Vermont Voltage News Release, Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Vermont – The Voltage no stranger to working in the community with our youth and now they will be able to do even more with their new partnership with Carbone Auto. “Carbone Auto Group, founded in 1929, is a large automobile dealer group with fourteen dealerships located in Utica and Troy, New York, and Bennington, Vermont. Franchises represented include GMC, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Nissan, Dodge, Chrysler, Ram, Jeep, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota, and Harley-Davidson. Carbone Auto Group is a 2013 Ward’s automotive top 100 megadealer. The group is committed to giving back to the communities it serves through its partnerships with numerous charitable organizations.
Arriving along with all the new Voltage players and the new partnership between the Vermont Voltage and Carbone Auto comes a new shoot-out contest to take place at the end of the Voltage season. Carbone Auto will be giving all fans that attend the Voltage home games a chance to enter a drawing to win a brand new car of their choice at the end of the season. Along with that, there will be countless half time promotions, prizes, and give-a-ways at all voltage games.Bo Vuckovic, GM of the Vermont Voltage and owner of the Bennington Sports Center is very happy and thankful for the opportunity to have a great partnership with Carbone Auto. “We are privileged to be able to work together and give more opportunities to young people across Vermont.” The Voltage strives to be able to help make many sports not just soccer a part of everyone’s lives. They want to promote a healthy life style for all in the community starting from the 3-5 year olds that participate in the Mini Volts programs to adults that play in our Men’s and CoEd soccer leagues with almost 80 players, and their CoEd outdoor beach volleyball league with almost 75 players; to the winter indoor soccer leagues has over 1500 participants. With Partners like Carbone Auto, the Vermont Voltage/Bennington Sports Center were able to improve its Monument Soccer Club which involves 7 youth teams; U-8 Coed, u10 boys, u12 boys & girls, u14 girls, and u18 boys & girls.
The partnership the Voltage and Carbone Auto has made the Voltages first team able to affect the lives of young people all over Vermont through their PDL league as well as their summer camps. “Everything we do at Voltage is to be a bigger part of community, and they (Carbone Auto) support all these programs and more.” Said Bo. This country is trying to stress to our youth how important it is to have a healthy life style and the Vermont Voltage is doing the same in our community. Voltages teaches Vermont’s youth not make better life choices through sports and exercise and sports; in hope that less of our children will be involved in the drugs and crime taking over our communities. Not only trying to educate our youth but also giving them role models is an important part of setting the correct example. The Voltage first team regularly works with kids to make them better athletes, but what you don’t see is the conversations they have with the kids they coach about the important choices that are needed to be made in order to have a good and healthy life. All this does not only affect the kids in our communities but other in the surrounding area also. Children from Northern Vermont, Western Mass, and Eastern New York also have been attracted to the programs provided by the Vermont Voltage/Bennington Sports Center with the help of Carbone Auto.
For more information on Carbone Auto Group, please call (315) 724-4216 or visit www.carbonecars.com.”For additional Vermont Voltage information, on stats, standings, schedule, news, summer camps, residential camps, and about the Vermont Voltage, check us out online at, www.voltagesportsclub.com, or search for us on Facebook by typing in 'Vermont Voltage.”
Public Relations Director
The Vermont Premier Soccer Leagues starts up again in June. The VPSL will be comprised of teams throughout Southern Vermont, Eastern New York, New Hampshire, and Northern Massachusetts. Each team will play 8 in season games with the top 4 teams competing in 2 rounds of playoffs at the end of the season. Games will be played at Willow Park in Bennington VT. It will be 8V8 (7 + GK) and teams will be allowed up to 12 players per team. The cost will be $800 per team or $80 if registered as an individual. Keep a look out for registration flyers coming soon.
Wilmington 3 VS Bennington 3
Tie scores were the order of the day in the VPSL today. Wilmington has clinched the league title after 8 games when it took a point from Bennington tonight with a 3 vs 3 score. A back and forth affair as one team scored right after the other all night long. Ryan Holton slotted a PK against Crae Messer early on, and then Bennington marched down the field and Nathan Dejumber answered right away. Wilmington came back in the second half on TJ McCarty's first of two. Right after McCarty, Alex Romac slotted a keen shot from a bad angle past Kelly Brooks in the Wilmington goal. Fritz Windover finished the scoring for Bennington and it looked to end 3-2, but McCarty was not done, tying the score with nine minutes to play. Wilmington managed to squeak out a point and win the table.
After the final round of league play next week, playoff's begin August 5th. Wilmington is definitely the team to beat, but this league has shown that on any given day, the stronger roster will prevail.
Manchester 5 VS Man/Benn 5
Man/Benn managed to earn their first points in a number of weeks with a well deserved tie against their rival Manchester team. Renee Navarette scored a hat trick after slumping for most of the summer. Finally getting his legs under him, he was hard to stop on the Middle Field at Willow Park. However he was not unstoppable, as Greg Goldstone put on a show of his own for Manchester. Goldstone finished with three goals and two assists to keep Manchester in the game with Man/Benn and earn the point with a draw.
