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September 25th, 2012
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.
NEWPORTâ€“The third time was the charm for the North Country field hockey team on Friday.
After two goals were disallowed for various reasons, Mara Spates' tally with 4:21 left to play in the first was allowed and the Falcons rolled to the 2-0 win over Spaulding.
"They were amazing and the whole team played a great game," coach Chantelle Bouchard exclaimed enthusiastically about her girls' effort.
As play got underway, neither team had the advantage.
NEWPORTâ€“After getting up 2-0 on goals by Betsy Dooley, the Harwood Highlanders were able to hold of a late surge by the Falcons to secure the 2-1 win in girl's soccer play on Wednesday.
"We were playing a division champ who can possess the ball better than we can, and I told the girls that you can get behind two to nothing and hope to comeback, as it was (we) came pretty close, but you can't give away forty minutes of a lot of 'kick-ball,' not against a possession team like them," said coach Peter Alexander.
ORLEANS-After falling to the Lake Region Ranger girls in Bradford a week ago, Oxbow made the adjustments they needed as they recorded a 2-0 win at Ranger Field. The Olympians connected on a goal in each half and made it stand up with mid-field dominance and a physical attitude. They pinned down high scoring Tyrah Urie holding the lineman to three shots on goal. Coach Brad Urie stated, â€śWe learned a valuble lesson today. I think we may have taken them a little bit for granted and weâ€™re not good enough to just not play our hardest each time out. We will learn from this and be better for it.â€ť
NEWPORTâ€“While rains held off, the wind was a blowin' as the Falcons took on the Seahorses in boy's soccer action on Tuesday.
Coming off of an important tie with Essex, North Country looked to keep the momentum going, but Burlington was able to squeak a couple of goals past Logan Fortier and the boys in blue came away with the 2-0 win.
DANVILLEâ€“Using a balanced attack with multiple offensive outlets, Lake Region's Lady Rangers defeated Danville 3-1 on Monday afternoon.
"I'm really happy about getting offensive production from multiple players," said coach Brad Urie. "Danville is always up for their games with us, but we were beating people to the ball and we got a lot of good minutes from everyone on the field."
Back from her race with the cross-country team, Haley Kennedy opened the scoring for Lake Region, firing home a direct kick from forty yards out with 22:46 left to play in the first.
NEWPORTâ€“Eighth grader Caleb DeLaBruere score his first career varsity goal with 22:00 left to play in the first half, and that is all UCA would need as they one the second game of the UCA/Craftsbury Academy doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
"I was just really, really excited," said DeLaBruere about his tally. "I didn't think it was going to go in at first."
The win was a huge one to say the least as it puts UCA over .500 for the first time in a couple of years.