Arlington blanks Twinfield in D4 playoffs

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ARLINGTON — The undefeated No. 1 seed Arlington girls soccer team continued its usual dominance Tuesday shutting out No. 16 Twinfield 8-0 in the Division IV playdowns at home.

Haley Mattison led the way on offense for the Eagles notching a hat trick in the contest, bringing her season total to 31. Arlington had goals from four other players — Tess Belnap, Amiah Olson, Xandria Hoyt and Lilah Ward. The eighth goal was an own goal. Kierstyn Hess added an assist.

Belnap also had three assists on the night and her goal pushes her team-high total to 39.

Three of the Eagles' goals came in the first 15 minutes with two coming from Mattison and the other being the own goal.

Shaana Staab had two saves for Arlington. Her shutout in goal was her 11th of the season in 15 games.

Arlington will take on Twin Valley Saturday at 1 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

Panthers shut out Mustangs in Class C

HOOSICK FALLS — The No. 4 Hoosick Falls girls soccer team shut out Cairo-Durham 2-0 in the Section II Class C quarterfinals at home.

The game was tied at zero going into the half, but a pair of second half goals propelled the Panthers to victory. Darian Morgan scored both goals for Hoosick Falls, bringing her total to 21 for the season, good for second on the team.

The Panthers are scheduled to play No. 1 Schoharie in the semifinals at 5 p.m. Saturday in Lansingburgh. The Indians were 7-1 winners over No. 8 Cambridge on Wednesday.

Long Trail moves on

DORSET — The No. 2 seed Long Trail boys soccer team topped No. 15 Chelsea Wednesday in the Division IV playdowns with a commanding offensive performance.

Will McCullough led the way for the Mountain Lions, notching four goals as Long Trail went on to win 7-0.

McCullough's offensive outburst brings his total to 27 goals for the season. The other three goals for the Mountain Lions were scored by Luca Ditursi, Jason Caggiano and Garrett Petrossi.

Long Trail is scheduled to play the winner of the 7-10 matchup, between Cabot and Whitchester, on Saturday at 1 p.m. at home.

MAU volleyball swept in D-I playoffs

BURLINGTON — In a rematch of last season's first round matchup, the Burlington volleyball team topped Mount Anthony in straight sets 3-0 by scores of 25-5, 25-10, 25-17.

Danielle Moscarello had a strong day for the Patriots with six kills and two blocks. MAU also received strong performances from Jonna Loomis with four kills and Amber Metcalfe with two kills and a block.

Arlington scores late, often in opening win

ARLINGTON — The Arlington boys soccer team waited until the 66th minute, but when they finally broke through, the No. 6 Eagles took it to No. 11 Mount St. Joseph in a 3-0 win in the opening round of the Division IV playoffs on Wednesday.

Freshman Dominic Whalen scored the first goal, getting a nice pass from Wil Stewart to break the scoreless deadlock. Three minutes later, Chase Hoyt doubled the lead and then two minutes after that, Stewart found Lewis Whalen for the final tally.

Bailey Cross earned the shutout in goal for Arlington, who improve to 9-5-1 and face No. 3 South Royalton on Friday.

Berlin edges Cambridge in Class C semifinal

STILLWATER, N.Y. — Down by three with 18 minutes left, the Cambridge boys soccer team nearly came back, but the rally ran out of time as the No. 9 Berlin Mountaineers edged No. 4 Cambridge, 4-3, in the Section II, Class C semifinal on Wednesday at Stillwater.

Trailing 4-1, Austin Hackman made it 4-2 with a goal off a direct kick and then moments later, Ian Montgomery tallied to cut the deficit to one with a few moments remaining. Berlin held on, sending the new Wasaren League members to the Class C championship scheduled for today.

Cambridge finishes the season at 10-5-1.

SVC falls in double OT

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College men's soccer team suffered a heart-breaking, double-overtime loss to Green Mountain College Wednesday afternoon as the visiting Eagles scored the lone goal of the inner-state battle with only 36 seconds left to take the non-conference game at Everett Field.

The two sides played a tough, scoreless 90 minutes of regulation, but that's not to say that they didn't each have quality chances to get on the scoreboard. Neither team took a shot in the first overtime period before the second extra session saw both sides try to end it. Finally, in the last minute of action, GMC (2-13) won a 50/50 ball and found the back of the night to end their season with a win.

Green Mountain senior Brandon Bellissimo scored the game winner—being set up by Arlington grad Darren Golden.

SVC freshman goalie Dylan Berg turned away five GMC shots in the loss.

Southern Vermont (5-13) now looks ahead to its last regular season game of the year — a 5:30 p.m. New England Collegiate Conference contest at Lesley on Saturday which will be crucial in the determination of seeding for the postseason tournament bracket.

SVC women tie regular season record

LONGMEADOW, Mass. — Southern Vermont College completed its 2017 regular season women's soccer schedule Wednesday afternoon with the visiting Mountaineers notching a 5-0 New England Collegiate Conference victory over Bay Path University at Ryan Field.

SVC scored twice in the first half and then tacked up three more in the final 20 minutes to walk out with the league victory. The Mountaineers finish the campaign with an overall mark of 11-4-1 for the team to tie its regular season wins record set in 2012. Southern Vermont's league record of 6-1-1 also gave the program its best-ever NECC winning percentage (.813).

Freshman Nicole Shapiro had a goal and an assist for Southern Vermont — her score being her first collegiate tally and her first career game winner. Ashley Blom also had a goal and a helper in the victory. Vanessa Kendall first played a ball to Molly Madore who put it in for her sixth of the year in the 71st minute. Less than five minutes later, a Blom corner kick found Jayne Wierzbicki and the SVC rookie finished for her team-leading 10th goal of the season.

With just 1:03 left on the clock, another corner would prove fruitful for the Mountaineers. Naya Cerda hit the piece, and Juliena D'Alessio completed the play for her second goal in the last two games.

The blanking of Bay Path on Wednesday saw Southern Vermont break its team record for the most shutouts in a single season as the Mountaineers now have nine — all of those coming in their last 10 games. SVC heads into the playoffs with a 0.55 goals against average.

Mountaineer senior goalkeeper Melissa Mascari broke another school record as she posted 14 saves in the win (11-4-1); that gave her 544 stops for her career — surpassing the team's previous top mark of 543 set by Hall of Famer Thalia Smith `12.

The Mountaineers now await Wednesday night's postseason bracket announcement for the confirmation of who they will be facing at 1 p.m. on Saturday in a first-round playoff game at the SVC campus.

MAYAA registration

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Youth Athletic Association will host a pair of registration nights for its basketball program.

The two in-person registrations will take place on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bennington Elementary School.

The board will be at the registrations for parents to ask questions.

Registration is already online at www.mayaabasketball.com and will be until Nov. 3. The cost is $40 per child or $70 per family.

MAYAA is for kids from grades 1 to 6.

For more information, contact president Tim Hutton at 802-688-6427.

Track and Treat Halloween Fun Run in North Bennington

NORTH BENNINGTON — The Village School of North Bennington is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct 28. There will also be an Obstacle/Adventure Course available for the younger children. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the Family Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 A.M.. 5K Pre-registration is $20, day of race is $25; Family Fun Run $10.

Participants are encouraged to dress in costume and prizes will be given! Bring the entire family to the Village School of North Bennington for a fun morning. To enter, send checks to VSNB at PO Box 847, North Bennington, VT 05257, or go to the Events page at vsnb.org to download a registration form.

The Village School of North Bennington is located between School and Church streets. For more information call 802-442-5955.


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