HINSDALE, N.H. -- Hunter Brooks scored his first career varsity goal and the Pacer boys soccer team got their first win of the season, versus Mascenic, 2-1, on Friday afternoon.
Brooks, a senior, scored with about four minutes left in the first half. Hinsdale’s second goal came at the 15:55 mark from Richie Webster with Matt Boggio on the assist. Mascenic had their sole goal in the seventh minute of the first half.
"We looked good," said Hinsdale coach Steve Fecto. "We needed it, becasue we’re a young team. And we beat a Division III team, so that should give us extra points." Hinsdale is a Division IV team.
Eighth grader Ryan Boggio played well at the striker position, and Zachary Lepisto, the Pacers’ tender, had a much better second half, said Fecto. Also on defense, Ben Kilelee made some great plays as sweeper, as he chased down a few key opponent breakaways.
"During the first half, we were sort of on the back on our heels," said Fecto. "But in the second, we really clamped down defensively to stay on top of them."
The 1-2 Pacers will play at Concord Christian on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m.
Bellows Falls 3, St. Johnsbury 0
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The Terriers shoutout the Hilltoppers on Thursday. BF’s Mariah Barnett took an amazing shot that lifted over her opponent goalie’s head, to settle in the corner of the net, just 12 minutes into the game.
"We dominated," said Bellows Falls coach Bethany Coursen, whose team remains unbeaten at 3-0. "We took about 20 shots on goal, and Shea Wilkinson made some huge saves for us in the Terrier goal."
Bellows Falls will host Woodstock on Saturday at 11 a.m.
9-Ball pool league starts Sunday
BRATTLEBORO -- Kelly Hall and the American Poolplayers Association (APA) is hosting a Sunday Night 9-Ball League, beginning this weekend.
"We’re excited to bring APA League play to Brattleboro," said league manager Hall, who is also happy to report teams have been forming.
Each APA pool league team consists of five to eight amateur players who compete seasonally or year-round in weekly league play. The APA’s handicap system gives amateur players the opportunity to compete equally with players of different levels of skill. By participating in weekly league play, members can qualify to compete in three National Championships that award nearly $1.5 million in guaranteed cash and prizes every year.
The APA 9-Ball Pool League gets underway this Sunday at The Cue Bar, Putney Road, in Brattleboro, beginning at 6 p.m.