The table is set for the final points totals at this point. It looks like Wilmington will play Man/Benn in the first round on August 5, and Bennington will play Manchester in the other semi-final. Next week is the final league game to show off skill and teamwork.
Big Score Difference This Week
Wilmington 5 v Man/Benn 0
Ryan Holton got the Wilmington team off to a bright start with a curling free kick from 25 Yards out into the upper corner, for the opening score. However, the Man/Benn group did well to get organized and stop the onslaught and finished the half at 1-0. 20 minutes into the second half Holton unleashed another rocket that goalie Pat Cody could do nothing with. The ball sailed over the goalie's head from 23 yards and the corner of the box for a brilliant shot. For the remainder of the game the Wilmington group could do no wrong. Jared Cippianno scored two and Mike Sandquist slid one past the goalie, as Man/Benn continued to make mistakes in the back as Wilmington has opened up the lead at the top of the table.
Bennington 6 v Manchester 2
The details of this match were not as clear as the match on Lower Willow. Clearly, Manchester was playing without a designated goalie and that made all the difference for the team from up route 7. The younger Bennington squad was punishing the older Manchester group throughout the match including right up to the end.
Bennington Volts 10 vs Manchester 1
Playing the first of many to come at Willow Park in Bennington, the goals came out in a hurry on the middle field. With second rated Manchester taking on the Bennington Volts, it was the Volts early and often as they racked up 10 goals to Manchester's one . Alex Romac scored in the first minute of play on tricky move inside the box, catching the Manchester defender's on their heels and a helpless Peter Mull in goal. The Manchester defense never seemed to get on track with a consistent defense and the younger Volts dominated throughout.
Wilmington 2 vs Man/Benn 2
A tight affair was played on the lower field at Willow Park, with Wilmington recording the first blemish on their record with a tie. The Man/Benn team put on a strong showing for a solid point against the league leaders. None of the players for either team put on a particularly powerful performance, but I heard a few of the Man/Benn team members saying they were happy with the result. So that is the end of the first round of play as the rotation of games begins again next Monday at Willow Park.
Wilmington 4 VS Bennington Volts 3
Experience wins out over youth in last night's match-up between the Wilmington VPSL entry and the younger Bennington Volts. The Volts got on the score sheet after two and a half minutes with some nice interplay down the right flank and a crisp cross in front of goal for a nice finish by Rick Patel. It didn't take long for Wilmington to counter with a similar cross and finish in front of goal with Crae Messer, the Bennington goalie, helpless with no defenders covering Glenn Sherman for the score.
The teams had spirited play throughout the half, with the younger Volts displaying a quick and sometimes superior brand of football for two more goals in the half. However, the elder statesmen of Wilmington were able to hold the line and create chances through tenacious defense and quick counters up the flanks. Ryan Holton was the anchor in midfield and the key catalyst for the Wilmington side. The half ended with three goals for each team. The second half was a display of superior technique individually for the Volts, but not enough teamwork to create a goal. Meanwhile the Wilmington group was excellent at staying the course, with no defensive errors, and a world class finish by Glen Sherman from 30 yards, that was purely unstoppable, for the win.
The first game of the VPSL season was a complete success with a strong Wilmington side beating a team from Manchester 5-3. It was clear the Wilmington side have played together in the past as the communication and coordination was far superior to Manchester. Ryan Holton was the engine in the middle of the park for Wilmington, with Mike Sandquist on the receiving end of many through passes leading to several goals. Andrew Wu of Manchester was a dominant figure in defense. Displaying a unique flair on the forward line for Manchester was Greg Goldstone. It was a good competitive game had by all.
Bennington Sports Center Manager
Dont hesistate! Vermont Voltage & Bennington Sports Center have created Vermont's newest, and most competitve soccer league. The Vermont Premier Soccer League, will be made up of local teams, who are looking for a competitive, fun, and organized soccer league.
Mar 19th, 2013
Starting immediately we are taking registrations for Vermont Premier Soccer League. Registration is open to anyone interested in participating for the outdoor soccer league which runs from the beginning of June through Augus. Registrations must be in NO LATER THAN Fri, May 24th. Any registrations after this date will incur a $50 late fee per team or $15 per individual.
Vermont Premier Soccer League Includes:
· 8 League Games
· 2 Play off matches to be held in August for the teams who make playoffs
· Team Uniform
· Referee Fee
· Field Rental Fee
To register for Vermont Premier Soccer League (VPSL) please download the information packet below, or stop by Bennington Sports Center located at 230 School Street, Bennintgon VT. You can also call us at
(802)681-7151 if you have any questions.