Celebrating Ireland’s 5-1 win over Franklin County last Saturday. Photo by Al Frey.

Twin-States Soccer goes both sides of the river
Thanks in large measure to CVU goalkeeper Aiden Johnson’s first-half solidity in the net, the Vermont men held on to a 2-0 win behind a goal in the first half from Harwood’s Will Lapointe in the 45th Twin-State soccer contest for men.

In the afternoon match, the 37th between women’s teams, the Green Mountaineers were not so fortunate, losing to their Granite-state peers 3-1. The game was a scoreless tie for 51 minutes when New Hampshire went up by a goal. Vermont evened the score on a goal by Milton’s Tatum Shappy eight minutes later before falling behind for good in the second half.
In addition to Johnson, CVU placed Luke Morton on the men’s team and Sara Kelly and Sydney Jimmo on the women’s.

This year’s games bring Vermont men into a tie for wins with the Granite-Staters at 18 apiece and 9 ties. The Vermont women have won 13 Twin-State games to New Hampshire’s 19, with 5 ties.

Ireland on the win
Franklin County Post 1 was the victim of S.D. Ireland’s local American Legion baseball team on Saturday as the Irish won 5-1. Ireland and South Burlington are battling for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Northern Division of Vermont’s American Legion summer league. Ireland’s record for a playoff berth is 8 wins, 5 losses; South Burlington stands at 10-7.