BBA victorious in season opener
MANCHESTER >> The Burr and Burton girls soccer continued last season's unbeaten play in the regular season, with a 5-1 win over St. Johnsbury on Saturday in the 2016 Manchester College Soccer Series.
Grace Pinkus got the Bulldogs on the board first with her first high school career goal, which was then followed up by a score from teammate Brooke Woodard that gave BBA a 2-0 lead going into halftime.
In the second half, Hannah Pinkus scored off a corner kick from teammate Georgia Lord to extend the Bulldogs lead to three.
Shayla Heekin then got in on the scoring party for the bulldogs knocking her first goal of the season on a nice pass from G. Pinkus to make 4-0 BBA.
Lord added a goal to her stat line with the Bulldogs' final score of the afternoon.
Sky Woodard and Emma Perry each dished out an assist for BBA in the win.
The Bulldogs will next square off against Brattleboro in the Lady Patriots Classic tournament at Mount Anthony on Thursday.
Mountaineers drop first contest of the season
MANCHESTER >> The Southern Vermont College men's soccer team came up short in their 2016 Manchester College Soccer Series contest, losing to SUNY Cobleskill 2-1.
Cobleskill put up both of their goals in the opening 30 minutes on a pair of crossing plays, going into the break ahead by two.
The Mountaineers were able to cut it to a one-goal deficit on a stellar free kick in the 65th minute, but it was not enough as Cobleskill was able to keep SVC out of the net for the remainder of the game out its first win of the season.
Fighting Tiger freshman Emile Vwaza assisted both of his team's tallies, first feeding classmate Mouhamed Diop for the game's first goal.
Vwaza then set up fellow freshman Mame Amar about 11 minutes later for what proved to be the game-winning score.
SVC sophomore captain Nikolas Joseph chalked up his first goal of the year to cut the deficit in half, firing home a direct kick from about 30 yards out with just under 26 minutes to go.
Cobleskill junior keeper Dan Burger came up with a handful of big-time saves to keep his team in the win column, registering five stops to pick up his first victory of the year between the pipes.
SVC freshman goalie Chris Jimenez recorded two saves in the loss.
Both teams are now 1-1 on the young 2016 campaign. The Mountaineers are off until Wednesday when they visit the College of New Rochelle for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, while Cobleskill begins its North Eastern Athletic Conference schedule next Saturday with a 3 p.m. match at Cazenovia College.
SVC collects first win of 2016
BENNINGTON >> After losing their season opener 7-0 to Mount Holyoke, the Southern Vermont college women's soccer team came back with a vengeance in their home opener against Dean, rolling to a 7-1 victory over the Bulldogs.
Sophomore Ally McNamee got the ball rolling for the Mountaineers, scoring the game's first two goals to give SVC the early lead.
McNamme then got her teammates involved in the scoring action, dishing out a nice pass to freshman Taylor Mallett who put the ball in the back of the net for her first career collegiate goal to extend the SVC lead to three.
Mallett also had an assist in the first half.
Sophomore Molly Madore jumped the Mountaineers lead to 4-0 by knocking in her first goal of the season before the half.
In the second half, the Mountaineers continued their scoring onslaught.
After Dean got on the board with score to start the half, sophomore Jenna Retell rammed in her first goal of the season to give to extend the Mountaineer lead back to three.
Madore then put the finishing touches on the SVC win, scoring two more goals that gave her a hat-trick and an assist on the day.
Sophomore Stephany Ferreira dished out an assist in the Mountaineers win as well.
The Mountaineers will try to make it two in a row when they host Rivier today at 1 p.m.
Eagles drop first game of the season
PROCTOR >> The Arlington girls soccer team got off to a tough start to begin the season on Saturday in the Taranovich Memorial Showcase, losing to Proctor 5-2.
The Phantoms jumped out an early 3-0 lead on the Eagles and never looked back, dropping Arlington to 1-0 to start the season.
Senior Riley Lane and junior Aimee Frank each had a goal scored for Arlington in the loss.
The Eagles will look to get win number one on the season against when they host Whitchester on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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