RUTLAND -- The Brattleboro boys soccer team rebounded from a 7-1 loss to St. Johnsbury by nipping Rutland 3-2 on Tuesday.
Ali Hallal, Robyn Avery and Conner Elliott-Knaggs did the damage for the Colonels. Brennen Zolnoski and Jack Maples were each credited with an assist.
"We just played really well," said Colonels coach Paul Sather.
Brattleboro (4-8-1) will finish the regular season at Mill River on Friday.
Rutland 2, Brattleboro 1
BRATTLEBORO -- The Raiders had their first goal in the 37th minute and their last in the second half, to get a win over the Colonels on Tuesday afternoon.
"Rutland has four or five really strong players," said BUHS coach Edwin de Bruijn. "But we stayed in the game."
Libby Annis went for distance and buried the Colonels’ sole goal with 12 minutes left in the second half.
Brattleboro took six inside shots during the opening half, while Rutland took almost twice as many. Amy Johnston had nine Colonel saves.
"We tried to make it work tonight, but it didn’t happen," said de Bruijn. "The girls played their best. What more can you ask for?"
The 3-7-3 Colonels will play their last regular season game at Mill River on Thursday at 4 p.m.
Leland & Gray 5,
Bellows Falls 3
WESTMINSTER -- Lucas Bates, coach of the Leland & Gray girls soccer team, said he is looking to salvage his team’s season. With a win Tuesday against Bellows Falls and one more contest in the regular season on the way, he thinks it’s a good possibility.
On Tuesday, Giannina Gaspero-Beckstrom had a hat trick and Emily Stockwell tallied two to carry the Rebels to their fifth win. Stockwell scored on a Gaspero-Beckstrom assist.
"We had good possession once we settled down," said L&G coach Lucas Bates, whose team improves to 5-8. "It was a physical first half."
Remy Kirkland, Keri Ticeno, and Tasha Long all struck for the Terriers, and the team went ahead in the first with two goals. It was 3-3 at the break.
The Rebels will play their last regular season game as they host Twin Valley on Friday at 4 p.m.
Black River 5, Twin Valley 2
WILMINGTON -- The Presidents pulled away in the second half, and the Wildcats fell in a Tuesday match. "We lost," said Twin Valley coach Chris Walling. "But it wasn’t for a lack of effort."
Savannah Nesbitt got things going for the hosts with a goal at the 16-minute mark, with the feed from Jordan Niles, and TV led 1-0 at the half.
Sarah Rumrill put a shot in from the corner during the second, then scored again from the same spot 50 seconds later. Katelyn Hunt found Nesbitt so she could knot it up, 2-2.
Black River remained deadly from the corner as they would scored three more, including two makes from Morgan Kathen. "It was a little discouraging to see that happen," said Walling.
The 7-6 Wildcats will host Leland & Gray on Friday at 4 p.m. for their last game of the regular season.
Windsor 1, Brattleboro 0
WINDSOR -- Windsor scored five minutes into Tuesday’s field hockey game and held on for a 1-0 victory over visiting Brattleboro.
"It was a pretty physical game," said BUHS coach Deb Valliere, whose team finishes the season with a 1-11-2 record. "We played hard. We worked our butts off."
Defender Marissa Semenovich had a solid game for the Colonels, including two drives all the way to the Windsor circle. Daisy Giroux, who was moved from midfield to forward, was another standout for BUHS.