SPRINGFIELD -- The Brattleboro varsity boys soccer team got their sixth win of the season, 2-1, in a game against Springfield on Friday evening.
18 minutes into play, Jesse Brown put away Brattleboro’s first goal unassisted. With about 20 minutes left in the first half, Connor Elliot-Knaggs scored the team’s next goal.
Springfield scored on a penalty kick to make it 2-1 in the second half. The Colonels took 23 shots on goal compared to the Cosmos’ eight. Brattleboro goalie Galen Finnerty had three saves.
The Colonels head into their last week of regular season play with a 6-5 record and travel to Manchester on Monday to face Burr and Burton.
LANGDON, N.H. -- The Brattleboro XC team competed in the CVC Cross Country Championship on Friday night, to finish sixth overall between two 5K races, but individually improved on some personal bests.
Keene won overall with 71 points, Lebanon had 131, and Fall Mtn. had 148.
In the mens division, Brattleboro’s Arturo Gutierrez was the first Colonel across the line in 18:22. He was quickly followed by Spenser Olson (18:42) and Ryan Gilligan (19:06). Fall Mountain’s Levi Frye claimed the crown in 16:16, followed by a second place finish from Keene’s Dan Damato (16:18), and Bellows Falls’ Jamie Moore taking home the bronze.
Catey Yost was the first woman Colonel to cross the line with a time of 23:03. Teammate
Springfield 2, Brattleboro 1
SPRINGFIELD -- Coach Edwin de Brujin said his lady Colonels played the worst game of their season as Brattleboro fell to the top-ranked Division II Cosmos on Friday night.
"We just didn’t have it in us," said de Brujin.
Springfield led 1-0 at the break. Brattleboro’s Halie Lange tied the game six minutes into the second half. The Cosmos had their next goal off a free kick.
The Colonels make their way to Rutland today for a 10 a.m. game.
Bellows Falls 3, Brattleboro 0
BRATTLEBORO -- With 10 straight wins including nine shutouts, the lady Terriers appear to be unstoppable, as the team stays perfect after beating the Colonels, 3-0, in a Friday night game at Tenney Field.
Mariah Barnett scored early in the game, with another goal coming two minutes later from teammate Cassidy Santorelli to put Bellows Falls up 2-0 at the half.
Kebrina Howard and Kayla Savage did well moving the ball up the field, noted Valliere.
"They let their guard down for a while, but it was still nerve-wracking," said Terrier coach Bethany Coursen.
Bellows Falls plays at Windsor today at Noon.