Archive - Sep 2013 - Sports Article
Lake Region 2, BFA Fairfax 1
FAIRFAXâ€“After a first half that featured no goals whatsoever, the Lady Rangers put up two in the second to the Bullets' one, and picked up their sixth win of the season.
"We played very well, and a win on the road at BFA Fairfax is a big thing," said LRU coach Brad Urie.
Thirteen minutes into the second, BFA won the race to the scoreboard when Celena Marrier scored on a loose ball in front of LRU keeper Jordyn Cowles.
Spaulding 2, No. Country 0
The next day brought more fantastic weather and more Spaulding athletic teams to the fields at North Country Union.
On the field hockey green, the Falcons got off to a good start, playing with energy as they looked to bounce back from their first loss of the season, a tough 3-0 defeat at the hands of Harwood on Thursday afternoon.
But Spaulding's Kassandra Perantoni and Nichole Weeks scored less than a minute apart at the mid-point of the first half, and that would be all she wrote.
NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons trailed just 14-0 after the first half, but Rice turned on the jets in the second half, adding another 21 points and beat the Falcons 35-0 on Friday night.
Chris Jansen and Anthony Phillip each had a pair of touchdowns for the Green Knights.
The Falcons now stand at 0-5.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 9-30-13.
NEWPORT-After getting down 1-0 to Spaulding less than five minutes into the first half, the North Country boys soccer team did everything they could, but try as they might, they did not find the back of the Spaulding net and fell to 2-5 on the season on Friday evening.
The contest itself was extremely physical, but for the most part the officials let the boys play.
However there were two incidents that North Country would not slide, and subsequently both Henok Palin and coach James McKenny were issued yellow cards.
Spaulding's Moss Milo had the lone tally in the contest.
Lake Region 3, Danville 0
DANVILLEâ€“Lake Region coach Brad Urie decided to bring up some players from the JV squad for the Lady Rangers' game against the Danville Indians, and the move paid off, as freshman call-up Margo Foster scored her first career varsity goal as part of the team's win over the Indians.
"Margo played quite well, as did the other younger players, Hunter Cota and Jenna Charland," said Urie.
But it wasn't just the youngsters making contributions, as juniors Haely Kennedy and Tori-Lynne Adams scored the first two goals of the game.
LOUDON-With the final weeks of the NASCAR season in play, you donâ€™t really need any distractions.
For Clint Bowyer it hasnâ€™t worked out that way.
A suspicious spinout during the final race in Richmond paved the way for teammate Martin Truex to make the final 12 drivers for the Sprint Cup Championship.
The powers that be in NASCAR came down hard, knocking out Truex and heavily fining the Michael Waltrip team.
While Bowyer is saying little about the incident, there is still a Chase to run.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“Austin Massi had a goal and an assist as the Craftsbury Chargers defeated the Concord Wildcats 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
"We are getting the concepts down and moving the ball much better than we were last year, we just need to do it a little a faster," said Craftsbury coach Mike Reutz.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 9-26-13.
BHS 1, NCU 0
BURLINGTONâ€“Despite losing 1-0, the North Country Falcons had what coach James McKenny called the "best showing of the season" when they took on the Burlington Seahorses on Tuesday.
"This was a big turn around for us," said McKenny. "We came together and played a full eighty minutes of soccer. We hung with (BHS) and I am pleased with our results."
The Falcons and Seahorses took a 0-0 tie into the half, and it was not until the 28 minute marker that Burlington was able to beat NCU keeper Ryan Paul for the eventual game winner.
Paul finished the game with 8 saves.
NEWPORTâ€“In a rematch of their second game of the season, the North Country soccer boys once again fell at the hands of the BFA St. Albans, this time by the score of 3-0.
"We came out flat, it is as simple as that," said NCU coach James McKenny. "We missed a lot of chances, a lot of set pieces we had inside their defensive third and we weren't able to capitalize on any of them.
"Hats off to BFA, they played eighty minutes of soccer and we didn't."
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 9-23-13.
NEWPORT-Briana Bocelli's first-half hat trick was all the Falcons would need, but they added one more, defeating Montpelier 4-1 in their long-awaited home debut on Friday.
Bocelli scored the first three goals of the game before Montpelier's Samantha Ringer broke up NCU keeper Myrriah Gonyaw's bid for a second straight shut-out.
Brittany Fortier had the fourth goal for the Falcons who improve to 3-0-1, good for second place behind Bellows Falls in Division III.
They will look to keep the ball rolling next Thursday when they travel to Waterbury to take on Harwood.