MAU's Potter reaches goal-scoring milestone
BENNINGTON — With his goal late in the third quarter, Mount Anthony's Jeff Potter reached the 100-goal milestone for his career in a 12-9 loss to Rice at the Vets Home Field on Saturday.
Potter scored five goals total to move his career total to 103.
Rice was led by Ryan Brynes' four goals and two assists, while Jackson Harris added a hat trick and an assist.
Hayden Gaudette made a dozen saves for MAU, who drop to 2-6 and travel to Troy, N.Y. to face LaSalle Institute today.
MAU boys sixth at Burlington Invite
BURLINGTON — Thanks to a new school record and other personal bests, the Mount Anthony boys team finished sixth at the Burlington Invitational on Saturday
MAU sophomore Gavin Johnson set another school record in the javelin, finishing second overall with a throw of 162 feet, 4 inches
In the 100 meters, Jack Haynes qualified with a 12.03 second run, then in the final, finished fourth with a personal best of 11.61 seconds.
Andrew Ponessi qualified for freshman nationals and placed fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 51.80 seconds. The time was more than a second better than his previous best.
"Going into the season we told him he had a chance and that he would have to work hard," said MAU coach Amanda Mullen. "The 400 is never a comfortable race, and he literally gave it his all. [He] collapsed on the ground in exhaustion, he was thrilled to hear his time."
Evan Page finished third in the 800 meters in 2:04.66, outkicking three other athletes for the bronze medal spot. The 4x400 relay was fifth and freshman Isaiah Brunache was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, 2.5 inches.
The girls team had only the 4x100 relay score points with an eighth-place finish, but Mullen said many were held out of the competition due to injury.
Essex won overall on the boys side, while CVU took the girls team title.
BBA run-rules MAU
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton baseball team scored early and often as they dispatched with Mount Anthony in a 12-0 win in five innings on Saturday.
Chandler Pouk went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, while John Morgantini was perfect on the afternoon with a 3-for-3 showing, three RBI and two runs scored.
Alex Knowles, Eddie Knowles and Charlie Citron all contributed to the offensive attack with RBIs.
Ethan Senecal and John Rodriguez combined for six strikeouts and one hit allowed.
Cole Bushee took the loss for MAU, who drop to 1-6 and travel to Rutland today. BBA improves to 7-2 and hosts Drury today.
Arlington comeback comes up short
RUTLAND — The Arlington baseball team scored a pair of runs in the seventh inning, but left the tying run at third base in a 3-2 loss to Black River on Saturday at St. Peter's Field.
Zach Paul struck out 12 Eagles in five innings, keeping Arlington off the scoreboard. In the seventh, as Arlington rallied, Black River's Ryan Boyle got the last out for the save.
Jack Lane took the loss for Arlington, striking out 10 and allowing only three hits.
Arlington is 3-5 and hosts Green Mountain today.
MAU outlasts Brattleboro
BENNINGTON — Brooke McNulty went the distance for the Mount Anthony softball team, getting the victory in a 8-6 win over Brattleboro on Saturday.
McNulty allowed six runs and 12 hits, struck out four and didn't walk anyone.
Cat Worthington backed up her pitcher with a big day at the plate that included a double, homer and three RBIs. She also made a handful of game-changing plays in the field that kept Brattleboro from doing any more damage offensively.
Keana Gauthier also had a pair of hits for MAU, who are 5-2 and have won four in a row.
BBA tennis edges Mount Anthony
BENNINGTON — The Burr and Burton girls tennis team eked past Mount Anthony, 4-3, on Saturday at the Bennington Rec Center.
BBA got victories from Spencer North at No. 2 singles over Hayleigh Loomis, while Sarah Asciutto won at No. 3 over MAU's Carly Bylina. Then MAU tied the match after victories from MAU No. 1 Bao Bao Shuang and No. 1 doubles with Chloe Gore and Lexi Gerow beating Emily Sullivan and Mac Thuermer in three sets.
That made the match score 2-2 before Katie Kelly won 7-5, 6-2 at No. 4 singles over MAU's Lily Donahue. MAU re-tied it with a win at No. 2 doubles, the team of Regina MacDonald and Zoey Amoroso cruising over Amber Rachele and Evelyn Seidner.
That left it down to the No. 5 singles, where BBA's Kali Brandt edged MAU's Gabby Griffin-Leon, 7-6, 7-5.
"These are the matches that try coach's souls on both sides," said BBA coach Jeff Grimshaw. "The day could have gone either way and with our depleted squad we showed real character and just would not take defeat for an answer. We feel very fortunate to get out of Bennington with a very hard-fought win."
BBA ups its season record to 6-1 while MAU drops to 3-5. Both teams have matches today, MAU goes to Brattleboro, while BBA travels to Hartford.
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