THETFORD >> Mount Anthony freshman cross-country runner Sarah Umphlett was the top local runner at the Woods Trail Run on Saturday.
Umphlett was 20th overall on the 5K course, finishing the race in 20 minutes, 40.25 seconds. She was the fastest runner in her heat and the top freshman overall.
Paige Greenawalt was also in the top 50, finishing 49th overall in 21:34.08. Rounding out the scoring for MAU were Sarahi Villa Arreguin (24:21.90), Makayla Gelheiser (26:09.48) and Savannah Robson (26:23.38).
For Burr and Burton, Ann Fisher was the top runner in 124th place out of 589 runners. Emma Tschaikowsky, Lara Virsik, Natalie Sommons and Maggie Brown were the next four across for the Bulldogs.
MAU was 29th overall and BBA was 38th.
On the boys side, Evan Page was 61st overall to lead Mount Anthony and fifth in his heat, finishing in 18:10.57. Asa Burrows-Crane was second in 19:37.17. Shawn Tobin broke 20 minutes and Vitaly Dee was over by less than a second. Andrew Rockwell (20:48) rounded out the scoring.
For BBA, Joey Conti was the top runner, finishing 109th out of 829 competitors in 18:45.69. Tyler Jager was next in 19:58.97. Alejandro Marciendo was next, followed by Tim Kiernan and Nathan Severance.
Team-wise, MAU was 32nd overall and BBA was 41st.
Both the CVU boys and girls won the team championship.
BBA blanked by Cosmos
MANCHESTER >> Springfield scored with less than three minutes left in the game as the Cosmos topped BBA, 1-0, at Taylor Field on Saturday.
Angelina Bigwood tallied with 2:50 to go to saddle the Bulldogs with their fourth defeat of the year.
BBA coach Barb Miceli credited her defense including Camille Morey, Allie Nowicki and Ashley Poddick.
Molly Dingley had eight saves for the Bulldogs, who drop to 3-4-3 and play again on Wednesday at Woodstock.
SVC shuts down Newbury on Senior Day
BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College notched its second-straight New England Collegiate Conference women's soccer victory Saturday afternoon at Everett Field as the hosting Mountaineers defeated Newbury College, 3-0.
SVC got a goal from Molly Madore in the opening 45 minutes of action before padding its lead with a second goal from Danielle Biggers in the 55th. The Mountaineers then sealed the deal with a final tally from Taylor Mallett with 1:02 remaining while keeping the Nighthawks out of the net all day for the hosts' third shutout of the season.
Madore is now second in the team's all-time scoring list with 25 goals.
Saturday also served as Southern Vermont's Senior Day as the team recognized and honored departing members Kelsey Hamister and Lauren Nesshoever, in addition to the five Nighthawk seniors, prior to the start of the match.
The win puts SVC above .500 for the first time since September 14 as the Mountaineers are now 5-4-2 overall and 2-1 in league action. NC falls to 3-7 on the season with the loss, dropping to 1-2 against the NECC.
Keeper Melissa Mascari chalked up her third clean sheet of the season, improving to 5-4-2 in net after making a pair of saves in the win. That gives her sole possession of second on the Mountaineers' all-time wins chart, her 22nd career victory being seven short of tying the team's record between the pipes.
SVC men draw to Mitchell
BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College was just 1:02 away from defeating Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference men's soccer action on Saturday, but the visiting Mariners tied it up on a corner kick leading to a 1-1 draw.
SVC went ahead with its strike in the 23rd minute, and the 1-0 edge lasted until late in the second half. Pushing for the equalizer, MC got a strong header to even things as time waned. Neither crew could push one home in the two overtime periods as the match ended in the draw.
Southern Vermont moves to 0-0-2 in NECC play and 3-4-2 overall as the Mariners are now 0-6-2 on the year and 0-1-1 against the league with the tie.
The Mountaineers now gear up for a Monday non-conference game, heading to The Sage Colleges for a 5 p.m. kickoff.
The result against Mitchell could have been seen as a move in the right direction for Southern Vermont, considering its history against the Mariners since 2012. Coming into Saturday, MC had won the previous four meetings between the two sides, outscoring the Mountaineers by a 19-2 margin across those contests while shutting out SVC in each of the last two matchups.
