Field Hockey Discovers Win One Day Later

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Vermont’s Elizabeth Berry (Westwood, Mass.) scored the game-winner early in the first half and the Catamounts held on to post their first field hockey win of the season Sunday, defeating Rhode Island, 1-0, in Division I collegiate action at Brown. Vermont, 1-7 overall, plays Quinnipiac at Yale next Friday at 7:00pm. The Catamounts got the only goal they would need in the opening 12 minutes as Berry, an impressive first-year player, scored with 23:24 remaining. Rhode Island’s goalkeeper, Jennifer Perry, came out to challenge Berry and the Westwood, Mass. native chipped a shot over her head and into the cage. The goal was Berry’s second of the season, tying her for the team lead with junior Whitney Gage (Grosse Pointe, Mich.). Vermont owned a 13-4 advantage in shots, and had seven penalty corners to URI’s four. “The players are pretty happy to get the win,” Vermont head coach Nicki Houghton said. “Most importantly, we continued to stick to our game plan and help each other out. We’re moving forward and we played better than we did yesterday (a 1-0 loss to Brown). We’re playing really good hockey right now, we just need to continue to capitalize on our opportunities.” Vermont keeper Ariel Eber (Plainfield, N.J.) recorded her first career shutout, making two saves. Perry made five stops for Rhode Island, 2-5.GAME SUMMARYFinal Score: Vermont 1, Rhode Island 0School (record) 1 2 FinalVermont (1-7) 1 0 1Rhode Island (2-5) 0 0 0 First Half Scoring: 1. Vermont, Elizabeth Berry, 23:24. Second HalfScoring: None. Goalies: Vermont – Ariel Eber (70:00 mp, 0 ga, 2 saves);Rhode Island – Jennifer Perry (70 mp, 1 ga, 5 saves). Shots: Vermont 13,Rhode Island 4. Penalty Corners: Vermont 7, Rhode Island 4.