Green Mountain MS girls beat Vilas

Green Mountain bests Alstead’s Vilas 2 to 1

Monday, Oct. 1
The Lady Chiefs traveled to Alstead, NH, to take on the strong Vilas Vixens squad and came away with a narrow 2-1 win. Vilas kept GM keeper Kassidy Cummings busy the whole game, but she had a strong, aggressive game limiting the Vixens to one early goal. Sierra Kehoe answered the Vilas goal with her first career goal on a nice assist from Avery Prescott tying the game 1-1. Hanna Veysey later drew a penalty kick on a foul in the box and put the PK home for the game winning goal and the 2-1 final score. The win gives the Lady Chiefs a 4-2 record on the season.

GM Boys varsity vs. Mount St. Joseph’s in Rutland was canceled

GM MS Boys @ Vilas: GM 5 Vilas 4. Read the full story here.

GM Cross Country runs in Rutland

Tuesday, Oct. 2.
The Green Mountain cross country team competed at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Rutland against Mill River, Fair Haven, Rutland, MSJ, Arlington, Woodstock, Long Trail and Otter Valley. Seventy high school boys and 50 high school girls ran a 5K course. In the Boys division, Forrest Lisle finished 5th (19:12), Logan Mott 29th (23:03), Noah Distefano 36th (23:36), Calvin Stowell 48th (24:51), Kyle Cyr 50th (25:16) and David Barrows 65th (33:07).
In the girls division Katie Haseltine finished 33rd (29:35).

Middle school runners ran a 2.5K course with Lydia Churchill, GM’s only MS runner, finishing fourth among MS girls and sixth overall (MS boys and girls).

“The kids all ran well,” said GM coach Scott Renfro. “I was proud of all of them.”

GM Varsity Girls 0, Arlington 3

Tuesday, Oct. 2
Facing a tough Arlington team, GM coach Julie Walton felt her team had one of its best games of the year despite the loss. Still winless on the season, Walton believes the Lady Chiefs can find some positives to build on. She’s getting strong goalie play from freshman Emily Castillo (24 saves) and
has moved Madi Huntley from striker to center mid, which has had a stabilizing effect with more organized possession and more scoring opportunities. Coach Walton also noted Junior Stephanie Knockenhauer “repeatedly disrupting the Arlington attack with smart, aggressive defensive play.”

GM 0, Proctor 6

Wednesday, Oct. 3
Green Mountain traveled to Proctor to take on the Phantoms and were handled easily, losing by a 6-0 score. Proctor came out strong, dominating the midfield battle and played most of the game in their offensive half. In what GM coach Scott Walker called, “Our most lackluster performance all year,” the Chiefs got behind early, giving up four first-half goals. Lacking in aggressiveness and intensity, GM fared no better in the second half losing by the 6-0 final.
Coach Walker was not pleased with his team’s lack of focus and aggression and, with another date with Proctor looming Tuesday Oct. 9, it was a point of emphasis in the practices since the humbling loss. “We’ve really been amping it up in practice, working on physicality, being aggressive and getting better prepared for the intensity of games,” said the coach.
The loss dropped the Chiefs to 3-6 for the season.

Thursday, Oct. 4
GM MS Boys and MS Girls vs Leland & Gray postponed to Oct. 10, 2012

GM Lady Chiefs 2, Black River 4

Friday Oct. 5
Hosting neighbor and rival Black River, the Lady Chiefs got off on the right foot, scoring first on junior Madi Huntley’s goal from the top of the 18-yard box. But Black River responded well, reeling off four unanswered goals until freshman Emily Williams tallied from outside the box late in the game for the 4-2 final. GM goalie Emily Castillo finished the game with 19 saves.

With a relatively inexperienced team still searching for its first win, coach Julie Walton cites the leadership from co-captains Madi Huntley and Jessica Rolston along with Catie Tyrell as a steadying force on her still improving and evolving team. “This is a young team with several players being asked to move to new positions and in many cases step into different positions during the course of the game,” said Walton.

In addition to the aforementioned leadership, coach Walton has seen consistent play emerging from first year varsity players Morgan Little, Taylor Wilson, Casie Walton and Sarah Martel.
Heading into the homestretch of the season, beginning with a busy three game span this week, the Lady Chiefs want to build on the positives, eliminate the negatives and hope that it all adds up in the end.

GM MS Boys and MS Girls @ Charlestown postponed to Wednesday Oct. 17.

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