Border Country Sports Report-November 2nd
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
I know that yesterday was Tuesday, but it could have easily have been called "Slater Day!" It was a day to remember for Fair Haven sports fans. Both the field hocckey team and girls soccer team won yesterday to advance to state championship games.
Congratulations Slater Nation!
Fair Haven Field Hokcey Advances to State Title Game
The Fair Haven field hockey team attained another milestone on Tuesday night in South Burlington. The #2 Slaters edged #3 Lyndon 2-1 in the Vermont Division III semifinals to advance to the title game.
Fair Haven will compete in their first state championship game since 2007 when they meet top seeded Montpelier Saturday at the University of Vermont. The Solons defeated Windsor 3-2 in overtime.
The game was tied 1-1 at the half. Freshman Megan Wetmore hit the back of the cage of a pass from Alana Williams with 5:49 to play in the first quarter to hand the Slaters a 1-0 advantage.
Lyndon tied the game less than two minutes later on a goal from Sarah Tanner to knot the game at 1-1.
Junior Jaylena Haley got the game-winner for the Slaters with less than 10 minutes to play, converting on a penalty corner off a helper from Alexis Murray.
Fair Haven is now 9-6-1. Lyndon ends the season 9-7.
Slater Girls Soccer Wins in Division III Semifinals
The Fair Haven girls soccer team did their part to make Tuesday "Slater Day" as they moved on to the Division III state championship game with a 3-1 victory over Woodstock on their home pitch at LaPlaca Field.
The Slaters will be making their first title game appearance since 1987.
Fair Haven didn't waste any time. The Slaters scored 30 seconds into the contest and never looked back.
Elizabeth Love scored the early goal to give the Slaters the quick 1-0 edge.
The game remained 1-0 at the half and until late in the second 40 minutes.
Fair Haven seemed to have potentially locked the game up with eight minutes to go when Ayame Merkel.connected with the back of the net to extend the margin to 2-0.
The Wasps weren't going away quietly however. Chloe Masillo scored with 5:30 to play to pull Woodstock within 2-1.
Lily Briggs made the Wasp's momentum short-lived by scoring 30 seconds later to salt it away for the Slaters.
Kate Hadwen collected 12 saves in goal for the Slaters. Jane Stout stopped 17 shots for Woodstock.
Fair Haven advances to meet Stowe for the Division III state championship Friday at Applejack Field in Manchester at 5 p.m.
Proctor Edges Eagles to Head to Title Game
Proctor advanced to their 12th consecutive state championship game, edging Arlington 3-2 Tuesday in the Division IV semifinals.
The Phantoms will be looking for their fourth straight state crown.
Arlington took a 1-0 lead, but Proctor scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead, before the Eagles pulled within 3-2 to make things interesting.
Jenna Davine, Emma Palmer and Isabel Greb scored in the game for the Phantoms.
Taylor Wilkins and Sidney Herrington scored for the Eagles.
Proctor will meet top ranked Leland & Gray in the championship game Saturday at noon at Applejack Field in Manchester. The Rebels beat the Phantoms 2-1 early in the season.
Proctor is now 14-3.
With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
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