March 16, 2013

Catamounts Coast Past Columbia

from press release

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Jessica Roach and Sydney Mas combined for nine points to lead Vermont past Columbia, 13-7, in non-conference women's lacrosse action on Saturday from Virtue Field. The win improves Vermont's record to 4-4, while Columbia falls to 1-5.

Roach and Karli MacKendrick each tallied unassisted goals in the first four minutes of play to give the Catamounts the early 2-0 lead over Columbia. After a Kacie Johnson goal cut the lead to one, Mas scored her first goal of the game off a pass from Roach to extend the Vermont lead to 3-1 at the 18:49 mark.

Columbia registered the next three scores, including two more from Johnson, to take its first lead of the game, 4-3. The Catamounts answered back with goals from Roach and Samantha Gallerani to take back the lead, 5-4, heading into halftime.

Vermont opened the second half with five consecutive goals in the first 13 minutes, including two more from Mas, to jump ahead 10-4 with 17 minutes to play in regulation.

Paige Cuscovitch broke up the Vermont rally with her first score of the game at the 16:56 mark to cut the lead to 10-5.

Vermont rattled off the next three goals, including Jen Madsen's first of the season, to take the 13-5 lead with just over four minutes remaining.

Columbia collected two goals in the final minute of play, but were unable to complete the large comeback, eventually falling 13-7.

Vermont outshot Columbia 22-17 in the game and also held a 13-9 advantage on draw controls. The lions held a 22-19 advantage over the Catamounts in ground balls.

Roach led UVM with five points on two goals and three assists, while Mas added three goals and an assist, and Gallerani chipped in with three goals.

Charlotte Lyons earned her fourth win of the season after making seven saves. Skylar Dabbar stopped three shots in the losing effort for Columbia

The Catamounts are back in action on Wednesday (Mar. 20) when they host Denver at 3 p.m.

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