JERICHO -- The No. 12 Brattleboro boys soccer team ended their Division 1 postseason in an 8-0 loss to the fifth-seeded Mt. Mansfield on Tuesday.
"They had some tremendous team intensity," said Brattleboro coach Paul Sather. "We came out flat."
It was 3-0 at the break, and all of the Cougars’ goals were scored within 25 minutes of each other. "Game in, game out, Mt. Mansfield was primed and ready to play," said Sather. "They were hungry, and they played well."
Sather said he is looking forward to next year already, as he will be returning to the pitch with what is now one of the best JV soccer team’s in the history of BUHS.
Rivendell 2, Leland & Gray 0
MONTPELIER -- The fifth-ranked Raptors beat the No. 12 Rebels in a Division 3 playdown held Tuesday afternoon.
Rivendell’s Cole Steber went on the attack early, scoring in the third minute. This was followed by Scott Calhound’s strike in the 30th-minute.
"I’ll be back next year," said L&G coach Chris Barton, who will be returning for his 19th season. "We’ve got the JV team moving up, so that should be interesting."
Both the Brattleboro and Leland & Gray teams ended their respective seasons with 5-9-1 records.
Leland & Gray 4, Oxbow 3
BRADFORD -- The Rebels girls soccer team will move on to the next round of the Division 3 tournament after defeating the Olympians on Tuesday.
"I’m really proud of the girls," said Leland & Gray coach Lucas Bates. "Our forwards and midfielders were killing it. They really showed up to play."
No. 11 Leland & Gray had a 3-0 lead at the half, but let the sixth-seeded Oxbow back in the game, in the second, according to Bates. "We got a little lax in the second half," he said.
Stevie Roberts found Leland & Gray’s first goal, followed by an Ashley Bates strike with Giannina Gaspero-Beckstrom on the assist. Goal three came courtesy Gaspero-Beckstrom, and she would also score the team’s finale after going one-on-one with the Oxbow goalie and sneaking the shot passed her.
"We’ve had a tough season," said Bates. "Nothing has seemed to go our way this year. But we stayed ahead of them. It feels good to knock off a No. 6 seed."
Oxbow goals came from Corina Oakley, Heather White, and Mikayla Hodge. The Olympians got to within two goals of the visitors with 15 minutes remaining in regulation.
The Rebels will play the winner of Thetford-Northfield.