Abigale Whitman controls the ball during a recent game this season. The Patriots host BBA tonight in the final of the Lady Patriot Classic.
Abigale Whitman controls the ball during a recent game this season. The Patriots host BBA tonight in the final of the Lady Patriot Classic. (FILE — BENNINGTON BANNER)

BENNINGTON >> After dodging rain and storms for the past few days, Mount Anthony will host the consolation and the championship of the 16th Lady Patriot Classic at Spinelli Field tonight at 7 p.m.

The Patriots will take on Burr and Burton, 7-0 winners in the opening round against Brattleboro on Thursday, in the final. Mount Anthony won their opening game, also 7-0, against Springfield on Friday night.

In the first two games of the year, Mount Anthony has a clean sheet, allowing zero goals while scoring eight. BBA has outscored its first two opponents 12-1.

In the consolation at 5 p.m., Brattleboro and Springfield will play. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students.

Indians blank Helderberg Valley

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Cambridge's Colton Dean scored three touchdowns, two receiving and one rushing and quarterback Zack Rowland completed all five of his passes, three for scores as the Indians rushed past Helderberg Valley, 44-0.

Shawn Lemieux caught the other touchdown throw from Rowland, a 23-yarder in the first quarter. Ryan McLenithan added two scores on the ground, a 10-yarder and a 74-yard jaunt.

Maurice Seymore scored on special teams with a 74-yard punt return for Cambridge, who improve to 2-0 and have outscored opponents 104-14 in the two games.

The defense was just as stout, holding Helderberg Valley to minus-9 yards on the ground. Max Hoffer was a top performer with six tackles.


Lake George slips past Panthers

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> In a back-and-forth contest, Lake George scored three goals in the second half and one in overtime to score a 4-3 win over Hoosick Falls in girls soccer on Saturday.

Hoosick Falls to a 2-0 lead to the break before the Warriors came back.

Darian Morgan scored twice for the Panthers, giving her five on the season. Taylor Mann added the other to give her a team-leading six tallies.

Angela Gonzalez and Grace Wysocki had assists and Sydney Miller was strong in net with 16 saves.

The Panthers play tonight at 7 p.m. against Stillwater.

Stillwater stops Cambridge

STILLWATER, N.Y. >> The Cambridge girls soccer team fell 4-1 to Stillwater under the lights on Saturday night.

Miranda Seacord tallied off an assist from Grace Snyder. Stillwater's Brooke Pickett scored all four goals as Cambridge dropped to 1-2 this season.

Victoria Dupuis had a terrific night in the goal, making 18 saves.

The Indians host Mechanicville in a Wasaren League matchup today.

SVC men's XC wins at Castleton

CASTLETON >> The Southern Vermont College men's cross country team competed in its first 8,000 meter race of the year Saturday at the Castleton Invitational, the Mountaineers taking claim to their second-straight meet victory in as many weeks with a great all-around performance.

SVC landed five runners in the top 10 to score 24 team points, topping the hosts by nine.

Mountaineer junior captain Marc Brandmeyer once again finished first for his team and second overall, coming through with a time of 28:02. Bennington College sophomore Noah Froh moved up on the SVC ranks to place second for SVC and fifth overall at 29:12 while Southern Vermont freshman Bailey Hamilton was not far behind, crossing in 29:27.

Corey Barcomb was next in the close pack, finishing eighth overall with a mark of 29:36. Freshman Davante Smith rounded out the Mountaineers' top five at ninth overall with a 29:41 as he set his 8K personal best. Bennington sophomore Alexander Ging completed the Spartans' course with a time of 32:33 in his first collegiate 8k with SVC, and Mountaineer senior Aden Fischer was not far off his personal record as he crossed with a time of 33:39.

Southern Vermont continues its inner-state schedule next Saturday when the team goes for three-in-a-row at the Johnson State College Invitational.

Sage blanks SVC

ALBANY, N.Y. >> Southern Vermont College's win streak was snapped Saturday night as the Mountaineers lost 5-0 at The Sage Colleges in non-conference women's soccer action at Albany College of Pharmacy.

The hosting Gators went up 3-0 through the opening half before padding their lead with another pair in the second.

