Brattleboro splits with Hartford on pitch
Senior goalie Emmett Dews earned the shutout.
"We continue to become a better cohesive group going forward and created a lot more shots today. A good overall team win as we continue to try for a high seed and home playoff game," noted BUHS coach Paul Sather.
The 5-3 Colonels will play at Hartford on Tuesday.
TOWNSHEND — Cameron Anderberg made four saves and the Leland & Gray varsity boys soccer team shut out Fair Haven 7-0 on Saturday.
Riley Barton had a hat trick to lead the winners offensively. Jordan Persson tallied twice, while Fox Pickering and Nick Tolbert also scored.
The 6-0 Rebels will visit Woodstock on Wednesday.
Hartford 2, Brattleboro 0
BRATTLEBORO — The Colonels held a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal during Homecoming Weekend, but failed to score and dropped to 1-6-1 on the season.
"We played most of the game on their half of the field and I think we were the better team," said BUHS coach Edwin de Bruijn. "We just have a hard time scoring. It's been a problem all season long."
Midfielders Venus Fu and Sophia Capy were the standouts for the purple and white. Natalie Gadowski contributed with solid play in the back end.
The Colonels, who will play at Burr and Burton on Wednesday, need two more wins in order to qualify for the Division 1 playoffs.
Otter Valley 5, Bellows Falls 1
WESTMINSTER — Madi Pencek scored for the Bellows Falls varsity girls soccer team during a 5-1 loss to Otter Valley on Friday.
Olivia White tallied twice and Julia Eastman also found the back of the net to give the Otters a 3-0 lead.
"Bellows Falls never really recovered from this early blitz," said coach John Broadley.
The 1-8 Terriers will host Windsor on Friday during Homecoming Weekend.
Bellows Falls 7, MAU 0
BENNINGTON — The Bellows Falls varsity field hockey team scored on three of its 23 penalty corners and downed Mount Anthony Union 7-0 on Friday.
"The defense and links kept the ball in our offensive zone for most of the game," said winning coach Bethany Coursen.
Abbe Cravinho and Molly Kelly each tallied twice to give the Terriers a 4-0 halftime lead. Madison Streeter, Abby Dearborn and Maya Waryas all scored in the second half.
Sophie Hyslop, Cravinho and Waryas (2) had the assists for the 7-0 Terriers, who have now won 47 games in a row and will host Woodstock on Tuesday.
Brattleboro 2, Rutland 1
BRATTLEBORO — Avalon Johnson and Kalin Noble each scored for the Brattleboro varsity field hockey team during a 2-1 victory over Rutland on Homecoming Weekend.
"It was a fast paced game with many runs by both teams up and down the field. The kids played with passion. They put all aspects of the game together and we played like a team. They supported each other, played with a ton of emotion and left everything out on the field," said Brattleboro co-coach Sherryl Libardoni.
Rachael Rooney and Gracie Frost set up the goals that gave the host Colonels a 2-0 lead. The Raiders got on the board with 3:33 left in the contest.
"Our goal is to get better with every practice and our kids really did a nice job of incorporating the things that we have been stressing in practice into the game," mentioned Libardoni. "We are really proud of them. Rutland is a very good team and our kids came ready to play."
The 3-2-1 Colonels will host rival MAU (1-5-1) on Wednesday.
NORTHFIELD, Mass. — The Keene, N.H. boys and Andover girls captured the team titles at Saturday's Northfield Mount Hermon meet. Maggie St. John placed fifth out of 90 runners to lead the Hinsdale girls. The Hinsdale teams will compete at Monadnock on Saturday.
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