LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Rutland and Burr and Burton Academy had a battle on the links at the Mount Anthony Country Club on Tuesday, with the Rutland boys coming out on top at the Patriot Classic.
The Raiders finished with 340, just two shots better than BBA’s 342. Mount Anthony was third at 368, with Hartford in the back at 401.
Rutland’s Trey Call was the medalist with a 71. Drew Herbert and Joey Shehadi each shot 79, while Rutland’s Max Major finished with an 80.
Mount Anthony was led by Logan Ripley’s 82 and followed by Ethan Anderson’s 87.
On the girls side, Rutland scored a 174 to beat MAU’s 207. Rachel Rogge led the Patriots with a 101. BBA’s Maddy Wollen shot a 95.
Bulldogs top Patriots
BENNINGTON -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys lacrosse team topped its Bennington County rival Mount Anthony, 12-6, on Tuesday at the Vets Home Field.
Carter Vickers and Tom Morgantini each had four goals in the victory, which improves BBA to 5-2, and is the Bulldogs’ fifth straight. Andrew Sherras added two tallies.
Ben Alexopoulos and Max Pagnucco each had a goal and three assists in the win. Goalie Mike Sztorc had 18 saves in what BBA coach Jason Pergament said was his best game of the year.
Panthers baseball falls
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School baseball team fell in a tight 4-2 loss to Greenwich on Tuesday.
Greenwich took a 4-0 lead into the sixth inning, three of the runs unearned, but in the bottom of the sixth, Shayne Richard scored on an Eric Bloomer hit to get on the board. In the bottom of the seventh, Tyler Rondeau scored after a walk, but John Barnes came in for the Witches to nail down the save.
Wyatt Whitman was the hard-luck loser for the Panthers, striking out four in six innings. Hoosick drops to 6-6 overall and travels to Cambridge on Thursday.
Indians shutout Birds
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School lacrosse team pitched the rare shutout, beating Voorheesville, 9-0, on Tuesday.
Chris Warnke and Jarred Sausville each had three goals to lead the Indians, while Ryan Jeskie added two goals and two assists. Dustin Matatt scored the last goal. Nate Gates, Brad Geroux and Riley Stefanovich all had assists, while Christian Hunt made five saves for the whitewash.
Indians baseball loses
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Stillwater scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to break open a close contest against Cambridge, a 9-3 win, in baseball on Tuesday.
Graham Hall took the loss for Cambridge, who drops to 2-9 in the Wasaren League and 2-11 overall.
Lucas Motsiff and Brady Sausville each had two hits to lead the Indians and Dylan Wickenden added an RBI.
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Greenwich’s Jessica James scattered five hits and struck out nine as the Witches topped Hoosick Falls, 9-0, on Tuesday.
Offensively, Greenwich was buoyed by the top of the lineup -- Alexis Case and Gabby VanDeWater -- who combined for nine hits in 10 at-bats.
For Hoosick Falls, Liz Ryan, Maddy Ryan, Chelsea Stevens, Alyssa Ellis and Ashley Stephens all had singles. Alyssa Ellis took the loss for the Panthers, who drop to 5-5 in the league and 5-9 overall.
Bulldogs win big
BENNINGTON -- The Burr and Burton Academy boys tennis team won its fifth straight match to start the season against Bellows Falls on Tuesday, a 7-0 victory.
All the wins were in straight sets, including two 6-0, 6-0 wins from No. 1 Peter Oh and No. 2 Sam Cochrane.
Noah Wetherald, Christian Webb and Justin Tegen won their singles matches, and the team of Conor Harrington and Nick Fayette won at No. 1 doubles, while Cam Marcellus and Justin Walla were victorious at No. 2 doubles.
Voltage start season
BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Voltage soccer team will start its season by competing in the U.S. Lamar Hunt Open Cup.
The Voltage, part of the USL PDL, qualified for the tournament by finishing third in the conference last season.
The Voltage will play the New York Red Bulls U-23 team at the Red Bull’s training facility in Whippany, New Jersey today at 8 p.m.
The Voltage will host its home opener in two weeks time, hosting CFC Azul at Applejack Field in Manchester on May 24 at 6 p.m.
BENNINGTON -- On Monday, the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced the 2014 softball and baseball all-conference teams on Monday.
In softball, freshmen Mallory Celeste and Lauryn Zovistoski were both named to the All-NECC Second Team along with senior center fielder Erika Garay who picked up her first softball all-conference honor in just her second year with the team. Junior Emily Fleming also grabbed an honorable mention, marking her first time being recognized on an all-conference squad.
In baseball, junior first baseman Cody LaBadia and sophomore second baseman RJ Pingitore were both selected to the All-NECC First Team, becoming the sixth and seventh players in program history to do so. Additionally, sophomore Richard Rios was named to the All-NECC Second Team as an outfielder, and junior shortstop Chris Nicastro Jr. collected an All-NECC honorable mention.