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NEWPORTâ€“Despite a few lapses in play, the North Country boys soccer team gave a tremendous effort in their 2-0 loss to Colchester on Wednesday.
"We came out flat in the first five minutes of the (first) half and (Colchester) was able to knock one in, and then we woke up and finished strong," said NCU coach James McKenny. "That is the reality of the Metro, if you make a couple of mistakes, you are going to pay for it."
The opening twenty minutes of play belonged to Colchester.
NEWPORT-Brenna McMannon's penalty kick goal with 9:15 left to play was the difference as the Colchester Lakers defeated the North Country Falcons 2-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
"Those are points we need to have as we are trying to make the play-offs, which isn't a lock, and we are trying to avoid the 16th seed," NCU coach Peter Alexander said about the significance of the loss.
The Falcons were once again without some key players, as Michaela Columbia is out for the season, Devinnie Davis was sick, and Dasha Plotnikov was inactive.
ORLEANSâ€“The North Country cross country team picked up where they left off from last week's race at Primeau Farm, sweeping the top position in all three divisions at the Lake Region Relays on Monday afternoon.
The categories were broken down into boy-girl, boy-boy and girl-girl, with each runner completing a 1.6 mile lap.
Avery Ellis and Parker LaCourse (20:32) teamed up to finish first in the boy-girl division, followed by Lyndon Institute's Keegan Wilson and Kylie Harris (22:46) in second, and NCU's Patrick Tetreault and Briana Bonnell (23:02).
NEWPORTâ€“With Gardner Parkâ€™s carpet slick from the day's rain showers, the UCA girls hosted the Concord Wildcats on Monday afternoon.
After trailing 1-0 heading into the second half, UCA would tie the contest only to have Concord's Cecelia Chamul score on a break away with twenty seconds left in the game to give the Wildcats the win.
Normally a late goal like that would dampen the spirits of most any team, but UCA is not just any team, they are a group of girls that have worked extremely hard to better themselves as soccer players, and they were pleased with Monday's efforts.
ORLEANSâ€“When fans came to the Ranger Field on Saturday morning for the Lake Region girls soccer team's game against Danville, they could feel a buzz in the air.
Maybe it was the electricity that accompanies homecoming weekend, or perhaps it was the beautiful autumn day.
But more than likely it was the fact that they had to chance to witness history being made, and that is exactly what they saw, as Tyrah Urie scored goals number 56 and 57 to break Richie Hackett's all-time goal scoring record.
Lake Region 1, Danville 1
ORLEANSâ€“Alex Beauregard's 17th goal of the season helped secure a tie for Lake Region as they hosted Danville on Saturday afternoon in the second half of the homecoming soccer doubleheader.
Danville jumped out to the lead six minutes into the first half.
The Indians had been pressuring early, and their persistence was rewarded when Jason Sweet connected with Gabe Farr for the early tally.
Danville kept the pressure on after the goal, but Lake Region slowly started to get their game going.
DERBY-What a day at the races!
The long awaited home meet finally arrived with a picturesque day and great fan support.
Thank you to all that came out to watch, and especially to those of you who came out to work.
Without those volunteers (especially the timing crew!) this would not have come off so well.
In cross country, we donâ€™t have the luxury that every other sport has where the coach shows up to the prepped field with officials waiting and just coaches.
ORLEANS-The Lake Region Rangers moved to 8-2-1 on the year after a 4-2 win over visiting Enosburg. Senior striker Alex Beauregard netted 4 goals, two in each half to power the Ranger offense.
Lake Region took an early 2-0 lead before a couple defensive breakdowns let the Hornets back in the game. Cam Cafori and Zack Dixon-Smith tallied for Enosburg forging a 2 all deadlock at the halftime horn.
The Rangers slugged it out in the middle of the field as each club looked for the go ahead score midway through the second half.
ORLEANSâ€“Before the heavens erupted, drenching all of those in attendance, the Lake Region girls soccer team was able to score two goals to get the 2-0 win over Hazen on Monday afternoon.
"In weather like this you hope that you come out with a win and that the breaks go your way," said LRU coach Brad Urie. "Hazen played really tough, but a couple of bounces went our way and we were able to come away with the win."
For the full story, see the Express on Tuesday 10-8-13.
ORLEANSâ€“After a sluggish first half of soccer, the Lake Region Rangers got some help from Orleans County's leading scorer Alex Beauregard, who deposited two goals behind Oxbow netminder Michael Hodge as the Rangers avenged an earlier defeat by the Olympians with a 2-0 win on Wednesday afternoon.
LR coach Tom Evans was a man of few words after the contest, saying just, "The second half was a lot better than the first half, but quite honestly, we need to play 80 minutes of soccer.
"The victory of nice, but we can't expect to win playing forty minutes of soccer."