Fall sports mid-semester update

The semester is just about halfway done, midterms are right around the corner, and the weather is only getting colder. Now seems like a great time to look at how the fall sports teams are doing in their seasons. 



The football team currently holds a 2-4 overall record, while being 1-1 in conference play. Despite a tough loss in their season opener, they bounced back hard with a 48-0 onslaught against Fitchburg State on Homecoming weekend. Their other victory came when they pummeled Dean by a score of 39-0. Following that blowout, Evan Smith and Jackson Brand claimed ECFC weekly award recognition, with Smith being named Offensive Player of the Week, and Brand as Rookie of the Week. They lost their most recent contest to Gallaudet 20-17. Up next, they face SUNY Maritime at home on Oct. 15. 


Field Hockey 

The women’s field hockey team is sporting a 7-5 overall record, with an astounding 5-1 record in conference play. The team has seen three 9-0 victories, including one against Framingham State on Homecoming weekend. They’ve also seen a couple of overtime wins, one of which coming from their senior day, when they beat Southern Maine 4-3. Junior Emily Harris has been an absolute star, leading the team in goals and assists, while also racking up three hat tricks and two LEC Player of the Week titles.  



The men’s soccer team is looking at a 3-6-2 overall record, while the women’s team record is 3-9-1. Both teams share a 1-2-1 conference record. For the women’s team, Ashlee Meczywor was recently named LEC Defensive Player of the Week, and Alex Benfatti as LEC Goalkeeper of the Week. For the men’s team, Andres Soto-Burgos earned Goalkeeper of the week recognition, with Jonathan Maul winning the award one week later. That same week, Matt Spiller was named Co-Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week. Both teams face Keene State on Oct. 12. 



The volleyball team got off to a hot start at the Vermont Volleyball Classic, as they won two out of three matches. Since then, the team has struggled, as they currently hold a 4-13 record. Sophomore Hailey Martinovich leads the team in kills, and fellow sophomore Maddie Delsignore leads the team in assists.  


Women’s Tennis 

The women’s tennis team kicked off the season with a dominant 8-1 performance vs. NVU-Lyndon. Recently, they swept Southern Maine to earn their first LEC victory on the season. With not much time left in their season, they are looking to close the season on a strong note.  


The golf team recently finished up a very solid season. In their season opener, the NVU-Johnson Invitational, they took first place. They claimed second place at the Castleton Invitational. On Oct. 7, they participated in the LEC Championship, where they came in second place in their final tournament of the season. 



At 4-2, the Rugby team has been crushing it this season. In their season opener, they won two out of three games against Colby-Sawyer. At the NEC Jamboree on Oct. 1, the team outscored their opponents by a total score of 69-10, as they won all three of their matchups by scores of 15-5, 32-0, and 22-5.  


Cross Country 

Both cross country teams have had solid seasons. Kicking off their seasons with the Castleton Invitational, the women’s team placed first out of three, and the men placed second out of five. Most recently, at the Keene State Invitational, the women’s team placed 11th out of 18, and men’s team placed 12th out of 18.

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