Dartmouth Drops Close Contest at Vermont

Dartmouth Drops Close Contest at Vermont

HANOVER, N.H. – Sophomore Gabby Billing and freshman Catherine Trevors had their second consecutive two-point performances in Dartmouth's 4-2 loss to Vermont on Tuesday.
 
The two players each scored one goal and assisted on the other. Junior Jennifer Costa also ended up on the scoresheet for the second game in a row by assisting on the Big Green's second tally.

"Although this wasn't the outcome we wanted, I thought we took another step tonight," head coach Laura Schuler said. "Our defensive game was significantly better and we really stepped it up in the D-Zone, and I was really happy with that."
 
The Catamounts had a three-goal first period, setting the pace for the game. They first scored at 3:44, but Trevors' snipe at 8:01 knotted things up at one-all. The tie lasted all of 18 seconds before Vermont got another on the board, and the home team added one more for insurance in the final minute.
 
Compared to the opening stanza, where the first three goals were tallied in a four-minute span, the second period was quiet. Neither team was able to get one past the netminders and the score remained the same.
 
Billing picked up her second point with her first goal of the season at 4:46 of the third, ending a 25-minute scoreless period and lessening the Catamounts' lead to one.
 
During and after a Dartmouth penalty midway through the period, Vermont peppered freshman netminder Hannah Humphreys with shots, all of which she turned away. The Catamounts scored an empty netter with 18.3 seconds remaining to end the game.
 
Humphreys had an 11-save third period to bring her total to a season-high 27. At the other end of the ice, Natalie Ferenc stopped 17.
 
Dartmouth was unable to score on the power play, while Vermont's first goal was with the extra player.
 
The Big Green will host Yale and Brown this weekend.