by Ken Brown
ENOSBURG – The Twinfield-Cabot girls’ soccer team dropped a pair of hard-fought road losses to Division III powers Enosburg and BFA-Farifax last week, snapping their two-game win streak.
Dana Elkins scored twice to lead Enosburg to a 3-2 home win over the Lady Trojans last Monday. Emily Adams added a goal and an assist for the Lady Hornets as they held off Twinfield-Cabot for their fourth straight win. Annie Dunlop scored her first two career varsity goals for the Lady Trojans and Aydyn Corbett added an assist. Ida Astick made 12 saves, including a penalty kick in the first half, in the loss. Zoe McGee made two stops on the day as Enosburg improved to 4-3 on the season.
“It was a wicked match. Annie has been playing out of her mind this season and it was great to see her finally get a couple in the back of the net for her first goals at the varsity level. Ida and our defense played fantastic, and we have high hopes for our young players in the future. This is the best soccer we’ve played all season and the girls are really starting to come together as a team,” said head coach Seth Wilmott.
BFA-Fairfax continued their dominance over opponents from all divisions on Friday, blanking the Lady Trojans at home, 8-0. They outshot Twinfield-Cabot 14-6 in the match, with Ida Astick making six stops on the day. The Lady Bullets are a perfect 6-0 on the season and have outscored their opposition an eye-popping 35-3 along the way, looking like the team to beat in Division III. Aydyn Corbett was once again a bright spot for Twinfield-Cabot with rock solid midfield play against a stronger and deeper team.
“They always have a very strong program, and we knew it would be a tough challenge going in. They did a good job of taking advantage of their chances early, but as the match went on, I thought the girls played well, starting to connect some passes together and playing our style. Playing stronger opponents out of division gives us an opportunity to learn, step up, and see what it’s like at the next level. I was really proud of Aydyn and the girls. She’s been playing some of the best soccer of her young career and I’m looking forward to seeing the type of player she will become,” said Wilmott.
Twinfield-Cabot is scheduled to host Blue Mountain on Wednesday before traveling to Winooski on Saturday afternoon.