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Border Country Sports-October 18th

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

Arlington Edges Blue Devils in OT

After falling to Arlington under the lights on their home pitch just a few short days ago the Poultney girls soccer team was determined to have a better showing on their own home digs. The Blue Devils certainly did that. However, they still came up a bit short as the Eagles jumped out to an early lead then won the game 3-2 in overtime in a Vermont Division IV matchup.

For awhile it looked as if Arlington may duplicate last week's effort. The Eagles got two goals from Sydney Herrington to lead 2-0 at the half.

Poultney fought back in the second 40 minutes, but not until late in the game. The Eagles still held a two goal advantage with under 10 minutes remaining.

Eme Silverman pulled the Blue Devils within 2-1 It was Silverman's third goal in the last three games.

Hannah Welch then scored on a breakaway to equalize for Poultney and force overtime.

In the extra session Catherine Morrissey converted a pass from Herrington for the Golden Goal, thus handing Arlington the victory and a season sweep of the Blue Devils.

Goalie Kenzie Ezzo was huge for Poultney, showing why she is one of the area's best keepers with multiple clutch saves.

Arlington is now 8-4. Poultney is 5-6.


Whitehall Avanges Loss to Willsboro

A couple of weeks ago on Senior Night for Whitehall girls soccer Willsboro came in and spoiled the party.The Railroaders avenged that defeat last night as they edged the Warriors 1-0 under the lights.

Madi Gould scored the only goal on the rainy, cold evening to lead Whitehall to the victory. Jayden Hughes assisted on the Gould tally.

Khloe Paddock had five saves in goal to record the shutout.

Abby Bruno stopped nine shots for Willsboro.

Whitehall improves to 5-11. Willsboro is 7-4-2.


Section II Boys and Girls Soccer Pairings Announced

The pairings for the Section II girls and boys soccer playoffs were announed yesterday, and the Adirondack Legaue as expected is well represented in Class C, Class CC and Class D.

In Class CC girls, Lake George is the #2 seed. The Warriors receive a first round bye and await the winner of #7 Hoosick Falls and #10 Renssealer.

Corinth was handed the ninth seed and will play at eighth seeded Maple Hill tomorrow.

In Class C, Adirondack League champion Bolton-Warrensburg is the #2 seed. B-W gets a bye and will meet the winner of #7 Duanesburg and #10 Galway.

#5 Hadley-Luzerne will host #12 Hoosic Valley on Wednesday. Also Wednesday #11 Whitehall plays #6 St. Johnsville at Gloversville.

Fort Ann was awarded the top spot in Class D. The Cardinals get a first round bye and will meet the winner of #4 Germantown and #5 Doane Stuart.

Salem is ranked third and will take on #6 Spa Catholic on Thursday.

On the boys side, in Class C ADK champions Bolton-Warrensburg are seeded #4 and will take on the winner of the play-in game between #13 Stillwater and #20 Fort Plain.

Hadley-Luzerne is seeded 16th and will host #17 Schoharie in a play-in game this afternoon. A pair of ADK rivals will square off today as well with #18 Corinth traveling to #15 Lake George.

#19 Cambridge-Salem visits #14 Greenwich today.

In Class D Fort Ann is the #3 seed and will host #6 Mekeel Christian on Friday.

Hartford is the #5 seed and will play at #4 Bishop Gibbons on Saturday.

Argyle is the #7 seed and will host #10 Spa Catholic tomorrow.

North Warren is ranked ninth and will travel to #8 Germantown Wednesday.


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

Photo Credit-Tammy Holcomb

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