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BRATTLEBORO — Just after her team's second goal was scored on Monday evening, one of the Woodstock varsity field hockey coaches said she wished that she had recorded the play.

It was a thing of beauty.

Lilia McCullough took a pass from Lily Gubbins, raced the ball up the right side and finished from in close to cap the scoring during the Wasps' 2-0 win over Brattleboro.

"Technically, these two teams are pretty even. Woodstock was pretty physical," said first-year BUHS coach Erin Cooke. "I'd say we were evenly matched."

Gubbins gave the visitors a 1-0 lead early in the second quarter, when she delivered from close range. The sophomore later set up McCullough's insurance goal with 11:30 remaining in the contest.

Brattleboro goalie Brittney Wright denied the other six shots that she faced.

"She was fantastic. She is playing incredibly well for us. She made a lot of beautiful saves," noted Cooke.

The best chances for the Colonels came in transition. Madison Johnson picked off a first-quarter pass and found Rosie Carignan, who fed the ball to Katryna Jarvis over the middle. Logan Austin later made a steal, with the ball then going to Jarvis, Carignan and Kiera Noble.

In the third quarter, one of Makenna Severance's long drives was the beginning of a beautiful passing combination — Carignan, Jarvis and Noble were also involved.

Johnson had a couple of steals for the 2-4 Colonels, while Taylin Bauer and Austin also forced a turnover. 

Brattleboro roster: Coach — Erin Cooke. Players — Brittney Wright, Erika Favreau, Taylin Bauer, Katryna Jarvis, Rosie Carignan, Emma Gragen, Madison Johnson, Lacy Slade, Kiera Noble, Nicole Potter, Alora Lawyer, Mya Bailey, Lily Bingham, Makenna Severance, Logan Austin, Mallory Newton, Nina Belliveau, Ava Cutler, Kaylyn Bailey.

Shane Covey can be reached at scovey@reformer.com or 802-254-2311 X163. On Twitter: @ShaneCovey.


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