PK sends Essex past BBA
MANCHESTER — Despite an early lead, the Burr and Burton boys soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Essex at Taylor Field on Tuesday.
Jayden Bloom scored on a corner from Johnny Miceli for the advantage in the fourth minute, but Essex tied it on a near post strike from sophomore Carter Frankenhoff. BBA senior keeper Liam Day kept it knotted for BBA on a nice point blank save to end the half.
The winning goal came early in the second half on a penalty kick by junior midfielder, Stefan Digangi.
Arlington edges GMU
CHESTER — The Arlington boys soccer team finished the regular season with a 3-2 win in overtime against Green Mountain.
Lewis Whalen scored the first two goals for Arlington, the first assisted by Cameron Rhodes and the second by Gabe Enzensperger.
In overtime, Dominic Whalen scored the winner, assisted by Alberto Lopez.
Bryce Harrington had six saves. They finish the regular season at 10-3-1 and sit in the third spot in the Division IV standings.
BBA shuts down St. J
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton field hockey team cruised to a 6-0 win against Saint Johnsbury Monday afternoon at home.
BBA got on the board quick when Efremia Geralis scored unassisted with 28:49 left in the first half.
Abby Farrington extended the lead with 17:05 in the half, before Katie Crabtree and Ava Walsh scored late first half goals on assists from Annabelle Gray and Farrington, respectively.
The Bulldogs added to their lead with Riley Callen scoring on another Gray assist.
Emma Hall finished the scoring on a Callen assist halfway through the second half.
BBA was in total domination the whole day as they had a 16-0 advantage in corners and a 20-0 shot advantage.
"BBA dominated this game from the opening seconds of the game and never let down," said Bulldogs coach Barb Miceli. "Katie Crabtree was speedy and aggressive and she put on a show with her skills on the left wing. Riley Callen had a great second half at center mid and Serena Harris came up with defensive blocks repeatedly at the right back position."
"The entire team played with intensity — they were communicating, moving to the ball and passing so well today," she continued. "It is exciting to be heading into postseason with the team clicking this way."
BBA football tops CVU
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton football team bounced back from its first loss of the year last weekend with a 55-27 win against CVU Saturday at Taylor Field.
Joey McCoy continued his incredible senior season with an eight-touchdown effort, throwing for seven and rushing for one.
McCoy was 27-for-33 through the air and threw for 386 yards.
John Morgantini was on the receiving end of five of those touchdowns, making 12 catches on the day for 249 yards.
Sean Lam and Ethan Senecal both had single touchdown catches.
BBA's defense made three interceptions, with one apiece from McCoy, Morgantini and Jack Morrison.
The Bulldogs improve to 6-1 on the year.
BBA finishes out the regular season playing Rice on the road on Saturday.
Arlington wins on Senior Night
ARLINGTON — On Senior Night, in a game between two of the top teams in Division IV, a senior gave the Eagles a 2-1 win in overtime over Rivendell.
Alberto Lopez scored on a penalty kick with five minutes left in the second overtime to win it.
Rivendell took the early lead, but early in the second half, Lewis Whalen tied the game.
With 15 minutes remaining, Matt Ritchie was ejected after earning a pair of yellow cards, forcing Arlington to play down a man.
Rivendell missed a penalty kick in the final minute of regulation, which sent the game to overtime.
Mountain Lions outslug Poultney
DORSET — Kathryn Dugan had a hat trick and Molly Sanderson added a pair of goals as Long Trail edged Poultney, 5-4.
Dugan, Sanderson and Maya Marcy all had assists for Long Trail.
Stratton's DiGangi wins D-II golf crown
STRATTON — Stratton's Harrison DiGangi was the medalist at the Division II Vermont golf championships this week.
DiGangi shot a 6-over 78, qualifying him for the New England regional championship.
Penn's Woodard honored
University of Pennsylvania junior Breukelen Woodard, a Burr and Burton alumna, received an Ivy League women's soccer player of the week honor last Monday after a strong output the week before.
Woodard turned a 2-1 deficit against Cornell to a 3-2 Penn advantage, and eventually a 4-2 Quakers win, with two goals against the Big Red last Saturday.
Woodard's efforts gave the defending Ivy champions three points and kept them one game behind league-leading Brown and Harvard.
The accolade was her first ever Ivy League weekly award.
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