March 23, 2004
University of Vermont freshman Pete Hein scored a hat trick to lead the Catamounts to a 12-7 victory over Siena College in non-conference men's lacrosse action this afternoon at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. With the loss, the Saints fall to 0-3 on the season while the victory lifts Vermont to a 3-5 overall mark.
UVM got on the board first at the 7:35 mark with a tally by Dan Zwirko, but Siena struck back a little over a minute later as Frederick Stradinger found the back of the net for the Saints knotting the score at one a piece. Nearly two minutes later Eric Morrissey fed Dan Wolpert for a goal that gave Siena their only lead of the game at 2-1.
Vermont did some damage in the second quarter, scoring five goals, while holding Siena to just one. The Catamounts recorded four-straight to kick-off the period before Chris Padden found the back of the net for the Saints to end the Vermont streak. Hein put away all three of his goals during the Catamounts' second-quarter surge. The productive period for UVM gave them a 6-3 advantage at the half.
With less than a minute off the clock, UVM scored the first goal of the third period for a 7-3 score. The Saints and Catamounts then traded goals over the next 11:29 and the two teams entered the final quarter of play with a 10-6 score in favor of Vermont.
Siena's Greg Powell pulled the Saints to within three at the 6:49 mark of the fourth period, but UVM held the the Green and Gold to just that one goal and put away two more in the final 2:37 of the game for the 12-7 victory.
Greg Pellatti led the Saints, scoring two goals while Matt Walsh added one goal and one assist.
Hein led UVM with his three goals, while Dan Zwirko , Sean Layton and Mark Prior rounded out the multiple-goal scoring efforts for the Catamounts. Zwirko added three assists on the afternoon while Layton recorded two helpers.
The Shots remained close, with Siena holding a slight 34-33 edge over UVM. The Saints won 16 of the 23 face-offs.
Siena keeper David Jalette had 12 saves in 60 minutes of action, while UVM goalie Mike Gabrel recorded 20 stops in the win.
The Saints will next face Manhattan this Saturday, March 27. Game-time is set for 5:00 PM at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.