Border Country Sports Blog-November 7th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Lake George Falls in Volleyball Final
The Lake George volleyball is a very young squad. With a lineup that was essentially brand new the Warriors rolled to 18 straight wins. The unbeaten streak may have come to an end yesterday, but the future seems to be so bright that Lake George fans will need to wear shades. My apologies to Timbuk 3 who recorded the hit song in 1986, but thanks for the idea.
#2 Lake George won the first set, but then top ranked Galway got rolling and swept the next three as they captured the Section II Class C championship match 3-1 Saturday at Saratoga High School.
Set scores were 14-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19.
Libero Maddie Burke had a huge match for the Warriors with 34 digs. Shannon Starratt contributed 18 assists and 14 digs.
Ella Fox added 20 kills and 13 digs, while Olivia Gates had 13 digs and eight kills. Evie Burke chipped in 11 points from behind the service line.
The match was tight throughout. After winning the opening set the Warriors played the Golden Eagles right to the wire in sets two and three. Lake George held a 14-10 lead in the decisive fourth set and appeared to be in a position to extend the match until seven straight service points in a row by Galway's Jayden DeVellis gave her team control. A Julia Reedy kill helped close it out for the Golden Eagles.
Lake George's lineup features one senior, four juniors and a freshman.
Lake George ends the season 18-1.
16-0 Galway now moves on to state regional play.
MSJ Wins First Ever Boys Soccer Title
Good things come to those who wait.....and wait some more. It took an entire history of the school for MSJ to finally claim a state boys soccer championship. So, it only seemed appropriate that they wait until the closing minutes to wrap up their first ever title. The #1 seeded Mounties rallied for two goals in the final seven minutes to play to edge Rivendell 3-2 to record their first ever Division IV Vermont State Soccer championship.
MSJ trailed 2-1 late when Ryan Jones converted a pass from Tyler Corey to bring the Mounties even at 2-2.
Jones and Corey connected again with just 42 seconds left in the contest to give MSJ the dramatic comeback win and the title.
Jones and Corey both came over to the MSJ program after Mill River was unable to field a team this season.
Corey gave the Mounties a 1-0 lead with a goal at the 20:13 mark of the first half.
Derek Vogelien equalized for the Raptors with just 1:18 to play in the half.
Kyle Carter gave Rivendell a 2-1 lead with 8:36 remaining and it appeared the Raptors were moving in on a title and MSJ would have to wait once again.
Jones and Corey however had other plans as their lare heroics powered MSJ to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
MSJ goalie Peter Carlson made multiple huge saves and played a key role in the win.
MSJ concludes the no longer elusive championship season 16-1.
Rivendell finishes 12-4-1.
Vermont Soccer Championship Games
Essex 2 South Burlington 1
Milton 2 Montpelier 0
Enosburg 4 Green Mountain 3
South Burlington 1 CVU 0
Rice 3 Woodstock 0
Stowe 3 Leland & Gray 2
Vermont Field Hockey Championship Games
South Burlington 3 Bellows Falls 1
Mount Abraham 2 Hartford 1
Windsor 3 Lyndon Institute 0
High School Football Semifinals
Windsor 26 Woodstock 13
Bellows Falls 28 Otter Valley 14
New York Scoreboard
High School Football
Class D Semifinals
Stillwater 31 Warrensburg 12
Greenwich 34 Chatham 6
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.