MAU defeat rival Bulldogs to finish regular season unbeaten
MANCHESTER >> The Mount Anthony girls tennis team completed an undefeated regular season, finishing a perfect 12-0 with their 5-2 match win over rival Burr and Burton on Wednesday afternoon.
After No. 1 singles Margaret Curtin dropped her match to BBA's Gabbi Vella in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, the Patriots went won the rest of the singles contests in straight sets.
First it was No. 2 singles Grace Page defeating BBA's Cecilia Liu 6-2, 6-3.
Then No. 3 singles Anna Salem followed that by driving past BBA's Bridgett Ring to a 6-3, 6-0 match win.
No. 4 singles Ally White and No. 5 singles Phebe Hall both finished off the singles action with two 6-1 set wins to give MAU their second match win of the season against their rivals, with White defeating BBA's Hanna Gude and Hall getting the win over Sophie Fleming.
In doubles action, MAU's No. 1 doubles of Thea Pappas and Brooke Young dropped their match in straight sets to BBA's doubles pair of Lejla and Nerina Muminovic 6-4, 6-1.
The No. 2 doubles pair of Kaitlin Banks and Trinity Galipeau though were able to get a doubles win for MAU, winning their first set in a 8-6 tiebreaker and then winning their second set 6-3 over the BBA pair of Chloe MacDonald and Olivia Kuk.
MAU will now try to keep their perfect season going in the playoffs, with Vermont state playdowns beginning next Tuesday.
BBA topples MAU on court
BENNINGTON >> The Burr and Burton boys tennis team topped Mount Anthony on Wednesday, 6-1. Justin Tegen, Justin Walla, Will Simmers and Nick Plants all won their singles matches, while both doubles teams won in straight sets.
MAU's Griffin Mattison won at No. 4 singles over Uri Vall, 4-6, 6-4 and 11-9 in the tiebreaker.
The Bulldogs are 13-3 and await playoff seeds in Division II.
Second-half comeback propels MAU past Woodstock
WOODSTOCK >> The Mount Anthony girls lacrosse team bounced back from their tough loss to rival BBA last week, with 18-12 comeback victory over Woodstock.
Down 7-6 going into the second half, the Patriots got their explosive offense fired up, scoring 12 goals in the second half to get their 10th win of the season.
Bridget Ahearn scored a team-high six goals and dished out a team-high three assists in the contest for MAU with junior Emily Altland scored five goals and had two assists in the win for the Patriots.
Brianna Zipprich and Alex Cross each scored two goals in the win, while junior Carly Plaisance had five saves in net for the Patriots.
With the win, MAU improves to 10-2 on the season and travel to Rutland on Friday.
Arlington wins in walk-off fashion over MSJ
ARLINGTON >> The Arlington baseball team got their second walk-off win of the season on Wednesday, coming back from a one run deficit in the seventh inning to defeat MSJ, 5-4.
Junior Jared Lacoste started the Eagles' rally with a leadoff double, which was followed up by a Alex Paustian single to get the winning run on base.
With second and third and one out, freshman Jack Lane delivered the win for the Eagles, smacking a two-run double to center to give Arlington the walk-off.
Lane was also huge for the Eagles on the mound as well, giving up only four hits and striking out four in his complete game performance.
With the win, Arlington improves to 3-8 on the season and they face West Rutland on Friday.
BBA football camp
MANCHESTER >> The Sparxx Athletics football camp for youth players will run from July 11 to 14 at Taylor Field on the campus of Burr and Burton Academy.
The camp, which goes each day from 5 to 8 p.m., will showcase the top college and high school football payers in the area in a hands-on experience to improve the grassroots of football.
The cost to attend the camp is $100, and $125 after June 1.
Werner holding annual soccer camps
ARLINGTON >> Retired Arlington and Castleton soccer coach John Werner will again be running soccer camps locally. Werner and his experienced staff are committed to providing a quality camp experience, with the emphasis on learning and fun, at a reasonable cost.
The three camps are as follows:
The Battenkill Soccer Camp for those entering grades 1 through 8 will be held the week of July 18 from 9 a.m. until noon at Greenwich Central School in Greenwich, N.Y. This camp emphasizes the technical development of each player as well as small group tactics. The co-director is Coach Tim Kelleher, Greenwich varsity boys coach.
The Arlington Soccer Camp for those entering grades 1 through 8 will be held the week of August 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at Arlington High School. This camp also emphasizes the technical development of each player as well as small group tactics.
The Arlington Senior Soccer Camp for those entering grades 9 through 12 will be held the week of August 1 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Arlington High School. This camp includes position specific training.
For more details or sign-up information, go to johnwernersoccer.com.
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