Twin Valley outlasts Arlington boys
ARLINGTON — The Arlington boys soccer team fell 2-1 to Twin Valley Tuesday at Werner Field.
Dominic Whalen scored the lone goal for the Eagles.
Arlington is 8-3-1 on the year and hosts Rivendell on Friday.
SJA beats BBA football
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton football team had no answer for Saint Johnsbury's David Hutchison, falling 50-38 to the Hilltoppers Friday night at Applejack Stadium.
Hutchison started the scoring with 9:42 to play in the first quarter with a touchdown run.
BBA quickly answered back with Joey McCoy connecting with John Morgantini for a touchdown. Following a missed extra point, the Bulldogs trailed 7-6.
SJA caused a safety to make it 9-6, and less than a minute later, Hutchison ran in another touchdown.
McCoy and Jack Morrison connected for a touchdown to cut the lead to 16-12.
McCoy ran in the next score to take a lead and then found Morrison again to extend the lead to 25-16.
The Hilltoppers took control from there.
Trey Alercio threw his first touchdown of the day to Hutchison to make it 25-23 and another Hutchison touchdown run put SJA ahead.
The Hilltoppers scored another touchdown to extend their lead and Alercio and Hutchison connected again to make it 43-25.
BBA battled back to add a touchdown on a one-yard McCoy run, before Nick Guckin had a six-yard touchdown run to make it 50-32.
McCoy added a final running touchdown before the game ended.
BBA drops to 5-1 and plays CVU at home next Saturday.
BBA field hockey wins
RUTLAND — The Burr and Burton avenged a loss to Rutland earlier in the season with a 4-0 victory Tuesday afternoon against the Raiders.
BBA started the scoring quickly when Katie Crabtree scored off a penalty corner play with 25:13 left in the first half.
The Bulldogs added on with 9:25 in the first half when Efremia Geralis executed on a penalty stroke.
BBA added two more goals in the closing minutes of the second half. Celsey McMahon scored on an Arden Wojtach assist and Crabtree scored off an assist from McMahon and Riley Callen on a penalty corner.
Hannah Callen made 10 saves for the Bulldogs in goal, while Rutland's Jessica Ebbighausen had four saves.
"This was the Burr and Burton team that we saw at the beginning of the season and that we were missing in the last few games," said BBA coach Barb Miceli. "So many players stepped up in a big way in this game."
Miceli pointed to the play of Hannah Callen in goal and the defensive effort from Geralis, Lola Herzog and Sam Stevenson as crucial to the win.
BBA sits at 6-6 and plays Saint Johnsbury at home on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Bulldogs golf takes fourth
PITTSFORD — Burr and Burton girls golf finished fourth as a team at the Division I state championships at Proctor-Pittsford Country Club on Tuesday.
Grace McDonald had the low score for the Bulldogs, shooting a 99.
Emma Tobin shot a 104, while Grace Sherwood and Kylie Cleanthes shot a 111 and 114 respectively.
BBA girls first in XC
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls cross country team came out with a strong effort in its home meet Tuesday, pulling out a team win.
The Bulldogs had 21 points, beating the next best team, Rutland, by 31 points.
BBA's Liara Foley won the girls race with a time of 21 minutes, 51 seconds.
Mount Anthony's Sarah Umphlett was a close second, finishing in 22:41, while teammate Maggie Payne was third with a time of 23:34.
The Bulldogs' Maggie Brown, Grace Cabasco, Lily Birch and Molly Murphy-Major were also top 10 finishers.
On the boys side, Brattleboro was the winning team, with Rutland taking second. BBA and MAU were third and fourth respectively.
The Patriots' Asa Burrows-Crane finished in fifth with a time of 20:54.
The top Bulldog boys finisher was Sean Foley in 13th with a time of 21:35.
Arlington downs Poultney
POULTNEY — The Arlington girls soccer team picked up its second straight win, beating Poultney 5-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Lilith Fuchs scored the first two Eagle goals and Haley Mattison had the final three of the day.
