Tuesday November 6, 2012

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

BENNINGTON -- For the second straight season, the Southern Vermont College women’s volleyball team has earned a trip to the NCAA tournament.

During a selection show online Monday morning, the Mountaineers were chosen as the No. 7 seed in the New York Regional. They’ll face No. 2 Middlebury College at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

The Mountaineers (24-6) won the New England Collegiate Conference championship over Regis to earn the automatic qualifier.

Middlebury (22-6) won the New England Small College Athletic Conference tournament for their AQ.

The rest of the bracket includes matchups between: No. 1 Cortland vs. No. 8 Colby-Sawyer; No. 3 Clarkson vs. No. 6 Nazareth and No. 4 New Paltz vs. No. 5 Skidmore.

The Mountaineers and Panthers didn’t play in the regular season this year, but SVC did face four tournament participants this season, going 2-2 with losses to New Paltz and Skidmore and wins against Colby-Sawyer and Baruch.

Clarkson, the third seed, will host the regional again as in 2011. Last year, Southern Vermont faced Cortland, losing in straight sets.

Marble Valley League field hockey all-stars

BENNINGTON -- Three Mount Anthony Union High School field hockey players earned Marble Valley League all-stars honors.

Seniors Lily Taub and Paige Harrington, along with junior Makayla Farrara, took the A Division honor after a 10-5-1 season that ended in the Division I semifinals against Champlain Valley.


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Farrara led the Patriots in scoring, tallying 13 times. Harrington added four goals and numerous assists while Taub had two goals and dominated the midfield.

In the B division, senior Taylor Devlin was Burr and Burton Academy’s lone representative on the all-star squad. Devlin scored one goal this season for the Bulldogs.

Healis named NECC player of the week

BENNINGTON -- For the second-straight week, Southern Vermont College senior outside hitter Danielle Healis has been selected as the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Week for the week ending November 4.

Healis was instrumental in the Mountaineers’ NECC title defense, being named the NECC Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 3.23 kills per set with a .605 hitting percentage and six blocks. She hit a sterling .833 in the championship match, recording 10 kills and no errors on 12 attempts.

Youth wrestling

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Youth Wrestling will hold sign-ups sessions Nov. 27-29 at the MAU cafeteria from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Practice begins the week of Dec. 4 and the season runs through March until the MAU tournament on the March 23.

The fee is $40 per wrestler with two mandatory fundraisers. For questions contact Wayne Call (802 -952-8932).

Bennington youth hoops

BENNINGTON -- Bennington youth basketball for first- to fourth-grade boys will run from 10 a.m. to noon on seven Sundays over the next three months: Nov. 18 and 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16, and Jan. 6 and 13. Email dsleeman@svsu.org to sign up.

MAU Nordic seeks gear

BENNINGTON -- MAU’s Nordic Ski Team needs donations of gently used cross country ski racing equipment: Skis, poles, gloves, pants and jackets.

Or they can contact coach Bruce Smith at 802-447-7511 or Alicia Romac at 802-442-2401.