by Ken Brown
Moodie Medals at Enosburg
ENOSBURG – Brendan Moodie took home top individual honors last week as the Hazen Union golf team opened their season at Enosburg Falls Country Club.
Moodie shook off an early snowman on the second hole to top all golfers with a low round of 41 last Friday in Hazen’s first varsity golf match of the season that included North Country, Lake Region, and Enosburg. It was the second career medalist honor for the talented junior, who transferred from Peoples Academy last fall. Gavin Stratton also had a solid day on the links for Hazen with a 50. North Country won the team event with a total of 186, followed by runner-up Lake Region with a team total of 227. Cash Mosher led the Falcons with a low round of 44 and Bronson Smith paced the Rangers with a 53. First year Wildcat head coach Andy Hunt has great numbers for the program this fall with 13 golfers, but half of his team moonlights on the soccer pitch for the Wildcats, so finding a cohesive group from match to match throughout the season will have its challenges.
“Brendan played very well for us in our first match of the season and I was also impressed with our third golfer Anderson Williams, who had a good showing in his first varsity competition. He did very well for someone who just started playing the game less than a month ago. We’re excited to host our first match of the season, but the weather looks horrible, so we may have to push it to later in the week,” said Hunt.
Hazen Union is scheduled to host their home opener at Mountain View Country Club on Wednesday. They will be back on the road next Monday at Northfield Country Club.
Weather Suspends Opener for Danville-Twinfield-Cabot
DANVILLE – The first official match as a merged Caledonial Central Supervisory Union (CCSU) program for the Danville-Twinfield-Cabot girls’ soccer team will have to wait, after extreme weather suspended their season opener against BFA-Fairfax last week after 40 minutes of play.
Ava Ardovino converted a penalty kick and fed Emma Spiller for another score to give the Lady Bullets a 2-0 advantage heading into the break. Mikayla Tobey led the BFA-Fairfax defense with a pair of saves and CCSU’s Leah Klark made eight stops in a busy half of play. The Lady Bullets have been a powerhouse in division III soccer the past two seasons, winning 27 matches, including a trip to the 2021 Final Four.
“BFA had the territorial advantage and shot advantage for much of the first half of the game. This was our first game as a merged team. While we recognize that there are things for us to work on, we are excited that we can be competitive at the division III level,” said head coach Spencer Morse.
The second half will be completed later in the season. The Lady Bears are scheduled to host Richford on Wednesday and will welcome Blue Mountain to town next Tuesday.