Lady Trojans Roll Past Danville

by Ken Brown
photo by Vanessa Fournier | Alice McLane (right) of Twinfield-Cabot chases the ball ahead of Danville’s Elizah Abett (left) on Twinfield’s field September 16.

PLAINFIELD – The Twinfield/Cabot girls’ soccer team posted their second straight shutout last week after dominating crosstown rival Danville at home, evening their record at 2-2 on the season.

Eva Hebert and Alice McLane each scored two goals to lead Twinfield/Cabot past Danville at home last Thursday, 5-0. The senior and sophomore captains staked the Lady Trojans to a 4-0 halftime lead, allowing their defense to do the rest.

“I’m really proud of how the girls have responded since our lopsided loss to Northfield/Williamstown last week,” said head coach Seth Wilmott. “Eva and Alice are really coming into their own as soccer players and they have made the most of their scoring opportunities so far this season. This group of girls have really worked hard, and it feels good to see them have some success and everyone is learning and meshing together as a team,” added Wilmott.

photo by Vanessa Fournier | Twinfield-Cabot’s Annie Dunlop (#5) leaps over Danville goalie Zoe Crocker as Crocker saves the ball from going in the net. Twinfield won 5-0.

Aydyn Corbette added a second half insurance goal for the Lady Trojans as they dropped Danville to 0-4 on the season. Wilmott’s club outshot Danville 8-6 on the day and they have outscored their last two opponents 8-0. Ida Astich continued her stellar play in net, making six saves to post her second straight shutout.

“Ida and our defense played fantastic. She’s made some great saves at crucial moments in our last two matches. We’ve been slowly building the program the last few years and we have a very talented team this season and they’re starting to show what they’ve got. The last two matches have been great, but there are some things we still need to work on. We have a lot of potential and I’m excited to see where we are as a team at the end of the year as we head into the playoffs. 

The Lady Trojans moved to the rugged Mountain League this fall and will get another taste of its Division III powerhouses this week. They traveled to Enosburg on Monday and will stay on the road to face an undefeated BFA-Fairfax team on Friday.