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September 30th, 2012
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country field hockey Falcons played a very defensive game against Stowe on Saturday, but came up on the losing end of the 1-0 contest.
"The past three games have been defensive ones for us," said coach Chantelle Bouchard. "Stowe always has a good record, so we knew we had to stay with that style of play today."
In the first half, Stowe (5-3), although not on the top of their game as of late due to illness, showed why they usually field a strong club, controlling play and spending roughly eighty-five percent of the time in the North Country end.
Lake Region 4, Oxbow 1
BRADFORD - Billy Cashin provided the eventual go-ahead score on a unassisted tally 10 minutes into the second half as the Lake Region boys soccer team knocked off Oxbow 4-1 in a wet Saturday contest to put a damper on the host team's homecoming weekend.
Shaquille Urie gave the Rangers a 1-0 halftime lead with an early score on a pass from Anthony Wright.
ORLEANSâ€“Shaquille Urie scored arguably the prettiest goal of the season for Lake Region, heading the ball past Hazen's Murphy Simmons seven minutes into the second half to secure the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Wildcats on Wednesday afternoon.
Lake Region got off to the hot start, and if it wasn't for Simmons heroics in goal, the score would have been much more lopsided.
His first big save came against eventual goal scorer Urie.
Jeremy Dean had the ball deep in Hazen territory when he lofted a cross into the middle of the box.
ST. ALBANSâ€“Ruffie Palin's header in the 31st minute provided the only scoring Wednesday night, as North Country earned itsâ€™ first victory of the season with a 1-0 decision over the Bobwhites.
BFA (1-4-1) gave the Homecoming crowd plenty to cheer for in the opening minutes with a series of great chances, and had a handful of shots at a wide-open net late. Falcon goalkeeper Logan Fortier made a few great stops, but most of St. Albans' chances flew wide of one post or the other.
NEWPORTâ€“Katie Stames scored three goals to lead Peoples Academy to a 6-2 win over North Country in girls soccer action on Tuesday afternoon.
"They can score and they are all skilled That was a skill mismatch that we had to deal with and we got out smarted," said Falcon coach Peter Alexander.
North Country got off to a good start against the Wolves, as Brooke Breault fed Devinnie Davis to get the scoring started eleven minutes into the contest.
FAIRFAXâ€“Lake Region ran up against the toughest team they are likely to face this season, BFA Fairfax, and while they played well, they came up just a little short on Tuesday afternoon.
After forty minutes the game remained scoreless, but seven minutes into the second BFA's Anissa Hartman was left alone in front of the net and buried the ball, giving Fairfax the 1-0 lead.
With 15:00 left in the half, BFA made it 2-0 as Kailtlyn Barnack found the back of the cage.
Karamae Hayman-Jones had the lone Lake Region goal on a feed from Tyrah Urie with 9:55 left to play.
NEWPORTâ€“The UCA Crusaders ran up against a speedy Trinity Baptist Kings team on Monday afternoon, losing the contest 3-0.
"We've got some adjusting to do before we see them next week," UCA coach Alyssa DeLaBruere after the game. "Speed is not our strength. We've got size but not speed, so we have got to figure out a way to shut down three or four of their players that just can go."
The Kings used their quick feet to get on the board early as Christopher Zamarippa opened the scoring off of a corner kick just five minutes into the contest.
ORLEANSâ€“A questionable call late led to Tyrah Urie scoring the game winning goal with 4:24 left in regulation as Lake Region defeated Enosburg 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Urie was driving down the left side of the field where she made contact with McKenzie Gleason, then fell to the ground.
Much to the surprise to those closest to the play, the referee awarded Urie the PK, and she made no mistake, sending the ball high and into the net.
"Sometimes that happens in soccer, but I am not going to make the call one way or another" said coach Brad Urie about the play.
North Country at Lyndon and U-32
Lyndon Meet â€“ 9/20/12
LYNDONâ€“ The North Country boys took second, while the girls finished third in the Falcons, second meet of the season.
Alex Cotnoir, despite spraining an ankle during the race, was the top finisher for the boys in 5th, just 3 seconds back from 4th place runner with Andrew Franklin again on his heels and Sam Brunette just off of their pace.Â
Ross DeLaBruere had another strong race, pacing the top guys over the toughest hill before fading back a bit to 8th place.
NEWPORTâ€“It is easy to cheer for a winner.
During last year's regular season, North Country's football team made winning mundane, so it was easy for fans to show up to the field and root, root, root for the home team.
This year it is just the opposite.
By now, most people know that the Falcons are a younger, smaller, less experienced version of the 2011 team, and they are going to go through some growing pains.
Last week's 53-0 loss coupled with Friday's 51-0 defeat at the hands of Rice leave the Falcons with no points for and 104 points against in the last two games.