Weekend Round-up: UCA Boys, Falcon Girls Fall Short, Lake Region Girls Win, Updated!
NEWPORT-Both the UCA boys and the North Country girls soccer clubs picked up losses at home, while the Lake Region girls earned a win on the road in Friday's high school soccer action.UCA got underway first against Trinity Baptist, and the visiting squad unloaded six goals on the home club before Justin Limoges broke the shut-out with a penalty kick goal late in the second half.6-1 was the final in the contest as the Crusaders move 0-4 on the year.Over at North Country Union High School, the Falcons were hosting the BFA Comets in a rematch from their first game of the season.The last time the two teams met, the result was a 1-0 BFA victory. On Friday the result would be the same, as BFA won 1-0 to improve to 5-1. With the loss, the Falcons fall to 2-4.UCA will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Cabot, while North Country heads to Burlington on Wednesday.Turning to the road game, the Lake Region girls, led by Tyrah Urie's two tallies, defeated Oxbow 2-1 to improve to 4-1."Honestly, we didn't play a very strong game," said LRU coach Brad Urie. "We had several other chances to score, but just couldn't find the back of the net."Urie opened the scoring with 27 minutes left in the first half, and despite not playing to their full potential, the Lady Rangers were cruising along.With 10 minutes left in the second half, Oxbow's Corrina Oakley tied the game after a flurry of activity in front of the Lady Ranger net.But Urie came through in the end, scoring with 1:30 left in regulation to earn the win.The goal is the 50th tally of her career, putting her in striking distance of the school record for goals scored in a career by any player.Lake Region will travel to face Danville on Wednesday.The Lake Region boys also faced Oxbow, and were upset 2-1 on Saturday. Alex Beauregard scored 90 seconds into the match, but the Rangers' play fell off and Oxbow was able to score a pair in the second half to earn the win."After Alex (Beauregard) scored early, we were flat and uninspiring," Lake Region head coach Tom Evans remarked shortly after Saturday's loss."We will learn from this experience, and move on."Lake Region will look to bounce back as they travel to Danville on Tuesday.FOOTBALLBellows Falls 52, NCU 0BELLOWS FALLS-North Country’s woes continued this weekend when they traveled down I-91 and suffered a big loss to Bellows Falls.“A game like this shows us our weaknesses,” said NCU coach Tim Simoneau. “Our defense needs some work and we have to do a better job moving the ball.”Simoneau also mentioned the team needed to get more first downs per game.The Falcons shook up their roster a bit for the game, moving Ryan O’Donnell from QB to being a multi-purpose back, and installing Hunter Stanley as the new play caller.Said Simoneau on how the players did in their new roles, “Hunter looked alright and he was able to move the ball around, and Ryan plays where ever we need him.”Now 0-4, the Falcons will look to get in the win column on Friday when they host Rice.