Cambridge girls earn No. 7 seed in Class C

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls soccer team earned the No. 7 seed for the upcoming Class C sectional playoffs, after an 11-4-1 regular season.

The Indians are slated to play No. 10 Greenwich on Saturday at 11 a.m. at home.

Cambridge played the Witches once during the regular season, coming on top 2-1 on the strength of two goals from Vanessa Evans.

Evans has been the Indians' top scorer all season long with a team-high 17 tallies. Lilly Phillips has 10 goals, while Sophie Phillips has six and Taylor Stallmer and Sydney Benson have five.

Senior keeper Brecke Gifford has six clean sheets and was especially strong late in the season with four shutouts in the last five games.

The Hoosick Falls girls soccer team will be the No. 11 seed in Class C, following a 6-10 regular season.

The Panthers will go on the road to play No. 6 Canajoharie Saturday at 1 p.m.

Sophomore Phoebe Thomson has been Hoosick Falls' top offensive threat in 2018 with 11 goals. Senior Olivia Brownell and Sky Haynes have been strong as well with six and five tallies respectively.

The Cambridge boys soccer team earned the No. 10 seed in the Class C boys bracket after a 7-6-2 season.

The Indians earned a bye through the first round and will open postseason play against No. 7 Doane Stuart Thursday afternoon.

Cambridge has a balanced offensive attack with Austin Hackman leading the way with six goals. Alex Hommel was strong as well with five tallies.

Parker Robertson has impressed in goal for the Indians with five shutouts.

The Hoosick Falls boys soccer team will be the No. 20 seed in Class C after going 5-11 this season.

The Panthers play No. 13 Mekeel Christian Academy Tuesday for the right to play No. 4 Mayfield in the second round of sectionals.

Eagles top MSJ

RUTLAND — Tess Belnap had four goals as the Arlington girls soccer team downed MSJ 8-1 Monday afternoon.

Belnap also had an assist on the day.

Haley Mattison had two goals and two assists, while defender Lilah Ward had two goals and one assist.

The Eagles improve to 10-1-1 and play Black River at home today.

BF tops Bulldogs

BELLOWS FALLS — The Burr and Burton field hockey team lost 6-1 to powerhouse Bellows Falls Monday afternoon.

Charleigh Carthy scored the lone BBA goal in the contest off an assist from Annabelle Gray and Julia Fillion.

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Abbe Cravinho led BF with three goals.

Hannah Callen made 21 saves in the cage for the Bulldogs.

BBA falls to 7-4-1 on the season and plays Hartford Thursday on the road.

LTS tops Poultney

POULTNEY — The Long Trail girls soccer team beat Poultney 4-0 Monday afternoon.

The Mountain Lions had goals from Molly Sanderson and one each from Kelsey McCullough and Maria de la Casa.

Kathryn Dugan had the shutout in goal for LTS, who plays West Rutland at home Wednesday.

Salem-Cambridge wins

VALATIE, N.Y. — The Salem-Cambridge field hockey team came out strong in the Class C sectional opening round with a 6-0 win against Ichabod Crane.

Kyndra Riche put Salem-Cambridge on the board first with a goal less than three minutes into play.

They added on with scores from Blake Riche and Clair Toomey before the half.

The second half was more of the same as Blake Riche added two more goals and Kyndra Riche added another of her own for Salem-Cambridge.

Salem-Cambridge advances to play No. 1 seed Johnstown on Wednesday.

SVC's Gibney honored

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced on Monday the selection of Southern Vermont College freshman Maddie Gibney as the Women's Soccer Rookie of the Week.

The league honor is the second for the Mountaineer after she previously garnered it on October 1.

Gibney continued to build momentum on the offensive side of the ball last week as she scored three goals through SVC's two games. She had a pair on Wednesday in the Mountaineers' NECC win over Mitchell College and the freshman then converted a penalty kick on Saturday for her fourth score of the year — helping Southern Vermont tie the match at 1-1 late in the first half of a hard-fought showdown at Elms College.

Gibney and the Mountaineers are back in action on Tuesday with a 3:30 p.m. league match at home against Becker College.

Holden garners award

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Southern Vermont College's C.G.Holden has been named the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week.

The Bennington College sophomore is collecting the Conference honor for the fourth time out of six races he has participated in this year. He also earned the accolade on September 4, September 10 and October 1.

Holden was back to competition Saturday after an off week and hit the course at Western New England University's Golden Bear Invitational with his best-ever collegiate performance. He finished the 8000 meter race with a time of 28:16;that was 35 seconds faster than his previous personal best, and it helped him cross the line first for SVC and 20th overall in a meet that saw Harvard University place five runners in the top eight. Holden chalked up a pace of 5:41 per mile at WNEU.

Holden and the Mountaineers are off again this upcoming weekend as they rest and prepare to defend their NECC title on Saturday, October 27 at Elms College's course in Chicopee, Mass.


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