Sports Roundup:Boys Soccer Splits Pair
By David Miles
The boys soccer team opened the week with a nice 2-1 road victory at Fair Haven. Nick Schmell and Spencer Lewis scored the Wasp goals, with Andrew Kimbell and Schmell each recording an assist.
The boys also ended the week on the road, losing by the same score to Hartford. Schmell scored for the Wasps just seconds into the game after receiving a long downfield pass to open the game. But that would be the only goal that Woodstock would score, as Hartford played extremely well at its defensive end. The Hurricanes tied the game midway through the first half and scored the game winner with 15 minutes remaining.
Woodstock now stands at 4-3 on the season and hosts Springfield today.
The field hockey team lost the only game it played last week, falling to Hartford by a 4-0 score. Hartford is quite possibly the best team in he state, standing at 9-0 and ranked first in Division I, while seeking to repeat as state champion.
Two-thirds of the way through the game, it was still a scoreless tie. Finally twelve minutes into the second half the Hurricanes scored and from that point on they would knock in three more goals as well. Despite the loss and the flurry of late goals, the Woodstock defense acquitted itself well, especially senior halfback Stephanie Harrington.
With the following game at Fair Haven postponed by rain, the Lady Wasps are now 5-2 on the season. Bellows Falls comes to visit on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. to open a three-game homestand.
The girls soccer team was shut out twice in a pair of losses last week, slipping to 3-5 on the season.
The first loss was to Burr & Burton by a 4-0 score. Burr & Burton tested the Green and White’s defense, getting off 22 shots on goal, with Lizzy Miller recoding 18 saves. Woodstock got strong defensive efforts from Annie Arthur and Abby Emmons.
On Tuesday the Lady Wasps lost on the road at Hartford by a 1-0 score.
Middle School Soccer
The eight grade boys soccer team won a pair of 3-2 games over Hartland and Hartford to move to 4-0 on the season.