Two early tallies powered UVM to victory at Virtue Field on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Zach Barrett and senior Joe Morrison picked up a pair of goals to put the Cats up 2-0 just 12 minutes in, and that score stood up in Vermont’s victory over UAlbany.

The win pushed UVM into sole possession of second place in America East at 4-1-1 in conference play. UAlbany fell to 3-2-1 and moved back to third place.

Vermont stays home for its next conference battle against UMass Lowell. The Cats host the River Hawks on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.