by Ken Brown
PLAINFIELD – The Twinfield-Cabot girls’ soccer team edged Danville in overtime for their fifth straight win last week before narrowly falling to Richford, putting their record at 7-5 on the season.
Eva Hebert scored unassisted with two minutes left in double overtime to lead the Lady Trojans over Danville 2-1 on the road last Wednesday. Annie Dunlop scored with ten minutes left in the first half to give Twinfield-Cabot a 1-0 advantage heading into the break. Ava Marshia found the equalizer for Danville six minutes into the second half off of a corner that went off a Lady Trojan defender. The two teams would play to a stalemate the rest of the way before senior captain Hebert’s heroics in the second extra period. Sophie Mancini made five saves for the Lady Trojans and Leah Klark stopped 12 shots in the loss for Danville, evening their record at 5-5 on the season.
“It’s not easy to play nearly 100 minutes of soccer, but the girls stayed the course the whole match and I’m really proud of the way they played and dominated possession. They did a great job of keeping the ball on the ground and progressing up the field together as a team instead of relying on the long ball. I’m proud of how they competed and displayed aspects of their character that you just can’t teach,” said head coach Seth Wilmott.
Carly Archambault scored twice to lead Richford to a 2-1 home win over Twinfield-Cabot on Saturday. Eva Hebert scored the lone goal for the Lady Trojans and Ida Astick made 10 saves, including a Richford penalty kick in the second half. Aubrey Fadden made three saves for the Lady Rockets as they improved to 5-5 on the season. Wilmott’s squad has won five of their last six matches and, with two contests left in the regular season, have a chance to secure their first winning record since the 2011 team that went to the Division IV Final Four. A strong finish this week for the Lady Trojans could position them to host a playoff match for the second straight season.
Twinfield-Cabot hosted Missisquoi Valley on Tuesday and will wrap up the regular season against Hazen Union at home on Friday.