GREENWICH, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls football team had a rough go of it on Friday night, losing their season opener to Greenwich 34-0.
The Panthers will look to rebound next Saturday afternoon when they travel to face rival Hoosic Valley.
Panthers earn first win of the season
HOOSICK, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls boys soccer team got their first win of the season on Friday afternoon, defeating Waterford 5-1.
After falling behind 1-0 early, the Panthers offense jumped into scoring gear, tallying three goals before the half to take a 3-1 lead.
In the second half, Hoosick Falls added to it's lead with two more goals and held Waterford in check to secure win number one of the season.
Michael Haynes and John Reynolds each scored two goals and dished out an assist in the win for Hoosick Falls.
Alex Haynes had a goal scored in the Panthers win as well.
Evan McCart had four saves in goal for Hoosick Falls.
The Panthers will try to grab win number two on the year when they travel to play rival Cambridge on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.
Panthers win season opener
HOOSICK, N.Y. >> In their season opener on Thursday night, the Hoosick Falls girls soccer team showed off their muscles in a 6-0 victory over Waterford.
Taylor Mann started off the season with a bang for the Panthers, scoring a game-high three goals in the win.
Darian Morgan tallied two goals in the win for Hoosick Falls.
Angela Gonzalez dished out a team-high three assist and had a goal scored in the win for Hoosick Falls as well.
The Panthers next matchup will be on the road against Hoosic Valley on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.
Soccer series continues
MANCHESTER >> Today, as part of a soccer triple-header, the Middlebury College women's soccer team takes on their historic rival Williams College in a pre-season NCAA Division III women's soccer match-up at Applejack Field. Kick-off is scheduled for noon at Applejack Field, part of the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park in Manchester Center.
The Middlebury Panthers finished the 2015 season with a 7-5-5 record. The Williams College Ephs, the defending Division III women's NCAA champions, finished the 2015 campaign with an overall record of 21-1-2.
"We're looking forward to a good match to help us hone our team for the season. Both teams will be trying out their new players and their team tactics, and hoping to learn from their mistakes," said long-time Middlebury coach Peter Kim.
The two colleges have a long-standing rivalry. In 2015 Middlebury College handed Williams College their only lost, a 2 to 0 victory at home. Later in the season Williams College downed Middlebury College 2 to 1 in the NESCAC semi-final game to end Middlebury's 2015 season. Williams College eventually blanked Washington University 1 to 0 in the NCAA championship game. Both teams are returning a large number of players from their 2015 rosters.
Later on, the 2015 Vermont high school championship runners-up Burr and Burton Academy girls' team open their season against St. Johnsbury Academy at 4 p.m. on Applejack Field. At 2:30 p.m., Manchester and Burr and Burton officials dedication the newly constructed Eckhardt Field and McClellan Field.
The full day of soccer actions finishes up at 7 p.m. under the lights of Applejack Field when the Southern Vermont College men host SUNY Cobleskill in a regular season NCAA Division III match-up.
High school soccer action continues at Applejack Field on September 6 at 4:30 and 6:30 when Long Trail School boys and girls play host to Bellows Falls and Black River.
Admission to the game is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Food and beverages are available during all three games at Chief's Concession Stand.