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October 20th, 2011
COVENTRY â€“ The UCA Lady Crusaders faced off against the Richford Rockets Wednesday afternoon in a game that was moved to the Coventry Graded School due to unplayable field conditions at Gardner Park. UCA battled hard, but lost by a score of 2-0. Richford got early first half goals by Joslynn Bessette and Krista Murphy. Goalie Sydney Whipple made 17 saves in a losing effort.
CANAANâ€“ The UCA Crusaders fell to Canaan by the score of 2-0 on Tuesday.
â€śWe had a great game in comparison to the last couple of games where we were ridden with injuries. We played well as a team making opportunity after opportunity on offense in both halves,â€ť said Coach DeLaBruere.
Ji Kim Dale Martell, and Isaac LaFoe had numerous shots on Canaan's keeper, but were unable to find the back of the net.
Chris DeLaBruere had another quality night defending the net for UCA where he continues to be a formidable presence. UCA plays their last game of the season in Richford Thursday at 4pm.
CRAFTSBURY â€“ The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers took another step towards securing a potential home playoff game with a 3-2 win Tuesday afternoon against the Whitcomb Hornets. Craftsbury, winners of 3 in a row and 4 out of their last 6, battled Whitcomb to a scoreless draw through the first half. But, Meghan Brown put the Chargers on top after converting a Sarah Dunbar pass for a goal early in the 2nd half. After Whitcomb tied the game at 1, Brown scored her 2nd of the game, thanks to an assist by Meghan Pennock to put the Blue and White of Craftsbury back on top.
DANVILLE â€“ The Lake Region Rangers traveled to Danville Tuesday afternoon to face off against a tough Indians squad and came away with a 2-1 victory. Assistant Coach Dan Cummings took over the Head Coaching duties, because Coach Tom Evans was out due to his 2-game suspension. Tony Stuart and Shaquille Urie found the back of the net for the Blue and White. When contacted by telephone Coach Evans said that he was â€śpleased with the way his team responded and he was glad they were able to stay focused.â€ť
NEWPORTâ€“After going down 1-0 in the first half, the North Country girls soccer team rallied and came back to win their ninth game of the season 2-1.
"This (Spaulding) is a quality team out there. They have just two losses on the year and this (win) puts us closer to getting a home seed and that is what we are hoping for," said Coach Joe Batista.
NEWPORTâ€“On a gray and chilly afternoon, the North Country field hockey team paid tribute to their twelve departing seniors on Tuesday before their well played 2-0 loss to the Missisquoi Valley Union Thunderbirds.
"I'm really going to miss them," said Coach Bouchard of her outgoing seniors, "They have been my backbone ever since I started coaching here."
Three girls in particular hold a special place in Bouchard's heart; Kelsey O'Donnell, Lindsay Cotnoir and Molly Manning.
"Those three have always been on their game. They are my leadership group, and it is really sad to see them go."
ORLEANS â€“ Senior day is a special occasion for any high-school athlete. It is the day that they get recognized and get the respect paid to them that they deserve for their 4 years of service.
DERBYâ€“The Craftsbury Chargers visited UCA for the rubber match of their three game season series. UCA's Lady Crusaders had taken the first game at Craftsbury early in the season. Earlier this week, UCA went back to Craftsbury and were defeated solidly by a score of 5-1. Their final match-up would prove to be an exciting contest.
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.