LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Six different players reached the scoresheet for the Cambridge Central School girls soccer team in a 7-0 rout over Granville on Tuesday.
Molly Gates scored twice for the Indians, who improved to 4-7-1 in the Wasaren League and 5-8-1 overall.
Other scorers were Sarah Cuddihy with a goal and an assist, Montana Brown with a goal, Jean Brownell, Stephanie Saddlemire, Erica Dupuis also scored.
Lilly Snyder, Hannah Van deWater and Shannon Haynes each had assists. Courtney Davis had one save.
SVC men fall to Elms
CHICOPEE, Mass. - In a rematch of the 2012 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men’s soccer first round matchup, the visiting Southern Vermont College team dropped to Elms College 4-0 Tuesday afternoon at Leary Field.
A first half goal by the Blazer O’Grady brother tandem would prove to be all EC would need while senior Ziggy Jonathan added a pair in the second.
Southern Vermont was able to keep Elms off the board for the opening 37 minutes until the Blazers broke through with a pass from senior Adam O’Grady to his younger brother Conor who put it away for his fourth of the season and second consecutive game with a tally.
The 1-0 lead held for the Blazers until shortly after halftime when Jonathan put in his first of the day at the 47:08 mark; he added his seventh score of the year in the 62nd minute to give the hosts a comfortable 3-0 advantage. EC sophomore Richard Vanasse would conclude the day’s scoring with just under 12 minutes to play.
Elms controlled the pace of play, outshooting the Mountaineers 30-10 and holding a 13-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Blazer sophomore keeper Nick Pennant turned away two SVC shots in the win while Southern Vermont sophomore Chris Dunham made 10 saves in the losing effort.
The Mountaineers (3-10-1, 1-3-1 NECC) look to bounce back Saturday when they host Regis College for a 3 p.m. conference contest that will also serve as SVC’s senior recognition day.
SVC tops Becker
LEICESTER, Mass. -- Becker College fell to Southern Vermont, 3-1 in New England Collegiate Conference women’s soccer action Tuesday evening at Alumni Field.
Becker got on the board in 29th minute when Chistina Boucher rebounded an indirect kick from Erika Galdamez, sliding it past Southern Vermont goalkeeper Katie Raymond for a 1-0 advantage.
The Mountaineers responded in the 37th minute when Kaitlyn Forant took a shot from ten yards out, which ricocheted off a Becker defender’s head and into the Hawks net for an own goal. Southern Vermont took the lead in the 43rd minute when Jocelyn Ortega gathered a loose ball in front of the Becker net and ripped it into the top right corner for a 2-1 lead.
Southern Vermont put the game out of reach in the 79th minute when Forant broke free down the near sideline, scoring her fifth goal of the season, making the score 3-1.
Becker goalie Kaitlyn Rose made nine saves in a losing effort as the Hawks fall to 3-10 (2-4 NECC). The Mountaineers improved their record to 5-5-1 (4-1 NECC).
H.F. blanks Stillwater
STILLWATER, N.Y. -- Rachel Pine scored twice as the Hoosick Falls Central School girls soccer team blanked Stillwater 4-0.
Jordan Haynes and Mackenzie finished the scoring for the Panthers, who have a very important game against Hoosic Valley later this week.
VBCA coaching clinic
BURLINGTON -- The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association will be hosting its annual coaching clinic on October 26-27 at UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium.
The two-day event will help to teach coaches new ideas about coaching basketball and player development. On the 26th, coaches will take in two UVM basketball games, with a conference on general basketball topics set for after the games.
On the 27th, several seminars will be held on various basketball topics.
To register, or to learn more about the clinic, visit www.vbca.info.
3rd annual Jeff Charbonneau Classic
MANCHESTER -- The Friends of Hockey will host its 3rd annual Jeff Charbonneau Classic at Manchester Country Club on Sunday, October 20.
The event will benefit the Burr and Burton Academy varsity hockey program, and is in rememberance of Jeff Charbonneau, a 2005 graduate of BBA who tragically passed away in 2010.
The Classic will be a shotgun scramble format, with play starting at noon that Sunday.
Entry fee is $100 per person, which will include the round of golf, a cart, and dinner.
To sign up, contact Dennis Filippi at dfilippi
@burrandburton.org. Checks can be sent to Dennis Filippi c/o Burr and Burton Academy, PO Box 498, Manchester, Vt, 05254. Checks should be made out to BBA-Friends of Hockey.
SVC baseball clinics
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College baseball coach Dave Gage will be offering Saturday School morning clinics throughout October for baseball players of all ages.
Each session will cost $10 per player, with each week focusing on a different skill set.
The clinics will run from 9-10 a.m. at Bill Epstein Field on the SVC campus.
The 19th will focus on defense, and the 26th will focus on bunting and baserunning.
For more information, contact coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email at email@example.com
5K Pumpkin Brigade
Johnsonville, N.Y. -- The 2nd annual 5K Pumpkin Brigade race will take place on October 26.
The race starts at 10 a.m. at the Johnsonville Fire House.
To register, visit www.active.com and search for the race.
If you register before October 24, the cost will be $20 for adults, and $10 for kids age 15-and-under. There will also be a Kids Run, which will cost $2 or will be free with parent’s paid 5K registration.
Registration will be available on raceday starting at 9 a.m., and the cost will increase by $5.
SVC basketball to host skills clinics
BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College Basketball will begin hosting Sunday morning skills clinics October 13, in the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the SVC campus.
Designed for boys and girls in grades 1-12, clinics will be directed by head men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad, assistant coach A.J. Mahar and staff.
Cost is only $10 per player if signed up by 9 p.m. that Saturday, or $12 at the door. All registrations are cash only.
Adult League Basketball
BENNINGTON -- Any adult interested in playing basketball can contact Jerry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to be added to an email list. The league generally plays three days a week: on Wednesday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. To offset the cost of insurance there is a $30 fee for the year, or you can pay $2 for each individual game you play.
Benn youth wrestling
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Youth Wrestling will be offering pre season youth clinics, beginning on September 4.
The clinics will run through November 6 and are offered on Wednesday nights from 6-7 p.m.
Clinics include games and technique and will be taught by current Mount Anthony Union High School wrestlers. The entry fee is $30 per wrestler. Call Wayne Call at (802) 952-8932 for more information.