WESTMINSTER -- Anna Clark deflected a strike by Kya Coursen for the game-winning goal with 55 seconds left as the Bellows Falls field hockey team downed Burr and Burton, 1-0, on Friday.
With the thrilling victory, the Terriers improved to 7-0 overall and have not given up a single goal all season.
Bethany Coursen’s team was coming off of a 4-0 win over Burr and Burton on Wednesday. Mariah Barnett, Cassidy Santorelli, Sarah Wells and Clark did the scoring. Emily Dufault was the defensive standout -- she kept the pressure off of goalies Shea Wilkinson and Quinn Lawrence.
Burr and Burton 2,
MANCHESTER -- The Brattleboro stickers suffered their sixth loss of the season on Monday.
"Overall, the team played well together," said BUHS coach Deb Valliere. "We were knocking at the door, and it could have gone either way."
Daija Germain scored for Brattleboro with a Daisy Giroux feed, midway through the first half. BBA scored their first goal a few minutes into the second.
Jen Dyer, in goal, and Jenna Martin and Grace LaPorte gave good third-line defensive protection for the Colonels, said Valliere.
Brattleboro plays at MAU today at 4 p.m.
Leland & Gray 3, Springfield 3
TOWNSHEND -- The Rebels fell behind 3-1 in the first half and nearly rallied to win it.
"They are a good team," said Chris Barton of the Cosmos. "We got down in the first half, but never gave up."
Corey Nystrom tallied twice for the hosts and Jake Sherman also scored. Nick Morrow finished with seven saves.
The 2-5-1 Rebels will play at Green Mountain on Thursday.
Bellows Falls 4, Black River 3
WESTMINSTER -- Liam Shaw was on fire for the Bellows Falls soccer team, scoring four goals, unassisted, against Black River on Monday night.
It was a shootout through the last 10 minutes of the matchup, until Shaw put away the game-winner. Lucas Clark had a long drive from the backfield that allowed Shaw to finish, and his remaining goal came off a corner.
Avery Perry was in goal and overcame many challenging attempts by the Presidents, according to Bellows Falls coach Robert Brooks. Cedar Williams, Simon Bupp-Chickering, and Zach Brooks provided defensive coverage for the Terrier offense.
The 4-5-1 Terriers will play at Twin Valley on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Brattleboro 1, Proctor 1
BRATTLEBORO -- Abby McKearin gave the visitors a 1-0 lead, assisted by Brodie Langlois, during Senior Night at BUHS. But Brattleboro’s Libby Annis later delivered the equalizer from long range and that’s how it stayed.
Honored were BUHS 12th graders Alex Derosia, Molly Gurney, Aimee Johnston, Anwyn Darrow, Gaia Uman, Hannah Lynde, Katelyn Donovan and Annis.
See David Aquino’s game recap and pictures in Thursday’s sports section.
Leland & Gray 3,
Bellows Falls 1
TOWNSHEND -- The Rebels put 27 shots on goal on Tuesday. Stevie Roberts tallied twice and Giannina Gaspero-Beckstrom also found the back of the net.
Addy Dailey did the damage for the 1-8 Terriers, who got solid defensive play from Lydia Pedigo and plenty of hustle from Chelsea Wilder.
"We definitely dominated the flow of play," said coach Lucas Bates, whose 4-4 Rebels got great play in the back end by Caroline Tietz, and assists from Ashley Bates, Emily Stockwell and Addy Mahdavi.
CASTLETON -- Freshman wide receiver Soren Pelz-Walsh, a 2012 BUHS grduate, had a career day in just his second game as a Castleton State College football player to earn Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Rookie of the Week honors.
Pelz-Walsh was a revelation for the Spartans, leading the team with 11 catches for 147 yards. The freshman came up big when his team needed it most, with five of his catches resulting in first downs. He also caught a two-point conversion for his first career points. He is the third freshman with 100 yards receiving in a game and his 147 yards are tied for the most ever by a Castleton freshman, while the 11 catches are a freshman record.
Castleton returns to action on Oct. 5, when the team travels to Husson in their first ECFC game of the year.
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Bruce Wells made the Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) football team. Wells is a graduate of Bellows Falls Union High School where he was instrumental in their state championship against Windsor three years ago. There were 150 kids trying out for at HVCC, which is the largest state college in New York.