Vermont Announces 2011 Women's Lacrosse Schedule

BURLINGTON, Vt. The University of Vermont women's lacrosse team will face opponents from seven different conferences, in addition to the a competitive America East slate in 2011. UVM head coach Jen Johnson announced the schedule today.

The Catamounts will begin the season playing six of its first eight games on the road. UVM will face two-time defending Atlantic-10 Champions UMass in the season opener on February 19 in Amherst, Mass.

Vermont's home opener will take place on March 2 when the Catamounts host Dartmouth at 3:00 p.m. at Moulton Winder Field.

The Catamounts will spend spring break in Colorado where they will play a pair of games at the University of Denver against the Pioneers and St. Mary's (Calif.) on March 6 and 9.

UVM will also host Oregon (March 25), Holy Cross (March 30) and Boston College (April 17) in other non-conference games.

The Catamounts begin the America East slate hosting Stony Brook on March 27 and will wrap up the regular season hosting Boston University, the six-time defending America East Champs, on April 30 on "Senior Day".

The top four teams in the final regular season standings will advance to the America East Tournament, which is set for May 5 and 7 at the highest seed.

Vermont went 4-11 overall last season and registered a mark of 1-5 in America East. The Catamounts return 16 letterwinners from last year's team, including their top two scorers in senior captain Megan MacDonald and junior Samantha Stern.

Date   Opponent                  Location                Time

2/19 Massachusetts Amherst, Mass. 1:00 p.m.
2/27 Colgate Hamilton, N.Y. 1:00 p.m.

3/02 Dartmouth Burlington, Vt. 3:00 p.m.
3/06 St. Mary's (Calif.) Denver, Colo. 3:00 p.m. EST
3/09 Denver Denver, Colo. 5:00 p.m. EST
3/13 Quinnipiac Burlington, Vt. 12:00 p.m.
3/16 Siena Loudonville, N.Y. 3:00 p.m.
3/19 Marist Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 1:00 p.m.
3/25 Oregon Burlington, Vt. 3:00 p.m.
3/27 Stony Brook * Burlington, Vt. 12:00 p.m.
3/30 Holy Cross Burlington, Vt. 3:00 p.m.

4/02 Binghamton * Vestal, N.Y. 12:00 p.m.
4/06 Albany * Albany, N.Y. 3:00 p.m.
4/09 UMBC * Burlington, Vt. 12:00 p.m.
4/17 Boston College Burlington, Vt. 1:00 p.m.
4/23 New Hampshire * Durham, N.H. 1:00 p.m.
4/30 Boston U * Burlington, Vt. 12:00 p.m.

5/05 America East Semifinals
5/07 America East Finals


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