Catamount lacrosse suffers bad weekend


In a weekend many Catamounts might wish to forget, both men’s and women’s lacrosse lost. 

Women’s lacrosse lost on Thursday at home to California 15-12 before falling at UMBC on Saturday 19-11. The loss drops their record to 8-7 and 1-3 in America East play. 

The men’s team fell to 1-10, dropping their game at Albany 15-7. 

Against Cal, first-year Jessica Roach netted a career-high five goals while sophomore Sydney Mas scored her 100th career goal, Mas becoming the fourth Catamount to reach the 100-goal plateau. 

Vermont was able to keep the game close, pulling even at 5-5 with 10:06 left in the first half. Cal, however, was able to finish the first half strong on a 3-1 run to take a 8-6 lead into halftime. 

Senior Allison Pfohl scored 45 seconds into the second half to make it an 8-7 game, but the Golden Bears responded with three of their own to make it 11-7. 

The NCAA leader in assists, Megan Takacs of Cal, distributed four assists, and senior Samantha Stern had four assists of her own.

On Saturday, the women played even with UMBC through the first half in a 7-7 tie. UMBC controlled the second half though, limiting Vermont to just four goals while putting in 11 of their own. 

Mas scored another hat trick, as did Samantha Stern, who became the fifth Catamount to score 100 career goals. Stern also tallied another assist to put her total at 36 so far this season. 

In the men’s game, Vermont also played even to the half 6-6 before Albany finished strong on a 9-1 run through the final two quarters. Senior Geoff Worley tallied six points on a career high five goals and an assist. 

Vermont got all six of their first half goals in the second quarter as Worley netted four first half goals with two coming down a man. Junior Drew Philie scored up a man off a pass from junior Thomas Galvin before Galvin netted his own to take the Catamounts’ first lead. 

Albany got four quick second half goals before Worley got goal number five. The Great Danes then netted the final five goals of the match, outshooting Vermont 44-33 and 23-13 in the second half. 

Both teams return the action this weekend, taking on Binghamton at Virtue Field. The women are up first at noon, before the men at 3 p.m. At the start of the men’s game, the team’s six seniors will be honored before their final home game.