON – Freshman Ian MacKay registered a career-high seven points on four goals and three assists as Vermont earned a 13-9 victory for its second straight win. Vermont moves to 2-2 overall, while Boston University falls to 0-5 in its inaugural season.

Eight different Catamounts tallied goals in the game, led by MacKay's four. Graham Horvath and Nick Bartlett each added two goals, and Patrick Clark picked up a goal and two assists.

The Catamounts opened the game with the first four goals in just over five minutes. Andrew Buckanavage tallied the first score for UVM off a feed from MacKay. Vermont then netted two goals in a span of 38 seconds, with freshman Alex Stanko picking up the first of the two scores for his first career goal. James Barlow was credited with the assist on the play.

Horvath notched Vermont's fourth goal of the contest off a pass from Clark, before Ryan Johnston picked up Boston University's first goal to cut its deficit to 4-1.

Following Boston University's second goal, MacKay tallied two straight scores to push the Vermont lead to 6-2 with 3:13 to play in the first quarter.

The second period began with a Michael Clarke goal at the 11:05 mark. MacKay picked up his second assist of the contest on the play. Johnston followed with his second goal for BU, before John Everett and Clark notched a goal apiece to extend Vermont's lead to 9-4 to close out the half.

The Catamounts outscored the Terriers 3-2 in the third period behind two goals from Bartlett and one from MacKay. Vermont took a 12-6 advantage into the final quarter of play.

Horvath tallied UVM's first goal of the final stanza at the 10:44 mark to push the Catamount lead to seven. The Terriers responded with three straight goals, including two from Sammy Davis, and cut Vermont's lead to 13-9 with 4:02 remaining.

UVM held off the Terriers in the final four minutes of play to earn the 13-9 victory and collect its second win of the season.

Justin Rosenberg played all 60 minutes in net for UVM, making 14 saves to pick up his second consecutive victory. Christian Carson took the loss for Boston University following a 13-save effort. Vermont held advantages over the Terriers in both faceoffs (15-11) and ground balls (37-23).

UVM stays on the road for a contest against Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday (March 5) at 7 p.m. 

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