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October 16th, 2011
ORLEANS â€“ Lake Region hosted the Hazen Wildcats Saturday afternoon, as part of the festivities for the annual Homecoming Weekend. Both teams played a very physical and tough game, but neither team could find the back of the net, as the game would end in a 0-0 draw.
The conditions could not have been worse for a soccer game, high winds and rain poured down for the duration of the contest and players were slipping and sliding all over the soccer pitch, but it did not deter the Ranger Faithful, who packed in across the hilltop to cheer on the team.
SPRINGFIELD-North Country Head Coach Bob Davis wanted to stress fundamentals and shore up execution. That was accomplished in spades as NCU rolled to its seventh victory of the year 63-6 over the outmanned Springfield Cosmos.
CRAFTSBURY â€“ The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers picked up a much needed win Tuesday afternoon against the Concord Wildcats.
Morgan Churchill got the scoring going early giving her Wildcats a 1-0. But, the Chargers bounced right back as Iva Wright would score unassisted to tie the game at 1-1. The game would remain in a deadlock until Melanie Sergiev scored unassisted, from 15 yards out, with 10 minutes to go in the contest.
On her goal, Sergiev injured her leg just below the knee and was taken to the hospital; her injury status is currently unknown.
EAST MONTPELIERâ€“ The North Country boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ XC teams traveled to U-32 for a chilly meet on a brisk Wednesday afternoon.
The boys finished 1st out of 6 teams with a great team effort from the top 5 runners, keeping their score down to 28 points with 4 Falcons finishing in the top 6 spots.
ORLEANSâ€“The undefeated BFA-Fairfax Bullets are a good soccer team.
So it was no surprise that when they came in to Orleans to face Lake Region, it would be an uphill battle for the Rangers, and it was, as they fell 3-0 to the Bullets yesterday afternoon.
"I thought it was a much better showing than we had Tuesday," said Coach Evans after the game, "For the most part we played a decent first half, but I told them at halftime that we can't kick the ball out cause they are going to possess the ball more than us, and they did. They are a good ball club."
WINOOSKI â€“ The Lady Rangers traveled south Tuesday afternoon, to face off against the Winooski Spartans, and they came away with a 2-0 victory. The Spartans have played Lake Region tough as of late, having lost 3-1 last Monday. Tyrah Urie netted both goals for the Blue and White; the second coming with 3 minutes to go in the game, to clinch it for Lake Region. With her two goals on Thursday, Urieâ€™s season total is up to 14. Jordan Cowles once again started in net and she earned her first career shutout, saving both shots she faced during the game.
NEWPORTâ€“Cara Worth took a feed from Anna Bingham seven minutes and thirty-seven seconds into the second half of Tuesday's North Country/St Johnsbury game and scored the lone goal of the contest to give the Falcons their fourth straight shut-out win 1-0.
"I'm very proud of them," said Coach Jose Batista of his defense's efforts these last few games, "I think we are allowing our goalie to see the balls, which is great for us defensively."
RICHFORDâ€“UCA hit the road to take on Richford on Monday, and despite the 1-0 loss, Coach DeLaBruere was thrilled with her teamsâ€™ efforts.
â€śWe played an unbelievable game! 7 minutes into the 1st half, we lost center striker Ji Kim for the remainder of the game when he collided with 2 Richford players and hyperextended his knee. Loosing Ji on the field was a big loss for us, but my boys were up for the challenge!â€ť
On Friday, September 30th, the NCUHS Girls Varsity Soccer team ran a training session for the Junior High program in Derby. The session started with an overview of the high school program, expectations for the pre-season, and the fall try-out procedure explained by Varsity coaches Peter Alexander and Joe Batista. Both coaches Steve Farrow (7th grade) and Amanda Blaisdell (8thgrade) had their players participate in the dynamic stretch routine that mimics the soccer warm-up at UVM.
ORLEANSâ€“"My hats of to Enosburg, and that's all I'm going to say."
Those are the only words spoken to me by Coach Tom Evans after Lake Region's 2-0 loss to Enosburg on Monday night.
Judging by his words and tone, coach, you can imagine how Evans felt about his team's performance on the pitch.
Things started out on the wrong foot for LR personnel wise as sophomore goaltender Alex Beauregard started the game on the bench due to what sources cited as a disciplinary matter.