The Mountaineers move to 3-2 on the year with the defeat, next hosting Morrisville State College on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. kickoff. They had won three straight heading into Saturday evening.

Sage managed the game well, conceding just one shot on goal from SVC taken by freshman Taylor Mallett. Southern Vermont junior keeper Melissa Mascari (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) came up with 12 saves on the night as the hosts readily took their looks at net.

Neither side could manufacture much offense through the first nine minutes before the Gators got on the board with a trickle off Mascari's hands. Sage struck again just four minutes later and then put up the 3-0 lead 16:46 into the match.

That score would be sustained through the remainder of the half but would quickly change once the time started to tick once again. The hosts notched one just three minutes into the second period, and they finalized the score with another in the 60th minute.

SVC falls twice at invitational

POTSDAM, N.Y. >> The Southern Vermont College women's volleyball team was handed 3-0 losses by both SUNY Canton and Cégep André-Laurendeau Saturday afternoon in the second day of the Victory Promotions Invitational, both of the Mountaineers' matches being played at SUNY Potsdam.

Against SUNY-Canton, Mountaineer freshman Sarah Billow led the team with five digs and four aces in the effort. Senior captain Brin Goldman added a pair of kills and a team-best 13 digs while sophomore Lizzy Bench had two kills and six digs. Sophomore setter Michelle Urkevich chalked up 10 assists and four digs.

Cégep André-Laurendeau, from Montreal, Québec, knocked off the Mountaineers with set scores of 25-17, 26-24, and 25-11.

Goldman paced Southern Vermont with four kills while adding five digs, and Bench charted six digs and two kills. Billow notched four digs and a pair of kills while Urkevich had 10 digs, eight assists and a kill. Bennington College freshman Gaby Oropeza tallied a team-best 11 digs for SVC in the defensive effort.

SVC (2-6) heads to Utica College on Tuesday for its next contest, first serve against the Pioneers slated for 7 p.m.

SVC women's XC third at Castleton

CASTLETON >> A handful of tremendous improvements from a week ago highlighted the Southern Vermont College women's cross country team's performance at Saturday's Castleton University Invitational as the Mountaineers took third in the seven-squad field.

While there was only one SVC runner in the top 10, Southern Vermont placed another three in the top 20. The Mountaineers tallied 74 team points as the Albany College of Pharmacy won the meet with 48 points.

Bennington College sophomore Annika Kristiansen was first across the line for the Mountaineers with a time of 21:39, taking 30 seconds off her mark from a week ago. She was followed by Bennington classmate Isabella Poulos who was next to finish for SVC, tallying a 22:21 in her first race of the season as she placed 11th overall.

Senior captain Shelby Whitman placed third for her team with a time of 22:14 — crossing 10 seconds faster than last week for 15th overall — while classmate Skye McGuire came in fourth for SVC and 19th overall at 25:00; McGuire's time was seven seconds ahead of that which she posted last week.

Sophomore Morgan Arleth rounded out the Mountaineers' top five, trimming 30 seconds off her mark from her last race with a 25:51 showing. Emily Lesure was next for the team with a 27:54, and sophomore Morgan Kaeppel took 26 seconds off her mark from last week to cross the line at 28:57. Kaylee Cross had the biggest improvement, by far, from a week ago as she chopped off 4:23 to finish the 5000 meter race at 31:25.

Southern Vermont is back in action next Saturday at Johnson State College.

BBA crushes Fair Haven

CASTLETON >> The Burr and Burton football team traveled to Castleton and cruised over Fair Haven, 62-14, on Friday night.

Griff Stalcup accounted for six touchdowns — three through the air, one each to Jay McCoy, Carter Vickers and Bryce Little — two on the ground and a pick-six on defense.

Taber Ameden and Sam Cottrell added rushing touchdowns, while Sean Apps returned an interception for a score.

BBA is 2-0 and have outscored opponents 118-14 this season.

Hoosick Falls field hockey

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls field hockey team edged Warrensburg on Friday, 1-0, to continue a strong start to the year. Neither team scored in regulation or in the first 10 minutes of overtime. In the second 10-minute extra period, Liz Ryan finally broke the stalemate with 5:25 left with a goal on a penalty stroke.

Kaitlin Backes made four saves for the win and shutout.