KUA Teams Fall in NEPSAC Tourney

Holderness, n.h. — Eighth-ranked Kimball Union Academy saw its journey through the New England Prep School Athletic Council Class C tournament come to a quick end at the hands of undefeated Lakes Region rival Holderness yesterday, 2-1.

The Bulls scored early to take control and added a second goal before halftime for a 2-0 lead, daring the Wildcats to convert on their many opportunities near the scoring circle. Junior Storm Sideleau finally broke through for KUA with a shot from the top of circle with nine minutes to play, but the visitors couldn’t come up with a second goal to force overtime.

Kimball Union’s season comes to a close with an 11-7-1 record.

Girls Soccer

Pingree 2, KUA 0

South Hamilton, Mass. — Fourth-seeded Pingree struck twice in the second half to end both the Wildcats’ season and their 12-game winning streak in the NEPSAC Class C quarterfinals.

Fourth-seeded Pingree made an early second-half goal stick even as KUA nailed a shot against the crossbar and saw a second chance to tie the game go begging. The hosts clinched their victory over the fifth-seeded Wildcats with an insurance strike in the 76th minute.

KUA (12-4-1) bounced back from an 0-3-1 start to win 12 straight and secure its second NEPSAC tournament visit in as many years.

Women’s Basketball

Dartmouth Clinic Nov. 25

Hanover — The Dartmouth women’s basketball team will hold its annual free community youth clinic on Nov. 25 from 1-2 p.m. at Leede Arena.

The clinic requires no pre-registration and is open to all school-age children in eighth grade or younger. Participants will receive hands-on instruction from members of the Big Green’s coaching staff and players. Children are asked to bring sneakers or appropriate athletic footwear to the clinic.

There will be opportunities for autographs and pictures with players and coaches after the clinic concludes. For more information, contact the Dartmoth marketing office at 603-646-6561.

VTC’s Vellek Honored

Randolph Center — Vermont Tech senior Kelly Vellek was named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division II player of the week yesterday for her play in the Green Knights’ three wins last week.

Vellek averaged 23.3 points per game as VTC improved to 4-0 on the season. Her efforts included a career-high 33 points in the Knights’ win over NAIA foe Fisher College last week. Vellek also averaged 6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.6 steals over the three victories.