Vermont vs. Stony Brook
March 31, 2007
The Game Story:
BURLINGTON, Vt. - No. 19 Stony Brook outscored Vermont 5-1 in the second half as the Seawolves went on to defeat the Catamounts 9-4 at Moulton Winder Field on Saturday afternoon in America East action. Senior Sean Chamberlain scored two goals and three assists to lead Stony Brook (5-1, 2-0 America East) to its fifth straight victory. Senior Sean Layton (Wilmington, Mass.) notched a pair of goals in the loss for Vermont (3-6, 0-1 America East).

Senior Dan Zwirko (Longmeadow, Mass.) and sophomore Andrew Kelleher (Delmar, N.Y.) each had one goal apiece for Vermont. Senior goalie Daryl Swarts (Ann Arbor, Mich.) finished with 14 saves.

“Defensively we played pretty well and that group kept us in it,” Vermont head coach Ryan Curtis said. “But you’re not going to win many games scoring only four goals.”

Stony Brook outshot Vermont 40-16 and the Seawolves went 13-for-17 on face offs.

Layton gave the Catamounts a 1-0 lead just 71 seconds into the game when he scored on a feed from senior Adam Kornuth (Denver, Colo.).

After Stony Brook tied the game at one, Vermont took a 2-1 advantage on an unassisted score by Zwirko with 12:23 left in the first quarter.

The Seawolves scored three of the next four goals to take a 4-3 lead into halftime. Vermont’s lone goal in the stretch came from Kelleher on an assist from Zwirko during a man-up for the Catamounts.

Stony Brook outscored Vermont 5-1 in the second half and five different players recorded second half goals for the Seawolves in the 9-4 win. Layton notched Vermont’s only second half goal with 11:18 left in the fourth quarter.

Stony Brook went 1-for-3 on the man advantage while UVM was 1-for-5.

Vermont returns to action next Saturday (April 7) in a 1:00pm start at Binghamton.

GAME NOTES: SBU leads the all-time series against Vermont 6-0 … Layton is third on the team with 12 goals this season … Zwirko is now the UVM season leader in points with 20 … Swarts is averaging 13 saves a game for the Catamounts.