Panthers still perfect, top Salem


SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls field hockey team kept its perfect regular season hopes alive with a 3-0 victory over Salem on the turf at Schuylerville on Saturday.

The teams played to a scoreless tie at halftime, but the Panthers' superior conditioning made the difference in the second half, with Breanna Schnakenberg scoring a pair of goals in the opening 10 minutes, the first assisted by Liz Ryan. With 14:34 left, Hoosick sealed the win with a Megan Henry goal, assisted by Lillian Hickey.

Kaitlin Backes made one save, while Jessica Videl made 13 saves.

Hoosick is 12-0 in the league and 15-0 overall.

Mount Greylock doubles up BBA

WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. >> Mount Greylock got two goals from Brady Foehl in the final 21 minutes as the Mounties doubled up BBA, 4-2, on Saturday night.

Naka O'Connor put Greylock in the lead after 10 minutes, but BBA's Cameron Hedberg tied the game five minutes later on an assist from Jordan Eisenman. Jeffrey Bath then put Greylock up 2-1 going into halftime.

In the 56th minute Ben Stewart re-tied the game for the Bulldogs, but Foehl finished off BBA with goals in the 59th and 68th minute.

Garren Aberth had four saves, while Greylock's keeper Sam Edge had five.

BBA drops to 4-4-2 on the year.

SVC volleyball splits tri-match

BENNINGTON >> The Southern Vermont College women's volleyball team hosted its first tri-match since the fall of 2012 on Saturday at the Mountaineer Athletic Center, falling 3-1 to Daniel Webster College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play before sweeping Green Mountain College 3-0 in non-league action.

The middle match of the day saw DWC down GMC by a 3-0 margin as well for the Eagle squad hailing from New Hampshire to sweep the event.

SVC senior captain Brin Goldman amassed 27 total digs to now rank third on the Mountaineers' all-time chart with 582.

The day had the potential to be a marathon outing as the very first set needed to go to extra points before SVC won it by a 27-25 edge. The Eagles came back to take the next three, however, closing out their third league victory of the year with game margins of 25-17, 25-19, and 25-17.

Mountaineer freshman Tay Phillips charted team-bests of 11 kills and 20 digs in the effort while Goldman had 18 digs, 23 assists and six kills. Bennington College freshman Gaby Oropeza had another 18 digs in addition to her seven assists, three kills and two service aces. Sophomore Lizzy Bench registered 17 digs and three assists and freshman Sarah Billow notched nine kills and 10 digs in the opener.

In the second game, the Mountaineers downed Green Mountain with game scores of 25-4, 25-13, and 25-16 to cap the day.

Goldman had match-bests of nine digs and six kills while adding 12 assists and three aces to her line. Oropeza chipped in with another six kills, three assists, two digs and a season-high eight service aces, and Billow provided six aces of her own to go along with her three digs and solo kill. Bench recorded another six aces in the win as the Mountaineers had a collective 25, that being the most they've registered in a three-set match since September 25, 2010 against Johnson State College.

The Mountaineers (4-15, 0-3 NECC) are next in action on Thursday with a 7 p.m. NECC tilt at Elms College.

Penalty kick dooms Mountaineers

LEICESTER, MASS. >> A penalty kick awarded to the hosting Becker College Hawks in the 27th minute was the difference maker Saturday as the Southern Vermont College men's soccer team fell 1-0 in New England Collegiate Conference action at Alumni Field.

Becker converted on its penalty to make it 1-0 midway through the first half, and neither side could score through the rest of live play as the Hawks closed out the tight victory.

Saturday was the third one-goal loss for SVC this year. The Hawks took a 9-4 edge in shots on goal while taking five corners to the Mountaineers' three.

SVC keeper Chris Jimenez came up with eight saves in the loss (3-6-2).

SVC continues the Conference schedule on Tuesday with a 7 p.m. match at Wheelock College, the team's fifth night game of the season taking place at the Winsor School in Boston.

