by Ken Brown
PLAINFIELD – Eva Hebert led the Twinfield/Cabot girls’ soccer team to their first two wins of the season as they swept Blue Mountain and Craftsbury Academy last week, improving to 2-3.
Hebert notched the game winner in the second half to lead the Lady Trojans to a 2-1 home win over Blue Mountain last Wednesday. Freshman Ruby Wilson scored her first varsity goal to tie it at 1-1 at the break. Delaney Fowler had a strong game in net, stopping 10 shots in the win. The loss dropped Blue Mountain to 3-3 on the season.
“The girls played hard despite having only one substitute and I was really happy to see them finally have their moment. We dominated possession at times, which created some good scoring opportunities and it was nice to get over the hump against that team after playing them really tough earlier in the season,” said head coach Seth Wilmott.
Freshman Alice McLane found the back of the net midway through the second half to give the Lady Trojans a 2-1 road win over Craftsbury on Friday. Hebert struck again in the first half to give Twinfield/Cabot a 1-0 lead that they would not relinquish. Fowler was solid again, making eight saves, including two point-blank stops against Ida Eames late to preserve the win. The loss dropped Craftsbury to 1-5 on the season.
“Alice made a great individual effort on the second goal and it’s amazing to see how much she has grown as she learns and understands playing the center-mid position. They put a lot of pressure on us with some deep crosses, but Delaney read it really well all match. It was a great week and the girls are riding high right now, but we need to stay level headed, continue to work and improve, and not get overconfident,” said Wilmott.
It was Senior Day for the Lady Chargers as goalkeeper Ashley Princ was honored as the team’s lone senior. She continued her solid play, making nine stops in the loss. Eighth grader Savannah Boyce tied the game at 1-1 with a beautiful shot that beat Fowler in upper right hand corner. Craftsbury’s match earlier in the week was postponed when Rivendell Academy was unable to meet COVID-19 protocols. It is unknown at this time if the match will be rescheduled.
“It was a strange week for sure, but the girls battled through it. We had our chances to even the match, but they really came up big defensively. They marked our speed extremely well, it was a good physical match, and sometimes you just get unlucky. We have to continue to battle through the elements and hopefully finish off the regular season with some good momentum,” said head coach Tome Silva.
Twinfield/Cabot hosted Craftsbury on Tuesday and will wrap up the regular season at Peoples Academy on Friday. After the rematch with the Lady Trojans, Craftsbury finishes the regular season at home on Thursday against Blue Mountain.