Eagles crush Mountain Lions on pitch

DORSET — The Arlington girls soccer team continued its dazzling early season run with a 6-0 win over Long Trail on Thursday.

Xandria Hoyt scored the first of her three goals in the opening minute as the Eagles broke it open with five scores in the second half. Haley Mattison added a pair of scores, while Tess Belnap was held to a single tally.

Jamie Keel had a good game in the midfield and Shaana Staab made a pair of saves.

Arlington improves to 6-0 and hosts Long Trail on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the opening round of the John Werner Tournament.

Panthers shut out Indians

SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys soccer team defeated Hoosic Valley, 2-0, on Thursday afternoon.

Hoosick scored its first goal when Zaine Becker found David Everard on a ball over the top. The two would hook up again when Becker played a great long ball that Everard narrowly touched past the charging Valley keeper, Isaac Carlo to make it 2-0. Hoosick Falls got a great game from Becker in the midfield and from their whole defense. The defense was led by Cody Hodges who recorded his 1st varsity shutout.

Cambridge double up Greenwich

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge boys soccer team topped Greenwich, 4-2, on Thursday in Wasaren League action. Greenwich's John Swertner put away a perfectly placed direct kick from 20 yards out to open the scoring and the Witches took a 1-0 lead into halftime.

Cambridge came out with better energy in the second half, and tied the game on a penalty kick by senior Patrick Robertson.

The Indians took the lead at the 62 minute mark when Matthew Romack sent a ball from deep in Cambridge's defensive zone over the head of a streaking Ian Montgomery, who settled the ball and placed it by a diving keeper. Seven minutes later, Cambridge went up two goals when junior Austin Hackman scored on an indirect kick from just over 20 yards. Greenwich had a quick answer, scoring just minutes later on a shot from Charlie Gartner.

Greenwich looked to tie the game on a penalty kick, but Cambridge keeper Cody Oldham came up big in net and preserved the one goal lead. Cambridge would score a fourth goal on a shot from senior Carter Hall that glanced up and over an outstretched Greenwich keeper.

Cody Oldham had 10 saves for the Indians.

Mountaineers grab first victory

BENNINGTON — A nail-biting finish for the Mountaineer faithful saw their Southern Vermont College men's soccer team pick up a tight 3-2 win over Johnson State College Thursday afternoon at Everett Field in non-conference action.

SVC took control right away with a goal in the third minute of play, and a second for the hosts came just over the 18:00 mark to make it a 2-0 upper hand. The Badgers got one back later in the opening half, but Southern Vermont was able to extend the lead back to a pair just under three minutes before the break.

The 3-1 advantage stood until the 56th minute when Johnson State cut it down to a one-goal deficit. The final 34 minutes of regulation saw the visitors push for the equalizer—including an offensive attack in the last 60 seconds—to no avail as the Mountaineers kept their opponent out of the net to secure their first victory of the year.

SVC freshman Jared Lacoste scored at the end of the first half for what proved to be the game winner, his fourth of the year. Sophomore captain Lee Dennis and freshman Nick Langat each notched their first goals of the year for the Mountaineers.

Dylan Berg picked up his first collegiate win (1-7) between the pipes after making a pair of saves on the day.

Southern Vermont (1-7) is next in action on Saturday when the Mountaineers host Wheelock College for the start of New England Collegiate Conference action. Johnson State (5-3) returns to North Atlantic Conference play on Saturday with a 1 p.m. kickoff at home against Thomas College.

SVC swept by Smith

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Southern Vermont College was downed 3-0 by Smith College Thursday night in non-conference women's volleyball action at Ainsworth Gymnasium.

The Pioneers took the sweep with set scores of 25-10, 25-10, and 25-15.

SVC junior captain Liv Sowles led the team with eight kills while adding a team-best 16 digs. Sophomore Sarah Billow chipped in with three kills and eight digs as classmate Abigail Landon had 11 assists and a pair of digs in the effort.

Next up for Southern Vermont (0-11) is a non-conference tri-match at SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday; the Mountaineers will take on Lancaster Bible College at 1 p.m. before playing the hosting Fighting Tigers at 3 p.m.


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