Wildcats edge Otters for John Werner title
ARLINGTON — Logan Park tapped in a rebound in overtime to give the Twin Valley varsity boys soccer team a 2-1 victory over Otter Valley for the program's fourth consecutive John Werner Tournament title.
"Skyler Boyd was voted MVP of the tourney for his domination in the midfield," said Wildcats coach Buddy Hayford. "Also having outstanding tournament play were Brett Swanson, Troy Felisko and Logan Park."
Boyd set up Felisko to give Twin Valley a 1-0 lead 22 minutes in, but Tom Kingsley would score for the Otters on a free kick at the 55 minute mark to deadlock it. Logan Boyd made three saves on the day for the 8-0 Wildcats.
Brattleboro 5, Leland & Gray 1
TOWNSHEND >> Anthony Piergentili had a hat trick to power the Brattleboro varsity boys soccer team, which also got goals from Luke Williams and Tanner Bell. Jake Wilkins found the back of the net for the 2-4-1 Rebels.
Rutland 1, Brattleboro 0
RUTLAND >> With three key players sidelined, including Devin Millerick (broken ankle), Kai Boyd (concussion) and Axis Balsley (back injury), the Colonels managed to stay close to the Raiders on Saturday. Venus Fu was Brattleboro's standout and she had a shot glance off the post.
"I think Rutland and Brattleboro are pretty evenly matched teams," said BUHS coach Edwin de Bruijn. "It was not a real entertaining game."
Olivia Romo scored for the 2-6 Colonels when they fell to Stratton 3-1 on Thursday. Attacking midfielder Hailey Derosia was able to use her speed and create for herself, resulting in four one-on-one opportunities.
Twin Valley 1, Arlington 1
WILMINGTON >> Missing five starters, Twin Valley was still able to play the Eagles to a tie. Freshman Brianna O'Hearn tallied for the Wildcats and then Aimee Frank pulled Arlington even.
"Twin Valley pulled a page out of the Sweden playbook versus USA and packed 11 girls at the top of the box, only going on the offensive when a counter-attack presented itself. The kids played it perfectly throughout the game," said Wildcats coach Chris Walling, whose team scored on a counter with 28 minutes left.
Celia Betit made 21 saves for Twin Valley, which was outshot 22-1 on the day. Callie Dix and Kyla Lavoy anchored the defensive wall for the 3-5-1 Wildcats, who will host Green Mountain on Thursday.
Black River 3, Bellows Falls 0
WESTMINSTER >> Alice Fienza tallied twice and also set up Morgan Barton's burial to lead the Presidents. Keri Ticino made two strong attacks for the 0-9 Terriers, who will play at Green Mountain on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
THETFORD >> The Brattleboro girls placed 11th out of 48 teams and the BUHS boys wound up 34th out of 55 teams at the Thetford Woods Trail Run.
Sarah Gallagher (42nd), Elery Loggia (80th), Annie Takacs (96th), Liz Morse (100th) and Alexandra Miskovich (103rd) did the scoring for the Colonel girls. Isaac Freitas-Eagan (18th), Colin Costa-Walsh (91st), Trevor Kipp (183rd), Logan Makay (591st) and Paul Aquadro (693rd) were the top five for the BUHS boys. Stephen Borst, of Saint Michael's, finished 509th overall.
"Excellent races from Annie Takacs, Alexandra Miskovich, Frida Rosner, Bella Takacs, Kali Gauthier, Molly Patenaude, Lily Tessitore and Elisa Rios, who all either equaled or exceeded their personal best times," noted Brattleboro coach John Dimick. "The boys team was missing a couple of top runners who were taking the SATs on Saturday but a couple of the newer runners raced hard to fill the gap, with Trevor Kipp, Logan Makay, Paul Aquadro, Cullen O'Hern and Ernie Brunton all running personal bests."
Sam Henry, Sam Hall, Emilio Ogden and Zinabu McNiece all scored as Brattleboro beat Mount Hermon 4-0 in Connecticut River Valley Soccer League action in the U13 division. Ben Diamondstone had a hat trick, while Ayoub Suleman and Alex Lier each tallied twice in Brattleboro's 11-2 rout of Sunderland.
BRATTLEBORO >> Eric Sandstrum, who has been the PGA Professional at Brattleboro Country Club since 2007, has earned the 2016 Professional of the Year award. It goes to an outstanding member of this profession who is honored and respected by fellow professional golfers.
BRATTLEBORO >> There will be a Men's Basketball League organizational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m., at the Gibson-Aiken Center. A representative from each team must attend the meeting. The league is still looking for new board members. This is your opportunity to have a say in how the league is run. If you have any questions or concerns, call the Recreation & Parks Department Office at 802-254-5808.
AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE
Monday, Oct. 3
Brattleboro boys soccer at Hartford, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Bellows Falls field hockey hosts Hartford, 4 p.m.
Brattleboro cross country hosts meet, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Bellows Falls boys soccer hosts Springfield, 4 p.m.
Leland & Gray boys soccer at Green Mountain, 4 p.m.
Leland & Gray girls soccer at Windsor, 4 p.m.
Twin Valley boys soccer hosts Arlington, 6 p.m.
Brattleboro girls soccer at Hartford, 6:30 p.m.
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