Cats fall in semifinal

Although Vermont was not able to move past the semifinal round of the women’s Hockey East tournament, head coach Jim Plumer said the team had a record-breaking year.

“I am incredibly proud of this group, we learned a lot of hard lessons along the way,” Plumer said.

The Catamounts posted school records in numbers of wins with 18, conference wins with 13 and goals scored with 93.

They finished with an overall record of 18-14-4 and a record 13-7-1 in Hockey East play.

“I feel like this group grew up this year and our program matured. I’d like to think the expectations will be that we will pick up where we left off,” the coach said.

Vermont ended their season with a 3-1 loss to the No.6 ranked Boston College Eagles in the Hockey East semifinal last Saturday in Hyannis, Mass.

Sophomore Dayna Colang scored Vermont’s lone goal, and goalie Douville finished the night with 35 saves.

Prior to the game, Vermont had come off a triple overtime win against Maine in the quarterfinal March 1.

This was the first playoff game hosted at Gutterson Fieldhouse in UVM women’s hockey history, according to UVM athletics.

Junior forward Brittany Zuback scored the victory goal in the third overtime period, 17 minutes in.

The match marked the longest Hockey East women’s game ever, and the longest game in UVM hockey history, according to UVM athletics.

Senior Roxanne Douville’s 50 saves ranked as the third most by a goaltender in a single game in Hockey East tournament history, according to UVM athletics.

The team was also recognized by the Hockey East and collected numerous awards.

Four players were named to Hockey East All-Star teams.

Douville earned First Team-All Star, while Colang earned Honorable Mention-All Star.

Junior defender Gina Repaci earned and junior forward Amanda Pelkey both earned Second Team-All Star.

First-year Victoria Andreakos set the UVM rookie records in points, goals and assists.

The first-year was also named to the Pro Ambitions Hockey East All-Rookie team.

Plumer was also named Hockey East Co-Coach of the year along with Katie King Crowley of Boston College.