Lady Cats trump Bearcats in A-East opener

The Vermont women’s lacrosse team picked up a victory on Saturday afternoon, coming away with a 13-9 win over Binghamton in their first America East game of the season.
Freshman Allison Pfohl scored a hat trick, while freshman Samantha Stern, sophomore Megan MacDonald and seniors Kristen Millar and Sarah DeStephano scored two goals each.
The win is the team’s third straight, bringing them to a 5-3 record overall and a 1-0 record in America East competition.
Binghamton struck first in the first half notching one from sophomore Lisa Illig. Vermont tied things up shortly after when Stern scored off an assist by MacDonald.
The lead changed four times in the half, before Millar scored for the Catamounts to give Vermont a 7-6 lead going into the second half.
The Bearcats opened the second half much the same as the first, recording the first point with a shot from sophomore Beth Moore. Though this tied the game at seven, the Cats took back the lead just seconds later and never gave it back when DeStephano scored an unassisted goal.
“We had a slow start to the game, but progressively picked up the tempo as the game moved along,” Vermont head coach Jen Johnson said. “At times we strayed from the game plan, but I was pleased that the team found a way to earn this win.”