MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Southern Vermont College men's soccer team dropped a non-conference contest Wednesday afternoon 5-0 at Middlebury College.
Despite SVC's game being out of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), the Mountaineers' playoff hopes were effectively ended as Daniel Webster College defeated Newbury College 2-0, eliminating Southern Vermont from the postseason.
Pather Dan Skayne opened the scoring just 59 seconds into the contest, finding the back of the net after a feed from Noah Goss-Woliner from the right side. Goss-Woliner scored the first of his career at 10:14 on a rebound after a shot from Deklan Robinson had bounced off the goalkeeper. Skayne netted his second of the game and fifth of the season at 13:41, converting a cross from Adam Glaser.
Philip Skayne made it a 4-0 game at the 17:50 mark, with the first of his career with an assist from Goss-Woliner. Glaser wrapped-up the scoring 11 seconds later, netting his league-leading eighth of the season after a Mountaineer turnover.
Middlebury finished with a 17-3 shot advantage, holding a 5-0 lead in corner kicks. Ethan Collins earned the win with 27:04 minutes of action, while John Lower made a pair of saves in 62:56 in his collegiate debut. Junior Brenden Shea (North Providence, R.I.) (5 GA, 4 saves) and sophomore Chris Dunham (Valley Falls, N.Y.) (1 save) each played a half for Southern Vermont.
Southern Vermont (3-12-1 overall, 1-4-1) now looks to finishing the regular season with a 3 p.m. match at Newbury College on Saturday, an NECC contest being played at Pine Manor College. Middlebury turns to a Saturday New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tilt, a 2:30 p.m. game at Wesleyan University in which the Panthers will attempt to improve upon their 8-3-1 overall and 5-3-1 NESCAC records.