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October 13th, 2013
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."
ORLEANSâ€“Tuesday's girls soccer match between Lake Region and Oxbow was a classic example of what can happen when you do not take advantage of your scoring opportunities.
Lake Region out-shot Oxbow 14-4, with several of the shots coming from prime scoring locations, but balls were either fired wide, or directly at Oxbow's netminder Meghan Williams, and the end result was a 2-1 win for the Olympians.
NCU 1, ST. J 0
ST. JOHNSBURYâ€“Myra Degre's goal with 2:43 left in the first was the difference as North Country slipped past St. Johnsbury Academy on Tuesday afternoon.
Degre's goal came on a nice through-ball from Lindsey Gaboriault that she converted on from 20 yards out.
The Falcons were without Devinnie Davis, who hopes to be back in action later this week, and Michaela Columbia, who suffered an injury over Maniatty weekend.
With the win North Country improves to 3-6, while St. J drops to 1-7-1.
The Falcons will host unbeaten CVU on Friday at 4:00.
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.