FAIR HAVEN -- The Bellows Falls field hockey team has something to be happy about, especially attacker Cassidy Santorelli, as she scored the team's first goal of the Terriers' season, that led to a 3-0 win Thursday afternoon over Fair Haven.
"All three of our goals came in the first half. Santorelli's was a hit n' run," said Bellows Falls coach Bethany Coursen. "We moved up three freshmen (Murphy Hicks, Ally Dasha, and Leia Robinson) to our varsity team, and they all contributed greatly."
Mariah Barnett went toe-to-toe with the Fair Haven goalie and dodged around her for the visitors' second goal. The final make came from Anna Clark, with a cross assist by Sarah Wells.
In goal, Shea Wilkinson made four saves for the winners.
Meanwhile, Melanie Laross' Terrier JV team also won their game against Fair Haven, 3-0.
Bellows Falls will host Windsor at home on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Rutland 3, Brattleboro 0
RUTLAND -- The Raiders scored two early second half goals, then had their last one about 10 minutes later, to blank the Colonels field hockey team on Thursday.
"Kayla Savage and Kebrina Howard moved the ball well on offense," said Brattleboro coach Deb Valliere. "Daisy Giroux was solid for us at mid-field, and Meghan Powell and Marissa Semenovich provided some good defense."
The Colonels' next game will take place Thursday against Burr and Burton at 7 p.m.
Burr and Burton 4, Brattleboro 2
BENNINGTON -- The Colonels fell to the Bulldogs on Thursday evening, at the annual John James Tournament.
"We weren't sharp enough, and came up a little short," said Colonel coach Edwin de Bruijn. "In the second half though, we showed much more aggression."
Libby Annis blasted a shot from about 35 yards from the corner, to bury the Colonels' first goal to the back of the net. Teammate Anwyn Darrow also scored from the corner. Brattleboro keeper Tori Svec made 14 saves, and either team had 15 shots on goal.
The Colonels will play a team TBD, in the next round, to be held in Bennington on Saturday at 5 p.m.
Brattleboro 3, Springfield 0
SPRINGFIELD -- Connor Elliot-Knaggs scored Brattleboro's first two goals in the first 15 minutes of play, the initial one assisted by Tony Acevedo and the second came on a give from Jack Maples.
Newcomer Cesar Filho blew by two defenders, and got around the Cosmos keeper to give the Colonels their final goal, with 25 minutes left on the clock.
"Springfield was kind of weak offensively," said Brattleboro coach Paul Sather. "We played strong and prevented the shot. It was a nice team effort."
The Colonels next game will be held Thursday, in the first round of the John James Tournament, held in Bennington at 5 p.m.