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September 11th, 2011
JERICHOâ€“ A physical but clean contest went in favor of the Cougars of Mount Mansfield on Friday, as they were able to avoid an early onslaught and defeat the Falcons in girls soccer action on Friday.
â€śWe had about four real quality chances early,â€ť said Coach Alexander, â€śWe hit the cross bar, and were not able to score on the others.â€ť
The senior laden Cougars bounced back from the striking Falcons, and with two and a half minutes to go in the half they were able to to beat Lindsay Geoffrey off of a scramble in front of the NCU net.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers hosted the Rochester Rockets on Saturday afternoon. It was the Chargers first game of the season and they were looking to show off the tools they had worked on during the preseason.
The Lady Chargers got on the board early as Deidre Martin took the pass from Meghan Pennock, and made it 1-0 in favor CA. The lead would be short lived as Rochester would tie the game with just over 13 minutes remaining in the 1st half. The teams would enter the half with the scored tied 1-1.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“ The Craftsbury Academy Charger Boys kicked off their season Saturday, against the Rockets of Rochester. It wasnâ€™t the season opener they had hoped for as they lost a tight contest to the Rockets 1-0.
The game was a hard fought battle as both sides battled for every inch on the soccer pitch. Craftsbury seemed to have the advantage with Rochester having only 10 players on their team, but the Chargers still couldnâ€™t capitalize. The teams would go to the break, deadlocked at 0-0.
NEWPORT-The weather was frightful but that did not effect the focus of the North Country Falcon girls as they put together a solid opening season effort knocking off the Northfield Marauders 4-2.
The Falcons iced the contest late on Kate Meuinerâ€™s second goal of the contest off a well set up dead ball.
NCUHS had a couple good chances early. Senior Cara Worth weaved her way thru the Northfield defense and caromed a shot off the crossbar. Moments later Anna Bingham made a strong rush into Marauder territory getting off a hard shot from the right wing.
SWANTONâ€“North Country's buys soccer team got under the eight ball early, and could not find a way out, as MVU topped the Falcons 3-0 in the boy's first game of the 2011 season.
The Falcons could only muster three shots against a stingy Thunderbird defense, while Logan Fortier faced sixteen shots against.
North Country will look to even up their record as they play host to MMU this Saturday at 10:00 AM in the teamsâ€™ home opener
SOUTH BURLINGTONâ€“ Despite a strong effort from rookie goaltender Danielle Gabucci, the Falcons field hockey team dropped their first contest of the season by the score of two to nothing to the Rice Green Knights.
"We played awesome, very defensively," said Coach Chantelle Bouchard, "Rice is a very tough team."
After a Megan Simpson goal was disallowed in the first half due to contact with a foot, Rice's Erika Gonyaw would score the official opening goal of the game on a penalty corner after time had expired in the first half.
Former Falcon Houston Judd will be making a return to the Green Mountain State when the St. Lawrence football Saints travel to Norwich to take on the Cadets. Kick if is scheduled for 1:30 at Norwichs' Sabine Field.
This will be Judds' first return to his home state since he started with the Saints in the fall of 2009. He is currently playing on the right side of the offensive line after he started his college career as a defensive end.The move to the O line occurred during Judds' sophomore year.
ORLEANSâ€“The second game of the season didnâ€™t follow the same script as the first one did, as the Ranger boys fell to the Lamoille Lancers by a 3-2 score.
The Rangers came out of the gate strong as Josh Thibault corralled a Caleb Royer throw-in and banged it in the back of the net for a 1-0 Lake Region score, just 24 seconds into the contest. But the rest of the contest wouldnâ€™t be as easy for the Rangers. The Lancers would score twice in the first half to go into halftime leading by a score of 2-1.
NEWPORTâ€“"We couldn't have been any younger than last year."
Those were the words Coach Peter Alexander used to describe the 2010 Falcons girls soccer team. They had only four returning seniors try out for the squad last season, and one of them, Ashley Jenne was the meat and potatoes of the Falcons offense, scoring a team high seven goals for the club.
This season, the team is still young, with five sophomores on the team, but the rest of the team is more mature after going through a tough 6-6-2 season in the Capitol Conference.
BARRE-Thereâ€™s been a lot of off season talk around the Newport area about where the 2011 North Country Falcons football team would be this fall. The first test went according to plan. NCU broke out of the blocks in a convincing way as they dominated Spauldingâ€™s Crimson Tide scoring early and often en-route to a 50-0 victory.