Coursen’s Terriers are still unbeaten
SPRINGFIELD -- Well, a team has finally done it.
Springfield has become the first field hockey team of the year to put a goal into the net against a virtually unstoppable Bellows Falls, though the Terriers still pulled off the win, 2-1, Friday night.
The Cosmos’ Maygen Daly claimed the goal after tapping one by the Terrier goalie at the 10-minute mark.
"Both teams came out a little flat," said BFUHS coach Bethany Coursen. "Things picked up in the second half for us."
The Terriers’ put away their first make 10 minutes after Daly’s, after captain Lauren Rowell crossed the ball into the circle and dished it to teammate Avery Lowe for the tap in.
It was 1-1 at the break.
Bellows Falls’ final goal came eight minutes into the second half with some skilled passing by Cassidy Santorelli and Lowe, who gave it up to Anna Clark, for her first goal of the season.
A last minute scramble had the Terriers battling Springfield to the very end, as they tried to tie. "We kept them back," said Coursen.
With Sarah Wells out for the remainder of the season, the Terriers will have to try harder, noted Coursen.
Bellows Falls plays Monday at home versus Burr and Burton.
Bellows Falls 55,
North Country 20
NEWPORT -- Zachary Rawling and Carson Fullam each scored three touchdowns as Bellows Falls surged in the second half to pick up a Divison II win at North Country.
Rawling finished with 218 yards on 11 carries for the 5-1 Terriers.
Jacob Buckles threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns to pace NCU (0-6). Trailing just 21-14 late in the first half, the Falcons turned the ball over on downs on the 3-yard line before Bellows Falls took over in the second half.
Burlington 20, Brattleboro 12
BURLINGTON -- Adam Poquette tossed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hale with 23 seconds remaining to lift Burlington over Brattleboro in a Division I game at Buck Hard Field.
Brattleboro tied the score in the fourth quarter. Tyler Higley hit Noah Simeon with a 9-yard TD pass, but failed to take the lead when it missed the extra-point kick. The Colonels set up the equalizing score after stuffing Burlington on a fourth and 1 on the BHS 15-yard line.
Burlington (2-4) established a 12-0 lead in the first half, Poquette scoring on a 2-yard run and Sam Paradiso adding a 2-yard TD rush.
Brattleboro drops to 1-5.
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