Woodard strikes three times in win over Brattleboro
BRATTLEBORO — Burr and Burton senior Brooke Woodard racked up a hat trick on Saturday in a 5-0 win over Brattleboro.
Woodard's first score came with two minutes left in the first half, assisted by her sister Sky.
With 16 minutes left, Woodard scored again off a free kick, then tallied the third two minutes later, assisted on a corner kick, again by Sky Woodard.
In between, Carly Gayda scored three minutes into the second half off an assist from Shea Lincourt and Maggie Sullivan added another score.
Ana Garay played in goal with 1 save as BBA improves to 6-1 on the year.
Panthers, Warriors draw
HOOSICK, N.Y. >> On a cool morning in Hoosick, the Panthers and Stillwater battled to a 2-2 draw in girls soccer at the Helft Complex.
Panthers took an early 1-0 lead on a score by Taylor Mann four minutes in before Stillwater's Devon Wagner tied the game.
Sydney Wayand gave the Warriors a 2-1 lead later in the first half before the Panthers' Phoebe Thomson scored her first goal of the year on a scrum in front of the net to make it 2-2.
Two overtime periods couldn't separate the teams as both picked up points in the standings.
Sydney Miller had 12 saves for the Panthers, who host Hoosic Valley today at 4:15 p.m.
Mountaineers compete at Williams
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. >> The Southern Vermont College men's cross country team lined up with a highly-competitive field Saturday at Williams College's Purple Valley Classic, racing against teams from all divisions at Mount Greylock Regional High School.
Three Mountaineers made improvement from their times chalked up at last week's Johnson State Invitational while a few others topped their marks from last year's Classic.
SVC placed 18th as a team, putting up 573 points as SUNY Geneseo took first with 48.
Sophomore Stephen McCall led the squad in his first 8,000 meter race of the year, coming through with a time of 28:12. Captain Marc Brandmeyer was next for SVC with a 28:42 while the next two Mountaineers were side-by-side — senior Corey Barcomb crossed the line at 29:44 with Bennington College sophomore Noah Froh being right behind him with a 29:45 performance. Barcomb's time was 21 seconds faster than he posted at last year's Classic while Froh's was 41 seconds ahead of his 2015 showing.
Freshman Davante Smith wasn't far behind at 30:24, shaving 12 seconds off his time from a week ago. Classmate Bailey Hamilton knocked nine seconds off his 8K mark from last week's race with a 31:00, and Bennington sophomore Alexander Ging took 58 seconds off his previous personal record with a 31:35. Senior Aden Fischer rounded out the team with a 33:37, a time 23 seconds faster than that which he put up at last year's Classic.
SVC women improve at Williams
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. >> A tough day of running saw the Southern Vermont College women's cross country team chalk up tremendous improvements from both this season and last year at Saturday's Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College at Mount Greylock Regional High School.
Three of the Mountaineers ran in the 5,000 meter race while the other seven partook in the 6,000 meter competition, a great chance for them to practice on an elongated course that will mirror November's NCAA Division III Regional Qualifier.
SVC placed 21st as a team in the 6K event with 639 points as SUNY Geneseo took first in the highly-competitive race with 65.
In the morning's 5K, SVC sophomore Morgan Kaeppel was the first Mountaineer to cross the line with a 26:39; that time was 1:30 faster than that which she posted at last week's Johnson State Invitational. Rookie Bailey Bradbury was next at 26:42, shaving 2:34 off her mark from last week for a new personal record. Kaylee Cross knocked four seconds off her time from a week ago, rounding out the team with a 31:27.
Bennington College junior Annika Kristiansen was first to finish for Southern Vermont in the 6K, coming in at 25:28 for a mark five seconds faster than her time for that distance from 2015. Bennington classmate Isabella Poulos was next for the Mountaineers at 25:42, taking 2:57 off her showing at last year's NCAA qualifier.
SVC senior Skye McGuire followed at 28:11 while classmate and captain Shelby Whitman was close behind at 28:19. Fellow senior rookie Jordan Welch and sophomore Morgan Arleth both competed in their first collegiate 6K's, coming in at 29:02 and 29:30, respectively. Senior Emily Lesure rounded out the Mountaineers' day in Williamstown, finishing at 30:47.
Mascari sets shutout mark
NASHUA, N.H. >> No Southern Vermont College women's soccer player has ever recorded more shutouts than current junior Melissa Mascari who notched her 13th career clean sheet on Saturday as the Mountaineers won 3-0 at Daniel Webster College in New England Collegiate Conference action.
Neither team found the back of the net through the opening 45 minutes, but SVC then struck three times in the second half while keeping the Eagles out of the cage. The win ends a two-game skid for Southern Vermont and evens the team's overall record at 4-4-1; the Mountaineers improve to 1-1 in NECC play with the day's victory.
Mascari passed SVC/SJC Hall of Famer Denise Welch '97 on the program's all-time career shutouts record list, only needing to make three saves on Saturday to put herself atop the chart. She has never allowed a goal to DWC in 225 total minutes in net against the Eagles.
Southern Vermont sophomore Ally McNamee played for the first time since September 8, making a big impact as she scored the first two SVC goals of the day. Freshman Taylor Mallett notched three assists in the afternoon as classmate Danielle Biggers notched her first collegiate goal in the win.
SVC is next in action on Tuesday, heading to Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for a 6 p.m. kickoff under the Trailblazers' new lights.
SVC stops Eagles' streak
NASHUA, N.H. >> Southern Vermont College opened up its New England Collegiate Conference men's soccer schedule on Saturday at Daniel Webster College, battling the two-time defending champion Eagles to a 1-1 draw through double overtime at Eagle Field.
After a scoreless first half, DWC got on the board with a strike in the 47th minute. The Mountaineers would even things just over 10 minutes later, and the 1-1 tie would then be sustained through the remainder of regulation. The extra 20 minutes could not produce a winner as SVC closed out the tie, snapping Daniel Webster's NECC regular and postseason winning streak of 14 that dated back to October 2014.
SVC's goal came from junior Paddy McGovern who notched his NECC-leading eighth tally on the season. He was assisted by freshman Jake Figueiredo in the 57th minute for the equalizer.
Mountaineer freshman goalie Chris Jimenez had a great day in net, turning away 16 Daniel Webster shots with a number of terrific saves in the draw (3-3-1).
Southern Vermont moves to 3-3-1 on the year and starts league action at 0-0-1. The Mountaineers now move to non-conference action on Tuesday, visiting Springfield College for a 7 p.m. start.
RANDOLPH >> The Burr and Burton cross-country team competed in the Randolph Invitational on Friday.
Ann Fisher and Joey Conti were individual medalists for BBA as the girls team placed second in a tight meet where two points separated the top three teams. The boys team placed fifth in the field of nine complete teams.
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