Early strikes push Spartans past SVC
BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College men's soccer team got down early against Castleton Wednesday afternoon and couldn't recover, falling 5-1 to the Spartans.
Castleton controlled most of the possession in the first half, but didn't get on the board until the 19th minute, where they struck for two goals within that minute.
Noah Swainbank scored the first one for the Spartans and Alex Fernald followed with one of his own 39 seconds later.
Seraphin Iradukunda scored a pair for Castleton in the 28th and 32nd minutes respectively to give the Spartans a commanding 4-0 lead at the half.
In the first half, Castlton outshot SVC 17-1 as constant pressure was put on Mountaineers keeper Tyler Mackie.
Mackie came out in the 72nd minute and was replaced by Joey Wolodkevich, who ended up giving up a goal of his own to Jack Kingdon.
SVC scored its lone goal of the game in the 55th minute when Nikolas Joseph tallied one off of a Nick Langat assist.
The Mountaineers fall to 1-5 on the season and play Mitchell on Saturday on the road.
Patriots top Mill River
NORTH CLARENDON — The Mount Anthony girls soccer team's offense exploded in the second half to propel MAU to a 4-1 win against Mill River Wednesday afternoon.
After the game went into halftime scoreless, Patriots senior Cat Worthington got the scoring going with 30 minutes to play in the second half.
The Minutemen fired back with a goal of their own, but that was all they would get the rest of the day.
Jordan Mattison struck next to give MAU a one-goal lead and added another on a penalty kick chance. Ally Bullett assisted on Mattison's first goal.
The Patriots got their final goal by Rebecca Crosier with eight minutes to play. Haley Breese assisted on the play.
Maddy Breese had seven saves for the Patriots in goal.
MAU improves to 2-2 with the win and plays Brattleboro on the road Monday.
Indians blast Berlin
BERLIN — The Cambridge girls soccer offense was dominant in its 11-3 win against Berlin Wednesday on the road.
Vanessa Evans had four goals in the game to lead the Indians.
Sophomore Lilly Phillips had three goals and added a pair of assists to her line.
Sophie Phillips, Rhiannon Darling, Taylor Stallmer and Anna Headwell all added one goal.
Stallmer had three assists, while Sophie Phillips and Darling had one apiece.
Rachel Bortnick scored twice to lead Berlin.
Cambridge improves to 3-1-1 and plays Hoosick Falls at home Tuesday.
Bulldogs fall to Essex
ESSEX JUNCTION — The Burr and Burton girls soccer team dropped its second consecutive game, falling to Essex 1-0 Wednesday afternoon.
The Hornets struck for a goal in the ninth minute of the game and that was all the scoring either team would get all day in a defensive battle.
BBA had a solid amount of opportunities, but couldn't put the ball in the net.
Carol Herbert had eight saves for the Bulldogs in the loss.
BBA falls to 1-2 on the season and plays South Burlington on the road Saturday in another tough early-season test.
Panthers fall in OT
GREENWICH, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls girls soccer team struggled to put the ball in the net in its 2-1 loss to Greenwich in overtime Wednesday.
The Witches scored the first goal of the game and it was 1-0 Greenwich by halftime.
Amy Perry found Olivia Brownell on a pass early in the second half and the senior put it home to tie the score.
The game remained tied for the rest of regulation, before Greenwich scored five minutes into overtime to win.
Hoosick Falls drops to 2-4 on the season with the loss and plays Cambridge next Tuesday on the road.
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