Archive - Sep 9, 2012 - Sports Article
ORLEANSâ€“To say Tyrah Urie is off to a good start this season would be like saying that the sun is a relatively warm place to be.
Well, much like the sun, Urie is on fire.
After scoring twice in the season opener at Lyndon, she doubled her output on Saturday, banging home four more goals in a 4-1 win over Richford, bringing her season total to six, leaving her an average of a hat-trick per game in the young season.
"Sometimes when the skill isn't good and everyone's effort stay's up, you can win some soccer games," said coach Brad Urie.
ORLEANSâ€“Folks in attendance at the Lake Region-People's Academy boy's soccer game on Friday came away with a sense of how well this year's Rangers can play, as they more than held their own against a traditionally very good Wolves team in a 2-0 loss.
"I think we played with a lot of heart, a lot of desire, and we created some chances," said coach Tom Evans.
In fact one could argue that for several stretches of play, Lake Region was the better team.
What was working for the Rangers early was their collapsing style of defense.
NEWPORTâ€“Matt St.Amour's penalty kick goal with 10:50 left to play in the first half was all the scoring that the Missisquoi Valley Union Thunderbirds needed, as they played the role of spoiler in the North Country boys' soccer team's home opener, winning the contest 1-0.
Although this makes two losses in a row, coach James McKenny is philosophical in his take on the situation.
"We do have somewhat of a luxury, being that it is early in the season and we can try and make some moves within the line-up and how we look on the field."
North Country 30, U-32 40
EAST MONTPELIERâ€“The North Country football team took a 30-28 lead into the fourth quarter, but would never score again as the running game of the Raiders was too much for the Falcons to handle, and they fell by the final score of 40-30.
"Things were going well, but we just could not stop their running attack," said coach Tim Simoneau as he team now stands at 0-2.
"The offense however was doing exactly what I wanted them to do."