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LOUDON-With the final weeks of the NASCAR season in play, you donât really need any distractions.
For Clint Bowyer it hasnât 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.
CRAFTSBURYâAustin 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
BURLINGTONâDespite 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.
NEWPORTâIn 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.
NEWPORT-Both the UCA boys and the North Country girls soccer clubs picked up losses at home, while the Lake Region girls earned a win on the road in Friday's high school soccer action.
UCA got underway first against Trinity Baptist, and the visiting squad unloaded six goals on the home club before Justin Limoges broke the shut-out with a penalty kick goal late in the second half.
6-1 was the final in the contest as the Crusaders move 0-4 on the year.
Over at North Country Union High School, the Falcons were hosting the BFA Comets in a rematch from their first game of the season.
MORRISVILLE-Josh Thibault drove home a penalty kick with 4:55 remaining in overtime to lift Lake Region past Peoples Academy 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon in high school boys soccer.
Thibault's strike continues the Rangers' unbeaten streak in the same fashion they began: overtime victories.
No. Country 1, Milton 0
MILTON Mara Spates' goal in the second half was the difference as the Falcons defeated the Yellow Jackets to improve to 2-1 this season.
"It was a beautiful game," said NCU coach Chantelle Bouchard. "The play was very even, and fortunately we came out on top."
In addition to scoring the Falcons' goal, Spates was very instrumental in the team's overall play, contributing anything that was needed to help move North Country down the field.
Said Bouchard, "She had a great game. She was everywhere we wanted her to be, and her goal was absolutely awesome."
Mid-Vermont 7, UCA 2
NEWPORTâAfter being tied at a goal apiece early on, the Mid-Vermont Eagles picked up their pace and came away with the win against the UCA Crusaders.
Justin Limoges had both goals for UCA, with Ji Hoon Park assisting on one and Caleb DeLaBruere getting the helper on the other.
UCA now stands at 0-3, and will host Trinity Baptist next time out on September 20th.
NCU 3, Lyndon 1
LYNDON CENTERâ Coming off of a rainy battle with Peoples, the North Country girls got back in the win column with a victory over Lyndon Institute.
ORLEANSâAlex Beauregard kept up his torrid goal scoring pace, netting three goals in Lake Region's 6-2 victory over Hazen on Monday afternoon.
"Anytime you score six goals you have got to be happy," said LR coach Tom Evans. "I thought we did well in the attacking third, but hats off to Hazen, I thought they really out-played us in the midfield, but we finished and they didn't."
Said Beauregard on his early success this season, "Things are just happening. I'm getting good touches on the ball and getting good passes from my teammates."
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 9-18-13.