Burlington, Vt. – Senior Kennedy Ottenbreit scored both of the Big Green’s goals in Dartmouth’s 4-2 loss to Vermont at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Saturday. It was the Grayson, Saskatchewan, native's 100th career game.
“We had a slow start to the game,” assistant coach Chris Cobb said after the game. “We lost the first period, tied the second and tied the third. To have success, we have to play a complete game. Five-on-five, we won. But, we lost the special teams battle, 0-4. We need to play that complete game with discipline and stay out of the box. When we learn to do that as a team, we are going to start having a lot of success.”
Vermont (7-6-4) took advantage of their power-play opportunities, scoring each of their four goals following Dartmouth (2-10-0) penalties. At 2:43 in the first, Victoria Andreakos scored 22 seconds into the first power play and, less than two minutes later, was back to score her second of the period with just four seconds remaining with the extra player.
The Catamounts added their third power-play tally of the day at 6:30 of the second period. At 18:44, Vermont tried to clear the puck out of its zone, but instead, ended up giving it to Ottenbreit, who took the puck in the opposite direction and fired to the left of Sydney Scobee in net to make it a 3-1 game with her unassisted marker.
It was almost halfway through the third before Vermont struck again, scoring its fourth power-play goal of the afternoon. With 37.6 seconds left, Ottenbreit scored her second of the game – with the assist going to sophomore Caroline Shaunessy – to make it a two-goal game. This is the second time in the last three games that the Big Green senior has found the back of the net with less than 45 seconds remaining in the third.
The Catamounts had a 28-16 shot advantage. In net, senior Robyn Chemago started the game and had three saves. Sophomore Christie Honor took over and played the remainder of the game, stopping 21 shots and, with her two goals allowed, had a .913 save percentage.
Dartmouth will have just under a month away from the ice, returning on Jan. 6-7 to face Princeton and Quinnipiac on the road.