SVC men's soccer eliminated from NECC tournament

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BENNINGTON — Three second-half goals paved the way for the No. 5 seed Newbury College to walk out with a 4-0 upset victory over No. 4 Southern Vermont College Tuesday afternoon at Everett Field in the first round of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's soccer tournament.

Newbury got on the board in the 30th minute of action to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. Ten minutes into the second half, the visitors found the back of the net once again before padding their lead with a third tally just five minutes later. A final goal in the 78th minute put the game away and sent the Nighthawks to the next round.

Newbury sophomore Nilton De Andrade had a spectacular afternoon as he scored three times. Nighthawk sophomore keeper Chris Tran made five saves as he evened his season record between the pipes to 3-3.

SVC freshman goalie Dylan Berg turned away six NC shots in the loss (5-15).

Newbury improves to 5-14 on the year and will take on No. 1 seed Mitchell College on Friday at 2 p.m. in the conference semifinals.

SVC concludes the 2017 campaign with an overall record of 5-15.

SVC sweeps Bay Path

BENNINGTON — The No. 4 seed Southern Vermont College volleyball team swept No. 5 Bay Path in straight sets Tuesday night to move on to the NECC semifinals.

The Mountaineers won the match by scores of 25-16, 25-23 and 25-16.

SVC was led by Liv Sowles, who had 20 kills in the match. Nikki Ramirez also had a strong day for the Mountaineers with 10 kills.

Heidy Benitez led the team in digs with 12, while Ramirez had 10 and Sowles had nine in the match.

On the defensive side, Kemly Derby had a pair of blocks for SVC.

The Mountaineers will play No. 1 seed Elms in the conference semifinals Friday at 7 p.m. in Chicopee, Mass.

Wasaren League boys soccer all-stars announced

HOOSICK, N.Y. — On Monday afternoon, the Wasaren League announced its boys soccer All-Stars for the 2017 season, with a group of local athletes being named to the first and second team's and as honorable mentions.

In the Hudson Division, Hoosick Falls senior midfielder David Everard was the lone Panther player to make the first team, with Mechanicville junior forward Jeff Luce taking MVP honors in the division.

In the Battenkill Division, four different Cambridge players were named to the first team, with midfielder Eli Robertson, midfielder Patrick Robinson, midfielder Carter Hall and goalkeeper Cody Oldham all earning honors. Berlin senior forward Ryan Willis was named MVP of the division.

A pair of players, one from Hoosick Falls and one from the Indians, were named to the Wasaren League's second team, with Cambridge's sophomore defender Matthew Romack and Panthers senior forward John Reynolds being recognized for their play.

A group of players from both the Indians and Hoosick Falls were named as honorable mentions. Cambridge's Daniel Blanchfield, Austin Hackman, Daniel Medina, Ian Montgomery and Nicholas Sarto, along with the Panthers' Anthony Amidon, Zaine Becker, Nick Houghton and Ryan Landry, all earned the honor.

Information Meeting for Bill Koch League

WOODFORD — The Prospect Mountain Bill Koch Youth Ski League will hold an informational meeting and ski/gear swap for new and returning families on November 11 at 4 p.m. at Prospect Mountain Nordic Center on Route 9 in Woodford.

The ski and gear swap (selling gently used skis, boots, poles and relevant clothing) will start at 4 p.m. in the Lodge, and will be followed by an information meeting about the Bill Koch Youth Ski League at 4:30. The meeting will provide 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 December 12 and will run through early March. Interested families attending the meeting on November 11 can register for the Program at that time, and there will be skis, boots and poles available for lease for those participating in Program.

For more information, please contact Katie Swabey at 413-664-7711 or prospectmtbkl@gmail.com.

MAYAA registration

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Youth Athletic Association will host a pair of registration nights for its basketball program.

The two in-person registrations will take place on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Bennington Elementary School.

The board will be at the registrations for parents to ask questions.

Registration is already online at www.mayaabasketball.com and will be until Nov. 3. The cost is $40 per child or $70 per family.

MAYAA is for kids from grades 1 to 6.

For more information, contact president Tim Hutton at 802-688-6427.

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