Oct. 2, 2002
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Vermont took the lead on a penalty kick late in the first half and poured it on late to beat Siena 5-2 in a non-conference matchup Wednesday afternoon.
Vermont (6-4) had the first solid scoring chance but Siena goalie Jonathan Hicks (Merrick, N.Y./Merrick) stopped a penalty kick early in the game. The Catamounts took the lead in the 23rd minute when Ethan Hutchins scored off an assist from T.J. Mead. Siena (0-5-1) tied it five minutes later when Joe Vitale (Scotia, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) fed Ryan Newsome (Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury) for the tying score.
After a 20-minute delay due to lightning late in the first half, Vermont's Adam Wallace converted a penalty kick to give UVM the lead for good. Wallace later assisted Matt Chavez on a goal to make it 3-1 and Tony Anderson converted another penalty kick to make it 4-1 Vermont. Tom Santoro (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga) cashed in a penalty kick of his own to make it 4-2 with nine minutes left, but Siena would get no closer.
Vermont outshot Siena 12-10. The game was filled with fouls as Vermont committed 25 fouls to Siena's 17.
The Saints open a four-game road trip at LaFayette on Tuesday.