(1-1, 0-0 MAAC)
  1st 2nd F
 10  10  20
 4 13 
Box Score

(2-0, 0-0 America East)
 Women's Lacrosse Falls To Vermont, 20-13
 Stat Comparison Vermont Marist
 Goals  20  13
 Shots  37 28 
 Draw Controls 22  13 
 Caused Turnovers
 Ground Balls 14  17 
 Turnovers 16  15 
 Saves  8
 Individual Leaders
 Stat  Vermont  Marist
 Goals  VanderZalm, 7  McHugh, 4
 Assists Nicholas & VanderZalm, 1  McHugh, 2 
 Draw Controls VanderZalm., 8  Knapton, 4 
 Caused Turnovers VanderZalm, 2  Romano, 2 
 Ground Balls VanzerZalm, 5  Pumo, 3 
 Saves Maher, 6  Witczak, 4 
 Up Next
Who: USC
When: Fri., Feb. 28 - 6 p.m. (EST)
Where: Los Angeles, Calif.
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist women's lacrosse team (1-1, 0-0 MAAC) fell to Vermont (2-0, 0-0 America East) in a non-conference matchup on Saturday afternoon, 20-13. The Red Foxes were led by sophomore Kara McHugh (Madison, Conn.) with four goals and two assists. Sophomore Allison Gionta (Eastport, N.Y.) had three goals and junior Kirsten Viscount (Smithtown, N.Y.) posted two goals and one assist. Senior Jamie Romano (Kings Park, N.Y.) junior Emily Leonard (Brookfield, Conn.), junior Jackie DiMaria (Dix Hills, N.Y.), and senior Tierney Larson (Fairfield, Conn.) contributed one goal each for Marist.

Marist opened up the game with two back-to-back goals by Larson and McHugh to take an early 2-0 lead with 25:45 left in the first half. Vermont responded with two goals of their own by VanderZalm and MacKendrick to knot the score at two-all.

Gionta netted another for the Red Foxes at the 20:41 mark to give Marist a slight 3-2 lead.

The Catamounts scored the next five goals to lead 7-3 at the 15:55 mark. VanderZalm netted three of the five. Marcie Marino and Jessica Roach had the other two goals for Vermont.

Leonard got on the board for Marist, scoring at the 12:17 mark to pull the Red Foxes within three, trailing just 7-4. 

Vermont scored three more goals to close the half, including two more by Marino and one by Sydney Mas, to give the Catamounts a 10-4 lead at the half.

McHugh opened up the second half with a quick goal to trail Vermont 10-5 with 28:26 left in the second half. Vermont's Mas netted her second of the game to keep the Catamounts ahead, 11-5. 

Marist scored the next four goals to narrowly trail Vermont, 11-9, at the 22:14 mark. Gionta and McHugh netted two apiece for the Red Foxes. Vermont's MacKendrick and VanderZalm notched one more goal apiece to increase the Catamount lead, 13-9, with 19:17 to play.

Viscount scored her first goal of the game at the 16:57 mark as Marist trailed Vermont 13-10. VanderZalm scored her sixth goal of the game at the 8:27 mark to maintain Vermont's four point lead. DiMaria scored another for the Red Foxes, knocking the Catamount lead back to three as Marist trailed 14-11 at the 12:39 mark.

Vermont scored the next four goals, two by Lucy Mower and one each by VanderZalm and Danielle Seifert, as the Catamounts posted a 18-11 lead with 6:48 left in the second half.

Two more Marist goals by Romano and Viscount pulled the Red Foxes within six at the 3:47 mark but it wouldn't be enough to overcome two more goals by the Catamounts. The final goals by Mower and Alex Bernier propelled Vermont over Marist, 20-13.

The Red Foxes return to action on Friday, Feb. 28 as they travel to Los Angeles, Calif. to face USC. The game is slated to begin at 6 p.m. EST. 

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