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Local Games Postponed Due to Nasty Weather

September 12, 2013

ORLEANS-Wednesday’s girls soccer game between Lake Region and Hazen was postponed due to the storm that eventually hit the area.
With just about 11 minutes of soccer in the books and the score standing at 0-0, a rumbling of thunder caused play to be halted and for players to move into the school.
After the initial thunder, lightning started to strike, and after to close to an hour into the delay, the game was called. No make-up date has been announced yet.
The soccer match between the Craftsbury and Concord girls was also postponed.

Beauregard’s OT Winner Keeps Lake Region Undefeated

September 11, 2013

ORLEANS-After numerous chances to put the ball in the back of the net in regulation, Alex Beauregard finally got one past Lamoille netminder Bennett Anderson 44 seconds into overtime to give the Lake Region boys soccer team the 1-0 win over the Lamoille Lancers on Tuesday afternoon.
"That was the best feeling in the world, scoring the golden goal in overtime. Too bad it could not have happened earlier, but oh well," Beauregard replied when asked about his game-winner.

Falcons Avenge 2012 Play-off Loss, Defeat MVU 4-1

September 10, 2013

SWANTON–Finally.
After years of being on the losing end of games against the Missisquoi Valley Union Thunderbirds, the North Country Falcon field hockey team defeated the T-birds 4-1 on Monday afternoon to improve their record to 1-0-1.
"This win feels amazing," said NCU coach Chantelle Bouchard. "We have come so close in the past, and after losing to them in the play-offs the last two years, this win means a lot to both me, and all of the girls on the team."
It was a much different MVU team that the Falcons faced on Monday, as the T-Birds lost 12 seniors from last year due to graduation.

Vikings Hold Off Late Falcon Surge, Win 47-22

September 8, 2013

LYNDON-The Lyndon Institute Vikings scored there first touchdown less than three minutes into the first quarter and never looked back, picking up a 47-22 win over the North Country Falcons.
"I think we didn’t give up, we got twenty-two points, and we are making progress,” said NCU coach Tim Simoneau.
For the full story, see the Express on MOnday 9-9-13.

Wright, Brown Net Hat-tricks in One-sided Win Over UCA

September 6, 2013

NEWPORT-Against a very young, inexperienced UCA girls soccer team, the Craftsbury Lady Chargers unloaded 17 goals in a ruthless 17-0 win over the Lady Crusaders.
Iva Wright and Meghan Brown led the way with three goals apiece. Meghan Pennock, Melanie Sergiev and Abbie Martin each had a pair of tallies, with five other players finding the back of the net as well.
However, the hardest working player on the field was not a Charger, it was UCA netminder Drew Andrews.

Bianchi's OT PK Sends Falcon Faithful Home Happy

September 6, 2013

NEWPORT-After 80 minutes of relentless action could not produce a goal, or a winner, the North Country and Lyndon Institute girls headed into overtime knotted at 0-0.
With under two minutes left in the first overtime period, Crystal Moss worked her way into the Vikings' 18 where she was taken down by a Lyndon defender.
The referee signaled a PK and Chelsea Bianchi took her place at the line.
The senior wasted no time blasting the ball into the left side of the net, sending both players and fans alike into a frenzy, as the home team earned the 1-0 win.

Falcon Boys Off to a Good Start, Defeat Lyndon 2-1

September 5, 2013

NEWPORT–It wasn't the prettiest win in the history of North Country boys soccer, but it was definitely an important one, as the Falcons defeated Lyndon 2-1 to start the season 1-0 in 2013.
"It was important to start off on a good foot," said North Country coach James McKenny. "Obviously every year you want to start with a "W." It could have been a prettier brand of soccer, obviously it was a little rough out there."
For the full story, see the Express on 9-6-13.

Round up: Rangers Win, Falcons tie

September 5, 2013

ENOSBURG FALLS-Utilizing late-game heroics from seniors Alex Beauregard and Josh Thibault, Lake Region opened up the 2013 campaign with a 2-1 overtime victory over Enosburg in high school boys soccer Wednesday.
Beauregard tallied in the fourth minute of overtime, that goal coming just six minutes after Thibault bested the opposing goal keeper in the 78th minute of regulation to force extra play.
MONTPELIER–North Country’s field hockey team got goals from Morgan Greene and Brittney Royer as they came away with a 2-2 tie in their season opener.

Fresh Faces Look to Make Impact for Lake Region Boys

September 4, 2013

ORLEANS–With eight starters lost due to to graduation and other issues, the 2013 Lake Region boys soccer team will have a new look and feel to it this season.
Head coach Tom Evans has been monitoring his fresh faced team closely, and he is pleased with the effort that he has seen from his crew.
"I have been very impressed with their work, but we are going to have a lot of maturation to do," said Evans. "We have only three returning starters, but that is where we are and we are going to look forward. I am very excited."
To read more, see the Express on 9-5-13.

Falcons, UCA Lose, Lady Rangers Win in Girls Soccer

September 4, 2013

BFA 1, North Country 0
ST. ALBANS-Phoebe Martell-Crawford scored 19:03 into the first half to help give BFA St. Albans the 1-0 win over the North Country Falcons.
"They are a very skilled team and they totally dominated us early on," said NCU coach Peter Alexander.
The Falcons, who are still adapting to their new home in the Metro, where able to gather their bearings and regroup in the second half.
"We had four golden chances to tie the game in the second half, but we just could not finish. They deserved the win." Alexander said. "We are still getting used to the tempo of this level."

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