Weekend Round-up: Hockey Falcons Split, Rangers Lose

GIRLS HOCKEYNo. Country 3, CVU/SBHS 2SO. BURLINGTON–After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the North Country girls rallied back, scoring once in the first and twice in the second to get the win and move to 5-3 on the season."It was a really good game," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "Several players stepped up for us, including Mikaella (Doran) who showed us some glimpses of what she is capable of and Emilie (Paul) who played lock-down defense while covering one of their top players."Down 2-0 with time running out in the first, Crystal Moss cut the Rebel Hawk lead to one with 2:10 left on the clock."That goal got us back into the game," said Paul.2:05 into the second Whitney Bernier got the equalizer, and then seven minutes later she put the Falcons ahead to stay.Bernier finished the game with 2 goals and an assists, while Moss had 1 goal and two assists."Whitney and Crystal really kept the offense going for us," said Paul about the duo.Doran had 22 saves for the Falcons, who will next travel to Essex to take on MMU on Wednesday at 6:45.BOYS HOCKEYCVU 7, No. Country 0SO. BURLINGTON–In the second half of the Falcons doubleheader, the boys hockey squad found out why CVU is the best team in the state, as they were shut-out for the time this season in their loss to the Redhawks."We didn't play well as a team and CVU is the real deal, so if you do not come prepared to play for forty-five minutes you are going to get buried," said NCU coach Ryan Jacobs.Champlain Valley netted a pair of goals in each of the first two periods, and after goal number five found the back of the net, Jacobs relieved goalie Dana Marsh of his duties and put Chase LaCourse in the net.The 4-3-1 Falcons were out-shot 26-15 in the contest, and they will look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when they take on the team that sent them home from the play-offs last season, South Burlington. Puck drops in Jay at 6:00.BOYS BASKETBALL Lyndon 57, Lake Region 51.LYNDON CENTER–A 14-5 first quarter by the Lyndon Institute Vikings set the tone, as the Rangers lost for the second straight time to move to 4-2 on the season."We had a very good defensive effort in the second half, and even had a shot to win the game with twenty seconds left," said LR coach James Ingalls.Alex Beauregard had 20 points for Lake Region in the loss.The Rangers will try to end this skid when they return home on Tuesday to take on Williamstown. Tip-off is slated for 7:00.