TV lax bests Otters for second win of the season
by Christian Avard
May 28, 2009 | 942 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BRANDON- The Twin Valley lacrosse team is steadily improving as they won their first road game in dominating fashion.

The Wildcats traveled to Brandon where they faced Otter Valley. The Wildcats etched out their firs victory against the Otters earlier this season, 15-11. The team expected another shootout where goals rule. However, it didn’t play out that way. Twin Valley went on a scoring barrage and their defense held firm against the Otters. The Wildcats took care of business and defeated Otter Valley for the second time this season, 15-6.

The Wildcats came out blazing and led at halftime, 9-4. Twin Valley was led by sophomore Devon Logan in the first half. Logan scored several early goals and tallied six goals in the match, a career high. “Devon scored quickly and their confidence was showing. I saw some good midpassing in the midfield and they did a good job spreading the ball around instead of running it in to the goal,” said Twin Valley lacrosse coach Yolanda D’Alessio.

Hannah Greene added to the Wildcats’ offense with four goals while teammate Desiree Mack had three. Laura Korb, the Wildcats’ lone senior, chipped in with one goal.

Libby Brisette played solidly behind the pipes. She made seven saves and D’Alessio said it was her best game yet. “She did a great job. She’s been much more aggressive in goal and she’s facing more shots head-on,” said D’Alessio.

Despite the tough season, D’Alessio said the team is moving in the right direction. D’Alessio believes some of the progress is from facing the best teams in the state. Many of them are from southern Vermont, D’Alessio says. “Some of the strongest teams (we’ve seen) are in the southern end of the state, such as Burr and Burton, Brattleboro, and Mount Anthony. We’ve been going nip and tuck with them all year long, and they’re giving us some challenges out there,” said D’Allesio.

The Wildcats are 2-7 and finish off the season at Mount Anthony on Thursday at 4:30 pm.
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