WILMINGTON -- After 100 minutes of action on Tuesday, the Proctor and Twin Valley girls soccer teams had to settle for a 2-2 tie.
"Brianna Rafus was stellar in goal. She was punching balls over the crossbar and pushing shots wide. She even made a one-handed save in overtime. She kept us in the match," said Twin Valley coach Chris Walling.
Trailing 1-0, Abbi Molner scored from 20 yards out and then set up a Savannah Nesbitt winner to put the Wildcats in front. But Proctor’s Brody Langlois delivered with just 1:01 remaining to force OT.
Walling’s team had some chances in the extra periods, including a Jordan Niles breakaway and a header from Nesbitt that went wide.
The 1-0-2 Wildcats will face Arlington Friday, Sept. 21.
Bellows Falls 1, MSJ 1 (OT)
BELLOWS FALLS -- Addie Dailey tallied midway through the first half to put the Terriers up 1-0, but they were unable to hold on. MSJ’s Meagan Eaton buried the equalizer with three minutes left in regulation.
"In both overtimes, the Terriers created multiple chances with seven corners in all, but bearing no fruit," noted BF coach John Broadley.
Isabelle Harvey made 18 saves for the visitors, while Ashley Palmisano had a great game in midfield for the Terriers.
Bellows Falls (1-0-1) will play at Brattleboro (1-2) on Monday.
Springfield 2, Brattleboro 1
BRATTLEBORO -- The Cosmos took
"We were a little slow setting up our wall. It was a quick whistle," said BUHS coach Paul Sather. "I was pretty pleased. It was an offensive challenge for us. Their goalie made about 15 saves."
Jesse Brown scored the equalizer for the Colonels, with an assist from Benson May. But Springfield converted on another direct kick to get the victory.
Brattleboro (1-1) will face Arlington in the John James Tournament on Thursday.
Bellows Falls 3, St. Johnsbury 0
SAINT JOHNSBURY -- The Terriers took 15 shots and had 10 penalty corners as they improved to 2-0 overall.
"We played really well. We played really hard," said Bellows Falls coach Bethany Coursen.
Cassidy Santorelli and Sarah Wells each buried a shot to give the visitors a 2-0 lead at the break. Averie Lowe capped the scoring in the second half.
Goalies Shea Wilkinson and Quinn Lawrence combined for three saves.
The 2-0 Terriers will play at Burr and Burton on Friday at 4 p.m.
Hinsdale competed in the Den Brae Invitational on Monday. The Pacer boys and girls both finished 12th out of 18 schools represented.
Tanner Nichols led the way for the boys in 34th place in 18:56. There were 193 boys in the race.
Evan Dunkley (20:20, 65th), Danny Bruce (20:39, 73rd), Florin Handelman (21:59, 105th) and Sam Calderwood (29:38, 183rd) rounded out the top 5. Many of the boys set personal bests on the tough 5k course. Nichols improved by 1:56 over last year.
The girls were led by Roxy Toussaint in 22nd place with a time of 22:41. There were 137 girls who finished.
Starr Bruce (28:16, 86th), Taryn Fisk (28:55, 96th), Katelyn Towle (32:19, 118th) and Brittany Melroy (32:37, 119th) rounded out the top 5 for Hinsdale.
"We are very pleased with our progress so far, and are looking forward to racing at Fall Mountain this Friday," said Hinsdale coach Glenn Hammett.
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On Tuesday, the Bellows Falls boys harriers placed third out of five teams with 70 points. Lebanon struck gold with 32 points and Woodstock settled for second with 65.
Jamie Moore (18:58) placed fourth to lead the Terriers. He was followed by: Collin Johnson, 6th, 19:13; Willie Moore, 7th, 19:15; Tim Jones, 23rd, 20:53; Matt Chapin, 57th, 27:13; Will Scarlett, 58th, 27:23; and Logan Cushman, 66th, 36:43.
Woodstock and Stratton placed first and second respectively in the girls race. Lucy Lawlor finished 34th in 27:12 as the lone competitor for Bellows Falls.