STRATTON -- The Twin Valley boys soccer team found itself in a rare position on Monday.
The Wildcats trailed for just the second time all season.
But Buddy Hayford’s boys rallied from a 1-0 deficit to sink the Stratton Bears, 7-1, thanks to two-goal games by Colin Lozito, Dal Nesbitt and Morrow Bernard.
"I was curious as to how we’d respond to being down," said coach Hayford, whose team fell behind 1-0 early on and went to the break deadlocked at 1-1. "They kept their composure. They kept hammering away and didn’t lose focus."
Eli Park also tallied for the winners. Lozito finished with two assists, while Tony Tarr, Nick Nilsen and Nesbitt added one apiece. Sam Molner and Kyle Murdock combined to make eight stops in goal.
The 11-1 Wildcats, who have won five in a row and outscored their opposition 35-2 in that span, will play at Leland & Gray today at 4 p.m.
Burr and Burton 3, Brattleboro 1
MANCHESTER -- Rowan Payne-Meyer did the scoring for the Colonels.
Reed Conde, Sean Paradis and Brock Pollard all found the back of the net for the undefeated Bulldogs. Pollard and Paradis also had an assist.
With the loss, Brattleboro drops to 6-6 overall.
Proctor 5, Bellows Falls 0
BELLOWS FALLS -- The Terriers dropped to 1-10-1 and will get the 16 seed in the tournament. Coach Robert Brooks referred to Proctor as "a very tough team that’s very
Twin Valley 3,
Green Mountain 0
CHESTER -- Jordan Niles tallied twice, while Abbi Molner had one goal and one assist for the Wildcats.
"Hopefully, we will continue to possess the ball and put the ball in the net like we did," said Twin Valley coach Chris Walling, who confirmed that the ever dangerous Savannah Nesbitt is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Sammy Cunningham added an assist for the 5-6-2 Wildcats, who will host Black River on Thursday at the middle school.
Proctor 5, Leland & Gray 0
TOWNSHEND -- Abby McKearin split the posts four times to lead the Phantoms to a runaway victory.
"We just ran into a brick wall. We have played six games in seven days," said Rebels coach Lucas Bates.
Leland & Gray was coming off of a 2-2 tie with Arlington on Saturday. Stevie Roberts and Addie Mahdavi did the damage for the Townshend team in that one.
The 5-6-2 Rebels will face Green Mountain on Thursday.
LANGDON, N.H. -- Jamie Moore placed third in 16:18 and Willie Moore took ninth in 17:45 to lead the Bellows Falls boys to a fourth place finish in the CVC meet at Fall Mountain.
The host school won the meet with 44 points, while the Terriers finished with 106. Tim Jones, 14th, 18:12; Matt Chapin, 62nd, 22:44; Jamie Matthews, 63rd, 22:46; and Will Scarlett, 66th, 23:09 rounded out BF’s top six.
Keene, N.H., won the girls team event with 25 points. Chapin Reis (24:17) finished 33rd and Lucy Lawlor (24:25) was 34th for the Terriers.
The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association will present their annual coaches’ clinic Sunday, Oct. 28, at the University of Vermont. This clinic is open to anyone interested in improving their basketball coaching skills. You may register by going onto the website at www.vbca.info or by calling 802-442-8075.