Arlington boys advance

ARLINGTON - In opening-round play of the Vermont Division IV boys' soccer tournament, the Arlington Memorial High School Eagles defended their home field with a 7-1 thrashing of Craftsbury on Tuesday afternoon.

Jared Lacoste helped pace the Eagles in the win, recording a goal and three assists.

Konnor Andrews opened the scoring for the Eagles on a pass from Lacoste, then Alex Paustian doubled the lead when he finished off a ball from Lacoste.

"[Lacoste] has been consistent all year," coach Todd Wilkins said. "We just haven't been finishing the good balls he has been putting in. He did the same thing today, he dominated the right side and got cross after cross."

Lucas Stroffoleno would net twice before the break to make it 4-0 Eagles.

"We were finishing the opportunities we were getting. That is what we have been concentrating on over the last few weeks," Wilkins said. "It is good to see that practice pay off today."

In the second half, Ryan Spencer would open the scoring, with Andrews getting the assist. Lacoste would find the net next, with Spencer setting up his chance, then Adam Sears would finish off the scoring on a header off a pass from Austin Hawley.

Defensively, Wilkins thought the Eagles were solid. The goal they conceded came with under a minute left.

"We did our jobs, we marked up very well," Wilkins said.

DJ Jennings made four saves for the Eagles in the win.

Arlington moves on to the quarterfinals and a date with top-seed Twin Valley. Twin Valley has conceded only once this season, and beat the Eagles 4-0 earlier this season.

"We have an uphill battle, but soccer is a funny game," Wilkins said. "Any team can beat another on any given night. We are going to have to execute and be perfect. We can do that, we just need to play hard."

Arlington moves to 8-6-1 on the year with the win.

Bulldogs downed

SPRINGFIELD -- In playdown play of the Vermont Division II field hockey tournament, the Burr and Burton Academy Bulldogs fell to Springfield 4-1 on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs would go into halftime only trailing 2-1, but in the second half Springfield was able to pull away for the win.

Amelia Cummings scored the lone goal for BBA in the loss.

"The girls had a great season," coach Julie Fifield said. "We had a lot of kids brand-new to field hockey, and as a team they have come a long way. They had an all-around great season."

Makayla Smith netted twice in the win, while Maygan Daly and Nicole Patterson each added one goal.

Cabot tops Lynx

CABOT - The No. 4 Cabot Panthers defeated the No. 13 ranked Long Trail School boys soccer team 7-0 on Tuesday in the first round of the playoffs.

The Panthers (11-2-1) took a 1-0 lead over LTS about 15 minutes into the game before adding an insurance goal about five later. Then, with about three minutes left to play before the half LTS allowed another goal to go down 3-0 entering the second half.

"They were a very fast, experienced team," said Long Trail coach Tim Smith. "They started seven seniors and two juniors. They played great combination soccer."

Smith said this is the first time that the two teams have squared off since the playoffs three years ago when Cabot was ranked No. 13 and LTS No. 4. At the time, Smith said Cabot's coach told him he had started a team of almost all freshman, who Smith said have now matured into an experienced, senior laden squad.

"I would venture to guess they could make a pretty good run at Twin Valley in the semis," said Smith. BBA ends regular season with win

SPRINGFIELD - Ending the regular season on the road, the Burr and Burton Academy girls soccer team travelled to Springfield last Thursday, and came home 2-0 winners.

Jordan Harmon and Daisy Sullivan netted the two goals for the Bulldogs in the win, with both strikes coming in the first half. Sullivan set up Harmon for her goal, while Sullivan's was unassisted.

Coach Dan DeForest said that it was a good win heading into the playoffs.

"They are a good team. We had to play well to beat them," DeForest said.

"They were playing inspired on Senior Night, and we had to match that, and we did a good job of that.

"Our last two games, against MAU (win) and Springifled, that puts us in good standing for a playoff run." The Bulldogs finish the year with a 10-4-0 record.

Bulldogs draw

MANCHESTER - The Burr and Burton Academy field hockey team drew with Fair Haven 2-2 on Thursday.

Fair Haven would take a 2-0 lead going into halftime, with two goals from Elly Maynard.

But in the second half, the Bulldogs would come storming back.

Morgan Bazyk would net both for the Bulldogs, with Amelia Cummings setting up the first goal by charging down the wing before centering to Mary Leech, who layed a pass off to Bazyk for the goal.

The second would be assisted from Leech again.

"In the second half, the girls really came out and put the pressure on," coach Julie Fifield said. "It was huge for us to come back like that."

The Bulldogs move to 2-2-9 on the year with the draw, and end the season on Friday with another match against Fair Haven, this time in Fair Haven

. Eagles play even with BF

ARLINGTON - The Arlington Memorial High School boys soccer team played out a 1-1 draw with Bellows Falls on Senior Day in Arlington.

Ryan Spencer scored the lone goal for the Eagles in the draw, while Liam Shaw scored the goal for Bellows Falls.

Eric Rhodes made 4 saves for the Eagles in net on the day.

With the draw, the Eagles end the season 7-6-1.

AMHS hosts Fall 5K Fun Run

ARLINGTON - Arlington Memorial High School will host a Fall 5K Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Arlington Recreation Park in preparation for the town's annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.

Registration for the run will begin at 9 a. m. with the race set to start at 10 a.m.

Walkers are welcome in the run.

The cost to register is $10, with the proceeds to benefit the AMHS cross country team and the Class of 2017. For more information, contact AMHS cross country coach Bianca Hoose at


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