St. Cloud State Falls To Vermont In Windjammer Classic, 5-1
Sophomore forward Julia Tylke scores goal for Huskies

Sophomore forward Julia Tylke scored a goal for the Huskies
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 1:40  VER1-0 PP Bridget Baker (4)Amanda Drobot/3, Victoria Andreakos/3
2nd 7:07  VER2-0 EV GW Mackenzie MacNeil (4)Rachael Ade/1
2nd 13:30  VER3-0 SH Bridget Baker (5)Daria O'Neill/5
3rd 14:03  VER4-0 EV Cassidy Campeau (2) -
3rd 14:11  STC1-4 EV Julia Tylke (8)Kayla Friesen/2
3rd 15:33  VER5-1 EV EN Bridget Baker (6)Alyssa Gorecki/4
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
St. Cloud State  0011
Vermont  0325
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
St. Cloud State  74617
Vermont  8101028
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
St. Cloud State (5-9-1)  0/3 3/6 0
Vermont (4-5-4)  1/3 3/6 1
St. Cloud State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Janine Alder (L, 5-6-1)59:274 87823
Empty Net0:331     
Vermont Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Madison Litchfield (W, 3-1-3)60:001 74516

BURLINGTON, Vt. - A slow start gave way to a decisive second period as the St. Cloud State women's hockey team (5-9-1, 4-7-1-1 WCHA) fell to Vermont (4-5-4, 2-2-3 Hockey East), 5-1, in the opening game of the Windjammer Classic on Friday.

The loss is the Huskies' first in five all-time meetings against the Catamounts. SCSU was 4-0-0 in the previous four.

From the get-go, UVM's aggressive forecheck hemmed SCSU into its defensive zone. Vermont enjoyed the majority of possession through 40 minutes, out-attempting the Huskies, 18-11, in the first period and, 12-8, in the second.

"We were much too passive," head coach Eric Rud said. "We were sitting back and waiting to see what was going to happen."

St. Cloud State escaped the opening frame scoreless, but Husky special teams breakdowns opened the floodgates for the Catamounts in the second. Vermont tallied three times, including both on the power play and shorthanded, to carry a three-goal lead, 3-0, into the third that proved to be insurmountable.

After two "average" periods to start the game, according to Rud, the Huskies seemed to find their feet in the final stanza, out-attempting Vermont, 15-11. After UVM stretched its lead to 4-0, SCSU was rewarded with sophomore forward Julia Tylke's team-leading eighth goal of the season late in the third before the Catamounts added an empty-netter to seal it.

"We definitely competed harder in the third," Rud said. "It's encouraging, but it's also a bit disappointing that we didn't play that way in the first two periods."

"I think we thought we were competing pretty hard in the first two periods, but after the way we played in the third, we realized that we weren't."

Tylke was the Huskies' most dangerous player in the defeat, charting a team-high seven shots on goal-which was 41 percent of the team's total and five more than the next closest player.

With the loss, St. Cloud State will play in the Windjammer Classic consolation game against either No. 5 Clarkson or Robert Morris on Saturday, November 26 at 3 p.m. (CT). Fans can watch the game live on CatamounTV.com.