Archive - Sports Article
October 2nd, 2011
NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons scored on every possession series as they amassed eight touchdowns in an impressive display of offensive dominance producing 62 total points. Senior tailback Nick LeClair had the biggest night of all as he piled up 172 yards on the ground including hitting paydirt four times in the contest as NCU pile drived the visiting Lyndon Institute Vikings 62-22.
THETFORDâ€“North Country XC ran a cold, muddy, & wet race at Woods Trail in Thetford, VT on Saturday.
The girls had a strong performance finishing 9th overall (6th VT team) led by Senior Captain Steph Watson. Steph finished in 15th place (22:08) out of a field of runners from all over New England on a slow course smeared with mud.
NEWPORTâ€“What a difference a couple of games can make.
When UCA first took on Trinity Baptist, they got walloped by the score of 10-0.
This time it was a complete turn around and the Crusaders barely lost by the score of 1-0 to the Kings.
"I think part of it is being on our fifth game instead of our first," said Coach DeLaBruere, "The first game we came out we played a little scared. We were reacting to the ball instead of playing our game. This game we came out ready to play."
NEWPORTâ€“After being shut-out in back to back games, the North Country girls soccer team came out with guns blazing as they triumphed over Thetford 5-0.
"It was nice to score some goals," said Coach Alexander.
The Falcons got the ball rolling when Cara Worth jumped on a short goal kick by Thetford's Sydney Coulter and found the back of the net fourteen minutes and thirty seconds into the contest.
Noelle Pinard was next on the score sheet when she beat Coulter with a low shot that just barely got under the keeper with 17:38 left to play in the half.
HARDWICK â€“ The Lady Rangers traveled to Hazen Union, Saturday morning, to face-off against the Lady Wildcats, in a wet and sloppy soccer match. Lake Region got down early as Hazen would score just over 1 minute into the contest. Tyrah Urie would knot the game at 1-1 with a successful Penalty Kick at the 18 minute mark, but it would be short-lived as Hazen would go on to add a 2nd goal with 11 minutes remaining in the half to take a 2-1 lead.
WELLS RIVERâ€“The Lady Chargers soccer team picked up a big 3-2 victory over Blue Mountain High School Friday night.
Craftsbury got their 1st goal of the game thanks to Emily Jones, assisted by Meghan Brown. Brown would add the 2nd goal of the game, converting a pass from Melanie Sergiev.
Late in the contest Sergiev would score a goal of her own, giving Craftsbury a 3-2 lead and sealing the win. Emma Spiese stopped 9 saves in the winning effort.
UCA Girls Head Coach
We lost our first game to Winooski, with a score of 3-0. I actually thought we had some great effort by our players in that game. We were really just outmatched physically - Winooski's roster includes 12 Juniors or Seniors, compared to our 4. Size and strength was a big factor in that game, along with our inexperience. However, every situation is a chance to learn and improve, and that, we are doing.
EAST MONTPELIERâ€“The North Country boys and girls cross country teams both took home 3rd place overall at the U32 XC Invitational last Saturday. In an odd coincidence both teams ended up with a total of 113 points in their respective finishes.
Middlebury (65 pts) set the pace in the girls division, Bellows Free Academy (80 pts) coming in second and the NC girls (113pts) in third.
In the boys race it was Middlebury (47 pts) again at the top of the pack with host team U32 (78 pts) in second followed by the Falcons (113pts).
NEWPORTâ€“On a beautiful warm and sunny day, the North Country field hockey team played host to the Highlanders of Harwood for a rare Monday afternoon contest.
The Falcons played much better than in their previous outing against Spaulding, but still came out on the short side of the stick with a 4-0 loss.
"This is a much better game than Spaulding. They (Harwood) are a D2 team and we can walk off the field with nothing to complain about," said Coach Chantelle Bouchard.
SOUTH BURLINGTON-While the North Country Falcon offense has made the big headlines this fall, the rock ribbed defensive unit of NCU showed its teeth Saturday afternoon. The Falcons raised their record to 4-0 as they steadily wore down the home team and defending state champion Rice Green Knights on their turf.