Lilah Ward had pair of assists, while Sidney Herrington picked up one helper.
Amiah Olson played well and earned girl of the game from Arlington coach Aaron Wood.
Denita Moore and Katrina Gordon combined for a shut out in goal for the Eagles.
Blue Devils keeper Kat Scribner had nine saves.
Arlington improves to 7-5 and plays rival Proctor next Tuesday at home.
Proctor slows down LTS
PROCTOR — The Long Trail girls soccer team ran into a high-powered Proctor attack, losing 7-0 Tuesday afternoon.
LTS played the Phantoms even for much of the first half, but Proctor broke through for three goals in the final 10 minutes of the half.
The Phantoms carried the momentum into the second half, scoring three more times early after play resumed.
The Mountain Lions drop to 3-9 and play Poultney on Friday at home.
LTS tops Wildcats
DORSET — The Long Trail girls soccer team avenged its loss to Twin Valley from earlier in the year, with a 5-2 win Monday afternoon.
Molly Sanderson led the way with a hat trick for LTS, while Kat Dugan and Molly Grabach had a goal apiece.
Sanderson has 14 of her team's 22 goals this season.
SMS boys, girls win
STRATTON— Both the Stratton Mountain boys and girls Soccer teams took on Twin Valley on Luckenbill Field this weekend and both emerged victorious.
The Lady Bears improved their season record to 5-0-0 with their 5-1 win over Twin Valley on Saturday.
Eliza Sullivan was the first to score with an assist from midfielder Chloe Lathrop and Sullivan soon scored again, this time unassisted.
Twin Valley capitalized on an uncharacteristic mistake in the SMS backfield, scoring once before Lathrop scored the Bears' third goal with an assist from freshman Jolie Des Fosses.
Sullivan notched SMS' fifth goal with an incredibly placed blast
The SMS boys team emerged as 2-1 winners.
The game started out fast-paced with each side creating scoring opportunities, and goalkeeper Jake Jacobi made a couple of spectacular saves to keep the score 0-0.
SMS finally broke the ice when Harrison Digangi fed Carlo Muscarella with a through ball. Muscarella's shot hit the right post, before Bobby Stevenish jumped on the rebound and fired another shot which was deflected, and Muscarella buried the second rebound for the score.
The battle continued to be played evenly when Twin Valley was awarded a penalty kick with four minutes left in the half, which they finished to make the score 1-1 at the halftime.
Early in the second half, Owen Croce crashed the net from his wing defender position on a corner kick; he got a piece of the ball which then ricocheted out to the 18 yard line, where Yuto Takai hit a beautiful shot into the back of the net.
MAU, BBA in Woods Trail Run
THETFORD — The Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton cross country teams competed in the Woods Trail Run on Saturday,
In the girls race, BBA's Liara Foley was the lone Bulldogs runner to make the top 100, with a 23rd place finish and a time of 20 minutes, 50.96 seconds.
BBA finished 21st as a team.
MAU's Sarah Umphlett finished 36th overall with a time of 21:09.67.
On the boys side, the Patriots' Asa Burrows-Crane finished just outside the top 100, in 107th place, with a time of 18:58.54.
The BBA boys finished 46th as a team, while MAU was 50th.
BBA outlasts Rutland
RUTLAND — The Burr and Burton boys soccer team prevailed in a tightly-contested match 1-0 in Rutland on Friday night.
While Rutland outshot BBA 13 to 6, the Bulldog defense remained stingy and held on for a shut out behind sophomore keeper Will Morrell and senior keeper Liam Day each sharing a half.
The one goal came on a long-distance strike on a breakaway from senior forward Johnny Miceli who buried a curling knuckle ball in the upper left with his left foot.
Junior varsity call-up Nicky Miceli filled out the back line along with junior center back Luke Lehman and sophomore back Chris Ott to fend off most Raider attacks.
Bulldogs coach Pete Mull cited the midfield play of captain Duncan Chamberlain, Jayden Bloom and Maximo Hasaj as critical to the win.
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