LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Playing a Saturday game against Albany Academy, the Mount Anthony Union High School boys lacrosse team fell 17-7.
Damon Young scored four times for the Patriots, while Hunter Davis, Nick Altland and Matt Pellon each added a goal. Layne Trafton led MAU with three assists.
MAU falls to 1-2 on the year, the team returns to action on Tuesday with a home game against Queensbury.
SVC baseball falls to Becker
LEICESTER, Mass -- Southern Vermont College was able to score twice in the top of the ninth but couldn’t scratch across the tying run as the Mountaineers lost 6-5 Sunday afternoon to Becker College at Rochdale Park in a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) baseball series rubber match.
The Hawks improve to 12-11 on the season with the win, 9-4 in the conference. SVC drops to 3-6 in NECC play, 8-14 overall.
Southern Vt. took to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but Becker answered with two in the bottom half of the frame to go ahead. The Hawks added another three in the third for a 5-1 advantage and scored their sixth run in the bottom of the fourth. SVC tallied one in the next half inning to make it a 6-2 ballgame before scoring once again in the seventh. The 6-3 score stood until the top of the ninth when the Mountaineers crossed the plate twice to close it to 6-5. They couldn’t get the tying run home to extend the game as Becker finished the series sweep.
Southern Vt. out-hit the Hawks 14-5, and both teams registered four errors apiece on the afternoon.
SVC junior center fielder Sal Sciara went 3-4 with a walk, a stolen base, and two runs scored out of the lead-off spot while sophomore second baseman RJ Pingitore was 3-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Freshman designated hitter Dylan Angelo had a 2-4 showing at the plate, and sophomore third baseman Quinten Scott went 2-5 with a run batted in.
Senior pitcher Tony Cantalupo took the win from the hill (2-0), giving up three runs in eight innings while striking out three. Junior closer Jason Silbor picked up his second save of the day, and SVC freshman starter Joshua Hay took the loss (3-2).
On Saturday, the teams played a doubleheader that made up the rest of the season series. SVC fell 5-4 and 6-2 in the contests.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- With a pair of home runs, the Southern Vermont College softball team split a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) doubleheader at Pine Manor College Sunday afternoon, winning game one 3-2 before losing 5-2.
The Mountaineers move to 3-3 in conference play, 5-13 overall on the season. The Nighthawks are now 10-14 overall, 6-4 in the NECC.
SVC freshman Lauryn Zovistoski hit her first collegiate home run, following classmate Mallory Celeste’s third of the season.
Celeste hit a two-run homer in the top of the second to put the Mountaineers up 2-0 after a scoreless first. Newbury responded with a single run of its own in the bottom of the frame, but Zovistoski put the lead back to two in the third with a solo dinger. Freshman catcher Emily Humphries (Westborough, Mass.) then hit a one-run shot of her own in the bottom of the fourth to make it a tight 3-2 ballgame.
Neither side could push across a run through the final three innings as Zovistoski went to the circle and closed it out, going three innings while allowing no runs on just three hits and a walk; she struck out three en route to her first collegiate save.
Celeste finished the front-end with a 2-3 showing at the plate while junior pitcher Emily Fleming added a 2-3 appearance at the dish; Fleming picked up the win, moving to 3-4 from the circle.
NC scored one run in each of the first three innings of game two with help from doubles by Kenyon and Humphries. The Nighthawks tacked up two more in the fourth in part by a Clark homer to put themselves ahead 5-0.
That score stood until the Mountaineers’ final at bat when they tried for a late comeback. Fleming and sophomore left fielder Rachel Robtoy each tagged run-scoring singles, but that’s all that SVC would muster as Newbury avoided the sweep.
Robtoy and Fleming each finished game two 2-3 at the bat with the run batted in, and senior center fielder Erika Garay was 2-4 at the dish. Junior pitcher Hayley McDonald and senior second baseman Kirstin Buchan both scored a run for the Mountaineers.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dan Sleeman at 802-447-1994.