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October 14th, 2012
NEWPORTâ€“Anna Bingham had a pair of goals and an assist to lead North Country (8-3-1) over Lyndon (1-10-1) 4-0, giving coach Joe Batista his 200th career victory.
"The first thing I want to do is thank Peter Alexander, who has been a JV coach and an assistant coach for me for years, and for the last few seasons he has been a co-coach," said Batista
"He is very knowledgeable and helps out tremendously on the defensive end of things. He and I have worked very well together and I want to give him a lot of credit.
North Country 1, Milton 0
MILTONâ€“ Mariah Roberts had the only goal of the contest as the Falcons (3-7-2)picked up their third win of the year, defeating D II Milton (3-8-1) 1-0.
"It was a phenomenal game," said coach Chantelle Bouchard. "The defense was outstanding. Everyone played their positions and backed each other up when they had to."
After a scoreless first, Roberts knocked in the winner at 11:36 of the second half to give North Country the win.
Danielle Gabucci had six saves in the game for the Falcons.
NEWPORTâ€“Jade Piette scored four minutes into overtime to give the UCA girls (2-7-2) their second victory of the season, a 3-2 win over Concord (2-7-1).
"I feel amazing," said coach Molly Smith. "These girls gave us everything. Now we are on a two game winning streak and this is my team."
The Lady Crusaders were the aggressors early in the contest, dominating the first half.
Amy DeLaBruere, who has ben playing both up front and back on defense this year, scored the first UCA goal in the thirtieth minute of the half.
NEWPORTâ€“UCA scored two goals in the opening fifteen minutes and never looked back, defeating Mid-Vermont 2-1 on Thursday.
"It was nice to get a win and break our tie streak," said coach Alyssa DeLaBruere. "I'm glad we scored early because we can rely on our defense to hold a lead."
Justin Limoge and Ji Kim teamed up for the contest's opening tally just ten minutes into the first.
Limoge found Kim, who let a bullet fly, beating goalie Austin Sayers.
"Overall I think we played as a team and guys were passing and trying to set each other up for a goal," said Kim.
NEWPORTâ€“With heavy rains falling and field conditions poor at best, North Country (3-7-1) battled through and defeated BFA St. Albans (2-8-1) 1-0 in a much needed win.
"We are feeling great," said coach James McKenny. "The boys deserved it, bouncing back from Mount Mansfield. Coach (Stanley) and I see these guys every day and we know what they put in to it and it is rewarding to see them get the win in front of the home crowd."
ORLEANSâ€“Tyrah Urie had three goals and Tori Adams had the other as Lake Region (10-2) cruised to the 4-0 win over Winooski (2-9) on Tuesday afternoon.
While the win was nice, Ranger coach Brad Urie sees a trend forming with his team that has him concerned.
"We play poorly in the first half and then play pretty well in the second," said Urie. "If you look at our scoring, that is what we do. I don't know why we stay in such a funk, but hopefully we fix that before the end of the year."
Much like Urie said, the girls in white got off to a slow start against the Spartans.
THETFORDâ€“With the rain having soaked the course, the fifty-two boys and forty-one girls teams were faced with less than ideal conditions for the 2012 Woodâ€™s Trail Run on Saturday.
The race featured some of the top teams in New England and New York.
Both Lake Region and North Country were at the race and had a respectable showing.
NCU finished 18th/52 teams (507 points) on the boys side and 32nd/41 teams (833 points) on the girls side.
Alex Cotnoir crossed the line first for the boys team in 62nd place (24th Vermonterâ€“ 18:36).
NEWPORTâ€“The final varsity game of the Maniatty weekend saw the North Country (6-3-1) and U-32 (4-2-3) girls battle it out in front of a loud and supportive mix of Falcon Faithful and Raider Nation.
The weather would go from wet, to dry, from cold to warm, back to cold but try as they might, neither team could break the 1-1 deadlock, so after 100 minutes of action, the two teams were forced to settle for the tie.
"We had a good effort," said coach Peter Alexander. "There was a little too much kickball, but they played hard and it was a gutsy effort."
NEWPORTâ€“North Country (2-7-1) and Mount Mansfield (8-2) engaged in one slobber-knocker of a soccer game on Friday afternoon.
Bodies flying, yellow cards, red cards, screaming and yelling; It was awesome.
Sadly the Falcons lost the match in OT 2-1, but they got their money's worth out of the Cougars, that is for sure.
"It's a tough loss," said coach James McKenny. "They (MMU) capitalized when they needed to and that is the way the game goes. They have to feel pretty lucky getting out of here with a win."
NEWPORTâ€“They say practice makes perfect, but while they are not perfect, nor did they get the win, the North Country football team's hard work paid off as they had their best showing in four weeks, breaking a three game scoreless streak in a 55-20 loss to Bellows Falls on Friday night.
"We made some adjustments and kept drilling them all week and it is starting to pay off," said head coach Tim Simoneau.
Jason Hatin returned to the Falcon line-up, but it was Jacob Buckles under center as North Country started the first series of the game from their own thirty.