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September 16th, 2012
NEWPORTâ€“The first match of the year between the UCA and Craftsbury Academy girls went down to the wire as it took 89:26 of play before Craftsbury's Meghan Brown was able to get one past UCA's Lydia Saaman in overtime to give the Chargers the win.
"I was really happy when the ball crossed the line and we won," said an enthusiastic Brown after the game. "I thought our team worked really well together and we moved to the ball a lot better today."
"It could have gone either way," said Craftsbury coach Ashley Maxfield. "It was just dumb luck that the ball went in for us first."
ORLEANS - Dennis Newland recorded a crucial second half save on a penalty kick and added an assist minutes later to help lift Lake Region to their fourth win of the season, a 2-0 victory over Enosburg.
As Lake Region clung to a 1-0 lead in the game's closing minutes, Newland, a junior goal keeper, blocked a crucial penalty kick and proceeded minutes later to launch a punt bound for fellow junior Alex Beauregard.
Beauregard pocketed the well-placed ball into the back of the net, sealing the Ranger's victory and a 4-1 start to the 2012 season.
RANDOLPHâ€“Lake Region ran in the Three Rivers Invitational on Saturday, where the girls team finished in 3rd place.
Leading the Rangers was Emily Close, who finished in 4th place with a pace of 7:06 per mile.
Haley Kennedy, who took some time off of the soccer pitch to get back in the cross country game, came in 10th with a pace of 7:43 per mile.
Emily Millar ranÂ a 7:55Â pace for 12th place and Elise Morissette completed the team effort.Â
NEWPORT - Fueled by a goal and an assist from freshman Devinnie Davis, the North Country Union High School girls soccer team picked up a 3-2 victory over visiting Mount Mansfield Friday night.
The victory bumps the Falcons' record to 4-0, a solid start after facing Metro League foe Mount Mansfield twice already.
"We're really pleased with our start right now," head coach Jose Batista remarked after the win. "I'd have taken a split with a team like this, so taking two wins from (Mount Mansfield) is icing on the cake."
NEWPORTâ€“Despite getting twelve shots on net, and a flurry of activity late, North Country's boys soccer team could not quite complete the comeback, falling to the Spaulding Crimson Tide 4-2 on Wednesday evening.
For the Falcons the problem seems to be that of consistency.
They look great for small stretches of time, ten minutes here, five minutes there, but they have been unable to put together the continuous amount of pressure needed to win games in the Metro division.
This lack of on-field continuity has assistant coach Tim Stanley trying to find the solution that best fits his team.
NEWPORTâ€“The Newport Rec. Department hosted the NFLâ€™s annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Prouty beach earlier this week.
The kids, ages 10-15, tested their skills in the three categories, and the winner gets a chance to move and possibly compete at the regionals in Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.
Last year Tori Kinney made it all the to the Patâ€™s home where she placed third in New England.
â€śIt was very cool. I have loved the Pats since I was four years old,â€ť said Kinney.
Here are the results from the competition:
ORLEANSâ€“Anthony Wright tallied twice, and Lake Region rolled to a 5-2 victory over Lyndon Institute Wednesday night.
The Rangers (3-1) had their biggest outburst of the season, knocking in a trio of goals in the first 15 minutes of play against the now Division I Vikings.
Junior Clint Provoncha (one assist) and senior Shaquille Urie (two assists) each had a goal, while junior Josh Tibault found the net on a helper from Carl Oberg.
"It wasn't the best played match by us," said head coach Tom Evans. "I'm happy, of course, with the result, but not with our caliber of play."
NEWPORTâ€“You could not ask for much better conditions to kick off a season, as with nary a cloud in the sky, the North Country cross-country team opened the 2012 campaign by sweeping the top spots in both the boys and the girls races, while taking the overall team races as well.
"We take it pretty seriously. We go into it saying 'this is our home meet', so we want to do well," said Falcon senior Haley Jo Tetreault.
And do well they did as the varsity action got underway with the girlsâ€™ race at 4:00.
NEWPORTâ€“Devinnie Davis just keeps on rolling.
The freshman netted another two goals on Tuesday as the Falcons shut-out their third straight opponent, defeating St. Johnsbury 4-0.
Davis has been playing at a high level all of her life, and she said that the transition to the varsity program was not as difficult as it may seem to others.
"I feel like a part of the team since I started playing (with NCU) and the girls welcomed me in," said Davis on where some of her confidence has come from.
OXBOWâ€“Another day, another three points for Lake Region's Tyrah Urie, as the sophomore had two goals and an assist to help lead the Lady Rangers past Oxbow Olympians 3-0.
"I am happy with our overall team effort, although I would like to see a little more consistency," said head coach Brad Urie.
Nine minutes into the game LRU got on the board when Urie converted a direct kick by Ashley Locke for what would turn out to be the game-winning goal.