Fall Sports Update

 

Men’s soccer

With a 4-1-0 record so far and all four wins being shutouts, it’s fair to say that the Cats have jumped off to a good start. Seniors Yannick Lewis and Juan Peralta lead the team with four points each — for Lewis, all four coming off of a team high two goals so far on the season. Junior goaltender David Ramada has only allowed one goal all season — being in the net for all four shutouts — and leads America East in shutouts, saves and goals against average. Conference play has not yet started for Vermont, but so far they’re looking impressive.

Women’s soccer

The Lady Cats are off to a 2-4-2 start before conference play begins on Sept. 25. Sophomore Haley Marks and first year Alexandra Dezenzo lead the team in points, each with a goal and an assist. Sophomore goalkeeper Sarah Leiby leads America East in saves, as she’s racked up 42 on the season with a .792 save percentage. After a rough start, Vermont will hope to improve at the beginning of conference play and capitalize offensively in front of a league-leading goaltender.

Field hockey

With a team-high of 10 points, all coming from five goals, sophomore Colleen Slaughter has helped her team to a 4-2-0 record so far this season. As is a trend with all fall sports this year, the goalkeeper has proven to be the team’s core. Sophomore Stephanie Zygmunt is yet another UVM goalie to sit atop the league’s best goaltenders for saves as well as save percentage. She’s stopped more than 60 shots and has above a .800 save percentage. She and the Cats will hope to improve their fourth-place seating before conference play starts at the beginning of October.

Cross country

UVM is off to an impressive start on the season, as they took second place in the season-opening home meet against Columbia and St. Michael’s. Senior captain Morgan Powers showed her leadership skills while taking first place overall for the women’s team. At the Minutemen Invitational, the ladies finished second again while the men took third. The women’s team is looking good at the start of this season, with several top-10 finishes in each meet, and Morgan Powers looking to be a strong leader. The men’s team is struggling at the start, still waiting on last season’s top runner Connor Jennings and fellow senior John Little to make their full returns in good form.