Patriots roll past Minutemen
Jeff Potter and Josua Schmid each recorded a pair of goals and a pair of assists to lead the way. Emiliano Salazar added a goal and assist, while Dave Peterson, Franklin Cody and Thomas Pietrzak all had single tallies. Leo Sedlock and Matt Glanovsky got on the scoresheet with assists as well.
Dylan Woodside earned the win in goal for the Patriots, who are 5-2 and host Burr and Burton on Friday at Spinelli Field.
Hoosick survives in overtime to stay perfect
HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls field hockey team didn't get their first score until 61 minutes had been played, but it was enough to score a 1-0 overtime win over Salem on Wednesday.
Ayla Fauler scored in the first minute of overtime, off an assist from Cecilia Vincent, to keep the Panthers perfect on the season at 9-0.
Zoe Gress did not have to make a save in the cage for the Panthers, while Tori Carey had seven saves for the Generals.
Patriots sweep XC meet at Mill River
NORTH CLARENDON — The Mount Anthony boys and girls swept the Marble Valley League meet at Mill River on Tuesday
The Mount Anthony boys scored 33 points, ahead of Rutland's 59. Otter Valley, Mount St. Joseph and Long Trail completed the team scores.
Evan Page was second overall in a time of 18 minutes, 58 seconds. Shawn Tobin was fourth in 19:43. Noah Payne was seventh and Asa Burrows-Crane was ninth as four Patriots were in the top 10. Matt Laughlin was fifth overall for the Patriots, finishing 13th.
On the girls side, Sarah Umphlett and Maggie Payne finished 1-2 as MAU scored 36 points, ahead of Rutland's 44 and Otter Valley's 111.
Umphlett beat the field by nearly a minute, finishing in 21:04, followed by Payne in 21:53.
Sara Lee was fourth and Makayla Gelheiser and Amelia Schroeder were 14th and 15th, respectively.
Arlington's Thayer Hoyt was the top boys finisher for the Eagles, completing the course in 21 minutes, 19 seconds. Jacob Schmidt was the best finisher for Long Trail, finishing 26th in 22:57. Ian Philip was 42nd, Jeremy Linfield was 48th and Griff McClellan was 49th.
On the girls side, Arlington's Raleigh Ward was 11th overall in 25 minutes, 23 seconds, the top Eagles finisher. Long Trail's Gretchen Hammel was 12th across the finish line in 25:33. Long Trail's Lillie Wildman was 29th overall.
Arlington rolls past Lions
ARLINGTON — The Arlington girls soccer team rolled in the opening round of the John Werner Tournament, 6-0, over Long Trail.
Tess Belnap had her fourth hat trick of the year with three goals, while Haley Mattison added a pair of scores. Xandria Hoyt scored as well.
Mattison opened the scoring 10 minutes in off an assist from Jamie Keel. Belnap's first tally doubled the Arlington lead. In the 35th minute, Hoyt hit a shot that went off both the crossbar and the far post before going into the net.
Long Trail had a good chance in the second half that went off the crossbar before Arlington scored three more times.
Shaana Staab made three saves for the shut out, while Emery Letendre had eight stops for Long Trail.
Arlington is 7-0 overall.
BBA gets better of Patriots
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton field hockey team scored a pair of goals in each half as they beat Mount Anthony, 4-0, on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs scored both of their first half goals in the opening 10 minutes. The first scored by Sabina Buffa, with assists to Celsey McMahon and Nelly Hollweg, then the second three minutes later from Hannah Hedberg, off a penalty corner, assisted by Amber Rachele and Hollweg.
Buffa scored eight minutes into the second half to make the lead 3-0, assisted by Chloe MacDonald and Allie Nowicki. BBA scored in the final minute, Hollweg from Hedberg on a penalty corner.
Savannah Rogers made 10 saves in the cage for MAU, Hannah Callen didn't have to make a save for BBA.
Burr and Burton is now 3-3-1 and they face Hartford on the road on Friday.
Patriots fall to Lee
BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to Lee in a Berkshire League match on Wednesday.
The game scores were 25-6, 25-4 and 25-5. Emilie O'Brien had a pair of kills, while Mackenzie Mayhew had a kill, assist and a block.
