BUHS boys qualify for playoffs

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BRATTLEBORO >> The Brattleboro Union High School varsity boys soccer team topped Woodstock 2-1 on Wednesday and qualified for the Division 1 Tournament with a 3-3-1 record.

"Our defense has been outstanding," stated BUHS coach Paul Sather. "Defensively, it was a really good effort. It was nice growth for this young team."

The Colonels took a 2-0 lead on a pair of headers from Jack Price, which were both set up by long throw-ins from Ian Fulton-Black. The visitors got on the board with 15 minutes remaining.

"That's a great combination," said Sather of Fulton-Black and Price. "It was just good, aggressive play by Jack."

Emmett Dews made six saves after replacing starting goalie Jacob Bailey, who injured his back in the first half. Alejandro Cornman, Bradley Fellows, Declan Lonergan and Tanner Bell also played well for the purple and white.

The 3-3-1 Colonels will play at Leland & Gray today at 4:30 p.m.

Leland & Gray

TOWNSHEND >> Ashley Bates scored with 54 seconds left in the first overtime, assisted by Jessie Stockwell, to give the Leland & Gray varsity girls soccer team an exciting 4-3 victory over Otter Valley.

"It was a beautiful goal from the left side and it came after a quick restart. She put it between the goalie and the near post," Rebels coach Lucas Bates said of the game-winner.

Rachel Borgesen, Emma Densmore and Arin Bates all scored a second-half goal for Leland & Gray, with helpers coming from Caroline Tietz and Ashley Bates.

"They play a high offsided trap that didn't give us the space that we are used to having," stated coach Bates, whose team fell behind 2-0 in the first half. "We came out on fire in the second half."

The 7-1 Rebels will play at Green Mountain today.

The Leland & Gray boys soccer team defeated Stratton Mountain 5-1 on Wednesday. Bryce Karg had a hat trick and Nathan Claussen scored two goals as the Rebels enjoyed their best passing game of the season. Leland & Gray improved to 2-3-1 and will host Brattleboro today.


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