Vermont vs. Providence
February 22, 2014
The Game Story:
BURLINGTON, Vt. Nick Bartlett and Graham Horvath led the Catamounts with two goals apiece, but Providence held off Vermont's second half comeback and defeated the Catamounts 8-6 in UVM's home opener Saturday at Virtue Field. With the win, Providence moves to 1-0, while Vermont drops to 0-2 overall. Bartlett paced the Catamounts with a team-high three points on two goals and one assist. Horvath chipped in his first two scores of the season, and James Barlow and Andrew Buckanavage added a goal apiece. Barlow's goal was the first of his career, while freshman Ian MacKay tallied his first career points with two assists. Alex Corboy led all scorers with three goals, and Andrew Barton added two scores to pace the Friars. Sean Wright chipped in with a goal and an assist for Providence. Justin Rosenberg took the loss in goal for UVM despite making a career-high 18 saves. Tyler Himes stopped nine shots in net for Providence to collect the victory. Providence outscored Vermont 3-1 in the first period behind two goals 39 seconds apart from Corboy. The Catamounts' lone goal of the quarter came on a man-up situation with just under five minutes remaining. Bartlett received a pass from MacKay and found the back of the net for UVM's first goal. The Friars tallied the only two scores of the second quarter, as Barton and Greg FitzMaurice each registered one goal to give Providence a 5-1 lead heading into halftime. Vermont controlled the third period of play, outscoring the Friars 4-2 in the quarter. Barlow scored an unassisted goal at the 10:54 mark of the third to bring Vermont within four, 6-2. After a Providence goal, the Catamounts tallied the final three scores of the period, including one on a man-up situation. Horvath, Bartlett and Buckanavage picked up the goals for Vermont, all coming in the final 6:39 of the stanza. The Catamounts finished the third down by two scores, 7-5. Corboy notched the first goal of the fourth quarter at the 6:01 mark to give Providence an 8-5 advantage. Horvath added his final goal of the game with just under two minutes to play to bring Vermont back within two scores. The Friars held off the late Catamount charge to earn the 8-6 victory. Vermont held a large advantage in the faceoff circle, winning 12 of the 18 faceoffs in the contest. The Catamounts also held a 36-29 ground ball advantage, and went 2-6 on man-up opportunities. The Catamounts have just two days off before they host Dartmouth on Tuesday (Feb. 25) at 3 p.m. at Virtue Field. Links to free live video and stats of the game will be available by clicking here. NOTE: Check back later for CatamounTV video highlights of the game