Patriots power past South High
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — The Mount Anthony boys lacrosse team won its first game of the year, 17-7, over South Glens Falls on Saturday.
MAU started with a 9-3 lead at halftime and cruised from there to the victory. The Patriots were led by Matt Pellon, who had five goals and an assist. Jeremy Bourgeois, Jeff Potter and Hunter Davis all had three goals — Potter scoring his varsity goal. Ezra Royce added a pair of tallies, while Thomas Hendery chipped in with one.
Jackson Thibodeau made 12 saves for MAU, who are 1-1.
Bulldogs roll past Rebels
MANCHESTER >> The Burr and Burton girls lacrosse team snagged its first victory of the season, beating South Burlington, 15-6, on Saturday afternoon at Taylor Field.
Shayla Heekin was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs with five goals and an assist. Senior Aggie Bisselle added four goals and an assist and Cat Greenberg added a hat trick. Jessie Forstmann had two goals and Lydia Morgantini had a goal and an assist.
Freshman goalie Miranda Cully had 14 saves on 20 shots.
Mountaineers sweep twin-bill
LEICESTER, MASS. >> After having over a week off since its last game, the Southern Vermont College baseball team returned to action by sweeping a New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader over Becker College, winning 4-3 and then 8-4 Saturday afternoon at Rochdale Park.
The visiting Mountaineers allowed just a three-run homer in the third inning before keeping the BC offense at bay through the rest of the opener. Southern Vermont went in front with two runs in the fifth, and neither team crossed the plate after that point as SVC finished off the game-one victory.
SVC junior right-hander Dylan Angelo improved his season record from the hill to 3-1, going all seven innings with the start while allowing just two earned runs and striking out four. He now has eight career wins at Southern Vermont, making him second on the program's all-time wins list.
Southern Vermont then used a four-run fourth for a cushion that the Mountaineers would be able to sustain throughout the rest of the day-cap to close out the pair of wins.
SVC is now on a six-game winning streak, marking the longest string of consecutive victories in program history that surpasses the previous record of four straight set by the 2009 squad. The Southern Vermont pitching staff has recorded a 3.06 ERA across that six-game stretch.
Senior captain RJ Pingitore went 4-for-5 on the day, bringing his SVC career hit total to 140. That ties him for third all-time in program history with Mountaineer assistant coach Christopher Nicastro, Jr. and puts him 22 shy of being alone in second on the record chart. Additionally, he scored once on Saturday to tie him at fifth on the team's all-time runs list with 89 (Cody LaBadia).
SVC wins first in walk-off fashion
BENNINGTON >> Scoring was abundant Saturday afternoon at Willow Park as Southern Vermont College split a New England Collegiate Conference softball doubleheader with Wheelock College to open up the Mountaineers' home schedule, the hosts falling 18-6 in five innings during the opener before bouncing back to grab a triumphant 16-15 victory in the day-cap.
The visiting Wildcats pounced out to an 8-0 lead after the top of the first in game one, but SVC came back to get within three through its next two at bats. WC would extend it to a 17-5 advantage after the away half of the fourth, however, to go up by enough to end the game early.
Neither team could sustain a sizable cushion in the backend of the twin bill as Southern Vermont led just 12-9 after the third and 14-11 following the home half of the sixth. Wheelock kept battling, putting up four runs in the top of the seventh to extend the game and go in front by a lone run. SVC got a runner aboard in the bottom of the box with a one-out walk, and sophomore Nicole Matthews then came through big with the game-winning homer to left for the Mountaineers to celebrate the walk-off win.
Saturday's Opening Day also served as the Mountaineers' pediatric cancer awareness game, the team wearing gold cleat laces to support the G04theGoal Foundation.
Mountaineers edge Mitchell in lacrosse
NEW LONDON, CONN. >> Just days after suffering a tough overtime loss, Southern Vermont College bounced back with a 15-12 New England Collegiate Conference women's lacrosse road victory over Mitchell College Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.
The match was tied 9-9 at halftime before the Mountaineers held Mitchell to just three goals in the second half to finish off the league victory.
Southern Vermont improves to 2-1 in NECC play (2-5 overall) with the close win.
The 15-goal mark is the highest-ever registered by the Mountaineers in a game, breaking the record of 14 that they reached twice over the last two seasons. SVC also surpassed its previous team-high of 16 in the draw controls column, grabbing 19 in Saturday's victory, while tying its program record of most caused turnovers in a single contest (11).
Alumni Field proved to be a favorable surface for Southern Vermont junior captain Mel Orrell who followed up her 10-goal game at Mitchell from last year with seven goals and two assists on Saturday; she added a game-best eight ground balls, four draw controls and two caused turnovers to her line.
Fellow junior captain Lauren Nesshoever tied her career single-game high mark of four goals to record the most this year in a contest, chipping in with an assist, three ground balls and three draw controls on the day. Junior captain Emily Lesure had another three goals to go with her two ground balls and team-best five draw controls while freshman Stephany Ferreira netted her second goal of the year.
Mountaineer freshman keeper Sydnee Julian recorded her first collegiate win between the pipes (1-2), stopping four Mariner shots in the edging.
Two Mountaineers win at Invite
NORTHAMPTON, MASS. >> The Southern Vermont College outdoor track & field team traveled to Smith College Saturday for the Pioneer Invitational with the Mountaineers using the meet to continue building upon their season's success.
The SVC squad saw 18 new personal records with six of those also going for new top program marks. Additionally, two Mountaineers won their respective events while another nine entries finished with top-15 placements.
Mountaineer freshman Isaiah Backels won the men's pole vault for the second straight week, topping his previous best mark by 0.6 meters with a 4.40 on the day. That was good enough for him to qualify for the Division III New England Championship in May, being the sixth-best mark of all DIII New England vaulters this year; he was also just a tenth of a meters shy of qualifying for the ECAC DIII Outdoor Championship.
Sophomore Marc Brandmeyer won the men's 3,000 meter steeplechase for the second time this season, setting a new school record with a time of 9:51.62 that was 11.80 seconds faster than his previous showing. While he had already qualified for the DIII New England Championship, his mark on Saturday also ranked as the sixth-best in all of DIII New England participants this year.
Additionally, Brandmeyer shaved 1.55 seconds off his previous SVC record in the men's 800 meter run, coming in at 2:02.19 to turn in the second-best time of the meet.
SVC sophomore Patrick McGovern set a new program record in the men's 200 meter dash, trimming .60 seconds off his previous record time to post a 23.39 and place fifth overall at the Invitational; that mark was just 0.39 seconds off from qualifying for the DIII New England Championship.
McGovern also ran the fourth-best men's 100 meter dash time at Saturday's meet, crossing the line in 11.63 seconds to be .33 seconds behind his PR in his first showing of the event this year. In his first long jump entry of the season, the sophomore leapt 5.90 meters to place sixth overall and be just 0.44 meters off of his personal record.
MAU needs umpires for baseball, softball
BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony Union High School is looking for umpires for junior varsity and middle school baseball and softball games this spring. Please contact Athletic Director Tim Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 447-1899, Ext. 5 if interested. Games generally start at 4:30 p.m.
3-D Archery Competition
BENNINGTON >> The first bow-hunting competition of the season will take place on Sunday, April 24. Registration at the Catamount Bow Hunters is from 7 a.m. to noon and costs $10 for adults and $5 for youths. Little kids are free with a paid adult.
The club is on Fuller Road west, the first left past the Apple Barn on Route 7A.
Food will be available and members and non-members are welcome. For more information, call 802-442-3667 or go to their page on Facebook.
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