Roundup: Patriots fall in lacrosse semifinal

Thursday June 13, 2013


MIDDLEBURY -- No. 2 Middlebury scored eight unanswered goals in the second half, topping the No. 3 Mount Anthony Union High School girls lacrosse team, 16-8, in the Division-I semifinal on Wednesday.

Mount Anthony took a 3-0 lead, but Middlebury came back to tie the game at 4-4 with 11 minutes left in the first half. But penalties hurt the Patriots and the Tigers took full advantage with two man-up goals to take a 8-5 lead at the half.

MAU scored the first two goals of the second half to pull within 8-7, then MAU had the tying goal disallowed on a false start.

"That really took the wind out of our sails," said MAU coach Tom Otero.

Emily Cross and Colleen Hendery each had two goals to lead the Patriots. Cross added three assists, while Hendery added two helpers. Single goals were scored by Taylor Palmer, Siobhan Crosier, Lily Taub and Erica Hale.

Goalie Sam Mayer had 10 saves for the Patriots, who end the season at 11-7.

Middlebury had three players with four goals each: Emily Keenan, Emily Robinson and Emma Best.

"The girls played very well all year," Otero said. "I told them after the game to holds their heads up ... they were one of the last four teams left in Division I and I’m very proud of them."

MAU scramble

BENNINGTON -- The MAU golf team’s scramble will be held at Mount Anthony Country Club on June 30, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Teams of four or individuals are welcome. $75 per person includes green fees, cart, BBQ and many prizes. Call the Mount Anthony Country Club (447-7079) to reserve a spot.

Olympic Day soon

BENNINGTON -- Olympic Day will take place on June 23 and local Olympic Nordic skier Andy Newell will be in the area as part of the effort to promote fitness and well-being.

The event will take place at Willow Park from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Kids 15 and under and participants can create their own Olympic medals and get a photo with Newell, who has competed in the 2006 and 2010 Olympics.

Marauders wanted

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Marauders swim team will host an open house and registration for new and current swimmers on June 14 at 5 p.m. at the Bennington Rec Center.

For more information, e-mail coach Nicole Goswami at

Benn Basketball School

BENNINGTON -- The 42nd year of the Bennington Basketball School for boys ages 7 to 15 will run from July 8 to 12 at Mount Anthony Union High School. For more information, email

Lady Patriot b-ball camp

BENNINGTON -- The Lady Patriot basketball camp is running from June 24-28 at Mount Anthony Union High School for players ages 8 to 16.

The camp will be based on teaching individual and team skills and concepts through drills and games.

The cost for the camp is $110 for one child or $90 for more than one.

More information can be found at or by calling Courtney Reif at 802-345-4151 or e-mailing

Arlington soccer camp

ARLINGTON -- The 36th annual John Werner soccer camp will take place from July 22-26 for players from first to seventh grade.

The camp goes from 9 a.m. to noon every day at the Fisher Elementary School fields.

Camp stuff includes Werner, the winningest boys soccer coach in Vermont history. Current Arlington coaches Mike Keough and Todd Wilkins, along with Arlington players will also attend.

The cost is $90 per child and $60 for each additional child. Each player is to bring a ball, shin guards and a water bottle every day.

Soccer balls can be ordered for $15 with a registration.

There is also a senior camp for players in seventh to 12th grade from July 8-11. The camp runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fisher Elementary School.

For more information, call Werner at 802-375-6310 or visit to download the registration form.

MALA camp returns

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse Camp returns to Willow Park in Bennington from July 15-18 for boys ages 5-16.

Players from ages 5-8 (cost $75) attend a half day session from 9 to 11 a.m.

Players from ages 9-16 (cost $150) attend a full day session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Equipment is available.

Email Chris Shea at, call 802-779-4837 or go to for more information.

World class soccer school starts in July

SHAFTSBURY -- The World Class Soccer School returns to Shaftsbury for another summer, running July 8-12 at Howard Park.

The week-long camp, run by former MAU soccer star and current University of South Carolina head coach Shelley (Addison) Smith, teaches players ages 5-12 about the fundamentals of the game, working closely with their coach and camp directors.

At the end of the week, there is a World Cup parade and tournament play throughout the day.

Smith, the 2011 Southeastern Conference coach of the year, has led her team to five straight NCAA appearances and two SEC titles.

The cost for the camp is $105, which also includes a T-shirt and soccer ball. For more info, visit or call 803-777-1353.

Storm seeking players

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm football team is seeking players and volunteers for coaching.

They are also looking for people who may be interested in helping out at home games at Applejack Field in Manchester.

For more information, call 802-681-9058.

Bowlers wanted

BENNINGTON -- The Wednesday night Girls Green Mountain Bowling league is looking for bowlers. There will be a meeting Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bennington Lanes. Bowling will start Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. If interested please leave name and number at the Bennington Lanes or contact Phyllis Cornell at 447-2300 for more information.


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