April 8, 2004
Junior Venessa Cox had four goals and two assists to lead the visiting University of Vermont over Siena College, 11-8, in non-conference women's lacrosse action this afternoon at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. With the loss the Saints extended their losing streak to eight games, falling to 2-10 on the season while the Catamounts improved to 4-6 overall.
Vermont jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first three minutes of play before Siena got on the board at the 24:59 mark as Dana Sherrer assisted her first of four goals on the afternoon with a feed to Joan Paul who put it away for the score. The goal was followed up by a Claire Devine tally, which was again assisted by Sherrer, to tie the game up at two each.
The Catamounts then went on a four-goal run, courtesy of two goals by Vanessa Cox and one each by Sara Talbot and Erin Hall to take a 6-2 lead with 12:15 left on the clock in the first half. The Saints responded by putting away a pair of tallies to close out the half as Devine netter her second of the afternoon and Michelle Eide was fed by Sherrer to cut the Vermont lead to two as the two teams entered halftime with a 6-4 score.
Vemont opened up the second half increasing their lead back up to four goals as Cox netted her final two of the afternoon. It was Sherrer that responded to close the Catamount gap to three with 21:21 left to play, but Vermont answered right back with two more goals to push their lead to the biggest of the game at five with a 10-5 score.
Over the next 11 minutes the Saints managed to find the back of the net three times, as Eide scored her second goal of the afternoon and Tammy Vitolins and Stephanie Petruccelli each put away their first of the game to pull Siena to within two of the Vemont. But Siena was unable to get any closer and Vermont scored one last goal at the 1:16 mark for the 11-8 victory.
Sherrer led the Saints with her one-goal four-assist effort while Devine and Eide each put away a pair of goals.
In addition to Cox, Erin Hall had a multiple-point outing, scoring three goals and adding one assist.
Mary-Elizabeth Dupelle had eight saves in the cage for Siena while Vermont keeper Kate McBride had 13 stops on the afternoon.
All numbers were fairly even, except for draw controls and fouls. The Catamounts won out in both, pulling in 13 draw controls to Siena's eight while committing just eight turnovers compared to Siena's 20.
The Saints will next re-enter MAAC play with a match-up against Marist College at home on Wednesday, April 14. Game-time is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.