FAIR HAVEN -- For the first time in the four years that Deb Valliere has been the Brattleboro field hockey coach, her varsity and jayvee teams picked up a victory on the same night. The varsity Colonels edged Fair Haven, 1-0, and the JV Colonels prevailed, 3-0, on Friday.
"The defense worked really hard," said Valliere of her varsity D, which had to spoil 16 penalty corners.
Katie Damian scored for BUHS, assisted by Kebrina Howard, 11 minutes into the second half. Jen Dyer made a dozen quality saves to pick up the shutout.
Brattleboro (1-0) will host rival MAU on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Springfield 7, Brattleboro 3
SPRINGFIELD -- The Colonels played the 2012 state finalists to a scoreless tie in the first half of Saturday’s opener, before the Cosmos took over.
Anwyn Darrow had one goal and one assist to pace the purple and white. Libby Annis and Molly Gurney each found the back of the net.
"In the first half, I was pleasantly surprised with how my team played. In the first half, we played with them," said BUHS coach Edwin de Bruijn.
The winners had a 17-13 advantage in shots. Brattleboro keepers Tori Svec and Aimee Johnston combined for 15 saves.
The 0-1 Colonels will play in the John James Tournament on Thursday in Bennington.
BFA-Fairfax 2, Leland & Gray 0
FAIRFAX -- Jared Quick and Alex Chapman each scored for the Bullets in Saturday’s contest on the pitch.
"I thought we did OK. BFA was the better team. They were more physical and technical," stated Rebels coach Chris Barton. "I think we will respond."
The hosts outshot Leland & Gray, 9-4. Goalie Nick Morrow and defender Reilly Hamm both played well according to Barton.
The 0-1 Rebels will play at Springfield on Saturday at 7 p.m.