BURLINGTON -- After three scoreless quarters, Burlington fullback Montell Kirkland scored on a seven-yard dive and Holden Jones added the extra point, and the Seahorses held on for a 7-6 victory over Brattleboro on Friday night at Buck Hard Field.
The Colonels scored with 9:33 left to go, on a 58-yard bomb from quarterback Kyle Patno to Max Bostwick. But the purple and white came up just short when going for two.
The hosts would milk the last four minutes off the clock, thanks to a pair of nice inside runs by Kirkland.
Brattleboro (1-1) will host South Burlington on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Burlington (1-1) will play at CVU on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Twin Valley 3,
Green Mountain 0
WILMINGTON -- Dal Nesbitt tallied twice, each of them assisted by his brother, Cade, in Twin Valley's opener on Friday night.
Eli Park also scored for the winners, set up by Colin Lozito on a corner kick. Sam Molner stopped four shots to earn the shutout.
"It was a good opener for us," said Wildcats coach Buddy Hayford. "We had the better of it. The boys played well."
Hayford added that Morrow Bernard, Troy Felisko, Lozito, Park and the Nesbitt bros all had solid games.
The 1-0 Wildcats will host Otter Valley today.
Brattleboro 5, Springfield 5
BENNINGTON -- Libby Annis scored a hat trick, and the Colonel girls fought back to settle for a tie versus the Cosmos, during a consolation game held Saturday at the annual John James Tournament.
"Out of the over 100 games I've seen in my seven years of coaching, this game was in the top three," said Brattleboro's Edwin de Bruijn. "It had everything you'd want to see in a game. Both teams really went on the attack."
The shot on goal numbers demonstrate that: Brattleboro took 36, while the Cosmos attempted 25 shots.
Anna Gagnon-Burch and Tylynn Kuralt put away the Colonels' other goals.
The 0-2-1 Colonels are home Tuesday against MAU.
KEENE, N.H. -- The Pacer girls got over Conant during their cross country run, which took place at Keene State College in a three-team meet hosted by Monadnock High School on Saturday morning. Conant was the third team competing.
"We were pleased to get the win," said Pacer coach Glenn Hemmett. "It came down to our sixth runner as the score was tied 28-28 after each teams' first five runners were scored." This is the way cross country goes to a tie breaker.
Monadnock's Kayla Blair won the 5K race in 21:00 to take individual honors. The Pacers needed a total team effort as all six girls who raced impacted the final outcome.
Starr Bruce led the way in seventh place (28:15) followed by Taryn Fisk in eighth place. Katelyn Towle, Elizabeth Ryan, and Tess Finley took 10-12, and Rebecca Ryan rounded out the scoring in 14th place. "I was very pleased with their efforts today," said Hammett.
The boys' race was won by host Monadnock with 21 points. Conant was second with 35, and Hinsdale scored 79 points. "We lost five seniors last year," said Hammett, "so we're rebuilding the boys' side this year."
The Pacer boys were led by Markee Frazer in 12th place with a time of 22:00. Monadnock's Quenton Baz took gold in 18:36.
"We had good finishes by first year runners Danny O'Melia (13th place) and Michael Roberts (20th)," said Hammett. "I see potential with O'Melia; he's got some talent. Same thing goes for Roberts, who just started racing with us."
The Pacers will be back in action today at the Sant Bani Invitational in San Borton.