MAU falls to 0-7, while Lee stays perfect at 4-0.
MAU drops match to Taconic
BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony golf team lost a dual match with Taconic, 188-201, on Wednesday.
The medalist at Mount Anthony Country Club was Taconic's Mike Kays with a 41. Jack Bushee led MAU with a 43, Andrew Marsden was close behind with a 33 and Michael McKenna added a 52.
MAU will play Drury at Stamford on Friday.
Cambridge blanks Fordians
WATERFORD, N.Y. — Cambridge's Miranda Seacord scored both goals to lead the Indians to a 2-0 win over Waterford on Wednesday.
Seacord's first score was assisted by Grace Snyder while the second was assisted by Helen Mooney.
Victoria Dupuis had six saves for Cambridge, who are 7-2. Caer Burns made 19 saves for Waterford.
The Cambridge girls host Berlin on Friday afternoon for a Wasaren League matchup.
SVC blasts VTC
BENNINGTON — A five-goal second half led the way for Southern Vermont College to walk out with a big, 7-0 win over Vermont Technical College Wednesday evening in non-conference men's soccer action at Everett Field.
The victory makes way for the Mountaineers' first three-game winning streak since October of 2015.
SVC junior captain Nikolas Joseph had a great day as he assisted the eventual game winner before adding another assist and a goal of his own in the second half. Arlington grad Jared Lacoste also had a pair of helpers and a score in the win for him to now sit at second in the NECC with 14 points on the year.
It was just 1:05 into the game when Southern Vermont would get — what proved to be — all that was needed for the victory. Joseph made a long run with the ball up the right edge of the pitch before cutting back across the top of the box; his attempt at net would be saved, but a rebound opportunity fell in front of freshman Ray Awusi who got dirty and slid it home before the VTC keeper could corral it for his second goal of the year.
The Mountaineers extended their lead less than five minutes later with Lacoste's first assist of the day. He carried the ball deep down the left side of the field before playing it backwards and towards the middle to sophomore Connor Kristiansen. Kristiansen took two touches to settle and set up his shot from 25 yards, and he fired a great take that dropped into the upper-right side of the frame for his first of the season.
It took the Mountaineers over 12 minutes after play resumed to find the back of the cage once again, but once they did, the team scored four goals in a span of 6:25 of clock time. The first of those came when sophomore captain Lee Dennis played a great pass down the gut and through the Knight defense; freshman Jimmy Thach read the play perfectly and was already in mid-stride to meet the ball once it got into the clearing. Thach used his first touch to hit a shot from the top of the box into the lower-left corner of the frame for his second of the year to come in the 58th minute.
Just over four minutes later, Joseph got his first of the season to go for the 4-0 upper hand. Lacoste took a pass from Thach at the top-left edge of the box, went at a defender, and played a square pass along the 18; Joseph ran on and met it with the keeper coming at him, and he fired a shot into the upper-right part of the net.
Sixty-seven seconds later, freshman Nick Langat got on the scoresheet with his second of the year. Classmate Esteban De La Cruz hit a free kick from 57 yards away—a soaring ball that went all the way to the left side of the six-yard box; Langat leapt up and put his head on it to pop the ball across the frame and over the keeper for the 5-0 advantage.
The scoreboard could barely keep up as SVC changed it once again just 1:03 later. Langat played the ball into the middle of the box from the left side of the field, and Joseph met it there to switch directions and get Alvin to leave the net open. Joseph sent the ball back towards the goal, and Lacoste came sprinting on to leave it undoubted for his sixth of the year.
The Mountaineer offense wasn't done yet as it capped the scoring with one final tally in the 84th minute. A cross was sent in from the left side of the field to the back of the penalty area where sophomore Carlos Rivera was waiting. It ricocheted off him and a VTC defender, but Rivera got to it again and poked it home for his first collegiate goal.
Mountaineer freshman keeper Dylan Berg registered his first collegiate shutout while making five saves in the win.
Southern Vermont (3-7) now looks ahead to a New England Collegiate Conference game on Saturday at Mitchell College with kickoff slated for 1 p.m.
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