by Ken Brown
WELLS RIVER – The Craftsbury Academy boys’ soccer team struggled offensively last week, dropping decisions to Blue Mountain and Richford to fall to 0-3 on the season.
John Denis scored twice to lead the Bucks past the Chargers at home last Monday, 7-1. Evan Denis, Jacob Dube, Hollis Munson, and Colin Punderson also found the net for Blue Mountain as they improved to 1-1. John Smith scored a second-half goal for the Chargers as they continued to battle without any substitutions. Richford earned its first win of the season on Saturday, blanking the Chargers 4-0 behind a balanced scoring attack. Nick Joyle and Jacob Clausen found the back of the net to give Richford a 2-0 halftime lead and Dalton Raymo put the match out of reach early in the second half with a beautiful bender that beat Dylan Washer.
“We marked much better in this match, especially the first twenty minutes. The guys were much more organized defensively and I just liked our style of play. We started to throw numbers forward and that opened things up a little and give them credit, they capitalized on some really good scoring opportunities. Logan Lanphear and our offense applied some nice pressure on them in the second half, but sometimes you just get unlucky and don’t see the ball go in the back of the net. I’m seeing some nice improvement in this group from match to match,” said head coach Tyler Blais.
Craftsbury traveled to Twinfield/Cabot on Tuesday and will turn around and host the Trojans on Saturday.