Junior forward Eve-Audrey Picard scored the game-tying goal for the Catamounts
Vermont Skates To 1-1 Tie With Quinnipiac
Junior forward Eve-Audrey Picard scored the game-tying goal for the Catamounts

BURLINGTON, Vt. - Two goals in the final minutes of the opening period were the only tallies of the game as the Vermont Catamounts skated to a 1-1 tie with the Quinnipiac Bobcats Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

Melissa Black registered 25 saves and Ève-Audrey Picard scored the lone goal for the Catamounts who move to 0-1-1 (0-1-0 WHEA). Taylor House netted the goal for Quinnipiac (0-4-1, 0-4-0 ECAC) and Abbie Ives stopped 25 shots.


"We consistently improved throughout the game tonight and I thought we played our best two period of the year in the second and third," said head coach Jim Plumer. "I'm excited to see the team keep it going tomorrow."


- The Bobcats opened the scoring late in the first period on a shorthanded goal by Taylor House. The sophomore forward intercepted a breakout pass and stickhandled around the Vermont defense before snapping shot over Black's shoulder with 1:17 left on the clock.

- Vermont responded 21 seconds later as time remained on the power play. Maude Poulin-Labelle gained the blue line and fired a pass to Picard in the slot, where the junior's one-timer crossed the line before Ives could make a save. The goal was confirmed by video review. Sammy Kolowrat was credited with the secondary assist.

- The two teams skated to a scoreless second period with the Catamounts owning a 10-7 advantage in shots and both teams earning one power play each.

- UVM stifled a Quinnipiac surge to start the third period as Black made a series of big saves through heavy traffic.

- Theresa Schafzahl almost took the lead for the Catamounts inside the nine-minute mark when her rebound attempt trickled just wide of the Quinnipiac goal. With 6:30 left, Olivia Kilberg's shot slipped through the pads of Ives, but a defender cleared the puck away to preserve the tie.

- Vermont faced adversity to end the third period with the final 1:19 on the penalty kill, but the special teams unit stymied Quinnipiac to send the game to overtime.

- UVM earned a power play opportunity with 1:13 left in the extra frame but were unable to capitalize despite outshooting the Bobcats 3-1 in the five minute period.


- Poulin-Labelle's assist on the opening goal was her first collegiate point.

- Black recorded two saves on the penalty kill late in the third period and the special teams unit tallied four blocked shots in the 1:19 time span.


The Catamounts return to action Saturday (Oct. 13) for part two of the home series with Quinnipiac. Puck drop is slated for 2 p.m. at Gutterson Fieldhouse.

Game Summary

Friday, October 12, 2018

Game statistics
26 Shots 26
0 / 2 Power Plays 1 / 4
4 / 8 PIM 2 / 4
0-4-1 Records 0-1-1
Quinnipiac Vermont
Taylor House (2)
1st/18:43 SH
Ève-Audrey Picard (1)
1st/19:04 PP GT
Quinnipiac Vermont
Abbie Ives
64:56, 25 Saves, 1 GA
(T, 0-2-1)

Empty Net
0:04, 0 GA
Melissa Black
65:00, 25 Saves, 1 GA
(T, 0-1-1)