LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Playing three games in two days against Newbury College, the Southern Vermont College baseball team secured the season series win by taking two of the three games.
In the first contest on Saturday, SVC (7-10, 3-2 NECC) held on for a 2-1 win in nine innings behind an outstanding performance from starting pitcher Dylan Angelo, who moved to 2-1 on the season after allowing four hits and three walks in seven innings of work while striking out one batter. Erik Johansen picked up the save with two innings of scoreless work.
Junior Chris Nicastro Jr. went 3-3 at the plate and scored the go-ahead run in the third after knocking in the tying run. Quinten Scott was 2-3 with the other run scored and Richard Rios parlayed his only hit of the day into the game-winning RBI.
In the second game, the first of a seven-inning doubleheader on Sunday, SVC won 4-3 after Sal Scaria gunned out a Nighthawk baserunner at the plate in the top of the seventh.
Josh Hay got the win, improving to 3-1 on the year, by going 5.1 innings with three hits and six strikeouts. Johanson picked up his second save in as many days in the contest.
Junior Cody LaBadia became the eighth Mountaineer to join the 100 hits club during the game, going 2-3 in the game with a run scored and an RBI. Rios also went 2-3 at the plate with a double and a run scored. Sciara was 3-4 with a stolen base.
In the final game of the day, Newbury scored two runs in the seventh to emerge 2-0 winners.
Kurt Kowalczyk picked up the loss, going the full seven innings.
SVC improves to 4-8, 2-0 in the New England Collegiate Conference and the team returns to action on Wednesday at Keuka College.
MAU girls lacrosse falls
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass -- Traveling down to Massachusetts for the season opener, the Mount Anthony Union High School girls lacrosse team fell to East Longmeadow 14-8 on Saturday.
At halftime, MAU trailed 10-3 in their first taste of competitive action this spring, but in the second coach Tom Otero made some adjustments and the Patriots outscored East Longmeadow 5-4 in the second half.
"We still have some work to do, but I was really impressed with the young players," Otero said.
Emily Cross, the Patriots’ leading scorer and assister last season, led the team with three goals and one assist. Her first goal marked her 200th point as a Patriot, the first time a player has reached the mark in program history.
Emily Altland, Hayley Richmond, Meghan Bishop, Claire Taub and Erica Hale all added goals in the loss. Sam Mayer stopped five shots for MAU while Rosie West scooped three ground balls on defense.
MAU falls to 0-1. The Patriots return to action on Friday at Hoosick Falls in a 4 p.m. contest.
Bulldogs downed in opener
MIDDLEBURY -- The Burr and Burton Academy girls lacrosse team dropped a tight contest in its first game of the season, falling to Middlebury 13-12.
After Middlebury took a 9-5 lead going into halftime, the Bulldogs came out in the second half and tied the game at 10-10 on an Aggie Bisselle goal, but the Tigers responded with three goals to take a 13-10 lead and held on the rest of the way.
Hayley Sabol led the Bulldogs with five goals and an assist, while Morgan Bazyk added three goals, Katy Jones scored two and Lucy Bisselle added another. Katie Holmes and Emily Robinson each had four for Middlebury.
BBA falls to 0-1 and returns to action on Friday at home against South Burlington.
Cambridge boys roll
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. -- Chris Warnke scored three goals and recorded four assists to lead Cambridge Central School to a 10-0 victory over Voorheesville on Saturday. The game was a non-league contest held at Schuylerville.
Ryan Jeskie added a pair of goals in the win.
Cambridge moves to 2-0 on the year and return to action Tuesday at home against Hoosick Falls.
SVC volleyball finishes above .500
CAMBRIDGE, Mass -- Wrapping up its regular season at day two of the Mass. Institute of Technology Scramble, the Southern Vt. College men’s volleyball team lost to the hosting Engineers 3-0 before topping Bard College 3-0.
SVC finishes the regular season with a 13-12 mark, the first time in the program’s nine years that the Mountaineers had a winning record at the conclusion of regular season play.
SVC senior Anthony Barahona was named to the All-Tournament team. Barahona led the team in kills in each of the four matches over the weekend.
Southern Vt. now prepares for the New England Collegiate Conference Championship next weekend at Endicott College, getting ready to face Daniel Webster College as the No. 3 seed of the tournament. The two teams split the regular season series and will matchup at EC Friday evening.
SVC softball sweeps
NASHUA, N.H. -- In a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon, the Southern Vermont College softball team swept Daniel Webster College in 9-1 and 10-1 decisions.
In the first game, the 9-1 win, SVC got it done in six innings. Lauryn Zovistoski led the way for the Mountaineers, going 3-3 at the plate with three runs and two RBIs. Rachel Robtoy added two runs, while Brianne Nichols and Shelby Jones each added RBIs in the win.
Emily Fleming got the win in the circle, improving to 2-3 on the year. She allowed six hits and struck out nine batters. Sara Pelkey took the loss.
In game two, SVC took just five innings to get the 10-1 win. Zovistoski went 3-4 at the plate with two more RBIs, and Robtoy added two RBIs herself in the win. Seven Mountaineers recorded an RBI in the win.
Hayley McDonald picked up the win in game two, improving to 2-2 on the season. She allowed two hits while striking out seven. Mollie Bartles took the loss.
SVC returns to action on Wednesday at Williams College.
Storm football tryouts
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm football team will be hosting open tryouts will be on April 15 at the Veterans Home practice field, located at 325 North Street in Bennington.
For more information, contact the Storm hotline at 802-681-9058.
Masters swim meet
BENNINGTON -- The 3rd annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held on Saturday, April 26 at the Bennington Recreation Center on Gage Street.
Adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to swim, no prior competition is required.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bennington Marauders swim team.
Warm-ups start at 9 a.m., with the first event beginning at 10 a.m.
Pre-registration is $15 per swimmer by April 22, or $20 the day of the event. Forms are available at the Rec Center, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bennington Road Race
BENNINGTON -- The 26th annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race will be held on Sunday, May 4 beginning at the Park McCullough house in North Bennington.
This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of local educator and marathon runner Gail Harwood. The race is produced and directed by the Batten Kill Valley Runners.
All net proceeds will be donated to the Mount Anthony Union High School Zemianek scholarship fund.
The kids race will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the 3.8K and 10K races will start at 10 a.m.
Registration is $15 in advance and $20 after May 1.
Runners can register online at runreg.com. Paper registration is available at Wills Insurance, Bennington Recreation Center, Off the Wall, Anytime Fitness, Bennington Sports Center and all schools in Bennington and North Bennington.
Bennington Basketball School
BENNINGTON -- Applications are now being accepted for the Bennington Basketball School for Boys. The camp runs from July 7 to July 11. Players aged 12-15 will practice from 8 a.m. to noon, and 7-11 will practice from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
To sign up, email the participants’ name, age and t-shirt size to email@example.com or call Dan Sleeman at 802-447-1994.