Brattleboro boys edge Hartford on the pitch
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BRATTLEBORO — On Homecoming Weekend, the Brattleboro boys varsity soccer team topped Hartford 3-2. Anthony Piergentili and Jack Price each scored for the Colonels, who also got an own goal. Ian Fulton-Black chipped in with two assists for Brattleboro (2-2-1), which will host Woodstock on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The BUHS field hockey team fell to Burr and Burton, 1-0, on Friday. The forward line of Kharisma Boyd, Kalin Noble, Edie Cay and Avalon Johnston all played well for the Colonels, along with defenders Mya McAuliffe and Meera Seary.
"It was a fast-paced game and Brattleboro had four breakaways, but couldn't get one by the Burr and Burton goalie," said veteran coach Sherryl Libardoni, whose team was in a 0-0 tie until BBA struck with 1:48 remaining. "We haven't won yet, but are improving with each game. We are looking foward to breaking into the winning column the second half of the season."
The 0-6 Colonels will host Bellows Falls today.
Defender Sophia Capy and goalie Megyn Ayotte (17 saves) were the standouts when the Brattleboro varsity girls soccer team was zipped by Burr and Burton on Saturday.
"It was a very good game for us. I think we were the better team in the first half. We had lots of energy and we were winning the 50/50 balls," said BUHS coach Edwin de Bruijn, whose team outshot the Bulldogs 6-5 in the first 40 minutes of action.
Brattleboro (2-3) will visit Woodstock on Tuesday.
And at the Manchester Invitational, the Brattleboro girls cross-country team placed ninth out of 28 teams. Their top five included Sarah Gallagher (19th), Liz Morse (38th), Elery Loggia (51st), Annie Takacs (71st) and Alexandra Miskovich (82nd).
"The Brattleboro girls ran very well, with virtually every runner running their personal best time for a 3.1, 5 Kilometer course," noted Colonels coach John Dimick.
Isaac Freitas-Eagan was the fifth fastest Vermonter and placed seventh overall to pace the BUHS boys. Colin Costa-Walsh (48th), Spencer Loggia (58th), Trevor Kipp (132nd) and Dan Jaro (211th) rounded out Brattleboro's top five.
Rachel Borgesen went off for four goals and one assist as Leland & Gray blanked Bellows Falls, 7-0. Jessica Madore and Bay Holmes also had solid games for the winners, according to Rebels coach Lucas Bates.
"It was a good game for us. We managed to keep the intensity up for all 80 minutes," explained Bates.
Kelsi Bostrom made two saves for the shutout. Keri Ticino took two shots for the Terriers, who got 10 saves from goalie Bri Donahue.
Troy Felisko and Skyler Boyd each scored, with an assist coming from Brett Swanson, as Twin Valley took care of visiting Stratton Mountain School. Boyd's game-winner came with nine seconds left, on a corner.
Logan Boyd made three saves for the 5-0 Wildcats.
"Twin Valley had all kinds of chances in the first half, but could not cash in. Stratton defended very well," said Twin Valley coach Buddy Hayford.
Area Sports Schedule
Brattleboro field hockey hosts Bellows Falls, 4:30 p.m.
Bellows Falls girls soccer hosts Springfield, 4:30 p.m.
Twin Valley girls soccer at John Werner (vs. MSJ), 5 p.m.
Brattleboro cross country at Woodstock, 4:30 p.m.
Brattleboro girls soccer at Woodstock, 4:30 p.m.
Bellows Falls cross country at Woodstock, 4:30 p.m.
Leland & Gray boys soccer at Stratton, 4:30 p.m.
Twin Valley boys soccer at Arlington, 7 p.m.
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