Harwood golf wins invitational
The Harwood Union boys’ golf team traveled away on August 30, as they were invited to attend an invitational hosted at the Newport Country Club in Newport, Vermont.
The team participated in the Division II segment of the invitational. The team brought along four golfers, Jonathan and Nathaniel Honeywell, Jacob Green and Aidan Melville.
The Harwood boys’ team won for the Division II brackets as Aidan Melville shot a 66, a record score for the event.
Harwood field hockey upset by Mt. Abe
Harwood Union varsity field hockey lost in their match against Mt. Abe on Friday, August 31, 0-4.
Mt. Abe came out fierce, scoring two goals in the first half, setting the tempo for the game before The Highlanders were able to rebound.
Heading into the second half, the Harwood midfield tried to work together, doing a good job of blocking the ball from getting into their defensive circle, commented head coach Katie Alexander.
“It was a defense heavy game, and I think our defense and midfielders did a good job working together to keep the ball from penetrating our defensive circle. We did have some opportunities in the offensive end as well, as we were awarded four offensive corners,”
Mt. Abe did not let those corners against them slow their role as they were able to net another two before the final buzzer, the final 0-4 in Mt. Abe’s favor.
“Before our next game, we will be working on communicating on the field with our teammates, being aware of our positioning on the field, and transitioning from defense to offense up the field,” said Alexander. Highlanders play against Spaulding high school on Wednesday, September 5, after The Valley Reporter has gone to press.
Harwood girls’ soccer
The Harwood girls’ varsity team kicked of their season on the right cleat as they took on rivals GMVS on September 1 in a home opener.
Freshman Emma Ravelin netted two goals in the first half to start her varsity career past GMVS goaltender. Harwood remained in the lead for the rest of the game, going into the half time break 2-0.
In the second half as Harwood defense remained strong, another strong freshman, Tanum Nelson scored another goal for Harwood, making the score 3-0. Nelson’s goal would be the finishing touch as the game came to an end marking Harwood’s first win on the season.
In Harwood’s second game of the season against the Solons of Montpelier at Harwood’s home field on Tuesday, September 4, the teams dueled to the end of the match.
Both team’s defense maintained a strong wall as both goaltenders did not let the ball get past them. The game remained scoreless throughout its entirety, the end score staying at 0-0.
Harwood ended the game with more shots on goal, leading 38-8 against the Solons. Head coach Mike Vasseur commented that the game played was a good technical game for both respective teams.
The Harwood girls’ varsity team will play again on September 7, away against Hartford.