Orange and Catamounts Tie in OT; Teams Play Again Saturday

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Game Details: Saturday, November 27 (7 pm, Gutterson Fieldhouse, Burlington, Vt.)

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Syracuse and Vermont played to a 1-1 tie in the sixth overtime game of the season for the Orange. In the third period, the Catamounts took a 1-0 lead and Syracuse tied the game less than 11 minutes later. Neither team scored in the five-minute overtime period. Syracuse (5-6-3 overall) and Vermont (6-6-2) will play the second game of the series on Saturday, Nov. 27th at 7 pm at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The game will be streamed on CollegeSportsLive.com.

“This was good for us to have a hard-fought, non-league game at this point in the season,” said head coach Paul Flanagan. “We had to battle from start to finish, and everyone played and contributed. Both teams had their chances, although they may have had a couple more grade A chances. Arielle (DeSmet) played well in goal tonight, as did their goalie. All-in-all it was a good game. Now we have to get our rest for tomorrow.”

Orange senior goaltender Arielle DeSmet recorded 34 saves in her home state. The Charlotte, Vt. native has 977 saves in her 42-game career.

After neither team scored in the first 40 minutes, they traded goals in the third to force the extra session. Syracuse freshman Madison Primeau tied the game, 1-1, with 5:59 remaining in regulation when she gathered a loose puck between the circles, spun and fired a shot over the left shoulder of Vermont goalie Blanka Skodovà. The goal, which was assisted by Teryn Moses and Sarah Thompson, was the sixth of the season for the Etobicoke, Ontario native. Primeau and senior Abby Moloughney are tied for the team lead with six goals apiece.

Vermont’s Sini Karjalainen scored for the Catamounts on a shot from the right circle less than three minutes into the third period for the 1-0 UVM lead.

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