First OSSU Derby Cup Will be Presented Oct. 13

HARDWICK – In a celebration of community, good sportsmanship, and all athletes in the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union, a OSSU Derby Cup trophy will be presented to the winner of the Hazen Union – Craftsbury Academy girls’ soccer match on October 13.

In collaboration with Adam Rosenberg, superintendent of schools, Tom Silva, Craftsbury girls coach, and athletic directors Gabby Silva and John Sperry, the event originated as Hazen Union and Craftsbury do not usually play each other. But since the Hazen Union girls moved to Division IV, the two teams will be meeting in league play for the first time in recent history.

Team captains will exchange pennants prior to the match and the winner of the match will receive the varsity girls OSSU Derby Cup trophy to host at their school for the remaining year. The trophy will be brought out before the match and sit at half field for the duration of the match and will be presented to the winners after the match. The captains of the teams will make a joint statement about sportsmanship and community before the match.

The Hazen Union Lady Cats will host the Craftsbury Academy girls at 4 p.m.