FAIR HAVEN >> The Mount Anthony softball team began the year 2-0 with another offensive explosion, this time an 11-0 win over Fair Haven on Friday.
Taylor Dicranian started and pitched four innings, allowing four hits and no runs. Katie Saunders pitched the last three innings allowing two hits, no runs and three strikeouts.
Cheyanne Guetti was 2-for-2 with two RBI, Kaidin Gauthier was 2-for-5 with two RBI and Lauren Woodcock added two hits and started the scoring.
MAU is at home next on Monday at 4 p.m. against Taconic.
Patriots crush Bratt
BRATTLEBORO >> The Mount Anthony girls lacrosse team took an 11-2 lead at the half en route to a 18-3 season-opening win on Friday night under the lights at Brattleboro.
MAU bagels Terriers
WESTMINSTER >> The Mount Anthony girls tennis team blanked Bellows Falls, 7-0, on Friday. Wins came from Margaret Curtin, Phebe Hall, Ally White, Thea Pappas and Cameryn Bentley in singles, while Kaitlin Banks and Trinity Galipeau and Hayleigh Loomis and Brooke Young won in straight sets.
SVC baseball sweeps
BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College swept its third straight doubleheader on Friday as the hosting Mountaineer baseball team defeated the University of Maine at Presque Isle 8-6 and 15-1 in non-conference play at Bill Epstein Field.
With the pair of victories, SVC has now won 10 of its last 12 games heading into a weekend league series.
The Mountaineers withstood a late UMPI push to close out the victory in Friday's opener before racking up eight extra-base hits in game two for a decisive win.
The day-cap was aided by an outstanding performance from senior captain RJ Pingitore, who was stellar from both the batter's box and the pitching mound. He picked up his second career win (1-0) with his second collegiate start, going the distance while giving up just the one run on six hits and three walks; he also struck out two Owl batters on the day. Pingitore helped himself at the plate as he tallied four of SVC's seven doubles, scoring four times while knocking in four more runs.
Southern Vermont was aggressive on the base paths, stealing a total of 13 bags in the two games.
Friday's sweep also ties the all-time series between the two programs at 9-9, SVC now having won four of the last five meetings.
The Mountaineers continue their home stand on Saturday with a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader against Lesley University, first pitch of the front-end matchup slated for 1 p.m. The Owls head back to the Pine Tree State for a tough 4 p.m. Tuesday contest at the University of Maine.
Greenwich blanks Panthers
GREENWICH, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls baseball team dropped Friday's game to Greenwich, 9-0.
The Witches led 4-0 going to the bottom of the fifth before picking up five more runs in the frame.
The Panthers only had three hits, one each from Alex Mendez, Riley Bacon and Wyatt Cushman. Hoosick travels to Granville on Saturday.
Hoosick Falls loses on walk-off
GREENWICH, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls softball team lost on a walk-off on Friday, falling 5-4 to Greenwich.
Sydney Miller led the Panthers with a 2-for-3 day and three runs scored. Hoosick Falls is 1-2 and hosts Hoosic Valley on Saturday.
Panthers run past Maple Hill
MAPLE HILL, N.Y. >> Guy Milliman scored six goals and added three assists as the Panthers toppled Maple Hill, 14-9, on Friday.
Hoosick Falls pulled away in the third quarter with a seven-goal outburst.
Mike Sprague added three goals, while Cole Votra and David Everard each had a pair. Noah LaBarge had a single tally, while Craig Sawyer made seven saves in the cage.