by Ken Brown
WELLS RIVER – The Danville-Twinfield-Cabot (CCSU) girls’ soccer team earned a draw with Blue Mountain and fell to Division III power BFA-Fairfax last week, before blanking a red-hot Hazen Union team to improve to 3-6-2 on the season.
Twinfield-Cabot’s Alice McLane buried a feed from fellow teammate Ida Astick early in the second half to help CCSU salvage a hard-fought 2-2 draw on the road against Blue Mountain last Monday.
Maya Christy gave the Lady Bucks a 1-0 advantage three minutes into the match, but Sloane Morse would answer for the visitors five minutes later, with McLane earning the assist. Karli blood set up Jordan Alley with eight minutes left in the half to give Blue Mountain a one goal advantage heading into the break.
McLane would break through for the equalizer eight minutes into the second half and the Lady Bears had Blue Mountain on their heels the rest of the match, with multiple scoring chances clanging off the post.
Leah Klark made eight saves for CCSU and Felicity Sulham made 10 stops on the day for the Lady Bucks as their record improved to 3-8-1.
“Blue Mountain was dangerous on their counter attacks, but I felt like we won the possession battle. We came close to winning this game several times with shots off the post and crossbar and Sulham made a couple key saves for them down the stretch. We were happy to have Sloane back from injury and she played very well. We challenged Jorja Washburn with a tough marking assignment and she really stepped up. Hazel Abetti made several nice crosses, Alice stepped up big in the second half, and Cam Hoffman has put together several solid starts in a row at sweeper,” said head coach Spencer Morse.
Paige Cargill scored a hat-trick to lead BFA-Fairfax to their tenth win of the season, blanking the Lady Bears 6-0 on the road last Wednesday.
Ava Ardovino, Emma Spiller, and Reagan Eastman rounded out the scoring for the Lady Bullets as they ran their winning streak to seven straight.
Mikayla Tobey made three saves to earn her fifth shutout of the season. Leah Klark made 16 stops for CCSU in the loss.
Hazel Abetti scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Lady Bears to an impressive 2-0 home win over Hazen Union on Friday. Sloane Morse fed Abetti 15 minutes into the match to give CCSU an early lead and Abetti returned the favor to Ida Astick for some added insurance with 11 minutes left in regulation.
Klark was outstanding in net once again for the Lady Bears, posting 13 saves to second shutout of the season. Ella Renaud made six stops for Hazen as they fell to 6-5.
“Our defense did a good job of preventing high quality shots for the most part, but after we went up 1-0, we took our foot off the gas a bit and were content playing defense. Leah did a great job making a couple high quality stops to preserve the shutout. In the second half we started to get back to our possession game and worked our offense more. I was excited for Ida getting her goal after working so hard for us. All of the girls have been working so hard and they really needed and deserved that result,” said Morse.
CCSU will get one final chance to improve their seeding this week as they hosted Enosburg on Tuesday for Senior Night and will wrap up the regular season with a trip to Richford on Saturday afternoon.