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October 13th, 2011
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.
LITTLE ROCKâ€“Former Lake Region basketball player Anthony Bathalon tried out and made the ABAâ€™s Little Rock Lightning basketball team this weekend.
Bathalon headed down for try-outs late last week and was informed Sunday that he had made the cut for the teamâ€™s inaugural season.
He will head back down to Arkansas the first week of November to get ready for the 2011-2011 campaign.
The Lightning open the season on on November 26th against Conway.
For more information on the team, or to keep up with Bathalonâ€™s efforts in the ABA check www.littlerocklightning.com
MORRISVILLEâ€“North Country had a successful outing on a beautiful Indian summer day at the Peopleâ€™s Academy Invitational on Sat Oct 8th bringing home team trophies in 3 out of the 4 races and every team member earning a medal (top 10 JV & top 20 Varsity) or ribbon (JV: 11-50th, V: 21-50th).
The day started off with 3 top 10 finishes in the JV girls race with Maggie Stuart setting the first of a number of Personal Records (PRs) in 27:17 (2nd) with Annie Arcoleo in 3rd with a time of 27:28. Shannon Smith was 7th in the JV race with a time of 29:22.
By Ken Wells
BELLOW FALLSâ€“Itâ€™s nice to be able to roll along unimpeded during your regular season. The North Country Falcons have for the most part enjoyed that. Most coaches will also tell you learn more from a loss or a stern test than you do winning.
That was the case Saturday as the Falcons got themselves out of a contest that they very well could have loss. NCU came up big with a late game defensive stand and a big play offense as they got by a good Bellows Falls Terrier team 20-18.