The Vermont Cynic

Goalkeeper says goodbye

Nickie Morris, Cynic Correspondent

December 2, 2017


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Graduating senior Lena Benwood finished her UVM athletic career with the final women’s field hockey game of the season at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Vermont’s nominee for the America East Fans’ Choice Player of the Year, Benwood started all 17 games for the Catamounts this seas...

Crew club represents Vermont in the national stage

Crew club represents Vermont in the national stage

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

Last month, the University of Vermont club crew team managed a major success. At the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the men’s crew team placed second in the collegiate fours event which uses four-person boats, while the women’s team placed third in the same event. Acc...

Woodsmen club gets back to the glory days

Woodsmen club gets back to the glory days

Maddie Allen, Cynic Correspondent

November 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

Some students like to run, some students like to swim and some like to saw through massive oak trees. The Woodsmen Club competes in Timbersports competitions that test their strength, speed and reflexes. “We do a combination of sawing events and chopping events with axes,” senior captain Caro...

Men’s soccer season comes to end in semis

Men’s soccer season comes to end in semis

Maddie Allen, Cynic Correspondent

November 17, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Men’s soccer saw their season come to an end Wednesday at Virtue Field as they lost 1-0 to the University at Albany in the semifinals of the America East Tournament. The Catamounts controlled play for most of the first half and held the majority of chances, but they were still unable to capitali...

Midfielder leads soccer to final appearance

Midfielder leads soccer to final appearance

Sabrina Hood, Cynic Correspondent

November 16, 2017


Filed under Player Profiles, Sports

Women’s soccer played in the America East championship game for the first time in the program’s history. Senior midfielder Brooke Jenkins played a crucial role in this achievement. In the Oct. 26 quarterfinal game against University at Albany, Jenkins scored the winning goal, which prevented ...

Women’s hockey defeats reigning national champs

Women’s hockey defeats reigning national champs

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

After 60 minutes of gameplay, UVM poured onto the ice to mob sophomore goaltender Sydney Scobee and celebrate the victory. Women’s hockey hosted No. 3 Clarkson University Golden Knights, the reigning national champions, Friday afternoon. The Catamounts defeated the Golden Knights by a score of...

School responds to sports kneeling protest

School responds to sports kneeling protest

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

Six members of the Saint Michael's College men's basketball team, as well as a number of team staff, took a knee during the national anthem before an exhibition game against UVM Nov. 4. The gesture was met with hostility from the audience of home Catamount fans. Some audience members shouted at the players...

U.S. soccer still has work to do

U.S. soccer still has work to do

Eribert Volaj, Sports Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

Soccer has yet a long way to go in the U.S., and the men’s national team failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup is all the proof you need for that. The U.S. finished fifth in a group of six teams in the final round of North and Central American qualifying after losing in the final game to Trin...

Saint Mike’s kneels, told to ‘stand up’

Saint Mike’s kneels, told to ‘stand up’

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

Several Saint Michael’s men’s basketball players and staff took a knee during the national anthem before the exhibition game Saturday. When the players and coaches knelt, they were met with some boos by the UVM fans at Patrick Gym. Several fans shouted “stand up,” while others booed. H...

Astros take World Series

Nickie Morris, Sports Columnist

November 9, 2017


Filed under Columns, Sports

In late June 2014, Sports Illustrated published a cover of George Springer in the newly minted orange Houston Astros throwback uniform. The magazine predicted the then-last-place team would be the 2017 World Series Champions and were widely ridiculed by most baseball fans despite the quiet support ...

‘Dawn of the Shred’ kicks off winter season

‘Dawn of the Shred’ kicks off winter season

Sophie MacMillan, Staff Writer

November 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

With a sound that resembled the tearing of a cardboard box, the skier swept across the snow while skidding to a halt. He immediately unlocked his skis and sped up the hill for another round on the terrain park. In the background, more skiers and snowboarders made their way down the course as t...

Basketball to build on last season’s successes

Basketball to build on last season’s successes

Sabrina Hood, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

It’s almost that time of year. Feeding off the success of going to March Madness last season, the hope of another successful season is on the horizon. “Coming off a perfect conference season last year, expectations are high,” head coach John Becker said. ”We have a lot of guys coming back and ...

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