Altland's hat trick propels MAU
NORTH CLARENDON >> Mount Anthony senior Emily Altland scored three times, leading the Patriots to a 3-2 win over Mill River.
Three minutes in, Altland got the first score off an assist from Maddy Little to make it 1-0. Mill River scored the next two, the first late in the half and the second in the first five minutes to take the lead back.
But Altland refused to be denied, scoring twice more, including the game-winner with 15 minutes left.
Emily McCarthy had 10 saves for the Patriots, who play next Wednesday against BBA.
Patriots dropped by Rutland
RUTLAND >> Rutland scored a pair of goals in each half as the Raiders scored a 4-0 win over Mount Anthony in boys soccer on Wednesday night.
"We were thoroughly beaten tonight and we didn't play with any energy," said MAU coach Mike Molloy.
Eli Henni had a pair of goals for the Raiders, who are 3-4-1.
Molloy praised two players, including Trey Lang, who 'played 80 minutes,' and goalie Dylan Woodside, who made a half-dozen big saves and was good in defeat.
MAU is 4-3 and hosts Hartford on Friday.
BBA field hockey
BRANDON >> The Burr and Burton field hockey team scored a pair of goals in the final six minutes of regulation to snag a 3-2 win over Otter Valley on Wednesday.
Down 2-1 as time wound down, Karsen Kimball tied the game with a score off an assist from Erin Cairns. Then two minutes later, Hannah Hedberg gave the Bulldogs the lead off a corner play, assisted by Emily Sullivan and Erin Cairns
Molly Dingley had 11 stops in the cage and defenders Camille Morey and Sullivan were stout as well.
BBA improves to 3-3-3 and hosts Springfield at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Panthers roll past Waterford
WATERFORD, N.Y. >> It was back-to-back two goal victories for the Hoosick Falls girls soccer team as they defeated Waterford 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon.
The Panthers scored three unanswered goals in their first half to take a 3-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Panthers added to their lead with a goal by Sydney Miller and held off a Waterford comeback to improve to 6-4 on the season.
Taylor Mann and Angela Gonzalez each scored a goal and had a team-high two assists on the afternoon for Hoosick Falls.
Phoebe Thomson scored her second goal of the season in the win for the Panthers as well.
The Panthers will next travel to play rival Cambridge on Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.
SVC drops home opener to Castleton
BENNINGTON >> The Southern Vermont College women's volleyball team finally played its first regular season home match Wednesday night, but it was visiting Castleton that came away with a 3-0 win in the non-conference matchup.
In the first set, Castleton came back to take the opening set by a 25-23 margin.
The Spartans rolled their momentum into a 25-13 second-stanza victory, and Castleton then finished off the sweep with a 25-19 win in the third set.
The Spartans grabbed a 25-22 edge in kills for the night as neither team was especially efficient on its swings.
Castleton also held a slim 58-57 advantage in digs while racking up 18 service aces to SVC's four.
The win avenges a 3-2 loss to the Mountaineers earlier in the season for the Spartans as the visitors were able to split the season series.
SVC (3-11) now gears up for the start of New England Collegiate Conference action, heading to Newbury College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. league contest.
VBCA golf tournament
RANDOLPH >> The second annual Vermont Basketball Coaches Association golf scramble will be held October 2 at Montague Golf Club.
The event begins at noon and costs $85 per person, which gets a round of golf with a cart, prizes and dinner.
The cost per foursome is $340 and there are opportunities to sponsor individual holes for $100.
Contact Jesse Willard at email@example.com for more information about the tournament, sponsorship or to register.
TALK TO US
If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.