Vermont Falls To Union, 7-3

Senior forward Brady Shaw scored two goals for the Catamounts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 1:03  UNI1-0 EV Michael Pontarelli (2)Cole Maier/5, Nick DeSimone/4
1st 4:37  UNI2-0 EV Luc Brown (2) -
1st 16:28  VER1-2 EV Brady Shaw (3)Ross Colton/7, Trey Phillips/2
1st 18:51  VER2-2 EV Jarrid Privitera (4)Derek Lodermeier/7, Chris Muscoby/3
2nd 13:25  UNI3-2 EV Ryan Burton (1)Ryan Scarfo/3, Matt Krug/3
2nd 13:37  UNI4-2 EV GW Mike Vecchione (18)Spencer Foo/20, Jeff Taylor/12
2nd 19:01.9 UNI5-2 EV Cole Maier (7)Brett Supinksi/12, J.C. Brassard/3
3rd 10:36  UNI6-2 EV Spencer Foo (12)Brett Supinksi/13, Vas Kolias/6
3rd 14:15  VER3-6 PP Brady Shaw (4)Brendan Bradley/3, Chris Muscoby/4
3rd 17:52  UNI7-3 EV EN Spencer Foo (13)Ben Newhouse/1, Mike Vecchione/19
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Union  2327
Vermont  2013
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Union  1511935
Vermont  13111034
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Union (13-3-2)  0/3 4/8 0
Vermont (10-5-2)  1/4 3/6 0
Union Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex Sakellaropoulos (W, 12-1-1)60:003 1111931
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Stefanos Lekkas (L, 9-3-2)40:005 138021
Mike Santaguida19:391 0077
Empty Net0:211     

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Brady Shaw netted a pair of goals, but No. 12 Union used three goals in the final seven minutes off the second period to pull away from the 10th-ranked Catamounts for a 7-3 non-conference win on Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

UVM dropped to 10-5-2 (5-3-1 HEA) on the year, while Union extended its winning streak to five straight and improved to 13-3-2 (8-1-1 ECAC).

The Dutchmen struck twice in the opening five minutes of the contest to take a quick 2-0 lead. Michael Pontarelli finished a rebound on the backhand just 63 seconds into the first to open the scoring, and Union doubled the lead at 4:37 when Luc Brown slid the puck under the pads of Stefanos Lekkas (21 saves) from the top of the crease.

Vermont stormed back to tie the score late in the frame, starting with Shaw's first of the night with 3:32 left. Shaw batted down a pass from Ross Colton in the slot and quickly snapped a shot blocker side to beat Alex Sakellaropoulos (31 saves) for his third of the year. Trey Phillips collected the second assist on the play.

The Catamounts then tied the game with 1:09 remaining in the period. Freshman Derek Lodermeier fed a 2-on-1 pass across the Union zone to Jarrid Privitera in the low right slot, and Privitera knocked home a low one-timer for his fourth goal of the year. Chris Muscoby also recorded an assist on the game-tying goal.

UVM came out strong in the second period and carried the play, but couldn't take its first lead. Union then turned the game in its favor with two goals in the span of 12 seconds. Ryan Burton finished a loose puck at the right post for his first career goal at 13:25, and Mike Vecchione finished into the upper right corner at 13:37 for his nation-best 18th of the season.

The Dutchmen extended their lead to 5-2 with under a minute left in the second period as Cole Maier finished his own rebound high glove side on Lekkas from the low slot. Lekkas was replaced by senior Mike Santaguida heading into the third period.

Spencer Foo capped off a 2-on-1 with Brett Supinski midway through the final frame to push Union's advantage to four. Shaw tallied his second of the game on the power play at 14:15, tipping a shot-pass from Brendan Bradley into the upper right corner.

Foo added his second tally in the closing minutes with an empty Vermont net to cap the scoring.

The teams return to Gutterson on Sunday (Dec. 18) at 4 p.m. to close the first half of the season. Tickets are available by logging on to UVMathletics.com/Tickets or at the Gutterson Box Office starting at 3 p.m. Live HD video is available for free via CatamounTV.com, and pre-game radio coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. on WVMT 620-AM and Catamounts All-Access with Alastair Ingram and Jerry Tarrant on the call.

Vermont will host Rally's Birthday Party and Able Paint and Glass Family Fun Night on Sunday. Kids can receive an invitation to Rally's Birthday Party, including a free ticket to the game, by signing up for Rally's Round Up Kids Club presented by Essex Family Dental. Rally and his mascot friends will be holding a special pre-game birthday party in Patrick Gym at 2:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to come early to enjoy a face painting station and family photos with Rally.