BURLINGTON, Vt. -- A pair of second period goals 33 seconds apart
propelled Bemidji State to a 3-0 win over Vermont in women's college
hockey Saturday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Jessica Ptachick stopped
all 20 UVM shots to record a shutout in her first career start for the
"It is a good lesson for us that we need to play 60 minutes of good
hockey to win a game," said Vermont head coach Tim Bothwell. “We were
not very good as a group in the second period and they took advantage of
it. On the plus side, we worked very hard right until the end to give
ourselves a chance to win.”
The two teams played to a 3-3 overtime tie Friday night and Saturday’s
game was scoreless until late in the second stanza. Each team had a
great scoring chance early in the second period with Vermont on the
power play. After Catamounts goalie Jenilee Roy (Sandown, N.H.) stopped
Kate Robinson’s shorthanded breakaway bid, UVM’s Kate Lesniak (Buffalo,
N.Y.) came in alone on Ptachick, who also made her best save of the contest.
The Beavers (4-8-2) would get on the board at 14:38 of the second on a
goal by Nikki Eckebrecht. Just 33 seconds later Jessica Fuller, on an
assist from Jaime LeDuc, made it 2-0. BSU’s Kailee Jaeger closed out
the scoring at 10:28 of the final period.
The two teams were whistled for just three penalties in the hard-fought
but clean game. Bemidji State outshot Vermont, 26-20, and cashed in on
its only power play opportunity of the night.
Roy finished with 23 saves for the Catamounts (2-11-2) who wrapped up
their nine-game homestand Saturday. UVM picked up a pair of wins and two
ties on home ice after opening the season with six losses on the road.
Vermont returns to Hockey East action at New Hampshire on Saturday,
December 2 at 7:00pm. UVM’s next home game is against Connecticut at
Gutterson Fieldhouse on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 4:00pm. For ticket
information, please contact the UVM Athletic Ticket Office at
1-866-4CAT-TIX or log on to uvmathletics.com. UVM students (with a valid
ID) and all Rally’s Roundup members are admitted free to all home
women’s hockey games.