BELLOWS FALLS -- Team captain Lauren Rowell inadvertently popped a ball into the air which sailed over the Fair Haven tender's head into the box, to give the Terriers a 1-0 win over the Slaters in a varsity field hockey game on Monday.
"We had a terrific game," said Bellows Falls coach Bethany Coursen. "Rowell stepped inside the circle, took a whack, and the ball went right above everyone's head."
So high into the air in fact, that no dangerous-play call was necessary.
Coursen thought Fair Haven's Jenna Alexander did a great job as the team's keeper.
The Terriers remain undefeated with a 5-0 record and play Windsor at home on Friday.
Twin Valley 2, Green Mtn. 0
WILMINGTON -- Twin Valley won a make-up game Sunday against Green Mtn. to remain undefeated at 5-0.
The Wildcats' Nick Nilson got past a Green Mtn. defender to tuck away his team's first goal in the second half at about the 60:00 mark, with an assist by Eli Park, to break the deadlock.
Morrow Bernard scored the team's final goal off a cross-pass from Dal Nesbitt 15 minutes later.
"It was a morning game so we were a little slow at first," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford. "Early on it looked like a struggle, but we came to life in the second half."
Hayford said Park, Nesbitt, Jeremy Hunt, and Conall Sullivan were excellent on defense. "I was very pleased with the back line," said
Wildcat keeper Sam Molner made eight saves.
Twin Valley has only had one goal scored against them their entire regular season. Of those games, four have been shutouts.
The team's Colin Lozito is expected to return to Twin Valley's next matchup, as they face off against Otter Valley tomorrow in Arlington at the John Werner Tournament at 5 p.m.
Leland and Gray 7, Windsor 0
TOWNSHEND -- Michael Bergeron made a hat trick, Jake Sherman added two goals, and Tanner Wynot and Kevin Young each had a goal apiece to give the Rebels a victory over the Yellowjackets in a Monday afternoon game.
"Bergeron had a couple ‘give n' goes'," said Rebel coach Chris Barton. "We moved the ball around a lot; it was a strong passing game."
Bergeron was assisted by Billy Nupp on two of his drives.
Sherman leads his team in goals (eight on the season). Goalie Tanner Karg had two saves for Leland and Gray.
The Rebels climb to 6-2 and have a week off before they return to face Proctor.
Green Mountain 5,
Bellows Falls 1
CHESTER -- Lucas Clark put away his first varsity goal ever to give the Terriers their first lead of the season, before the Chieftains had five unanswered tallies to pull away. Goalie Zach Brooks had another fine game, according to the Bellows Falls coach.
Rutland 2, Brattleboro 0
BRATTLEBORO -- The Colonel girls fell to the Raiders in a Sunday game at Tenney Field.
"All around, our forward line looked pretty strong," said Brattleboro coach Deb Valliere. Jen Dyer had 10 saves for Brattleboro.
The Colonels host Springfield on Friday at 4 p.m.