BURLINGTON, Vt. - After giving up the first goal Dayna Colang and Victoria Andreakos scored in the second period to lead Vermont to a come from behind 2-1 win over Maine Saturday evening in Hockey East action.
Despite being outshot 13-4 in the first period the Black Bears grabbed the lead with 1:11 left in the opening frame. Kelly McDonald entered the Vermont zone and fed a pass to Emilie Brigham who cut down the wing and beat Vermont goaltender Roxanne Douville with a wrist shot labeled for the top corner. It was the freshman's fourth goal of the season.
Vermont equalized on the power play 9:14 into the second period. Sarah Campbell and Brittany Zuback passed back and forth before sending a pass to Dayna Colang on the point. Colang one-timed the pass past Maine goaltender Meghann Treacy for her ninth goal of the season.
After sustaining Maine pressure Rachael Ade collected the puck and fed a breakout pass to Victoria Andreakos. Andreakos collected the pass at the red line behind the Maine defense and walked in alone on Treacy. Andreakos faked a shot then went to her backhand before sliding the puck to the back of the net for her ninth goal of the season with 1:54 left in the second period.
Andreakos broke the Vermont freshman scoring record with her ninth goal. Liz Reed (2000-01) held the record with eight goals. Andreakos is one point shy of trying Reed's mark for points in a freshman season with 22.
Douville stood tall in the third period to preserve the Catamounts lead. She made 11 saves in the final frame, including a Vermont penalty kill, to improve her record to 9-9-3 this season.
"It was a gritty win for us today against a much improved Maine team," said head coach Jim Plumer. "This team continues to get contributions up and down the lineup and this is giving us a great deal of confidence. I'm particularly proud of our first-year players who have really stepped up in the last month and are making huge contributions at both ends of the ice."
The Catamounts return to action next weekend as they head on the road for the final time in the regular season for a two-game series against New Hampshire. Vermont will face the Wildcats at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday's game will be broadcast on Fox College Sports Atlantic. It will be the first-ever national television appearance for the women's hockey program.