October 1st, 2015
It is easy to think that with all the violence in the news today that the destructive side of human nature is getting worse. But a look at history will show that in fact our capacity for violence is not getting worse, but has stayed very much the same. Our potential for barbarity has existed alongside our potential for culture from ancient times up to the present day. The question has always been how to balance our instinctive drive for survival with how we view the world morally. It is our moral beliefs that inform our actions and these we learn at a young age.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team erupted for a season-high number of goals on a rainy Tuesday, and ultimately needed almost all of them to earn a 5-3 victory over visiting Vergennes.
The Tigers struck early, scoring on their first shot, and built a 5-1 lead with 10:07 to go on Joao Pedro Ribeiro’s second goal of the game.
The Commodores answered with two goals in less than a minute, the second coming from senior midfielder Aaron Gaines at 6:47 before the rally fizzled.
RUTLAND — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team rallied for a dramatic 4-3 win at Division I foe Rutland on Monday, when Allison Lowell scored three of her four goals in the final 10:11 to erase a 3-1 Raider lead.
The victory moved OV to 5-1-2 and into second place in D-II entering a two-game set with third-place Woodstock (3-2-2). The Wasps are set to visit on Thursday afternoon, and OV will travel to Woodstock on Saturday afternoon. Undefeated U-32 remains in first place.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team picked up a home win and a road tie in recent NESCAC action and stand at 5-1-1 overall, 2-1-1 in league play. The Panthers will host league foe Colby at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
On Tuesday, the Panther offense came to life in a 4-2 win over visiting Hamilton (3-4, 1-3 NESCAC).
The visitors scored first, 12:34 into the game, when Mike Lubelczyk headed home a Zack Becker cross from the left side.
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Middlebury College football team opened its season on this past Saturday by rallying for a 28-25 road win over Wesleyan. The Panthers will look to move to 2-0 when they host Colby on Saturday at 1 p.m.
MIDDLEBURY — Nicole Laberge won the Ralph Myhre Golf Course women’s club championship, contested this past weekend. Laberge edged runner-up Liza Sacheli for the title.
This coming Saturday and Sunday will see another women’s event: The Middlebury College Women’s Invitational golf tournament will tee off on Saturday at noon and at 9 a.m. on Sunday, with shotgun starts both days.
In regular Bill Davidson Thursday Afternoon Golf on Sept. 24, the foursome of Fred Belanger, Glen Wehrwein, Dick Hodgson and Paul Butt prevailed.
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Rice boys’ soccer team continued its march through the Lake Division on Tuesday, when it defeated visiting Mount Abraham, 5-2. In a seven-day span, the 6-2 Green Knights defeated Vergennes, Middlebury and Mount Abe by a collective score of 16-3.
On Tuesday, Nate Cary scored twice for Rice, and goalie Leland Gazo made five saves.
Dylan Weaver and Nick Catlin notched the Eagle goals, and goalie Nick Szczecinski stopped 10 shots as Mount Abe dropped to 4-2-2. The Eagles are set to visit VUHS on Friday.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Host Bowdoin dealt the Middlebury College women’s soccer team a 1-0 setback on Saturday. The Panthers (2-3-1, 1-2-1 NESCAC) were set to play at Keene State on Wednesday night and will host Colby on Saturday.
The Polar Bears (3-2, 2-2) scored about 21 minutes into the game and made it stand for the final 69 minutes.
Kiersten Turner scored the lone goal 20:54 into the contest after beating Middlebury keeper Kate Reinmuth on a loose ball and poking it home.