SVC volleyball loses five-set thriller

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CHICOPEE, Mass. — The Southern Vermont College volleyball team held a two sets to one lead in its NECC semifinals matchup with No. 1 Elms Friday night with a chance to go to the conference finals on the line.

No. 4 SVC couldn't close out the game though and dropped the last two sets by scores of 25-22 and 15-10, to be eliminated from the conference tournament.

The Blazers were paced by the play of Danielle Redding, who had 24 of the team's 55 kills in the match.

Nikki Ramirez had a strong day for the Mountaineers, leading SVC with 16 kills. Liv Sowles wasn't far behind teammate as she had 14 kills.

Elms will play the winner of the No. 2 Lesley vs No. 3 Becker match in the finals set to take place on Sunday.

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.

To have your event in the Banner roundup, email the information to sports@benningtonbanner.com


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