Mountain College Athletics had a strong start to the fall season!
Green Mountain men’s soccer scored a 2-1 victory over University of Maine at Presque Isle in the season opener on Saturday, September 1 – this marks the first NAIA affiliated match since re-joining the association this year. Eagles notched a pair of first half goals and then hung on to oust the Owls in regulation.
Green Mountain women’s soccer kicked off the season with a decisive 8-0 win over Yeshiva University on Sunday afternoon at Aviator Field. Maya Golowasch scored four goals for the third time in her career to lead the way for the Eagles.
At the season opening meet at the Southern Vermont Cross Country (SVC) Invitational 5K on Saturday morning, September 1st, Green Mountain women’s cross country team opened with a third-place finish. The team’s performance was highlighted by its top runner finishing just outside the top 10. Sophomore Maggie Hickey paced the Eagles with an 11th place finish, completing the hilly course in a time of 24:38. Sophomore Margaret Scognamiglio finished second for the team in 28th place with a time of 27:26. Following her just four seconds later was freshman teammate Riley Young who finished in 29th spot in a time of 27:30.
Green Mountain men’s cross country team had four runners compete at SVC. Freshman Birch Swart paced the Eagles with a 9th place finish, completing the hilly course in a time of 19:20. The mark bests the previous top time at the event by nearly a minute and a half set last year by Jacob Nelson. Sophomore Christian Przybyla (SO/Clifton, N.J.) finished second for the team in 23rd place with a time of 20:44.
A trio of Eagles finished 33rd, 35th and 36th. Junior Jiayong Chen led the pack of Eagles finishing the 5K course in a time of 28:47, while freshman Annabelle Morrill and sophomore Annie Baker finished just two seconds apart in times of 29:22 and 29:24, respectively. Freshman Haleigh Benally closed out the group of runners by finishing in 45th place in a time of 32:13. Freshman Cameron Boon (FR/Brisbon, Australia) completed his first collegiate race in 57th spot in a time of 25:52, while junior Pierce Caldwell (JR/Los Altos, Calif.) closed out the group of runners by finishing in 59th place in a time of 26:40.
You can access all of the action and athletics event schedules on the recently updated GMC athletics site at www.gmceagles.com.