Hornets maintain winning streak

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Essex freshman Ryan Young charges between two defenders in game against Stowe on Oct. 1 during the Essex freshmen boys’ game, the final score was 1–1. KEVIN MACY

Essex freshman Ryan Young charges between two defenders in game against Stowe on Oct. 1 during the Essex freshmen boys’ game, the final score was 1–1.
KEVIN MACY

The boys’ soccer team 9-2-1 collected two wins last week by taking down St. Johnsbury Academy 4-1 on Tuesday Oct. 7 and shutting out CVU with a 1-0 win on Friday Oct. 10.

Against St. Johnsbury the scoring took off when senior captain Kevin Donahue belted in his first ever varsity goal. Nate Miles loosed two goals and Nick Minadeo tacked on the fourth. Hornets’ keeper Ben Woods made four saves throughout the 80 minutes of play.

In the 1-0 victory over CVU Liam Donahue connected off of a corner kick to put the Hornets ahead. With strong defensive stops and Ben Wood accounting for five saves during the match Essex held the Falcons scoreless.

Wrapping up the regular season Essex took on North Country on Oct. 14 at home for their senior night game. Essex head coach Scott Mosher expects the same determination from his players heading into this last week of play.

“It is important that we do not have any letdown as every point is crucial with playoffs around the corner. We played a solid 80 minutes against CVU and need to repeat with the same level of intensity to honor our seniors.”

The Hornets will play the final game of their regular season at home against Spaulding on Saturday, Oct. 18.