BENNINGTON — It was Senior Day for the Mount Anthony field hockey team on Friday afternoon, where the team honored their senior players at halftime of their game against Rutland.
As for their game against Rutland, the Panthers lost to the Raiders 3-1.
Rutland scored the game's first goal with a couple of seconds left in the first half to take a 1-0 lead into halftime.
The Raiders added two more goals to begin the second half to extend their lead to 3-0 over MAU.
Senior Whitten Coyne scored a goal later in the second half to get MAU on the board, but it was not enough as the Patriots dropped to 2-8-2 on the season.
Savannah Rogers recorded seven saves in the loss for MAU.
The Patriots will next travel to play Otter Valley on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
MAU blanked by Monument Mountain
GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS. >> The Mount Anthony boys soccer team struggles continued on Saturday afternoon when the Patriots lost to Monument Mountain 3-0.
Dylan Woodside recorded three saves in the loss for MAU.
With the loss, the Patriots are now 4-8 on the season.
MAU will next play host to Brattleboro on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Mountaineers fall in OT
CHICOPEE, MASS. >> For the first time this season, the Elms College women's soccer team did not win its New England Collegiate Conference game in regulation as the visiting Southern Vermont College Mountaineers pushed the tight league showdown to overtime Saturday afternoon at Leary Field.
The Blazers were still able to extend their league winning streak, however, by taking a 1-0 victory on a penalty kick just 2:28 into the extra session.
Elms entered its Senior Day on Saturday having defeated every team in the upper half of the NECC standings, including Lesley University which had previously won 61-straight games against Conference opponents. The Mountaineers went into Leary with a solid game plan and shut down a Blazer unit that averaged over two goals per game going into the matchup.
SVC was able to hold off the hosts for the opening 90 minutes, but the Blazers took advantage of the awarded penalty in overtime as they moved to 6-0 in league play (12-2-1 overall).
SVC falls to 7-5-2 on the year and 4-2 in Conference action with the tough loss.
The Mountaineers are back in action on Tuesday, hosting Becker College at 3 p.m. for an NECC contest that should prove to be pivotal in determining playoff seeding for both teams.
SVC blanked by Regis
WESTON, MASS. >> The Southern Vermont College men's soccer team dropped a 5-0 decision at Regis College Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference action at Regis Stadium.
The hosting Pride scored in just the second minute of the game, and they never looked back en route to adding another three goals in the first half. RC put up one more in the final 45 minutes while holding off SVC to stay undefeated in league play.
SVC (4-7-2, 1-2-2 NECC) next hosts Elms College on Wednesday for a 3 p.m. Conference matchup.
Cambridge roll to #1 seed
WHITEHALL, N.Y. >> The Cambridge football team rolled to 7-0 on the season with a impressive 51-13 win over Whitehall on Saturday afternoon.
Ryan McLenithan rushed for a game-high 156 yards and three touchdowns in the win for Cambridge.
Jonas Buts, Maurice Seymore and Tommy English each ran for a touchdown for the Indians as well.
In total, the Indians rushed for 434 yards in the game and had 511 yards of total offense in the win.
With the win over Whitehall, the Indians clinched the No. 1 seed in Section II, Class D.