The Vermont Cynic

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 ...

Field hockey ends with defeat

Field hockey ends with defeat

Aryanna Ramsaran, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The women’s field hockey team played their final home game of the season Friday afternoon on Moulton-Winder Field. The Catamounts lost 1-0 against the University of Maine. The loss brings their new record to 5-11 with one game left before the start of the America East Tournament. This game was...

Men’s hockey grabs last-minute goal to come back from two-goal deficit

Men’s hockey grabs last-minute goal to come back from two-goal deficit

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Fans at Gutterson Fieldhouse were treated to a thrilling installment of the hockey rivalry between the University of Vermont and the University of New Hampshire on Saturday night. The Catamounts rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to tie the game in the last minute of regulation a...

Women’s Basketball Preview

Women’s Basketball Preview

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

After a roller coaster first season, the women’s basketball team prepares for its second season under head coach Chris Day. The Catamounts finished with a 9-20 record in 2016-17, Day’s first season, and fell to eventual champions University at Albany in the first round of the America East tournament...

Women’s hockey falls late to New Hampshire

Women’s hockey falls late to New Hampshire

Locria Courtright, Assistant Sports Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

It was a heartbreaking end to the game for Catamount women's hockey on Friday night at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The visiting New Hampshire Wildcats scored the tying goal with 12 seconds to go in regulation and the winner with 17 seconds remaining in overtime as they defeated the Catamounts 5-4. UNH open...

Basketball court to be renamed

Maddie Allen, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

UVM athletics has announced the main basketball court in Patrick Gym will be renamed in honor of former men’s basketball head coach Tom Brennan. The naming ceremony will take place Dec. 11 when Vermont hosts Siena College. Brennan coached at UVM for 19 years, leading the team to four 20-plus-win seasons a...

Men’s soccer reaches top spot

Men’s soccer reaches top spot

Will Santacroce, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

The men’s soccer team pulled ahead early on Saturday night, and never fell behind, defeating University of Maryland, Baltimore County 3-1. The win took their overall record to 9-6 and their conference record to 4-1. Head coach Rob Dow tied the record for most wins as a rookie coach on Saturday as w...

Fantasy football advice for Week 7

Nick Sullivan, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

START ‘EM QB Carson Wentz (PHI) – I like Carson Wentz this week not only because the Eagles’ offense is rolling, but because of the injuries in the Redskins’ defense as well. The Skins are expecting to be without Jonathan Allen and Josh Norman this Monday, so expect Carson Wentz to take adva...

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