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Catamounts’ forgettable autumn

November 2, 2009

Here’s the best thing to say about the University of Vermont’s fall sports season — at least it’s over.

Talk about futility: The Catamounts’ men’s soccer team, women’s soccer team and field hockey team combined for a 3-40-8 record. That’s not just an embarrassing mark; it’s also historic.

The UVM men’s soccer team, which went 1-10-5, matched its lowest win total in the 45-year history of the program. The Cats went 1-3-6 in 1970. The pitfall is uncharacteristic for head coach Jesse Cormier, who had no less than nine wins in each of his previous five seasons.

The UVM women’s soccer team went 1-13-2 under second-year coach Kwame Lloyd. That’s a record low for the Catamounts, whose win total has never dipped below three in 33 years.

The UVM field hockey team went 1-17 under 12th-year coach Nicki Houghton. The only other time since 1979 the program mustered just one win was in 1999.

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Rocky start for Catamount fall teams

September 22, 2009

How much have University of Vermont’s fall sports struggled? Well …

The men’s soccer teamĀ  is 0-4-3; women’s soccer is 0-6-1; and field hockey is 1-7.

That adds up to a 1-17-4 record. It doesn’t take an expert to see that scoring has been a big factor, with the three teams combining for 13 goals in 22 games.

All three teams are experiencing growing pains. Consider, the two soccer teams combined have brought in 25 new players this autumn. Of course, the America East portion of the schedule is fast approaching, a chance for the Cats to salvage decent seasons. Remember how the men’s soccer team went through a few rough patches during the 2007 regular season, then caught fire down the stretch en route to winning the America East crown and advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament?