HINESBURG -- The second-seeded CVU girls soccer team scored three minutes into Wednesday’s Division I playdown game and went on to blank No. 15 Brattleboro, 3-0.
"We did everything we could to give them a good game," said BUHS coach Edwin de Bruijn. "My defense played their best game of the season. My midfield was very good as well."
Tori Svec made 11 saves for the Colonels, while Maddie Rollins (shown above) had their best opportunity offensively. Halie Lange showed that she belongs with the best in Vermont, according to her coach, based on her fitness, passing and communication.
Brattleboro wound up with a 5-10 record.
In other Division 1 playdown games on Wednesday, No. 1 Essex zipped No. 16 Mount Mansfield 3-0, No. 8 Spaulding sunk No. 9 North Country 1-0, No. 13 Colchester beat No. 4 BFA-St. Albans on penalty kicks, No. 10 South Burlington upset No. 7 Burr and Burton 4-1, No. 3 MAU took care of No. 14 Middlebury 7-2, and sixth seeded Burlington ousted No. 11 Harwood 2-1 in double overtime.
Stowe 3, Twin Valley 1
STOWE -- Trailing 3-0 in this Division 3 playdown game, Sammy Cunningham tallied for the Wildcats with 10 minutes remaining, assisted by Hannah Swanson.
The host Raiders took a 1-0 lead to the break thanks to a goal from Bailey Sherwin. Stowe then added two insurance goals on what Twin Valley coach Chris Walling referred to as "mental breakdowns."
"We needed to make sure
Goalie Brianna Rafus and sweeper Hannah Swanson both played well for the Wildcats, who finished the season with a 5-8-2 record.
In other Division 3 playdown games on Wednesday, No. 1 Peoples walloped No. 16 Winooski 9-0, No. 9 Leland & Gray edged No. 8 Bellows Falls 2-1, and No. 2 BFA-Fairfax knocked out No. 15 Northfield 6-0.