Catamounts Defeat Bearcats in America East Action

BURLINGTON, Vt. Allison Pfohl and Adison Rounds each netted a hat trick and Samantha Stern added four points to lead the Vermont Catamounts to a 12-7 victory over Binghamton in America East women's lacrosse action at Virtue Field on Saturday.

The game was scoreless until Rounds netted the game's first goal at the 13:13 mark on an 8-meter shot to give the Catamounts a 1-0 lead.

Binghamton answered with a goal from Casey Bulman a minute later to even the score 1-1, but that was the only goal of the half the Bearcats would muster.

UVM scored three more times in the half, with goals from three different players, to take a 4-1 lead into halftime.

Katherine Hunsberger score twice in the opening five minutes of the second half to bring the Bearcats within two, 5-3, with 24:50 remaining in the game. The Catamounts scored four of the next five goals and held a 10-5 advantage with just over 13 minutes remaining in the contest.

A pair of goals from Lis Zuern allowed the Bearcats to cut the lead down to three with 10:35 left, but the Catamounts were able to gain possession, worked the clock and scored twice in the final three minutes to earn the victory.

Zuern finished the day with three goals and an assist to lead Binghamton.

Kara Pafumi was credited with six saves for the Bearcats, while Laura Barber made 10 stops for Vermont.

Vermont snaps a four-game losing streak and improves to 9-7 overall and 2-3 in America East action. The Catamounts sit in a tie for fourth place in the America East standings with Albany and New Hampshire. UVM owns the tiebreaker over the Wildcats, having beaten them 18-8 earlier this year. Vermont will host Albany on Saturday (April 28) at 2:00 p.m. and the winner will earn a spot in the America East playoffs.

Binghamton dropped its seventh straight game to fall to 3-11 overall and 0-5 in the conference.

Notes: America East Players of the Game: Lis Zuern (Binghamton); Laura Barber (Vermont) ... With the victory, UVM's senior class of Adison Rounds, Allison Pfohl, Samantha Stern, Natalie Jones, Laura Barber and Caitie Izzo, earned their 30th win, setting a new school mark for most wins by a four-year class ... The seniors broke the mark of 29 career wins held by the class of 2011 and 1993 ... The Catamounts improved to 9-2 all-time against Binghamton in the all-time series ... Goalkeeper Laura Barber also picked up her 20th career victory and became just the fourth player in school history to earn 20 wins in the cage ... UVM improved to 5-2 at its new home, Virtue Field, which was formally dedicated, following the game.

2012-04-21



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