WILMINGTON -- The Twin Valley boys soccer team are on a roll this season, having just dispatched Fair Haven on Thursday, 4-0, making it the fourth team in a row they’ve blanked.
"We were real competitive," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford. "I thought we had the better of it from start to finish, but Fair Haven hung on for dear life."
Fair Haven’s Nick Boule was busy in the goal, and made 23 saves. But Colin Lozito and Dal Nesbitt kept on the attack for the Wildcats. Lozito, back in his first game after being absent with an injury, started his night off with a goal at the 15-minute mark, with Nesbitt on the assist.
"Lozito created a lot of pressure," said Hayford. "He got the ball in the box and hit his stride."
Lozito had his second goal, unassisted late in the first half. He completed his hat trick after receiving it from Nesbitt, and putting away the shot from the top of the penalty box, in the second half.
Nesbitt had a nice stroke at the 70th minute, that rolled into the top corner from about 30 yards out.
"We are gaining confidence as we go," said Hayford. "On defense, this team is solid." The Wildcats’ Sam Molner made six saves on the evening.
"We’ve got Skylar Boyd on defense and Eli Park at sweeper position, and they both performed well at midfield."
The undefeated Wildcats will play at Arlington on Wednesday at 7 p.m. during the John Warner Tournament.
Arlington 3, Bellows Falls 2
ARLINGTON -- The Terriers visited Arlington and came away with a loss Friday night in double OT. "All 12 ladies battled well in this game," said Bellows Falls coach John Broadley.
Emily Perry opened the scoring following in close to goal from a Terriers’ Chelsea Wilder corner kick. In the second half, goals from Molly Elwell and Avery Bucchieri gave Arlington the lead.
Lydia Pedigo tied the game for Bellows Falls with a well placed free-kick with 15 minutes to go. Then, with four minutes in the second overtime, Brooke Therriault buried the game-winner.
The 1-5 Terriers host Williamstown on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.