Women's Hoops Falls To Vermont, 66-57

Dec. 21, 2009

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to Vermont, 66-57, on Monday, December 21 at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium. The Friars drop to 8-3 on the season, while Vermont improves to 8-2 overall.

Senior guard Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) led the Friars with 17 points, nine rebounds, six steals and four assists. With her 17 points, Marandola jumped from 10th place to 8th place on Providence's all-time scoring list with 1,380 career points. She passed Friar greats Doris (Sable) Burke `87 (1,372) and Kerri Chatten `98 (1,378). Her six steals match a career high.

Providence faced its second halftime deficit of the season as the Catamounts took a slim 32-31 lead into the locker room. Vermont led the majority of the first half, but could not gain more than a five-point advantage. The Friars took their first lead of the game with 7:42 on the clock as freshman Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) drained a three-pointer to make the score 19-18. Vermont answered with a jumper from Kendra Seto at 7:20 to regain the lead (20-19). Brittany Dorsey (Detroit, Mich.) and Marandola combined for five-straight points to put Providence up by four points (24-20), but the Catamounts went on a 9-0 run to take a 29-24 lead with 2:12 on the clock. The Friars out-scored Vermont 7-3 to close out the half and trailed by one at the break.

In the second half, Vermont pushed its lead to seven (43-36) with 16:05 on the clock. Providence managed to get as close as four (43-39) with 14:07 to play, but the Catamounts took control of the game from that point on, leading by as many as 16 (60-44) with 5:23 remaining.

May Kotsopoulos led all scorers with 18 points for Vermont, including 12 in the decisive second half. Kendra Seto contributed 16 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Courtnay Pilypaitis and Tonya Young finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively.



Dorsey finished the day with 12 points for Providence, while Roberts added 11 points, four assists and three steals in just her second start of the season.

Vermont out-rebounded Providence, 41-32. The Catamounts also were aided by 17 made free throws, compared to five for the Friars.

Providence returns to action on Thursday, December 31 against Fordham. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.


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