Clark Stephenson and Marley Heimert combined to score nine goals and Burlington High School opened the season with a 13-6 win over Stowe in boys lacrosse at Buck Hard Field.
Stephenson tossed in five goals and Heimert had four, while both players tacked on two assists. Shane Centerbar added a hat trick and Garrett Harriman backstopped the win with 13 saves.
Chad Haggerty (goal, two assists) and Connor Laughran (goal, assist) were two of four goalscorers for Stowe (0-1).
• South Burlington 13, Woodstock 2: Cam Nolting knocked in eight goals and dished out an assist as South Burlington ran past visiting Woodstock in the opening game of the season.
Dylan Avery added two goals and an assist, while Kyle Murakami had a goal and an assist for the Rebels (1-0). Mike Blauvelt made six saves to earn the win.
Justin Forgione and Nehemiah Wood each had a goal for Woodstock, which falls to 0-2. Wynn Salvey had eight stops in net.
• Rutland 16, Spaulding 1: Connor Balestra found the back of the net six times and host Rutland routed Spaulding.
Charles Wright and Bobby Bergen added hat tricks for the Raiders (1-0). Cameron Rossi-Crete helped the Crimson Tide (0-1) with the game’s final goal.
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• Massachusetts 16, Vermont 7: Hanging seven goals on the nation’s top scoring defense wasn’t enough for visiting Vermont as it fell to Massachusetts in non-conference play.
UMass (11-1) entered the game allowing just 4.82 goals per game.
Vanessa VanderZalm paced the Catamounts (9-5) with three goals. Elena McWright chipped in with two goals and Meg Hopkins stopped nine shots.
Hannah Murphy led all the Minutewomen with four goals and two assists.
• Bentley 13, St. Michael’s 9: Jackie Brown tossed in five goals and host Bentley outlasted St. Michael’s in Northeast-10 Conference play.
Steph Bonewald (three goals, assist) opened the scoring for the Purple Knights (3-6 overall, 3-5 league) 46 seconds into the game but the Falcons (7-4, 6-3) built a 9-6 lead by halftime.
Courtney Piper added two goals and an assist for St. Michael’s and Melissa Jaskiewicz also tallied twice. Grace Gunning finished with a dozen saves.