BRATTLEBORO >> The Rutland varsity boys lacrosse team outscored host Brattleboro in every quarter en route to a 17-7 victory.
On his Senior Night, Evan Perkins finished with a hat trick. Other seniors playing their final game on Natowich Field were Aleks Harrison, Greg Wood and Tyler McKenney.
"Despite how the season went, our seniors hung tough, provided leadership and did a nice job keeping the team together," stated Brattleboro coach Chris Sawyer.
Jack Gagnon contributed with two goals, Matt Gaboriault added a goal and two assists, and Alex Fitch also scored. Griffin Lynde made seven stops.
The 2-13 Colonels will finish up at rival MAU today.
TOWNSHEND >> Trailing 5-4 on Wednesday, the Leland & Gray erupted for seven runs in the fifth frame and went on to beat Woodstock 11-8.
The Rebels improved to 11-2 overall, which keeps them atop the Division 3 standings. They also clinched the Marble Valley League title.
Max Cramp earned the victory and teamed up with reliever Owen Beattie for nine strikeouts. Beattie went 3 for 4 to lead the offense, while Cramp, Joel Emmons and Jeremy Bovat added one hit apiece.
BRANDON >> The No. 9 Bellows Falls girls fell to eighth-seeded Otter Valley, 4-3, in a Division 2 playdown match on Wednesday.
Picking up singles wins for the Terriers, who split with the Otters during the regular season, were Reaghan Lapinski and Sarah Scarlett. The Bellows Falls doubles team of Nora Bright and Sophie Guerrina also prevailed.
The Terriers ended up with a 1-11 record. The Otters will play at No. 1 Harwood in today's quarterfinal.
In Division 1 play on Thursday, the 11th-seeded Brattleboro girls played at No. 6 Essex and the sixth-ranked Brattleboro boys hosted No. 11 Essex.
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ESSEX JUNCTION >> Forty Brattleboro Union High School student-athletes will compete in the New England Qualifier on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Essex High School, where the top six finishers in each event will go on to the New England meet.
"The meet is huge because it includes all divisions. We are very pleased with the number of athletes we are taking. All told, it includes 40 individuals which amounts to about 50 percent of our program. A big step forward for our athletes and a strong statement about where the program is heading," said BUHS coach Kevin Freitas.
The BUHS girls who qualified are Dory Abdallah, Kira Boucher, Kai Boyd, Kharisma Boyd, Kaitlyn Ching, Asia Desmarais, Emilia Dick-Fiora Del Fabro, Sarah Gallagher, Kyra Johnston, Ellery Loggia, Honnee McManus, Liz Morse, Olivia Ortleib, Mya Petrie, Aisha Schor, Isabella Thurber, Angelika Toomey, Evy Williams, Danielle Wood and Catey Yost.
The BUHS boys who qualified are Jackson Buettner, Dan Burdo, Dan Burke, Tyler Clement, Colin Costa-Walsh, Isaac Freitas-Eagan, Isiah Gilbeau, Jonah Goldenbird, Josh Hanson, Trevor Kipp, Evan Koch, Jonah Koch, Spencer Loggia, John Lonardo, Josh Meachen, Phelan Muller, David Pierce, Jasper Reed, Liam Reynolds and Orion Stone.
BRATTLEBORO >> Zinabu McNeice, Charlie Clark, Josh McKenney and Keagan Systo all had two hits to lead the undefeated A's over the Pirates, 11-1. McNeice added his league leading sixth home run and Alex Bingham drove two runs in. Karson Elliot allowed one run over three innings and Morgan VanIderstine struck out the side in his one inning of relief. The Pirates got two base knocks from their lead-off hitter, Patrick Gagliardi. Devin Speno also had a hit for the Bucs.