February 27, 2013

Balanced Attack Leads Vermont Women over Siena

from press release

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Six Vermont players tallied multi-goal games to lead the Catamounts to a 17-12 win at Siena in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, Vermont improves to 2-1 on the season, while Siena drops to 1-2.

Junior Marcie Marino tallied the first four goals of the game, including three in the opening 2:19 to stake Vermont out to an early 4-0 lead. Siena got on the board at the 17:43 mark with a goal from Sarah Croutier to pull the Saints back to within three.

After a pair of scores from each team over the next eight minutes of play, Vermont held a 6-3 lead with 12 minutes to go in the half. The Catamounts received goals from Emma Kelly and Jessica Roach just 20 seconds apart to push their lead to 8-3 with seven minutes showing on the clock.

Siena notched three of the next five goals, including a pair from Katie Maguire, but trailed Vermont 10-6 heading into the half.

Maguire opened the second half scoring with two unassisted goals in the first two minutes of play to cut Siena's deficit in half. With Vermont's lead at 10-8, both teams exchanged a pair of scores in the ensuing five minutes, and the Catamounts held a 12-10 advantage with 23 minutes left on the clock.

Vermont tallied four of the next six goals, including Roach's third of the game and a pair from Sydney Mas to take a 16-12 lead with just five minutes to play in regulation. Freshman Danielle Seifert collected her first career point with an assist on Mas' second score.

Vermont's defense went on to hold Siena scoreless in the final eight minutes of the half to secure the 17-12 victory.

Marino paced the Catamounts with seven points on five goals and two assists. Mas added two goals and a game-high four helpers for six points total. Roach chipped in with a hat trick, and Kelly, Ariel Nicholas and Vanessa VanderZalm each notched a pair of goals.

Charlotte Lyons earned her second win for UVM after playing the first 44 minutes in net. Meg Hopkins saw her first action of the season, finishing out the final 16 minutes of the second half in goal. Danielle DeLisio took the loss for Siena after stopping two shots in 30 minutes played.


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