How Catamount teams fared Jan. 27-28: UVM hockey tops No. 16 Merrimack in OT
Check out how the Catamount women's hockey, men's hockey and women's basketball teams fared during the weekend of Jan. 27-28
Vermont 3, Boston College 2
V: Natalie Mlynkova 2G, 1A. Corinne McCool 1G, 1A. Theresa Schafzahl 1A. Anna Podein 1A. Sini Karjalainen 1A. Jessie McPherson 27 saves.
BC: Katie Pyne 1G. Abby Newhook 1G. Abigail Levy 19 saves.
Note: Vermont faced a 2-0 deficit with five minutes left in the second period when McCool cut the lead in half. Four minutes later Mlynkova equalized host Boston College. And Mlynkova struck again with 2:10 to play for the game-winning goal to earn Vermont (18-9-1) three points and the season series against Boston College. The Eagles won the shot margin 29-22. Vermont held the same advantage (29-22) in faceoffs.
Merrimack 4, Vermont 2
M: Ben Brar 2G. Alex Jefferies 1G, 2A. Mick Messner 1G.
V: Will Zapernick 1G. Isak Walther 1G. Gabe Carriere 17 saves.
Note: No. 16 Merrimack erased a 2-1 deficit with a three-goal outburst to skate past host Vermont. Walther scored on the power play and Zapernick gave UVM a 2-1 advantage with a shorthanded tally. But in the second, Jefferies provided the go-ahead strike with his own shorthanded goal at the 9:59 mark. ... UVM has scored 13 goals in its last 13 games on the power play (13-for-56).
Vermont 64, Maryland-Baltimore County 51
V: Emma Utterback 20 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists. Anna Olson 15 points, 6 rebounds. Catherine Gilwee 13 points. Delaney Richason 12 points, 7 rebounds.
UMBC: Ashia McCalla 16 points. Laycee Drake 13 points. Nia Staples 11 points.
Note: A 22-point opening quarter set the tone as the Catamounts (15-6, 7-2) seized their seventh straight victory. Vermont set 26 of 39 from the floor (7 of 15 on 3s) and handed out 17 assists.
Vermont 74, Maryland-Baltimore County 68
Boston University 2, Vermont 1 (OT)
BU: Catherine Foulem 1G. Julia Nearis 1G. Andrea Brandli 22 saves.
V: Evelyne Blais-Savoie 1G. Lara Beecher 1A. Jessie McPherson 19 saves.
Note: Nearis scored the winning-goal just 19 seconds into overtime. Brooke Disher stole possession from the Catamounts in the neutral zone and flipped to Nearis, who beat McPherson, for the goal. The loss was the Catamounts' fifth by one goal as Vermont (18-10-1, 13-8-1) drops the season series to BU.
Vermont 2, Merrimack 1 (OT)
V: Isak Walther 1G. Robbie Stucker 1G. Andrei Buyalsky 2A. Timofei Spitserov 1A. Will Zapernick 1A. Oskar Autio 29 saves.
M: Alex Jefferies 1G. Zachary Borgiel 23 saves.
Note: In the 3-on-3 overtime period, Stucker picked up possession at the blue line and skated through the Merrimack defense to score just 43 seconds into the extra frame to beat No. 16 Merrimack at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The win was the second against a top 20 team in three tries for Vermont (9-14-3, 4-11-1). Merrimack took 30 shots to Vermont's 25.
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This article originally appeared on Burlington Free Press: Vermont hockey, basketball: How Catamount teams fared Jan. 27-28