April 16, 2009

UVM, UNH Duel; Millar Nears Records

from press release

The Vermont Catamounts take on the New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Memorial Field in Durham, N.H. UVM owns a record of 7-6 overall and stands at 2-2 in America East. UNH is 9-6 on the season and also 2-2 in league play.

The Catamounts are playing their second straight ranked opponent as the Wildcats enter the contest ranked No. 19 in the latest IWLCA Poll. Vermont dropped a 12-9 decision to No. 12 Boston University at Moulton Winder Field in its last outing.

VOTE FOR AMERICA EAST FANS' CHOICE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Senior Kristen Millar and freshman Allison Pfohl are candidates for the America East Women's Lacrosse Fans' Choice Player of the Year. Fans have an opportunity to log onto www.AmericaEast.com to vote for the top player in America East from now until Wednesday, April 22. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 24.

TOP CAT
Millar is one goal away from becoming the all-time leader in goals scored at Vermont. She is currently tied with former standout Vanessa Cox '05 for the share of the all-time mark with 133 career goals.

Millar is already UVM's all-time leader in points (229), assists (96), ground balls (230) and draw controls (328), achieving those marks as a junior.

She is also one assist shy of tying her own UVM mark for most assists in a single season (26), which she did in 2006 and 2008.

CHASING AN NCAA MARK
Millar enters the UNH game seven draw controls shy of becoming the all-time leader in NCAA Division I women's lacrosse history. She has totaled 327 career draw controls and the all-time mark is 334 held by former Maryland All-American Dana Dobbie '08.

GOAL HALF PFOHL
Pfohl is one goal shy of tying the rookie record at Vermont for most goals in a season. She scored twice against Boston U and has 28 goals on the year.

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The Wildcats are closing out a four-game homestand and will honor its senior class in the final home game of their careers. UNH has the fifth best defense in the country, allowing 8.29 goals per game and sophomore Allie Duclos ranks second overall in draw controls. Sarah Von Bargen leads the team in goals (52) and ranks second in America East in goals and points. Von Bargen has totaled 61 points on the season. Susie Piotrkowski leads the team in assists (22) and has added 15 goals on the year. Kate Gunts has played over 500 minutes in goal for UNH and owns a .410 save percentage and a 7.36 goals against average.

THE SERIES
UNH owns a 27-3 all-time record against Vermont. Last year in Burlington, the Catamounts ended a 13-game losing streak to the Wildcats with a 9-8 victory. Kaitlin Fuller netted the game-winner with 20.9 seconds left to give UVM its first won over a ranked opponent under head coach Jen Johnson, the Wildcats entered the game ranked No. 14 in the country. New Hampshire avenged that loss with a 15-6 win in the America East semifinals. UNH owns a 14-1 home record in this series. UNH has won eight consecutive home games over UVM, including a 16-8 victory the last time the two teams played in Durham (2007).

UVM TO DEDICATE NEW LOCKER ROOM
The University of Vermont athletic department will dedicate a its recently renovated women's lacrosse locker room complex on Saturday (April 25). Vermont will host Stony Brook at 1 p.m. in the regular season finale and following the game all alumni, parents and friends are welcome to an open house to see the new facilities. For more information please contact Ruth MacCormack at ruth.maccormack@uvm.edu.

WHO'S NEXT
Vermont will close out the 2009 regular season hosting Long Island University on Tuesday (April 21 - 4 p.m.) and Stony Brook on Saturday (April 25 - 1 p.m.).


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