The Vermont Cynic

Men’s hockey sweeps Maine in first round

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

How sweep it is. Men’s ice hockey earned a spot in the Hockey East quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive season after sweeping University of Maine in two games. The Catamounts started quickly on the weekend, scoring within the first four minutes of the first period March 3. Sophomore forward L...

End of the road for women’s hockey

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

The University of Vermont women’s ice hockey team continues to build toward success as another season concludes, providing much optimism for the future. The Catamounts finished the regular season as the fifth seed in Hockey East, and were sent on the road for the Hockey East quarterfinals against Prov...

Major League Soccer kicks off an exciting new season

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

As Major League Soccer begins its 22nd season of operation, the dawn of a new era looms. The 2017 season sees the ever-growing league add another two teams, Minnesota United and Atlanta United. Atlanta immediately made it known that they wanted to be taken seriously, hiring former Barcelona manager ...

Basketball wins…again

Matt Chimenti-Carmen, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The No. 1 seeded Catamounts made their way into the America East final with two resounding wins in front of sold out crowds at Patrick Gym. Vermont kicked off their America East Playoffs with a convincing win against the No. 8 seeded University of Maine March 1. The Cats put on an excellent performan...

Basketball makes conference history

Basketball makes conference history

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Men’s basketball historic regular season came to a conclusion on Saturday, with a 66-51 win over Stony Brook University on Senior Night. That was Vermont’s 18th consecutive win, the longest winning streak in the country. The win also secured UVM’s undefeated status, becoming only the third te...

Trade deadline fails to deliver

John Suozzo, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

The NBA’s trade deadline provided much intrigue about possible transactions in the league. However, most of the buzz around the deadline turned out to be nothing more than wild speculation. The biggest deal of the trade deadline actually occurred days before the Thursday deadline, when star cent...

New head coach to lead young team

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

Men’s soccer has found its new head coach, and the program did not have to look far. Athletic director Jeff Schulman announced Rob Dow as the eighth head coach of Vermont men’s soccer Feb. 17. Dow’s contract will run for four years. Dow, has spent five years on the UVM coaching staff.  He served...

NBA Slam Dunk Contest has lost its importance

John Suozzo, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

It’s time to officially abandon the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The Slam Dunk Contest has often been seen as the marquee event of the NBA’s All-Star Weekend, where recently four NBA players will appear on center stage to show off choreographed slam dunks that all look vaguely similar. The contest h...

Hockey player gathers honors

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

A UVM women’s hockey player was recently honored for her performance for her national team at Olympic qualifying. Sophomore defender Sammy Kolowrat joined the Czech Republic national team for the final round of Olympic qualifying in Arosa, Switzerland Feb. 9 to Feb. 12, as they attempted to qualif...

Basketball makes conference history

Zach Falls, Senior Staff Writer

February 25, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Men’s basketball’s historic regular season came to a close on Saturday, with a 66-51 win over Stony Brook University on Senior Night. First-year forward Anthony Lamb led all scorers with 19 points, as the team enters the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed. The season has been filled with record...

Multipurpose center approved

Zach Falls, Staff Writer

February 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

The committee in charge of the planning for a new arena on Athletic campus approved a concept to upgrade Gutterson Fieldhouse at its latest meeting. UVM athletics brought to the public the approved concept to upgrade Gutterson, and to add a new event center Feb. 3. “The goal was to present the ideas f...

Hockey splits a week before quarter finals

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

A split against Merrimack College on senior weekend sent Vermont women’s hockey on the road for the Hockey East quarterfinals. The Catamounts scored first Feb. 17, striking in the last minute of the second period. Junior defender Katherine Pate took a shot from the top of the face-off circle that b...

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