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Weekend Round-up: Soccer Falcons Lose, Rangers Tie, More

October 13, 2013

Danny Epinette took a ball to teh face but returned to the nets for Lake Region on Saturday. Photo Mike Olmstead

BOYS SOCCER
Lake Region 1, Danville 1
ORLEANS–Alex Beauregard's 17th goal of the season helped secure a tie for Lake Region as they hosted Danville on Saturday afternoon in the second half of the homecoming soccer doubleheader.
Danville jumped out to the lead six minutes into the first half.
The Indians had been pressuring early, and their persistence was rewarded when Jason Sweet connected with Gabe Farr for the early tally.
Danville kept the pressure on after the goal, but Lake Region slowly started to get their game going.
However, it looked like the Indians took a 2-0 lead midway through the half on a play that saw Lake Region goalie Danny Epinette get his face bloodied on a save he made, but the goal was disallowed due to an off-sides infraction.
Epinette had to make his way off the field.
With Epinette getting medical attention, Beauregard returned to his old stomping ground in the Ranger net before giving way to Lake Region's back-up netminder, and eventually Epinette himself when he got back into the game.
In the second the Rangers kept plugging along, and eventually Beauregard, on a feed from Logan Harper tied the game.
The score stayed the same throughout the rest of the second and two overtime periods before the players settled for the 1-1 tie.
Lake Region moves to 8-2-2 and will host Richford on Thursday.
So. Burlington 6, No. Country 1
SOUTH BURLINGTON–The Falcons were under the lights on Friday evening, facing the South Burlington Rebels, but things did not go the maroon and white's way, as they fell to 2-8 with their sixth straight loss of the season.
Ismail Temirov had a hat trick and Dinesh Khadka added a pair for the Rebels in the win.
Ruffie Palin had the lone goal for North Country.
The Falcons would muster only three shots on Friday, and South Burlington's netminder Ben Greenstein stopped the other two.
Ryan Paul made 12 saves for North Country, who will now get ready to face Colchester at home on Wednesday.
Game time is 4:00.
Craftsbury 1, Concord 0
CONCORD–Aiden Moffatt found an open Austin Massi twenty-five minutes into the first half for the only tally of the match as the Craftsbury Chargers picked up the win to move to 6-6-1 in 2013.
"They came out and played us hard and made it tough for us to find quality opportunities," said Craftsbury coach Mike Reutz.
The Chargers possessed the ball inside the Wildcat half for the bulk of the game, but had a hard time finding an opening for a close shot until Massi finally broke the scoreless tie.
Chris DeLaBruere picked up the shut-out for Craftsbury.
GIRLS SOCCER
So. Burlington 5, No. Country 0
SOUTH BURLINGTON–The North Country girls just could not get their game going on Friday afternoon, as they dropped to 4-8 on the season.
"We just could not shake our bus legs," said NCU coach Joe Batista.
Shannon Flaherty had a hat trick for the Rebels, who broke a four game losing streak with the win.
Jenna Moss had 8 saves for the Falcons in the loss, and despite the score, she played a very solid game in the North Country nets.
North Country will host Colchester on Tuesday at 4:00.
FOOTBALL
St. Johnsbury 47, No. Country 6
ST. JOHNSBURY–Another week, another tough game for the North Country football Falcons.
This time they were up against a surging Hilltopper team that was coming off of a big win against Hartford.
St. J put up 21 points in the first quarter alone, and from there they would go on to score 26 more en-route to picking up their third win of the season.
Hilltopper quarterback Colton Hudson broke the Academy's single season passing record on a 57 yard pass in the third quarter, moving the new mark to 1,028 and counting.
Hunter Stanley scored North Country's only touchdown on a two yard run.
The loss makes it 17 straight without a win for the Falcons, and they will try to get back in the win column for the first time since 2011 when they travel on Friday to face a Fair Haven team that is coming off of a 74-26 loss to Bellows Falls.
Game time is 7:00.
FIELD HOCKEY
No. Country 1, Lyndon 0
NEWPORT–Mara Spates scored late in the second half to give the Falcons the win over Lyndon on Saturday morning.
"It was an awesome game," said NCU coach Chantelle Bouchard.
The contest was a defensive battle, as neither team got more than six total shots on net.
Myrriah Gonyaw was stellar in the North Country goal, making a couple of highlight reel saves to earn the shut-out.
Said Bouchard, "Myrriah had a fantastic game, coming up with the big save when we needed it the most."
The Falcons (6-3-1) and Lyndon (3-7-1) will do battle again in Lyndon center today at 3:45.

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