Quinnipiac vs. Vermont
April 30, 2005
The Game Story:
Pete Hein scored with 22 seconds left in overtime to lift the Vermont Catamounts to a 12-11 win over Quinnipiac in America East men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats drop to 2-11 (1-5 America East) with the loss, while Vermont improves to 5-7 (2-4 America East).

Quinnipiac's Josh Murray tied the score at 11 and sent the game in overtime, when he took a feed from Mike Stottler and fired a shot past Vermont goalie Mike Gabel with 18 seconds left in regulation.

The game was evenly played throughout, with no team leading by more than two goals.

Quinnipiac got the scoring started when Murray scored one minute into the first quarter. Vermont responded and tied the game 5:40 later on Mike Maher's goal.

Mike Stottler put the Bobcats back ahead when he scored with 3:47 left in the first quarter. After a Vermont goal tied the game at two, Leigh DiPace notched his 14th goal of the season to give Quinnipiac a 3-2 lead with ten seconds left in the first quarter.

The Catamounts scored three straight goals to take a 5-3 lead with 4:50 left in the first half. The Bobcats countered with goals by Eddie Morley and Eric Trama to tie the score at five with 2:13 left in the second quarter. Vermont's Dan Zwirko scored to put his team on top 6-5 heading into the break.

Morley and Trama scored consecutive goals to put the Bobcats back ahead 7-6, with 12:10 left in the third quarter. Branden Moore scored for the Catamounts to tie up the game at 7.

After Trama scored his third goal of the game to give the Bobcats an 8-7 lead, Vermont answered with two straight goals.

The Bobcats clawed their way back into the lead after DiPace and Morley scored goals to make the score 10-9.

Vermont scored two straight goals to take an 11-10 lead with 2:39 to go in regulation. Murray tied the game with 18 seconds left, before Hein won it in overtime.

Trama scored three goals and dished out two assists for the Bobcats and James Nastro made 11 saves. Sean Layton scored three goals and added two assists for the Catamounts, while Gabel stopped 13 shots.

Before the game, the Bobcats honored their two player senior class, Rud Nast and DiPace, for their accomplishments and contributions to the program.