Quinnipiac Comes Back to Edge Vermont at 0:05

BURLINGTON, Vt. Quinnipiac tallied two goals in the final 25 seconds, including the game-winner from Maria Blois with five seconds remaining, to defeat Vermont 12-11 in non-conference action Saturday from Virtue Field. The win improves the Bobcats' record to 2-2, while Vermont moves to 3-3.

Vermont tallied five of the first six scores of the game, including two from Jessica Roach, to take a 5-1 lead just 13 minutes into the half. Blois answered with her first tally of the game before the Catamounts added two more goals from Justin Allen and Sydney Mas to push their lead to 7-2 with 11:07 remaining in the first half.

Lianne Toomey added two goals within a span of a minute and a half to pull Quinnipiac back to within three, but Samantha Gallerani collected her first score of the game off a feed from Roach to extend Vermont's lead to 8-4 heading into the half.

The Catamounts outshot Quinnipiac 22-12 and held a 28-18 advantage in ground balls through the first half.

Vicki Kuhn opened the second half scoring with a goal at the 23:19 mark, off a pass from Chelsea Guerrera. Emma Kelly and Roach answered back with consecutive scores to push Vermont's lead to 10-5.

Following two more Quinnipiac goals, Mas tallied her second score of the game with 15:11 remaining to put Vermont in front, 11-7.

The Bobcats scored the next three goals to cut their deficit to one, when Aileen Carey tied things up, 11-11, with just 25 seconds remaining. Blois tallied her third goal of the game with just five ticks on the clock to give Quinnipiac the 12-11 victory and its second win of the season.

Vermont outshot the Bobcats 36-30 in the contest and held advantages in ground balls (28-18) and draw controls (14-11).

Roach led the Catamounts with three goals and three assists, while Kelly and Mas each chipped in two scores apiece. Blois, Toomey, and Michaela Tinsley each had three goals to pace the Bobcats.

Samantha Tilts earned her second win of the year after stopping 12 shots. Charlotte Lyons took the loss for Vermont despite making eight saves.

Vermont hits the road to face No. 17 Massachusetts on Wednesday (Mar. 13) at 4:00 p.m.

2013-03-09



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