NEWPORT-Two first half goals, one by each team, was all the scoring that would happen on Saturday morning, as the North Country and St. Johnsbury field hockey teams tied 1-1 in the final regular season match-up of 2013.
Brittany Verge's rocket put the Falcons up 1-0 with 12:20 left in the first half, but the Hilltoppers' Danielle Martin tied the game 6 minutes later and that would be all the scoring the game would have.
North Country dominated for long stretches during the second half and into overtime, but could not find the back of the net a second time.
The Falcons finish the season 7-4-3, good enough for third place in Division III.
A rematch between these two teams is a very likely scenario for the first round of the play-offs, but it could hinge on whether MVU decides to venture into the post-season.
The field hockey Falcons are he only team at NCU that will host a play-off game this fall.
For more on this story, see the Express on Monday 10-21-13.