VERMONT SKATES TO 2-2 TIE AGAINST COLGATE
Junior defenseman Sarah Campbell scores goal for Catamounts
HAMILTON, N.Y. - Victoria Andreakos had two assists and Madison Litchfield made 23 saves as Vermont skated to a 2-2 tie with Colgate at Starr Rink Saturday night in non-conference action.
The Catamounts opened the scoring 1:10 into the first period. Off an offensive zone faceoff win Andreakos passed the puck back to Gina Repaci at the point, her shot was stopped initially by Colgate goaltender Ashlynne Rando but Sarah Campbell put the rebound home for her third goal in the last two games.
The Raiders got the goal back at the 8:35 mark of the opening period. Katelyn Parker walked out from behind the net and beat Litchfield with a backhand shot through traffic for her first goal of the season.
Colgate appeared to take the lead with 8:53 left in the second period. Taylor Craig deflected a point shot past Litchfield but it was ruled immediately by the officials that it was directed by a high-stick and waived off.
The Catamounts regained their lead with 4:12 left in the second period on the power play. Dayna Colang's point shot was knocked down in front of the net and Brittany Zuback found the puck in traffic and beat Rando with a quick shot for her seventh goal of the season.
The Raiders outshot Vermont 7-1 in the final period and their efforts paid off late. With an extra-attacker on, Nicole Gass ripped a shot thru traffic from the high slot past Litchfield with 1:17 left in regulation to tie the game.
Just 53 seconds into the overtime session Colgate was awarded a penalty shot after a Vermont defender took Melissa Kueber down on a breakaway. Kueber came in on the penalty shot attempt and tried to stuff the puck into the far post but Litchfield beat her to the spot to preserve the tie.
The Raiders outshot Vermont 4-3 in the overtime period but neither team could pick up a game-winner.
"It was disappointing not to be able to finish the game off," said head coach Jim Plumer. "Colgate played hard and credit to them."
Vermont closes out the month of November with a record of 5-3-2. The five wins are the most ever by the Catamounts in a single month. The previous high in November was set in 2011 and 2005 with two wins. Before this month October 2009 was the Catamounts best ever with four wins.
The Catamounts will conclude the two-game series on Sunday afternoon with a 2 p.m. faceoff. Fans can watch the game live for free on the Patriot League Network.
NOTES: Dayna Colang extended her point streak to six games, she has three goals and six assists over that period.