ARLINGTON -- The Twin Valley Wildcat girls varsity soccer team got a 2-1 win over Arlington on Thursday evening at the John Werner Tournament.
"It was a monumental victory for us," said Twin Valley coach Chris Walling.
The Eagles’ Molly Bruno started her game off with a goal at the 10:15 mark after getting passed the Wildcat backs and keeper for an easy put in.
Twin Valley rebounded shortly after, when Savannah Nesbitt put away the Wildcats’ first goal (at 37:36) after an Arlington sweeper took her down to set her up for a penalty shot. Teammate Jordan Niles ran it down the line to get it to Nesbitt before the call was made.
Nesbitt would score her team’s final goal with a long ball about 30 yards out, that spun over keeper Hannah Andrew’s head into the Eagle net.
"Alex Kennedy blanketed their defense," said Walling, "and our Hannah Swanson kept up with Arlington’s Rayleen Sherman to help maintain our momentum. It was a tight, close game just like we predicted."
The Wildcats climb to 3-1-2 and play Springfield at Arlington on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Bellows Falls 0, Windsor 0
WINDSOR -- The Terrier squad got their first tie of the season Thursday evening versus the Yellowjackets as the teams shot it out in double OT.
"I think we had more shots on goal throughout," said Bellows Falls coach Robert Brooks. "We are still building this team
While Bellows Falls maintained possession for much of the first half, Windsor had a cleaner looking game during the second.
The Terriers’ Lucas Clark left the game with an injury, but is expected to return to their next game. "Clark collided shins with his opponent, but he was already walking it off after the game," said the coach.
Due to a schedule change, Bellows Falls play Windsor again at home on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Hartford 3, Brattleboro 0
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION -- The Colonels lost to an undefeated Hartford on Thursday night in a matchup at Quechee Green.
"It was a lesson for us," said BUHS coach Paul Sather. "Their defensive positioning was good. Our players are starting to react a lot better to what their opponents are doing. It was pretty even up until the second half."
It was 1-0 at the break.
Sather said Hartford’s sheer speed contributed to breakdowns in the Brattleboro defense as the Hurricanes pressed forward, not giving the Colonels a moment to catch their breath.
Galen Finnerty, the Colonel keeper, had seven saves.
Brattleboro slips to 4-3 and play CVU at home on Saturday at 1 p.m.