BENNINGTON — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity boys soccer team advanced to the John James Tournament championship game with a 5-3 win over rival Mount Anthony Union on Thursday.
Super freshman Charlie Kinnersley had a hat-trick to lead the way. Emilio Ogden scored one goal and also set up two tallies, including one by Tucker Sargent.
Tate Chamberlin and goalie Paul “the Wall” McGillion contributed with one assist each.
“This game had tons of excitement — it was back and forth play with a fast pace. It met our style of play and we also dominated the middle of the field, with Magnus vonKrusenstiern, Emilio Ogden, Jordy Allembert and Orion Masterson holding it down,” said BUHS coach Ben Brewer. “But the story of the day is Charlie. I’m proud of him for keeping a level head and going out there as a freshman, playing hard and smart game in and game out.”
McGillion made yet another PK save, which was his eighth in 12 attempts in a three-year span.
The Colonels will be looking to three-peat in the tournament when they face Burr and Burton in the finals on Saturday evening at 7 in Bennington.
BENNINGTON — CC Allembert worked her way into the penalty area, released a shot that hit the far post and followed up on her strike to bury the rebound to give Brattleboro a 1-0 win over Hoosac Valley in the consolation match of the 19th annual Lady Patriot Classic. The Colonels had a 15-6 advantage in shots on goal. Seniors Fiona Kidder and Sylvie Normandeau anchored the BUHS defense with impressive play as center backs.
Goalie Jenna Powers made a strong debut in net during Brattleboro’s 4-0 loss to rival MAU in its tourney opener.
Leland & Gray is off to a 3-2 start, including victories over Green Mountain, White River Valley and Rivendell. Abby Towle, who scored the winning goal in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Rivendell, already has eight tallies, highlighted by a hat-trick versus WRV. Ansley Henderson has three goals for the Rebels while Maggie Parker has also found the back of the net. Makaila Morse recorded a shutout against Rivendell and Kai Holmes was a standout in the midfield.
On Thursday, Jenna Dolloph converted on a penalty kick and later scored on a breakaway in the last two minutes as Bellows Falls bested Long Trail 2-1. McKenna Bingham, Julia Nystrom and Rowan Perkins all played solid defense for the Terriers (1-3).
WINDSOR — On Thursday, goalie Jaia Caron earned a shutout as Bellows Falls defeated Windsor 4-0.
The 5-0 Terriers took a two-goal advantage to the break. In the first half, Emma Bazin put away a pass from her sister (Grace Bazin) and Ava LaRoss drove the ball between the goalie’s pad and the post.
Ashlynn Boucher scored on a corner play to make it 3-0 in the second half. Ari Wunderle then capped the scoring from close range.
Adult Indoor Soccer
SWANZEY, N.H. — The Fieldhouse indoor athletic facility is starting its upcoming session of adult indoor soccer the first week of October with co-ed, women’s and men’s 35-plus leagues. The Fieldhouse will also be starting Friday night open gym for adult soccer. Teams get eight games with playoffs. Other leagues starting up in October at The Fieldhouse are Pickleball and Cornhole.
The Fieldhouse will also be holding leagues for Youth Soccer and Flag Football starting in November.