March 21, 2009

Vermont Beats Binghamton in AE Play

from press release

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Freshman Allison Pfohl scored three goals to lead the visiting University of Vermont Catamounts to a 13-9 win over the Binghamton women's lacrosse team on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the Bearcats Sports Complex.

The Bearcats got off to a quick start as sophomore Lisa Illig scored just 21 seconds into the game. However, Vermont answered 25 seconds later to even the score at 1-1 before a minute had even ticked off the clock. The first half saw six ties, including at the 11:08 mark when Illig scored her third goal of the game to even the score at 6-6. The Catamounts would score with only 1:08 left in the half to take a 7-6 lead into the break.

Sophomore Beth Moore started the second half with a goal to tie the game at 7-7, but the Bearcats could not take the lead as Vermont rattled off two quick goals. Freshman Lis Zuern scored her second goal of the game at the 22:21 mark to pull Binghamton within one. After a Vermont goal, Zuern scored her third one to again place the Bearcats down one, 10-9 with 10:00 remaining. However, the Catamounts pulled away scoring the last three goals of the game.

"We came out ready to play, slow starts have been an issue for us, we played with intensity," said head coach Tony Zostant after the game. "We played for a full sixty minutes, and we hustled to the last whistle."

Zuern led the Bearcats with three goals and two assists, while Illig added three goals. Sophomore Ali Castiglie chipped in with a goal and an assist as well.

Vermont out shot Binghamton 34 to 19, including 15 to seven in the second half. However, sophomore Emily Miller did have a good game with 13 saves, while the Catamounts only saved four.

Vermont dominated draw controls taking 20 to the Bearcats four.

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