The Vermont Cynic

SPORTS IN BRIEF

Men’s Soccer? The Catamounts and the University of Portland Pilots played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer in the opening game of the 2006 Nike Invitational in Portland, Oregon. It was the second straight scoreless draw for both the Catamounts (1-0-2) and Pilots (0-0-2) and was the second straight shutout for Vermont goalkeeper Roger Scully who recorded ten saves.Field Hockey? UVM’s Field Hockey team fell in their first road test of the season 6-2 to Sacred Heart. Vermont junior Danielle Collins scored both Catamount goals. The loss drops the Cats to 1-2 and on the season.Cross Country? The Vermont Cross Country team opened the 2006 season in the Harry Lang Invitational at Colgate University. The Men’s team placed second in the 4.2K race, just three points behind Lafayette. They finished third in the 7.8K race. The women’s team finished third out of seven teams in the 4.2K race and earned fifth position in the 8-team 6K race.

Sports In Brief…

Cross Country Both the Men’s and Women’s teams placed very well in the 2005 America East Cross Country Championships at Binghampton University on Saturday October 29th. Finishing sixth and fifth, they are ready to compete for the win on Saturday November 12 at the NCAA Northeast Regionals at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.Field Hockey The number four-seeded Vermont Catamounts played the number one-seeded Boston University Friday November 4 at MIT in the America East Field Hockey Semi-finals. Despite a valiant effort, Vermont only made one goal while the Terriers managed five. The Catamounts ended their season with a record of 6-12.Men’s Soccer Fourth ranked Vermont played host to their number five ranked opponent, Albany in the 2005 America East Men’s Soccer Championship Quarterfinal. The teams duked it out for two scoreless halves and overtime resulting in a round of penalty kicks. Albany made all five shots while Vermont made the first four and just barely missed the last shot ending the season at 11-5-3 with the 11 wins tying for the sixth-most in program history. It also was the first time since 1993 that UVM earned a berth in the conference tournament in back-to-back seasons.Women’s Hockey Women’s Hockey faced off against Robert Morris University and lost as a result of two power plays. Vermont scored the first goal before nine minutes were over yet could not hold onto their lead as Robert Morris took full advantage of the power play opportunities Vermont gave them. Despite outshooting Robert Morris 22-14, the Catamounts left the ice giving Robert Morris their first win in their inaugral Divison I season.Women’s Soccer Vermont made its first playoff appearance in seven years in Boston, MA at Nickerson Field in the first round of the 2005 America East Women’s Soccer against New Hampshire. Both teams worked extremely hard to keep the game scoreless through both halves. With less than two minutes left in overtime UNH got a shot past the UVM goalie cutting the women’s team’s stint in the playoffs short. The season finished with a record at 8-9-1

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