MANCHESTER -- Mary Leech tallied twice to help the Burr and Burton girls ice hockey team to a 6-1 victory over Brattleboro on Wednesday at Riley Rink.
"We struggled to get going in the first period, found our legs in the second, but our offense was pretty nonexistent during this game," said BUHS coach Melinda Burke. "Maddie Rollins, Rebecca Potter and Madison Doucette were our strongest players."
Doucette scored a nice power play goal from the point to tie it at 1-1 in the first period, after receiving a behind-the-back pass from Rollins -- Kellie Schiller was also credited with an assist. But the Colonels then gave up a soft goal 20 seconds later and lost any momentum they had gained.
Daisy Sullivan scored the go-ahead goal for the Bulldogs, while Olivia Warren, Aggie Bisselle and Leech (2) added insurance tallies.
Lou Lou Terwilliger and Alex Fellows took turns in net for the Colonels. They combined for 20 saves.
"B&B is a strong opponent and we did not have our best game. I am sure the team will agree that we did not play our best nor did we play up to our abilities," added Burke. "This is our fourth game and our third game against a Division 1 team. It is a tough schedule to start our season with, but I can’t -- and won’t -- make excuses for the team when I don’t see a sustained effort. My hope is that we learn from our mistakes and put that game behind us.
The Division 2 Colonels will host Rice on Saturday at 7 p.m.
BRATTLEBORO -- In Wednesday’s Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department men’s basketball action, Brattleboro Subaru Ford outscored W&B Maintenance 75-65 and Basketball Joes downed Walker Farm 63-57.
Devon Manning (29 points), Luke Euphrat (24) and Shane Spivey (10) did the damage for the car dealers. Kenny Howe scored a team-high 11 points for W&B.
Peter Wagner scored 16 points, Adam Bernier-Sontag followed with 11 and Matt Mann chipped in with a dime’s worth to pace the Joes. Pete Stickney went off for 25 points and Jesse Woosley added a sweet 16 for Walker Farm.
BRATTLEBORO -- Emmanuel Keppel scored a dozen points, including eight in the fourth quarter, to lead Auto Mall to a 29-17 victory over Fleming Oil.
Auto Mall took a one-point lead to the break before pulling away in the second half. Elliot Bauer (7 points), Joey Velazquez (6) and Luke Williams (4) also contributed offensively for the winners.
Alex Opsahl paced the Oilers with four points. David Erunski was next in line with three points.