WESTMINSTER -- Jamie Moore finished first overall in 16:58 to lead the Bellows Falls boys cross-country team to a third place finish at Friday’s Russ Pickering Invitational.
Woodstock took the team title with 44 points, Rutland was next with 83, the Terriers had 87 points and Brattleboro ended up in fourth with 96 points.
Also competing for the hosts were: Willie Moore, 3rd, 17:35; Tim Jones, 10th, 18:30; Jamie Matthew, 46th, 22:59; Matt Chapin, 48th, 23:03; Will Scarlett, 51st, 23:22; and Logan Cushman, 69th, 28:54.
Springfield, Green Mountain, Rivendell and Arlington also had runners in the pack.
The top three teams in the girls race were Woodstock (28), Stratton (54) and Rutland (69). Neither Bellows Falls nor Brattleboro had enough runners for a team score.
Anna Clark finished eighth overall in 22:06 to lead the Terriers. Chapin Reis wound up 24th and Lucy Lawlor 32nd.
MAU 4, Brattleboro 2
BENNINGTON -- The intensity the Colonels varsity girls soccer team had at Wednesday’s game when they hosted and beat Burr and Burton had all but diminished by Friday night, when they traveled to face the rival Patriots.
"The energy wasn’t there," said Brattleboro coach Edwin de Bruijn. "Something was missing this game."
The purple and white were up 2-0 at the break courtesy of Biak Chia-Tial and Hannah Lynde, who worked well together according to
The Pats turned things around in the second, tying the game five minutes in. Shelby McLenithan put away MAU’s third prize to pull away for good. Brattleboro had its last chance to score with about 12 minutes left on the clock, but was unable to rally.
The Colonels have played four games in the past six days, but now have a bye week. Brattleboro moves to 4-3 on the season.
Arlington 2, Twin Valley 1
WILMINGTON -- With 17 seconds left on the scoreboard, Arlington’s Molly Ellwell broke the 1-1 tie that gave the Eagles a victory over the Wildcats.
"It was war!" exclaimed Twin Valley coach Chris Walling. "Ellwell put a good move on our sweeper. It was a point-blank shot against our keeper. But we did keep pressing them, and we had our chances."
Rayleen Sherman put away Arlington’s first goal at the 24:02 mark.
Twin Valley’s lone score came from Sammy Cunningham, assisted by Jordan Niles, late in the second half.
The Wildcats dropped to a 1-1-2 record and host Green Mountain on Tuesday.
Black River 5, Bellows Falls 0
BELLOWS FALLS -- With their goalie injured, the Terriers struggled on defense, as well as on offense as Bellows Falls couldn’t put any shots into the Presidents’ net, in a Friday night shutout at Hadley Field.
"We did okay for the first half," said Terriers coach Robert Brooks. "After that collision at the net, it was hard to get back in the game."
Bellows Falls slides to 0-5 and will play at Green Mountain on Monday.
Windsor 3, Brattleboro 0
WINDSOR -- The Colonels fell to the Yellowjackets on Friday. It was 1-0 at the break, then Windsor scored their last two goals with just minutes left in the game.
Midfielder Haley George and Daija Germain did well moving the ball to the circle, but fought to settle and set up any concrete plays. BUHS coach Deb Valliere said Kebrina Howard had great ball and field control.
"As a whole we played fine," said Valliere. "But I’m not sure what’s going wrong this year."
Brattleboro is 0-6 and travels to Rutland on Monday.