BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro varsity field hockey team scored a couple of goals in the first half and held on for a 2-1 win over Springfield on Thursday evening.
"The girls came out on fire and believed in themselves, communicated and supported one another on the field," first-year BUHS coach Erin Cooke explained.
Katrina Jarvis scored midway through the first quarter, assisted by Lacy Slade, to get the Colonels on the board. The game-winning goal was scored by Rosie Carignan, who redirected a cross from Kiera Noble past Springfield goalie Anna Church (20 saves).
The Cosmos' lone goal was scored with 7:25 remaining in the contest.
Brattleboro netminders Brittney Wright and Kaylyn Bailey made six and four saves, respectively.
"Brattleboro just clicked on and off the field tonight. Great all-around team effort. It was great to see them trying new things on the field, being successful and having fun doing it. I'm real proud to be a part of the moment these girls had tonight," stated Cooke, whose team is now 2-2 overall.
Brattleboro beat MAU 3-2 in the junior varsity contest. Alex Gregory had a pair of goals for the JV Colonels, while Emma Gragen set one tally up and also scored the game winner.
BRATTLEBORO — The Colonels blanked Stratton Mountain 3-0 on Thursday evening.
Ayoub Lajhar tallied twice for the hosts, with assists going to Emilio Ogden and Magnus vonKrusenstiern. Keegan Allembert's 25-yard blast into the upper corner capped the scoring.
"In the second half, Brattleboro found their rhythm and started really playing beautiful soccer. The passes were crisp and the ball was moving side to side. Sam Hall and Alex Lier were relentless on attack, providing chance after chance and opening up space for our other players," said BUHS coach Ben Brewer.
He added that the Colonels got solid play from Zinabu McNiece, Jordy Allembert and Ogden.
In Townshend, Leland & Gray beat Springfield 8-0 on Thursday.
Riley Barton had a hat trick, while Matt Emerson and Jordan Persson each scored two goals and had two assists for the 1-1-1 Rebels.
Hunter Fillion had one save to earn the shutout in goal.