Storm top Venom, earn top seed in NEFL

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Southern Vermont Storm semi-pro football team traveled to Connecticut and beat the New Haven Venom, 18-6, on Saturday, securing the top seed in the Class A Maritime Division.

Three different players scored touchdowns for the Storm — Michael Woodson, David Laurence and Michael Hom — as they improve to 7-1 in the regular season.

The Storm is scheduled to play on Sept. 23 at the Mount Anthony Union Middle School against the No. 8 Seacoast Warhawks, time to be determined.

BBA falls to South Burlington

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls soccer dropped a 3-1 decision to South Burlington on Saturday.

South Burlington took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Megan Harton, then doubled the lead shortly after halftime on a goal from Maddie Liebogott, assisted by Cora Kakalec.

BBA cut the lead in the 50th minute as Hannah Dworkin tapped in a goal past the Wolves' Bailey Burt, but South Burlington sealed it when Kakalec scored off an assist from Harton in the 66th minute.

Sam Citron had two saves for BBA, who falls to 3-2 on the season. South Burlington improves to 4-0.

SVC men's XC third at Badger Invite

JOHNSON — In a highly-contested Badger Invitational, the Southern Vermont College men's cross country took third as a team with three runners finishing in the top five at Johnson State College's Saturday meet.

The Mountaineers registered 59 team points in the 8,000 meter race; that put them closely behind Paul Smith's College which took second with 52 points — being edged by a SUNY Canton side that placed first as a team with 50 points.

SVC senior captain Marc Brandmeyer was second overall with a time of 29 minutes, 4 seconds to lead the squad. Bennington College freshman C.G. Holden was next at third individually as he posted a 30:55 and sophomore teammate Davant Smith came through shortly after to take fourth overall with a mark of 31:04.

Isaiah Backels was fourth for the team at 37:18, and classmate Jackson Amankrah rounded out SVC's five scoring placements with a 40:20. Orlando Guichardo was 35th and set a personal best in 54:29.

Next up for Southern Vermont is the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College at Mount Greylock Regional High School; that 8K is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. on September 23.

Pair of SVC women in top 10

JOHNSON — The Southern Vermont College women's cross country team completed the front end of its 2017 regular season schedule Saturday at Johnson State College's Badger Invitational with two Mountaineers finishing in the top 10.

A pair of SVC runners set personal records at the upstate, 5,000 meter race while the team finished fourth as a squad.

Crossing the finish line first for SVC was Bennington College senior Isabella Poulos who came through at second overall with a time of 23:30.

Mountaineer freshman Emily Ikonen was next for her team at sixth overall; she took six seconds off her previous personal best to chart a 26:22 in the 5K. She was followed by junior Maddy Main who finished third for SVC and 15th overall at 28:28.

Stephany Ferreira competed in her first-ever cross country race and rounded out the Mountaineers' top-five scoring placements with a 29:52, and freshman Faith Sullivan was next at 36:43.

Southern Vermont is back in action September 23 when the Mountaineers make the short trip south to Mount Greylock Regional High School for Williams College's Purple Valley Classic; the 6,000 meter race is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

SVC swept by Brandeis

WALTHAM, Mass. — Southern Vermont College went up against Brandeis University in women's volleyball action for the first time in program history on Saturday — falling 3-0 in the non-conference match at Auerbach Arena.

Southern Vermont sophomore Sarah Billow led her team with six kills while adding a pair of digs to her line, and classmate Abigail Landon tallied seven assists and four digs in the effort.

Bennington College freshman Kemly Derby had three digs and a kill for the Mountaineers as freshman Danny Beaumier chipped in with three digs on the afternoon.

Next up for the Mountaineers (0-9) is their home opener on Wednesday when SVC hosts Castleton University for a 7 p.m. first serve.

Pine Manor upends SVC

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — A Pine Manor College goal in the 90th minute made way for Southern Vermont College to fall 1-0 Saturday evening in non-conference men's soccer action at Hedley Field.

The Mountaineers were outshot 19-4 through the opening 89:02 of the match, but PMC's 20th take would wind up in the back of the net before the hosts closed out the victory.

The Gators took a 5-0 advantage in shots on goal through the first half, but Berg was able to turn away each of Pine Manor's targeted attempts to keep the stalemate scoreless at intermission. SVC tested Berg's counterpart three times in the second stanza but could not beat the PMC goalie as the end of regulation grew closer. Finally, the Gators broke the tie with a long pass from the backfield that was volleyed in for the game winner.

Southern Vermont freshman keeper Dylan Berg made 10 saves between the pipes in the loss (0-7).

SVC (0-7) is next in action on Thursday with a 4 p.m. kickoff at Johnson State College.

SVC women shutout against Lesley

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Southern Vermont College started its 2017 New England Collegiate Conference women's soccer schedule Saturday night at Edwards Field, but the Mountaineers fell 2-0 to Lesley University in the league tilt.

The hosting Lynx scored twice in the first half, including a goal in the 45th minute, before maintaining their advantage through the second period to finish off the shutout.

Play was scoreless until the 33rd minute when LU capitalized on a corner kick for the go-ahead tally. The Lynx then got an insurance goal to go with just 35 seconds left in the opening frame on a second-chance opportunity and a 2-0 halftime lead. Neither team would get into the back of the net through the final 45 minutes for Lesley to start the NECC campaign with a win.

Southern Vermont senior goalie Melissa Mascari made eight saves in Saturday's loss (2-4).

The Mountaineers are 2-4 overall and 0-1 in NECC play.


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