Archive - Sports Article
September 25th, 2011
NEWPORTâ€“A talent laden Montpelier team paid a visit to North Country Friday night, and defeated the Falcon girls in hard fought overtime soccer contest 2-1.
The Solons controlled play for the majority of the game with a combination of accurate passing and a mid field regroup that the Falcons had a hard time defending.
"They have a very skilled team, we knew that, and we let them cycle around mid field," said Coach Peter Alexander, "They are so quick on the ball. We are used to trying to possess, but they were right on us."
ORLEANSâ€“ Facing a highly skilled Danville team on Thursday, the Lake Region Rangers had their hands full as they were able to hold off their opposition and pick up a 2-1 win.
"To be honest, in the first half I thought we controlled the play, but were unable to change our style of play," said Coach Tom Evans.
All the scoring would take place in the first half, and Danville was first on the board when Scott Remick put the ball past Alex Beauregard staking his team to a 1-0 lead.
ENOSBURGâ€“The Lake Region girls earned a 2-0 win over Enosburg on Friday. Sarah Burnham and Tyrah Urie tallied for the Lady Rangers, and Brooke Breault had thirteen saves for the shut-out.
CANAAN -- The Craftsbury Academy boys picked up their first win of the young season with a 4-1 victory over Canaan High School Tuesday afternoon, and ran their overall record to 1-2.
Jason Martin and Kyle Adams each picked up 2 goals for the Chargers en route to the victory. Andrew Marckres played outstanding in net, giving up the loan Canaan goal on a penalty kick with 8 minutes remaining in the contest. Coach Ruetz was very pleased with the way his team played and was thrill to pick up win number 1 on the season.
OXBOW â€“ The Lake Region Lady Rangers suffered their first defeat of the 2011 campaign, as the Oxbow Olympians blanked them 4-0. The Blue and White gave up 4 first half goals and played from behind the entire game. Freshman Goaltender Jordan Cowles made the start in place of the injured Allie Hall. Hall is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain earlier in the week at practice. Coach Brad Urie remained optimistic after the defeat.
BURLINGTONâ€“ The North Country boys soccer team dropped a close game to Burlington in overtime by the score of 3-2.
"It was another strong defensive performance by our squad," said Coach James McKenny.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the final minutes of regulation, Brian DeLaBruere put his head to work, putting in back to back goals off his noggin to tie the game.
The Seahorses would not be deterred by the Falcons late rally.
"Hustle made goals happen (today)," said McKenny.
NEWPORTâ€“It is official.
Cheerleading is making it's long awaited return to North Country Union High. After their second meeting on Tuesday, Head Coach Danielle Gage and Athletic Director Mike Kiser both confirmed the team's status as active.
"We are going to be cheering at the football games on the 30th and the the 21st (of October) and if there is a play-off game we will be there too," said Coach Gage.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country Field Hockey team ran into a talented group of girls from Rice Memorial on Tuesday afternoon as they fell to the Green Knights by the score of 3-0.
Going into the game, Coach Chantelle Bouchard understood her team would be facing an uphill battle, and her girls were prepared to make a stand.
"Our team was playing big defense (today), that is what we knew we were going have to do from the get-go, and hopefully get to 7 on 7 play, but it didn't work out that way."
NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons got down by ten points in the first half before rallying for a 28-26 decision over Fair Haven Friday night.
The Falcons senior power back Adam Pothier carried two Slater defenders on his back into the end zone with under five minutes remaining to clinch the win. The Falcons, now 3-0 on the season, showed great resilience and a never say die spirit to complete the comeback.
The contest started on a bad omen early as the Falcons promptly fumbled their first play from scrimmage on their own 35.
NEWPORTâ€“When a team is squaring off against a heated rival, and yes MMU has become a rival as of late in the world of North Country girls soccer, the words you do not want to hear are;
"Coach I'm sick and can't play."
While those are not the exact words spoken to the coaching tandem of Joe Batista and Peter Alexander, that is the situation they faced as starting goaltender Lindsay Geoffrey was unable to go on Thursday afternoon against the Cougars.