Mountaineers crush Wheelock

BOSTON >> A goal in the 10th minute of action would be all that the Southern Vermont College women's soccer team needed Saturday afternoon, but the visiting Mountaineers went on to add five pieces of insurance through the remainder of the match to walk out with a 6-0 New England Collegiate Conference victory at the Winsor School.

SVC went into halftime ahead 2-0 before pouring in four goals in the final 20:22 of action to finish off its second-straight victory. The Mountaineers are now 3-0-1 in their last four games, all three of those wins being shutouts against league opponents.

Mountaineer freshman Danielle Biggers scored twice in the victory, while sophomore Molly Madore assisted on that opening tally before scoring SVC's first goal of the second half.

Senior Kelsey Hamister and freshman Juliena D'Alessio each potted their first scores as a Mountaineer while freshman Taylor Mallett capped the day with her seventh of the year.

Madore has now tallied 26 goals in her 30 games played for SVC, sitting just one shy of tying the program's all-time scoring record (Kaitlyn Forant). The sophomore also moved up into a tie for third on the team's career points list with 62.

SVC junior keeper Melissa Mascari picked up her fourth shutout of the year, not having to make a single stop as the Southern Vermont defense shut down the Wildcat attack to keep the hosts from registering a shot on net.

Biggers took a cross from Madore on the left in the early-going of the match and finished for her fourth of the season. With just over 13 minutes to go in the opening stanza, D'Alessio cracked into the goals column with her first collegiate tally-- an unassisted strike making it a 2-0 Mountaineer lead that would hold until halftime.

SVC improves to 6-4-2 overall on the year and 3-1 in Conference play.

Bill Koch info meeting

BENNINGTON >> The Prospect Mountain Bill Koch Youth Ski League will hold an informational meeting for new and returning families on October 23 at 2 p.m. at Prospect Mountain Nordic Center on Route 9 in Woodford. A ski and clothing swap/sale will follow the meeting at approximately 2:30 p.m.

The meeting will be an opportunity for prospective families to learn about the Bill Koch Youth Ski League, a cross country ski program for youth ages 4-13. The program introduces young people to the life-long sport of cross country skiing with all of its recreational, social, fitness and competitive opportunities. The program attracts children and families from nearby communities in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York.

The Prospect Mountain Bill Koch League practices every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at Prospect Mountain in Woodford. Practices will begin on Tuesday, December 13th and will run through early March.

For more information, please contact Katie Swabey at 413-664-7711 or

Football Youth Night is set for Oct. 14

BENNINGTON >> MAYAA Football Youth Night will be held at Mount Anthony's Spinelli Field on Oct. 14 when the Patriot football team plays host to Champlain Valley Union at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the area youth football league will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

Parents are asked to please accompany their children at the game or arrange supervision by a coach or another parent.

A drawing for a free football ball signed by the varsity team will be held at halftime for all MAYAA football players in attendance.

Running of the Turkeys returns

ARLINGTON >> Runners, walkers, and kids of all ages are invited to participate in the 21st Annual Running of the Turkeys held on Thanksgiving morning in Arlington, Vermont. The event includes a 5K (3.1 miles) run and walk as well as a Kids' Fun Run. The race will be hosted by the Batten Kill Valley Runners Club and is a traditional Bennington County, Thanksgiving Day family event.

The run and walk take off promptly at 9 a.m. on November 24 at the Fisher Elementary School. The Kids' Fun Run is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m.

Entry forms are available at the Batten Kill Valley Runners website, and online registration is at http:// RunningoftheTurkeys.itsyourrace. com. Runners are encouraged to register in advance. Discounts are available for all entries, including families, postmarked by November 15. Standout commemorative, long-sleeved, logoed shirts are available for an additional cost and can be ordered on by November 5.

We encourage you to bring friends and family to experience this unique event and to work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving dinner. Other surprises are planned, so come join the fun! For more information, call Anita at (518) 677-8333 or send an e-mail to agabalski@


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