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Border Country Sports Blog-October 8th

Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

Proctor hosted Poultney with a roster depleted by illness, but stiil had more than enough to cruise past the Blue Devils 5-1 in SVL girls soccer. The Phantoms only had 13 players dressed due to Covid protocols.

Isabel Greb led Proctor, recording a hat trick with three goals.

Emma Palmer had a solid game for the Phantoms with two goals and two assists.

Katelynn Regula and Dez Traverse added helpers for Proctor.

Annaleice Taylor scored for Poultney.

Kenzie Ezzo had a diving save of a penalty kick for the Blue Devils.

Proctor is now 8-0. Poultney is 5-4.


Cambridge Hangs on Against Whitehall

The Whitehall girls soccer team seemed to be peaking at the right time, but the Railroaders suffered a setback on Thursday, falling to Cambridge in a non-league contest on their home pitch. Whitehall had won three in a row coming in, including a big win over Fort Ann.

"We played a really good game the other night. Physically we didn't play as good tonight," Whitehall coach Boyd Hunt said. "But we still battled and made it a game."

Cambridge took a 1-0 lead on a perfectly placed shot from Samantha Crandall. Crandall came down the right wing and lofted a high, arching shot over the head of Whitehall goalie Dory Gosselin and into the upper right hand corner with 5:42 left in the first half.

In the second half Crandall scored on a shot that looked like a carbon copy of her first half goal except at the other end of the field to make it 2-0.

Jayden Huges collected a loose ball and put it in the back of the net for the Railroaders to cut the deficit to 2-1 in the 83rd minute. Samantha Howland assisted.

Addison Gates scored a late goal for Cambridge to close out the game.

Rochelle Davis had five saves for Cambridge. Gosselin stopped 12 shots for Whitehall. Howland also recorded three saves after Gosselin briefly left due to an injury.

Whitehall is now 4-3, 5-6.


Fair Haven Blanks Hurricanes

The Fair Haven girls soccer team took control right from the start and went on to blank Hartford 6-0 in an SVL contest.

Brittney Love and Lily Briggs tallied first half goals to give the Slaters a 2-0 lead at the half. The two standouts for Fair Haven assisted on each other's goals.

Briggs and Ayame Merkel scored in the second half to extend the Slater lead to 4-0. Madison Perry and Elizabeth Love were credited with assists.

Perry converted a pass from Briggs to make it 5-0 Fair Haven. Briggs finished off her hat trick with an unassisted goal.

Hartford walked off the field with six minutes to play and did not complete the game.

Fair Haven is 7-2-2.


Granville Volleyball Wins Second Straight

Granville picked up their second win in a row as they shutout Hadley-Luzerne 3-0 in Adirondack League volleyball.

Set scores were 25-13, 25-21, and 25-19.

Granville did it once again with just six players.

Lily Strout led the Golden Horde with nine service points, four kills, four aces and one block. Sydney Liebig added six service points and three aces. Emma Hover had four kills and three service points. Kaelyn Dekalb contributed three assists, three aces and one kill. Dezi Sumner had three assists, two digs and one kill. Mara Haskins chipped in three service points, two aces and one kill.

Mackenzie Conklin had nine service points and three aces to lead the Eagles. Kaylie Goman had five kills and Kelly Hogan three kills and two blocks.

Granville is 4-4,4-4. Hadley-Luzerne is 2-6, 3-8.


New York Scoreboard

High School Girls Soccer

Bolton-Warrensburg 1 Corinth 1 (2 OT)

Fort Ann 7 North Warren 1


Vermont Scoreboard

High School Girls Soccer

Rutland 1 Brattleboro 0

West Rutland 2 Mill River 0

Burr and Burton 2 Woodstock 0

High School Boys Soccer

Green Mountain 5 Otter Valley 0

MSJ 7 West Rutland 0

High School Field Hockey

Otter Valley 5 Middlebury 1

Rutland 6 Springfield 0


With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

Photo Credit-Brooke Kimball

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