Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
UCA Girls Head Coach
We lost our first game to Winooski, with a score of 3-0. I actually thought we had some great effort by our players in that game. We were really just outmatched physically - Winooski's roster includes 12 Juniors or Seniors, compared to our 4. Size and strength was a big factor in that game, along with our inexperience. However, every situation is a chance to learn and improve, and that, we are doing.
EAST MONTPELIERâ€“The North Country boys and girls cross country teams both took home 3rd place overall at the U32 XC Invitational last Saturday. In an odd coincidence both teams ended up with a total of 113 points in their respective finishes.
Middlebury (65 pts) set the pace in the girls division, Bellows Free Academy (80 pts) coming in second and the NC girls (113pts) in third.
In the boys race it was Middlebury (47 pts) again at the top of the pack with host team U32 (78 pts) in second followed by the Falcons (113pts).
NEWPORTâ€“On a beautiful warm and sunny day, the North Country field hockey team played host to the Highlanders of Harwood for a rare Monday afternoon contest.
The Falcons played much better than in their previous outing against Spaulding, but still came out on the short side of the stick with a 4-0 loss.
"This is a much better game than Spaulding. They (Harwood) are a D2 team and we can walk off the field with nothing to complain about," said Coach Chantelle Bouchard.
SOUTH BURLINGTON-While the North Country Falcon offense has made the big headlines this fall, the rock ribbed defensive unit of NCU showed its teeth Saturday afternoon. The Falcons raised their record to 4-0 as they steadily wore down the home team and defending state champion Rice Green Knights on their turf.
NEWPORTâ€“A talent laden Montpelier team paid a visit to North Country Friday night, and defeated the Falcon girls in hard fought overtime soccer contest 2-1.
The Solons controlled play for the majority of the game with a combination of accurate passing and a mid field regroup that the Falcons had a hard time defending.
"They have a very skilled team, we knew that, and we let them cycle around mid field," said Coach Peter Alexander, "They are so quick on the ball. We are used to trying to possess, but they were right on us."
ORLEANSâ€“ Facing a highly skilled Danville team on Thursday, the Lake Region Rangers had their hands full as they were able to hold off their opposition and pick up a 2-1 win.
"To be honest, in the first half I thought we controlled the play, but were unable to change our style of play," said Coach Tom Evans.
All the scoring would take place in the first half, and Danville was first on the board when Scott Remick put the ball past Alex Beauregard staking his team to a 1-0 lead.
ENOSBURGâ€“The Lake Region girls earned a 2-0 win over Enosburg on Friday. Sarah Burnham and Tyrah Urie tallied for the Lady Rangers, and Brooke Breault had thirteen saves for the shut-out.
CANAAN -- The Craftsbury Academy boys picked up their first win of the young season with a 4-1 victory over Canaan High School Tuesday afternoon, and ran their overall record to 1-2.
Jason Martin and Kyle Adams each picked up 2 goals for the Chargers en route to the victory. Andrew Marckres played outstanding in net, giving up the loan Canaan goal on a penalty kick with 8 minutes remaining in the contest. Coach Ruetz was very pleased with the way his team played and was thrill to pick up win number 1 on the season.
OXBOW â€“ The Lake Region Lady Rangers suffered their first defeat of the 2011 campaign, as the Oxbow Olympians blanked them 4-0. The Blue and White gave up 4 first half goals and played from behind the entire game. Freshman Goaltender Jordan Cowles made the start in place of the injured Allie Hall. Hall is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain earlier in the week at practice. Coach Brad Urie remained optimistic after the defeat.
BURLINGTONâ€“ The North Country boys soccer team dropped a close game to Burlington in overtime by the score of 3-2.
"It was another strong defensive performance by our squad," said Coach James McKenny.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the final minutes of regulation, Brian DeLaBruere put his head to work, putting in back to back goals off his noggin to tie the game.
The Seahorses would not be deterred by the Falcons late rally.
"Hustle made goals happen (today)," said McKenny.