BBA fifth overall at D-I golf championship
WATERBURY — On Wednesday at the Country Club of Vermont, the Division I boys competed in the state championship.
Burr and Burton finished fifth as a team, led individually by Max Brach's 8-over 80. The rest of the scoring came from Ben Swinarton's 89, Dillon Kallen's 93 and Chapin Eyre's 93.
Rutland's Logan Broyles was the medalist with a 2-under 70, but CVU won the team title after one playoff hole over BFA St. Albans.
In Division III, Stratton Mountain's Harrison DiGangi was runner-up in the individual, shooting a 76 to finish one shot behind Stowe's Ben Salvas for the low score of the day.
Stowe won the title over Northfield. Another local golfer, Arlington's Jack Lane, fired an 82 at CCV.
Bulldogs edge Rebels
TOWNSHEND — The Burr and Burton boys soccer team got a pair of first-half goals and held off Leland & Gray, 2-1, on Wednesday.
The Rebels took a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute when Riley Barton scored off a Rain Holmes assist. They nearly doubled the lead but BBA keeper Liam Day denied a penalty kick to keep the deficit at 1.
A few minutes later, BBA tied the game, Oscar Loomis corralling a through-ball from Sean Lam to make it 1-1. With seconds left in the half, on a free kick, Brian Lam bent one into the upper 90 for a 2-1 lead.
The defense was the story in the second half as BBA's Aiden Francomb, Colby Leary, Jordan Eisenman, River DeFelice and Day made the score stick in a messy second half on the bumpy pitch.
BBA faces Brattleboro at Applejack Field at 5 p.m. for their homecoming and senior game Friday night.
Stillwater blanks Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge boys soccer couldn't muster any offense in its 2-0 loss against Stillwater Wednesday afternoon.
Grant Baker and Scott Travis scored for the Warriors in the win.
Indians goalkeeper Parker Robertson made eight saves, while Stillwater keeper Tim Buchal made six saves.
Cambridge falls to 7-5-2 with the loss.
Bellows Falls tops MAU
WESTMINSTER — Bellows Falls took a 7-0 lead to halftime, eventually winning 10-0 over Mount Anthony on Wednesday.
Savannah Rogers had 17 saves in defeat for the Patriots.
MAU is 1-10-1 and hosts Hartford on Friday for Senior Day.
SVC rolls past Mitchell
BENNINGTON — Once it got rolling, the Southern Vermont College offense continued clicking for the hosting Mountaineers to cruise to a 6-0 New England Collegiate Conference women's soccer win over Mitchell College Wednesday afternoon at Everett Field.
The game was scoreless until the 36th minute of play, and SVC added another late in the first period to go into halftime on top 2-0. The Mountaineers kept up a steady scoring pace through the second stanza and walked out with their third-straight win over the Mariners.
The Mountaineers controlled the pace of play from the opening kickoff and had a handful of good-looking opportunities down in the Mitchell end of the pitch. None of those would amount to anything, however, including a great chance that glanced off the outside of the right post.
It felt like a matter of time that SVC would eventually break through in droves, and the hosts proved that to be the case starting in the final 10 minutes of the first half. The Mountaineers eventually got on the end of one of their many crosses into the box when Rileigh Griffiths headed home her second goal of the year off a pass from the left by freshman Kaidin Gauthier in the 36th minute.
Griffiths added her second point of the day with 2:18 left to go in the period as she played the latter of two great balls by SVC. Addison Bonacio sent a pass from her end of the field up the right edge where Griffiths was able to get to it and go through space. Griffiths was part of a 2-on-1 with the MC keeper, and she waited until the perfect time to send a square pass to senior captain Molly Madore. Madore was able to easily slot home her second of the year from the left side of the box and make it a 2-0 advantage.
Taylor Mallett extended the lead just 5:38 into the second stanza as she met a corner kick in the middle of the box and headed in her fourth of the season—being assisted by classmate Ashley Blom from the right side.
Maddie Gibney would be assisted by Blom and Madore for her second and third goals of the year, respectively, and freshman Julia LaFiora then potted her first collegiate score when she got to a loose ball that had been knocked away by the Mitchell keeper right in front of the cage.
SVC junior keeper Taylor Jarosz did not face a single shot while collecting her third shutout and moving to 5-4-1 on the year between the pipes.
Both teams are back in action on Saturday with league games as SVC (5-5-2, 3-2 NECC) visits Elms College for a 12 p.m. start.
Home Run Derby for SVC softball
BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College softball team is hosting the inaugural Home Run Derby! This is a fundraiser for the SVC Softball Program.
Male and Female HR winners will each win a $25 gift card to Madison's Brewing Company. Kids are welcome too! There will be a shortened HR distance for children 12 and under.
The event will be at Willow Park on Friday at 5 p.m.
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