Eagles keep perfect season alive with comeback

ARLINGTON — In a season full of blowouts, it was a major comeback in the final five minutes on Saturday that could define the Arlington girls soccer team.

Down 1-0 to Proctor with five minutes left, Jamie Keel cleaned up a ball bouncing in the box after a corner kick from Aimee Frank to tie the game at 1-1.

Two minutes later, off a free kick from Frank, Tess Belnap got the ball and zipped it past the Proctor goalie to take the lead. The score was Belnap's 38th of the year.

Arlington finishes the season undefeated 14-0 and holds the top seed in the Division IV tournament, which begins this week. Proctor, at 10-3, is the No. 2 seed.

Cambridge seals No. 2 seed in Class D

GRANVILLE, N.Y. — The Cambridge football team scored 48 unanswered points in the first half en route to a 62-6 win over Granville in the Indians' regular-season finale on Saturday.

Six different ball carriers scored touchdowns in the opening 24 minutes for the Indians. Jonas Butz opened the scoring with a three-yard run before Gabe Sgambettera had a 15-yard touchdown, Tyler Linendoll added a 5-yard score and Tommy English made it 27-0 with a 1-yard plunge.

In the second quarter, English scored again, this time from 40 yards out. Colton Dean and Kaeden Ogilvie each had short touchdowns to give Cambridge a 48-0 lead at halftime.

After a scoreless third quarter, Jacob Ruggles scored five yards away and Ogilvie had a pick-six for a 62-0 lead. Carlos Medrano-Garcia averted the shutout with a four-yard TD run.

Ten different players rushed the ball for Cambridge and quarterback Zack Rowland was 4-of-8 passing for 83 yards.

Cambridge will face Warrensburg in the Class D semifinals on Saturday at Schuylerville. The game is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m.

BBA drops season finale

BRATTLEBORO — Kharisma Boyd scored 10 minutes into the second half to lead Brattleboro to a 1-0 win over Burr and Burton on Saturday in the regular season finale.

Hannah Callen had one save, while Natalya Farkin had nine stops.

"Hannah Hedberg had a fantastic game at left [midfield], she moved the ball well and distributed it consistently to the open spaces. Charleigh Carthy also played very well for us at left attack. We had many opportunities in front of the goal, including 12 offensive corners — we just were not able to convert on them today. We had a number of players out with injuries today and hope to have them back for postseason play next week," said BBA coach Barb Miceli.

BBA is 6-6-2 and awaits seedings coming out today.

SVC sets team records in win

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College women's soccer records continue to fall as the Mountaineers defeated Dean College 5-0 Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference action at Everett Field.

SVC scored four times in the final 25 minutes of the first half — including three in a span of 2:37 of clock time — to bring a comfortable cushion into the break. The Mountaineers then added one more in the second stanza while keeping the Bulldogs off the board through the final whistle.

SVC junior Ally McNamee had two goals and an assist in the win while sophomore Dani Biggers' first goal of the year proved to be the game winner. Juliana D'Alessio added a score as well.

Prior to the start of their last regular season game on the SVC campus, seniors Natalie Rose Canterbury, Melissa Mascari, and Paige Vitale were recognized and honored for their dedication to the program during their collegiate careers.

Mascari had a memorable day as she made three saves in net while breaking the Southern Vermont record for the most shutouts in a single season—her eighth surpassing the mark set by Mountaineer Hall of Famer Denise Welch `97 in 1994. Mascari also helped herself offensively by scoring her first collegiate goal when she converted on a penalty kick in the opening half to make it a 2-0 lead.

Southern Vermont improves to 10-4-1 on the season and 5-1-1 in league play with the win. It was the team's eighth shutout of the year—tying the program record for the most clean sheets in a single season which was set in 2015. It also marked the first time in team history that the Mountaineers will finish the regular season with an undefeated record at home (5-0-1).

SVC has one final match on the docket before the postseason starts — that being a 3 p.m. NECC match at Bay Path on Wednesday; SVC will then host its third-straight first-round playoff game on Saturday, October 28.

SVC tops Newbury on road

BROOKLINE, Mass. - Southern Vermont College has tallied its most New England Collegiate Conference men's soccer wins since 2011 as the Mountaineers defeated Newbury College 3-1 Saturday afternoon at the Hellenic College Athletic Field.

SVC scored late in the opening stanza to bring a slim 1-0 lead into halftime, and the Mountaineers then added a piece of insurance in the 73rd minute. The visitors extended the separation just over five minutes later, and they were 10 seconds away from the shutout before the Nighthawks found the back of the net to get on the board.

Nick Langat scored the first two Mountaineer goals before Jesse Kelley added the third with his first collegiate tally. Arlington grad Alex Paustian added an assist in the victory. Dylan Berg (Tampa, Fla.) came up with nine saves while picking up the win.

The Mountaineers are now 3-3 against the league (5-12 overall) — having recorded their most NECC victories in a season since the `11 team went 6-0-1.

Next up for Southern Vermont is a Wednesday home game in which SVC will host Green Mountain College for a 3 p.m. non-conference, inner-state matchup.

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.

Track and Treat Halloween Fun Run in North Bennington

NORTH BENNINGTON — The Village School of North Bennington is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct 28. There will also be an Obstacle/Adventure Course available for the younger children. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the Family Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 A.M.. 5K Pre-registration is $20, day of race is $25; Family Fun Run $10.

Participants are encouraged to dress in costume and prizes will be given! Bring the entire family to the Village School of North Bennington for a fun morning. To enter, send checks to VSNB at PO Box 847, North Bennington, VT 05257, or go to the Events page at vsnb.org to download a registration form.

The Village School of North Bennington is located between School and Church streets. For more information call 802-442-5955.


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