VERMONT DROPS 3-2 EXHIBITION DECISION TO MCGILL
BURLINGTON, Vt.- Kelsi Moffatt had a goal and an assist to lead McGill in a come from behind 3-2 win over Vermont Saturday afternoon at Gutterson Fieldhouse in an exhibition tilt.
For the second straight night Vermont opened the scoring early in the first period. Delia McNally scored her first career goal 1:11 into the period. A Breanne Sundquist point-shot off a setup pass by Amanda Pelkey rebounded to McNally at the top of the circle. McNally stepped into a slap shot and beat McGill goaltender Charline Labonte.
The Martlets responded at the 6:07 mark of the first. Cathy Chartrand's shot from the point deflected off the boards to Erika Pyke who put it past Vermont goaltender Kelci Lanthier who was down on the play.
Vermont struck again on the power play late in the period. Pelkey centered the puck to Erin Wente in front of the net, Wente fought through her defender and got a quick pass off to Meghan Huertas who beat Labonte with a wrist shot at the 17:45 mark for her first career goal.
McGill responded just 32 seconds later with a goal from Jordanna Peroff. Peroff's attempted dump in from the neutral zone took a strange bounce and found its way to the back of the net to even the score once again.
The teams entered the third period still tied at two. McGill pulled ahead with a power-play goal midway through the final frame. Moffatt took a wrist shot from the point that found the top corner past Lanthier who was screened on the play at 9:07 of the third.
Lanthier recorded 22 saves in her first start of the season while Labonte stopped 21 shots earning her second win of the season.
Vermont hosts Rensselaer on Friday (Oct. 7) at 7 p.m. as they return to action at Gutterson Fieldhouse. 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: Vermont is now 0-3-1 against McGill in the last four years... McGill outshot the Catamounts by a 25-23 margin ... Amanda Pelkey was named the game's second star ... Delia McNally, Amanda Pelkey, and Meghan Huertas all registered their first career points ... Check back later tonight for highlights at UVMAthletics.com.