Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
HARTFORD â€“ The Lady Rangers traveled to Hartford Friday afternoon to face off against the #2 seed Hurricanes, they battled hard, but in the end it wasnâ€™t enough as they fell 1-0.
The game started off rough as a communication breakdown inside the Rangerâ€™s 18 was cleaned up by Mariah Palmer, putting her team on top 1-0, just 90 seconds into the contest.
On the ensuing kick-off however, the Rangers went up the field with Tyrah Urie feeding Caitlyn Bernier, for what was thought to be the tying goal. But, the goal was waived off because of an offside call.
ORLEANSâ€“Well what can you saw about Tyrah Urie. 19 regular season goals, and in game one of the play-offs, the freshman netted two more to give Lake Region the 2-1 win against Woodstock on Wednesday afternoon.
However, things are not all sugar and spice and everything nice in Coach Urie's mind, and he had no problem letting me know that his girls were not 100 percent in the game yesterday.
"We did not seem to be playing a very good mental game, which, when you get into the play-offs, you have got to be prepared. You can't make as many mental mistakes as we just did and expect to win."
NEWPORT-The stage was set. A rested healthy North Country Falcons girlâ€™s soccer team was poised and ready to defend home turf in Division Oneâ€™s first round. With ten victories recorded during the fall campaign, this team was coming off seven straight wins. A seasoned group of Falcons girls had gone through the soccer wars together with the core dominated by proud seniors.
Rice Memorial had other ideas. The Green Knights struck for two goals in the games first 7 minutes and controlled play for large segments of the game winning the first round match 3-0.
CHELSEA -- The #14 seed Craftsbury Academy Chargers faced off against the #3 seed Chelsea Red Devils in the opening round of the Division 4 State Playoffs. The Chargers gave it all they could, but it was not enough and the Red Devils walked away with a 6-1 victory.
Coach Mike Ruetz said that his team â€śCame out hot and was ready to play. The passes were on target and the touches on the ball were great. Our offense flowed and worked together and the defense played tremendous against the constant Chelsea pressure.â€ť
Craftsbury would head to the half only trailing by a score of 1-0.
ORLEANSâ€“It took a long time, but it was well worth the wait as Shaquille Urie scored with just over four minutes to play in regulation to give Lake Region a 1-0 win over Mill River and send them into the second round of the play-offs.
"I thought we played relatively well given the field conditions," said Coach Evans.
For the bulk of game on Tuesday it was the Rangers who were dictating the pace of play on a beaten up and muddy LRUHS field. The team came out early and was aggressive on the ball, winning 50/50 battles and keeping the play in the Mill River end.
RICHFORDâ€“To end the season, the UCA boys pulled out all the stops for their game against Richford.
â€śI can honestly say that each and every one of them played the best game of the season,â€ť said Coach DeLaBruere
With Dale Martell out due to a Concussion from their game in Canaan on Tuesday, the Crusaders went to Richford with an 11 man roster.
Chris DeLaBruere once again had a stand out performance in the net including a few saves that would make any highlight reel.
NEWPORTâ€“ The North Country Falcons opened the playbook up to a few more new chapters as the hometown boys knocked off Burr and Burtonâ€™s Bulldogs 36-24 on senior night at Veterans Field.
The Falcons got a pair of scoring runs from their outstanding tailback Nick LeClair. The speedy number twenty-four went in from seven yards out as he veered right at the four, shrugging off the last linebacker in the first quarter. In the second quarter, with NC facing a fourth and four from the six, LeClair popped outside and ran over a safety at the goal line on his way to his second scoring play.
ST. JOHNSBURYâ€“On Saturday, NCUHSâ€™s cross-country team raced at the NVAC Mountain Division XC Championships on a hilly and muddy St Johnsbury course.
The North Country girls finished 3rd out of 13 teams with the top North Country runner senior captain Steph Watson leading the charge in 4th (21:47). Haley Jo Tetreault also broke into the top ten with a strong race placing her 9th (22:05). North Countryâ€™s next three scorers were Caitlin Smith (senior), Jordan Howell (freshmen) and Erika Fortin (senior) all finishing in the top 30 to help the Falconâ€™s to the third place finish.
LYNDONâ€“ A late official and ensuing darkness combined to cheat the North Country Field hockey team out of a chance at win number two on Friday.
â€śWe could have had the game,â€ť said Coach Bouchard, â€śWe dominated the second half.â€ť
With only one official at the field for the start of the game the J/V teams got the chance at an early start time, delaying the start of the varsity match.
When the game finally got under way, Molly Manning put North Country ahead just 3 minutes into the contest.
STOWEâ€“The North Country girls soccer team capped off a very successful regular season with a 2-0 win over Stowe.
The win put this yearâ€™s Falcons in elite company in the history of the program, becoming the first team since 1982 to reach double digits in the win column.
â€śWe are very happy with our girls,â€ť said Coach Alexander, â€śIt was a team effort.â€ť
The Falcons got on the board ten minutes into the contest when Cara Worth fed Jaime Kramer who beat Stoweâ€™s Caroline Armbruster to go up 1-0.