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Published 11:17 p.m. ET Oct. 12, 2017 | Updated 11:24 p.m. ET Oct. 12, 2017

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The University of vermont womens soccer team hosted the University of Albany in Burlington on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
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Albany’s best chance found the back of the net. The University of Vermont’s didn’t.

And like that, despite registering just two shots on goal, the Great Danes snuck out of Virtue Field with a 1-0 win over the Catamounts in America East Conference women’s soccer on Thursday night.

Gina Bracamonte’s 25-yard drive across goal in the 23rd minute curved past uvm goalie coco speckmaier (one save) and in off the left post for the game’s only goal, moments after Sarah Martin sent Savana Yurick through on goal only to fire wide of the near post.

Yurick had another chance in the 61st minute, corralling a punt from Speckmaier for a breakaway opportunity. But Albany’s Andrea Leitner (six saves) came off her line to deny Yurick one-on-one.

A martin corner kick in the 71st minute teed up the Catamounts (6-6-2, 2-2-1) for two more chances but Brooke Jenkins’ header was pawed away by Leitner and Bridgette King’s headed rebound effort sailed over the top of the net from close range.

Albany improves to 4-10-1 on the year, 2-3-1 in the league.

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H.S. Boys Soccer

• St. Johnsbury 2, Champlain Valley 0: Host St. Johnsbury scored each side of halftime en route to blanking champlain valley for its 10th win of the year.

Konrad Tillman tucked away the Hilltoppers’ (10-1-1) opener in the 15th minute and set up Rian Fried for an insurance goal with six minutes to go.

Jack Moran worked his eighth shutout of the year to drop CVU to 8-3.

• Mount Mansfield 3, Essex 2 (2OT): Phoenix Lamonda’s strike with five minutes left in double overtime capped host mount mansfield’s comeback from a 2-0 halftime deficit to beat Essex.

Ryan Luitjens and Nico Marin also scored in the second half for the Cougars (4-4-3). Jack Hayden had two assists. Jake Underwood and Ezra Bush combined for 11 saves.

Tristan Salgado and Ryan Young each scored for the Hornets (5-6), while Tyler Elias and Gordon Schmalz combined for nine stops.

• Danville 3, Hazen 0: Travis Grosse, Sergio Doval and Cole Beliveau provided the goals and visiting Danville scored a rare shutout win over the Wildcats.

The Indians improve to 7-4-1 while Hazen drops to 5-8.

• South Royalton 2, Twinfield 0: Connor Lambert and Carder Stratton put away goals in the fifth and 20th minutes, respectively, and unbeaten south royalton slipped past host Twinfield.

Sam Fisk had a five-save shutout for the 7-0-2 Royals. Jordyn Holt stopped nine shots for the Trojans.

H.S. field hockey

• South Burlington 4, Burlington 0: First-half tallies from Grace Hoehl and Emma Liebegott set visiting South Burlington on its way to a shutout win over Burlington.

Odessa O’Brien and Joan Vera doubled the margin after halftime, and Ainsley Hultgren earned the clean sheet in goal for the Wolves (10-1).

Rotha Ibrahim made seven stops for the Seahorses (1-9-1).

• St. Johnsbury 1, North Country 0: Sydney Strohm’s first-half goal was the difference as host St. Johnsbury edged North Country.

Michaela Roy set up the winner for the Hilltoppers, who got two saves from Melanie Coons.

• Spaulding 6, Milton 0: Makayla Boisvert knocked in two goals, Morgan Mast and Aly Ahearn each had a goal and an assist, and visiting Spaulding cruised past Milton.

Grace Pierce and Kiernan Krasofski also scored for the 9-0 Crimson Tide. Lauryn Bedard dished out two assists.

 

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