WHITE RIVER JUNCTION -- The Colonels (5-9) played their last regular season game to a 3-1 victory over Hartford (7-6-1), in a Thursday night varsity girls soccer matchup.
"We needed the win," said Colonel coach Edwin de Brujin. "Today we proved we’re still a great team. It was the icing on the cake."
The Colonels frustrated the Hurricanes early on with clean passing through the center from Anna Gagnon-Burch and Halie Lange on the right wing. They worked it to Biak Chia Tial on the cross so she could head in the ball during the first half to make it
1-0 at the break.
With 19 minutes on the clock, Brattleboro’s Taylor Bird dished it to Lange, who cut through the box for a slide tackle goal. Lange scored again on a kick from the corner as Brattleboro went for the shutout.
Hartford scrambled for a goal, and finally got one in the last two minutes of play.
Burr and Burton 2,
BRATTLEBORO -- The Burr and Burton boys soccer team finished off an undefeated regular season with a 2-0 victory over Brattleboro on Thursday at Tenney Field.
The Bulldogs scored 30 minutes in and then added an insurance goal in the second half.
"I feel good now that the regular season is over with. All of the teams are 0-0 going into the playoffs," said BUHS coach Paul Sather, whose team dropped to 7-7 overall.
WINDSOR -- Kristin Nott scored six minutes in and the Yellowjackets held on to hand the Terriers their second loss of the season.
"We definitely dominated the second half. Their goalie made some great saves," stated Bellows Falls coach Bethany Coursen.
Emily Dufault and Kya Coursen were the standouts for the 11-2 Terriers, who will play in the quarterfinals on Oct. 26 or 27.
"We’ll be the first or second seed, depending on what Rice does in their final game," mentioned the Bellows Falls coach. "We’re still in awe of how awesome our season has gone."
Leland & Gray 3,
Green Mountain 0
TOWNSHEND -- The Lady Rebels (6-6-2) ended their regular season with a strong finish against the Chieftains during Leland & Gray’s Senior Night, Thursday evening.
The Rebel’s Chelby Nystrom put away her team’s first goal with Giannina Gaspero-Beckstrom on the assist, five minutes into the first.
Addie Mahdavi took control of a header from teammate Stevie Roberts to eventually find the back of the Chieftain net, midway through the opening half. Brittany Bills closed the second half with her goal unassisted.
Ashley Goddard played solid defense in the backfield, said
L & G coach Lucas Bates. Leland & Gray keeper Elizabeth Gallup blocked six shots.
Black River 7, Twin Valley 0
WILMINGTON -- Black River shut out Twin Valley in a game played Thursday on the school’s lower field.
"We didn’t show up to play," said Wildcat coach Chris Walling, whose team finishes their regular season at 5-7-2.
Hannah Swanson and Sammy Cunningham performed well on the field for the Wildcats, but got little help from their team, according to the coach.
Windsor 1, Bellows Falls 0
WINDSOR -- Bellows Falls went to Windsor and lost an early goal on a fortuitous bounce. The goal was poked home by Maryam Orgri in the 10th minute.
The Terriers applied pressure throughout the second half but could not pierce the Windsor defense. Chapin Reis had an outstanding game at stopper for the purple and white.
Bellows Falls finished the regular season with a 7-6-1 record.