Colonel girls lose 2-1 thriller

Tuesday September 11, 2012

BENNINGTON -- Shelby McLenithan scored two minutes into overtime to give the MAU girls soccer team a 2-1 victory over Brattleboro in the consolation game on Monday evening.

"It was a very close, exciting game," said BUHS coach Edwin de Bruijn. "It was fun for the players, good for the coaches and entertaining for the crowd."

The Patriots scored on a penalty kick with 15 minutes remaining, but Halie Lange set up a goal by Biak Chintial seven minutes later to even the score at 1-1. McLenithan, who de Bruijn describes as a track star, eventually became the hero.

The 1-2 Colonels will play at Mill River on Saturday at 11 a.m.

Monadnock 5, Hinsdale 1

SWANZEY, N.H. -- The Huskies took a 3-0 advantage to the break and then outscored the Pacers 2-1 in the second half.

Colleen Bedaw, who was the Hinsdale standout, split the posts seven minutes into the second half.

"We had a couple of chances in both halves. When we made mistakes, they capitalized," noted Hinsdale coach Drew Arsenault.

The 0-3 Pacers will play at Newport on Wednesday.

Boys Soccer

Brattleboro 1,

Mill River 0

NORTH CLARENDON -- Jackson Batchelder scored on a free kick 10 minutes into the second half to break a scoreless tie on Saturday.

"A lot of the play was in their half," said BUHS coach Paul Sather. "They stacked the defense, keeping eight guys back. They were very tough defensively."

Brattleboro goalie Galen Finnerty got the shutout.

The 1-0 Colonels will host Springfield tonight at 7.


GUILFORD -- The Keets Brook Wiffleball League ended its 2012 season with a doubleheader at Bowie Wragtail Field in Guilford on a damp and breezy Saturday.

The hometown Keets Brook All Stars hammered their Granite State rivals, the New Hampshire Chihuahuas, 8-2, in the first game and 7-1 in the nightcap behind the big bat of Jim Woodberry and the stellar pitching of Dan Lynch and Mick "The Quick" Durante.

Woodberry blasted four home runs -- a pair in each game -- including a couple of three-run shots and a grand slam which iced the second game.

The Chihuahua’s top dog, Mitch Speaks, accounted for all the New Hampshire runs with a home run in each game.


The VSWGA Mid-Amateur Championship will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Sugarbush Golf Club. Competing from Brattleboro Country Club are: Eileen Ranslow, Alicia Field, Elizabeth Walker, Tracy Sloan and Sherryl Libardoni. And competing from Bellows Falls Country Club are: Lynda Jo Gregory, Sandra Thomas and Nancy Gorham-LaSante.


Ilen Pandelaki and Gus Williams each found the back of the net to help Brattleboro tie Mount Hermon, 2-2, in Sunday’s Connecticut River Valley Soccer League U-12 division contest. Brattleboro also defeated Monadnock, 6-5, but no statistics were provided.


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