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Vermont senior forward Jul Sifers
POTSDAM, N.Y. - Melissa Waldie and Juana Baribeau each had a goal and an assist as the Clarkson Golden Knights defeated Vermont 4-0 Sunday afternoon at Cheel Arena.
After battling to a 1-1 tie Saturday the two teams were again locked in a defensive struggle in the first period. Clarkson out-shot Vermont 9-7 in the opening frame but neither team was able to get on the board.
Clarkson took a 1-0 lead with Danielle Skirrows goal at 4:21 of the second period. Vermont goaltender Kelci Lanthier (Mt. Airy, Md.) was able to make an initial save on a shot from Waldie but Skirrows was able to tap in a rebound from the top of the crease to open the scoring.
The Golden Knights added to their lead late in the period. Baribeau found Carly Mercer with a pass from the behind the net that was one-timed past Lanthier for a two-goal lead at the 18:19 mark of the second.
Waldie added another insurance goal for the Knights in the third period when she wristed a shot near the top of the circle over Lanthier's right shoulder at 13:59.
Baribeau ended any chances of a Vermont comeback with a power-play tally at the 17:34 mark of the third.
Lanthier recorded 25 saves in the losing effort while Lauren Dahm stopped 25 shots earning her 20th career shutout.
Clarkson improves to 6-8-3 overall and Vermont drops to 1-7-8 on the season.
Vermont hosts Maine on Friday (Dec. 3) at 7 p.m. as they return to Hockey East action at Gutterson Fieldhouse The game will be streamed live online via CatamounTV on a pay-per-view basis of $4.99/game. Tickets to the game can be purchased online at UVMathletics.com, via the phone at 802-656-4410 or in person the day of the game at the gate.
NOTES: The Catamounts are now 1-2-4 against ECAC opponents this season ... Vermont was 0-for-5 on the power-play ... The Catamounts are 0-3-7 on the road this season.
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