Week in Sports

In the womens running category it was national cross-country ski champion Alexa Turzian of Sun Valley, ID who finished in 40:47 with her teammate Cassidy Edwards of Middlebury College in a time of 40:51. Third place in 42:18 went to Rebecca Ryan of Huntington, VT.

A barbeque and awards for both age groups and overall competitors followed the event at the James Moore Tavern. Race sponsors included Bolton Valley Resort, Darn Tough Socks, Fleischer Jacobs Group, Sojourn, Turtle Fur, Champlain Lanes, and the Ski Rack. The race was a benefit event for the Catamount Trail Association, a 300-mile public access ski trail that spans the length of Vermont.

UVM Mens Hockey
BURLINGTON Vermont out shot Acadia 33-6 and four different players scored goals to lead the Catamounts to a 4-0 shutout over the Axemen in the front of the 58th consecutive sellout of 4,003 at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Patrick Cullity (Tewsbury, Mass.) and junior Dean Strong (Mississauga, Ontario) both scored power-play goals for Vermont while junior Corey Carlson (Two Harors, Minn.) and sophomore Viktor St嬢erg (Gothenburg, Sweden) both scored at even strength.

Senior goalie Jeff Hill (Cranston, R.I.) played the entire second period and picked up the win. Senior goalie Joe Fallon (Bemidji, Minn.) played in the first period and sophomore goalie Mike Spillane (Bow, N.H.) played in the third as the trio combined for six saves.

UVM Womens Hockey
BURLINGTON Brittany Nelson, of Shelburne, scored twice and Sarah Smiddy added a goal and two assists to lead Vermont to an 8-2 win over Sacred Heart in womens college hockey Sunday evening at Gutterson Fieldhouse. The win is the second straight for the Catamounts over the Pioneers as UVM opens its season at 2-0 for the first time in its seventh year in Division I.

The Catamounts scored seven unanswered goals over the last two periods to break open a tight contest. UVMs eight goals are the most since Oct. 29, 2004, an 8-0 win also over Sacred Heart.

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