Lady Cats Drop Two on the Week

by Ken Brown

HARDWICK – The Hazen Union girls’ soccer team continues to look to develop an offensive force as they fell to BFA-Fairfax and Danville last week.

photo by Vanessa Fournier | Alexis Christensen (left) of Hazen and Danville’s Jasmine Reason (right) chase the ball during action October 2. At left is Ladycat Tessa Luther.

Anna Black scored two goals to lead BFA-Fairfax to an 8-1 road win over Hazen last Wednesday. Emma Spiller added a goal and two assists and Reagan Decker chipped in with a goal and assist to keep the Lady Bullets perfect at 7-0 on the season. Caitlyn Davison scored unassisted for the Lady Cats and Madeline Kaiser stopped 12 shots in the loss. Tamryn Taylor and Mikayla Tobey combined for seven saves as BFA-Fairfax remained the team to beat in Division III, outscoring their opponents 43-4 on the season.

“We had some good runs and held possession at times, but they responded to our pressure early with their decisive strength and scored on their first shot to set the tone. We sustained some nice pressure late in the match and Caitlyn and Isabelle Gouin created a good scoring chance for us that resulted in Caitlyn converting on a direct kick on the top right corner from the eighteen-yard line,” said head coach Harry Besett.

Elizah Abetti scored with ten minutes left in regulation to give Danville a hard fought 1-0 home win over the Lady Cats on Saturday. Madeline Kaiser made four stops in the loss for Hazen as they fell to 0-8 on the season. Colleen Flinn made seven saves to record the shutout as Danville improved to 3-5 on the season.

“I thought we played our best defensively disciplined match of the season apart from not closing out on Abetti at the eighteen-yard line late. We strung together some nice passes in the middle of the field and controlled the match for much of the day but were unable to turn the possession into quality goal scoring opportunities. It was a good back and forth match and a hard-fought battle. We’ll look to fix some things this week as we attempt to get our first win against Winooski this week,” said Besett. 

The Lady Cats travelled to Winooski on Tuesday and will stay on the road for a match against Missisquoi on Friday.