Willard Nets Another Game-Winner As Vermont Tops New Hampshire, 3-2
Sophomore defenseman Taylor Willard scores game-winning goal for second straight game Catamounts

Sophomore defenseman Taylor Willard scored game-winning goal for Catamounts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 6:29  UNH1-0 EV Margo Lund (4)Jenna Rheault/1
2nd 9:58  VER1-1 EV Sammy Kolowrat (1)Amanda Drobot/5, Bridget Baker/6
2nd 10:30  UNH2-1 PP Nicoline Jensen (2)Taylor Wenczkowski/7, Amy Schlagel/10
3rd 5:32  VER2-2 EV Cassidy Campeau (2)Dayna Colang/15, Gina Repaci/4
3rd 10:51  VER3-2 EV GW Taylor Willard (9)Rachael Ade/3, Bella Webster/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Vermont  0123
New Hampshire  0202
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Vermont  57517
New Hampshire  7121130
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Vermont (8-21-2)  0/3 8/16 0
New Hampshire (10-19-1)  1/7 4/8 0
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Litchfield (W, 5-12-2)60:002 7101128
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Kyra Smith (L, 9-11-1)58:453 56314
Empty Net1:150     

DURHAM, N.H. - For the second consecutive day, sophomore defenseman Taylor Willard connected in the third period with the game-winning goal as Vermont rallied to upend New Hampshire, 3-2, on Saturday at the Whittemore Center.


Date: Feb. 6, 2016 (4 p.m.)
Location: Whittemore Center (Durham, N.H.)
Attendance: 374
Score: Vermont 3, New Hampshire 2
Updated Records: UVM (8-21-2, 6-13-2 WHEA), UNH (10-19-1, 7-13-0 WHEA)

Goal Scorers:

UVM- Cassidy Campeau, Sammy Kolowrat, Taylor Willard
UNH- Nicoline Jensen, Margo Lund


UVM- Madison Litchfield 7-10-11-28 (60:00) (win)
UNH- Kyra Smith 5-6-3-14 (58:45) (loss)

Next Game: Saturday, Feb. 13 (3 p.m.) at Boston University

Next Home Game: Sunday, Feb. 14 (2 p.m.) vs. Boston University

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- Taylor Willard scored the game-winning goal for the second time in as many days when her shot from the right point sailed into the upper-right corner of the cage to give UVM a 3-2 lead at 10:51 of the third period.

- Vermont entered the third period trailing 2-1 but outscored New Hampshire 2-0 in the third period despite UNH's 11-5 shot advantage in the final frame.

- Cassidy Campeau tied the score, 2-2, at 5:32 on a wraparound goal at the left post after receiving a return pass from Dayna Colang behind the net.

- After 26-plus scoreless minutes to start the game, the teams combined to score three goals in four minutes.

- UNH took a 1-0 lead for the second time in as many days when Margo Lund (St. Paul, Minn.) scored off her own rebound at 6:29 of the second period.

- The Catamounts tied the score almost three minutes later when Sammy Kolowrat also potted a goal off her own rebound at 9:58.

- UNH went on the power play 21 seconds later, however, and needed just 11 seconds to cash in on the skater advantage to regain the lead, 2-1, at 10:30. Nicoline Jensen (Rodovre, Denmark) scored her second goal of the season when her rising shot from the high slot sailed through a screen in front and under the crossbar.

- UNH pulled Kyra Smith (Littleton, Colo.) with 75 seconds remaining in regulation, but Vermont bottled up the neutral zone and did not allow a shot the rest of the way to secure the win and weekend sweep.

- New Hampshire recorded a 7-5 shot advantage in the scoreless first period.

- Not included among UNH's seven first-period shots was an Amy Schlagel (Blaine, Minn.) wrister from the inner-right circle that ricocheted off the near post with the Wildcats on the power play five minutes into the game.


- Freshman defenseman Jenna Rheault (Deering, N.H.) recorded her first career assist with a helper on the game's first goal.

- UNH recorded a 61-38 shot advantage in the two-game series but was outscored 5-3 by the Catamounts.


Vermont: 8-16
New Hampshire: 4-8


Vermont: 0-3 (5 shots)
New Hampshire: 1-7 (12 shots)


Points: Nine tied (1)

Goals: Cassidy Campeau (1), Sammy Kolowrat (1), Taylor Willard (1)

Assists: Rachel Ade (1), Bridget Baker (1), Dayna Colang (1), Amanda Drobot (1), Gina Repaci (1), Bella Webster (1)

Shots: MacKenzie MacNeil (3), Taylor Willard (3)

Blocked Shots: Katherine Pate (3)


Points: Nicoline Jensen (1), Margo Lund (1), Jenna Rheault (1), Amy Schlagel (1), Taylor Wenczkowski (1)

Goals: Nicoline Jensen (1), Margo Lund (1)

Assists: Jenna Rheault (1), Amy Schlagel (1), Taylor Wenczkowski (1)

Shots: Nicoline Jensen (5), Cassandra Vilgrain (5)

Blocked Shots: Kate Haslett (2), Heather Kashman (2), Taylor Wenczkowski (2)