2021 Scheudle Preview: Vermont Catamounts

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While it has taken a bit longer for teams and conference to get their schedules together for the 2021 season due to the Coronavirus outbreak and various restrictions surrounding the virus, Schedule release schedule has finally begun!

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Vermont is Still The Defensive Capital of The North

Appearing in three of the past four America East title games (2016, 2018, 2019), the Vermont Catamounts have been one of the stronger mid-majors in college lacrosse, and certainly one of the strongest teams within their conference, in recent years.

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Vermont Lands Two-Way Midfielder Out of The Sunshine State

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On Thursday, Chris Feifs and the Vermont Catamounts landed a commitment in the 2022 class, as junior Ponte Vedra, Fla., midfielder Jack Reed announced that he would be taking his talents to Burlington.

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French and Washuta Lead Vermont Over Utah in Historic Season Opener

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It was a historic day out in Salt lake City as Utah had their inaugural season opener against Vermont in front of a crowd of 3,215 fans. The game wouldn’t go exactly the way the way Coach Holman and the Utes wanted as Vermont downed Utah 21-6, but it was a historic day nonetheless. 

Led on offense by junior attackman Ben French’s 6 points (4G,2A) the Catamounts were able to secure the 21-6 win as their offense was stellar all game. Nick Washuta had a great day in cage with 9 saves to lead the Vermont defense. 

Sophomore attackman Josh Stout had 4 points (3G,1A) while Robert Morris transfer Jimmy Perkins got the Utes off and running with the first goal in program history. 

The Catamounts started off the game with two goals in the first five minutes of the game to go up 2-0. Jimmy Perkins would cut it to 2-1 as he netted the first goal in Utah history. Vermont’s offense would remain consistent as they held a 6-2 lead heading into the second quarter.

A six goal run that went from the end of the first to early in the second would help Vermont out to a 10-2 lead at the 10:17 mark in the second. Josh Stout was able to get two goals in a row to help cut it to 10-4 at the half. 

Just a few minutes into the third Vermont would get two goals in 41 seconds by way of Ben French and Sal Iaria to make it a 12-4 game. Those two goals would be the start of a four goal run to make it a ten goal 14-4 lead late in the third.

With a 16-5 lead heading into the fourth quarter Vermont has pretty much already sealed the deal. They would score five goals in the fourth to Utah’s one. That would give Vermont the 21-6 victory on the road to open up the season.

The next contest for both of these teams will be on Saturday, February 9th. Utah will host Mercer and Vermont will travel to Navy.