The Mountaineer goal came from junior Paddy McGovern who tallied his NECC-leading ninth of the year to put his team ahead.
SVC freshman keeper Chris Jimenez came up with nine saves in the tie (3-4-2).
Personal bests highlight SVC men at Keene Invitational
KEENE, N.H. >> The course at the Keene State College Invitational proved very favorable for the Southern Vermont College men's cross country team on Saturday as five of the seven Mountaineers set new personal bests to start the second leg of the regular season.
SVC had not raced at Keene since 2014 as last year's meet was washed out. The Mountaineers took fifth as a team on Saturday with 116 points while Fitchburg State University tallied 50 to win the day. Three of SVC's times were good enough to climb the team's all-time record chart.
Marc Brandmeyer had his best race of the year, taking 1:02 off his previous top time in an 8,000 meter race with a 26:40 to place ninth overall. Sophomore Stephen McCall was next to cross for Southern Vermont, finishing at 27:29 for a new personal best and a mark 43 seconds faster than that which he posted last week to come in 17th place; he moved up to fifth on the team's all-time record list with that performance.
Corey Barcomb was the third SVC runner to finish, setting a new personal record with a 28:15 showing; that was 1:29 ahead of his mark from last week and 12 seconds faster than his previous PR. He crossed the line at the same time as freshman Davante Smith who shaved 1:26 off his old top time in an 8k with the 28:15, both of them now sitting tied for ninth on SVC's all-time record chart.
SVC races next October 15 at Western New England University's Golden Bear Invitational.
SVC women scores personal records
KEENE, N.H. >> Saturday's Keene State College Invitational did not only see the Southern Vermont College women's cross country team notch a great deal of top season marks, but it also saw seven Mountaineers record all-time personal bests on a 5,000 meter course.
Additionally, one of the SVC times was good enough for a Mountaineer harrier climb up the program's all-time record chart. Southern Vermont placed fourth as a team with 115 points as the hosting Owls won their meet with 23.
Leading the way for the Mountaineers was Bennington College junior Annika Kristiansen who returned to her hometown and notched a 20:38 showing, that time being good enough for 16th overall and coming just 15 seconds shy of her personal best. She was followed by Bennington classmate Isabella Poulos who finished at 18th overall with a 20:39, breaking her previous personal record by 1:31; it also moved her up to fifth on SVC's all-time 5k record list.
Skye McGuire was third for the team with a 22:24 showing, taking 2:36 off her best time this season. Jordan Welch followed at 22:57, setting a new personal record by 3:06. Emily Lesure rounded out the Mountaineers' top five at 23:30, shaving three seconds off her previous PR.
SVC will take next weekend off before resuming the schedule on October 15.
SVC volleyball swept
BOSTON >> The Southern Vermont College women's volleyball team began its 2016 New England Collegiate Conference schedule Saturday afternoon at the Winsor School, falling 3-0 to hosting Newbury College.
The Nighthawks took the match in straight sets with scores of 25-12, 25-21, and 25-17.
Mountaineer freshman Sarah Billow led the team with nine kills, adding 10 digs and an assist to her line. Freshman Tay Phillips followed with five kills and nine digs while Lizzy Bench had a pair of kills to go with her 12 digs. Senior captain Brin Goldman popped up 13 assists and had five digs on the defensive end as Bennington College freshman Gaby Oropeza notched a team-high 18 digs in the effort.
SVC (3-12, 0-1 NECC) continues the Conference schedule on Tuesday, hosting Bay Path University for a 7 p.m. first serve.
Indians crush Fort Edward
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> On Homecoming Weekend at Cambridge, the Indians cruised to a 62-0 win over Fort Edward to improve to 5-0.
Zack Rowland threw for two touchdowns — one to Brendan Holcomb and one to Shawn Lemieux — Colton Dean ran for two and Ryan McLenithan had an 18-yard touchdown run and an 18-yard interception return for a score.
Tommy English, Maurice Seymore and Kaedin Ogilvie also added touchdowns for Cambridge, with English returning a punt 75 yards for the score. Helen Mooney made eight of nine extra points.
Cambridge travels to Canajoharie on Friday night.