Patriots sweep their way to first win of the season

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PITTSFIELD, MASS. — The Mount Anthony volleyball team scored its first victory of the year with a 3-0 sweep of St. Joseph's on Monday.

MAU won the three sets 25-10, 25-17 and 25-12.

Brooke Young and Mackenzie Mayhew combined for 13 aces, while Jordyn Burke added five kills.

The team travels to play Lee on Wednesday.

Panthers top Greenwich

GREENWICH, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls field hockey team improved to 9-0 on the season with a 3-1 win over Greenwich on Monday afternoon.

After Greenwich struck first to take the early lead, the Panther fought back with goals from Ally Burdick and Megan Henry to take a 2-1 lead into halftime.

In the second half, Hoosick Falls put the clamps on their victory with a goal by Lizza Ryan to make it a two score affair, putting the game out of reach for the Witches.

Kaitlin Backes finished with eight saves in the cage for Hoosick Falls in the win.

The Panthers will look stay perfect on the season when they host Warrensburg on Wednesday at 4:45 p.m.

Hoosac School rolls past Stratton Mountain

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> The Hoosac School girls soccer team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 5-2 win over Stratton Mountain.

Mallory Johnson scored four goals in the win for the Owls.

Tanner Stanton scored a goal in the win as well for the Hoosac School.

The Hoosac School will next play host to Mills Halls on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.

Cambridge upsets Tamarac

TROY, N.Y. >> On the road against a tough Tamarac squad, the Cambridge girls soccer team came out victorious with a 2-1 win over the Bengals on Monday afternoon.

Junior Miranda Seacord scored both goals for the Indians in the win.

The Indians will next play host to Stillwater on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.

Billow earns Rookie honors again for SVC

BENNINGTON >> For the second time this season, Southern Vermont College freshman Sarah Billow has been named the New England Collegiate Conference Women's Volleyball Rookie of the Week as announced by the league on Monday for the period ending September 25, 2016.

Billow was strong for SVC last week in a pair of matches, registering 2.25 kills and 2.13 digs per set.

She added a pair of service aces and a block for the Mountaineers as well.

The rookie had eight kills in a tough 3-2 loss against Cobleskill on Tuesday, and then notched 10 kills in a three-set match against MCLA on Friday night.

The Mountaineer freshman had previously been named the NECC Rookie of the Week back on September 12.

Billow and Southern Vermont return to action this Wednesday in the team's home opener against Castleton at 7 p.m.

Jimenez rewarded for performance in net

BENNINGTON >> The New England Collegiate Conference announced on Monday its weekly award winners for the period ending September 25, 2016 with Southern Vermont College freshman Chris Jimenez being tabbed the Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week.

Jimenez had a solid week in net for SVC, doing his part to get the Mountaineers into overtime in each of their two contests.

He came up with 11 saves in the tough 3-2 double-overtime loss to Lyndon State on Tuesday, and then stood on his head in SVC's NECC opener on Saturday to help the Mountaineers pull out a 1-1 tie against Daniel Webster.

The rookie keeper made 16 saves against Daniel Webster, with four of those stops coming in the 20 extra minutes and three being in the second overtime when SVC was playing with only 10 men on the field.

This marks the second-straight week that Southern Vermont has taken the NECC Rookie of the Week laurel.

Jimenez and the Mountaineers are back in action Tuesday night with a 7 p.m. kickoff at Springfield College.

McNamee earns top NECC honor

BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College sophomore Ally McNamee has been selected as the New England Collegiate Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week for the period ending September 25, 2016 as announced by the league on Monday.

McNamee played in only one game for SVC last week, making her first appearance since September 8 against Daniel Webster.

She registered the first two goals of the Mountaineers' 3-0 win against Daniel Webster, notching her second game winner of the year while giving herself five goals in just four games played this season.

That victory was SVC's first NECC win of the year and ended a two-game skid for the Mountaineers.

This is McNamee's first career weekly accolade from the Conference.

McNamee and the Mountaineers are back in action Tuesday evening with a 6 p.m. start at Mass. College of Liberal Arts.


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