WILMINGTON -- In what Twin Valley coach Chris Walling described as the "wildest and craziest" games he’s ever seen, his Wildcats ended up with a 4-3 overtime win at home versus Leland & Gray on Tuesday night.
"The game had it all," said Walling. "Comebacks, controversy ... it was a very exciting game."
Stevie Roberts started it off by scoring back-to-back goals for the Rebels in the first. Twin Valley’s Katelyn Hunt and Savannah Nesbitt then teamed up and each scored a goal to tie. But a minute later, Giannina Gespero-Beckstrom found the back of the Wildcats’ net to give her Rebels the lead.
Towards the close of the second half, TV goalie Jessica Riley punted it downfield and Nesbitt picked it up on a through ball until she ended up colliding with L&G’s keeper. The ball rolled around in traffic until Twin Valley’s Henriette Aas toed it in to knot it up again.
Nesbitt carried it downfield to eventually boot in the game-winner, 1:20 into OT.
The 6-4 Wildcats will play at Bellows Falls on Friday at 4 p.m.
Proctor 1, Leland & Gray 0
TOWNSHEND -- In a defensive battle, the Leland & Gray boys soccer team came up short against Proctor on Monday.
"We controlled the play, but they controlled the D," said L&G coach Chris Barton. "They had some good counter-attacks. We were a little flat after our Brattleboro victory."
In the first half, with one minute left, Proctor’s Daniel Smith had the visitors’ only goal. During the second half, the Phantoms could barely manage a single shot on goal, noted Barton.
The 4-6-1 Rebels will host Woodstock on Thursday at 4 p.m.