Vermont Falls to Clarkson, 3-1, in Windjammer Classic Championship

Senior forward Sarah Kelly scored a goal for the Catamounts
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 8:18  VER1-0 EV Sarah Kelly (1)Rachael Ade/2, Taylor Willard/3
1st 15:58  CLK1-1 EV Kelly Mariani (4)Geneviève Bannon/10, Taylor Turnquist/5
3rd 6:36  CLK2-1 EV GW Cassidy Vinkle (6) -
3rd 12:28  CLK3-1 EV Loren Gabel (7)Rhyen McGill/13, Emma Keenan/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Clarkson  1023
Vermont  1001
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Clarkson  881026
Vermont  45413
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Clarkson (13-3-2)  0/4 3/6 0
Vermont (4-6-4)  0/3 4/8 0
Clarkson Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Shea Tiley (W, 12-3-2)60:001 35412
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Litchfield (L, 3-2-3)58:253 78823
Empty Net1:350     

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Sarah Kelly gave Vermont a 1-0 first period lead but No. 5 Clarkson lit the lamp twice in the middle stages of the final frame to top the Catamounts 3-1 in the Windjammer Classic Championship Game on Saturday at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

UVM drops to 4-6-4 on the season while the win puts the Golden Knights at 13-3-2.

"Credit to Clarkson for winning the third period," said head coach Jim Plumer. "They are an excellent and opportunistic team. I love the way our team competed this weekend and I hope we can keep this excellent play going heading into an important Hockey East weekend at Northeastern."

Kelly's tally came at 8:18 after the play initiated along the point. Taylor Willard dished a pass to Rachael Ade, who sent the puck on goal. As it approached goaltender Shea Tiley, Kelly was in front to redirect it home.

Kelly Mariani tied the score at one-apiece later in the period as the puck took a fortuitous path toward goal. Geneviève Bannon and Taylor Turnquist received assists on the play.

Clarkson netted the game-winner with 13:24 to play in regulation. Cassidy Vinkle gained possession in the offensive zone and went top shelf for the tally. The Golden Knights added one more for insurance with 7:32 left when Rhyen McGill found Loren Gabel at the top of the right circle for a wrist shot. Emma Keenan was credited a secondary assist.

Senior Madison Litchfield made 23 stops in the setback and was named to the Windjammer Classic All-Tournament Team along with classmate Bridget Baker. Baker netted her first career hat trick in Friday's win over St. Cloud State and scored both a power play and shorthanded goal in the second period of that contest.

Tiley made 12 stops in goal for the Golden Knights.

UVM was a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.

The Catamounts are back in action on Saturday, Dec. 3 when the squad faces Hockey East rival Northeastern at Matthews Arena in Boston. Puck drop is slated for 2 p.m.