PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This wasn’t how Vermont wanted or expected to start a long road stretch. The Catamounts are at the beginning of a stretch where they play seven in a row and nine of ten away from Burlington, and there’s only one way to describe their two games in three nights in Rhode Island: bad.
Vermont certainly expected better than what they showed on both nights, even if they had come away 0-2. This is a team that starts five seniors and brings another off the bench, and all of them won an America East championship on the road as sophomores. There’s a reason they have been picked once again to win America East, and it’s not because Boston University has left for the Patriot League. This is a team with good experience, and winning experience at that, to say nothing of having been on the road a lot. They didn’t win conference championships with moral victories, and won’t take any despite Monday being better than Saturday night.