Sports Shorts

Harvard defeats field hockey

Harvard’s Sydney Jenkins scored a mere 37 seconds into the overtime period against Vermont, cementing a come-from–behind 2-1 victory for the Crimson. Though Harvard came out on top at the end, it was Vermont who scored first in the game. Junior Taylor Silvestro scored her third goal of the season and senior Emily Bastiaanse was credited with the assist. The lead would not last long though as Harvard came up with the equalizer just minutes later. Harvard’s Carly Dickson then had a chance to elevate the Crimson with a penalty stroke but Vermont sophomore goaltender Stephanie Zygmunt made the save to preserve the tie. The score was deadlocked all the way to overtime but Jenkins ended the overtime before the Cats had a chance to score. Harvard also had the edge in shots taken, 23-8.

McGill tops Vermont in women’s hockey exhibition

After skating to a 3-3 tie in their season opener against Clarkson, Vermont fell to defending Canadian champions McGill in women’s hockey, 3-2, in an exhibition game Oct. 1. The Catamounts struck first in the game, when first year Delia McNally scored her first career goal with a slap shot just over a minute into the first period. McGill responded, tying the score at one. First year Meghan Huertas broke through the tie on the power play, giving Vermont the lead again with a wrister but McGill had an answer just 32 seconds later. This time, Vermont was not able to come up with another goal, and McGill dealt the final blow in the third period, with another power-play goal.

Men’s soccer earns shutout over Binghamton

Senior Joe Losier scored two out of the three goals that the Catamounts scored in a 3-0 shutout victory over Binghamton Oct. 1. Losier scored his first goal, and the first goal of his career, on a penalty kick in the 17th minute. The 1-0 lead lasted until the second half of the game. Losier’s second goal came at the 65th minute when he one-timed the ball into the net. Senior Juan Peralta finished off the shutout with his second goal of the year in the 78th minute. This was the first America East game of the season for the Catamounts, and they now begin the America East portion of the season with a spotless 1-0-0 record. Vermont also improves to 6-3-0 overall.