Burr and Burton's Charlotte Swenor controls the ball during Thursday's BBA field hockey match versus Woodstock. 

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MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton field hockey team defeated Woodstock 5-0 on Thursday. 

Arden Wajtach had a strong game for the Bulldogs, scoring two goals and assisting on another. 

BBA has a deep roster and they use that to their advantage. They have a large rotation and their top scorer could and does seem to change from game to game. 

Katie Crabtree's goal midway through the first quarter put BBA on the board.

Abby Farrington and Celsey McMahon also scored one goal each.

Efremia Geralis, Farrington and Crabtree assisted on the Bulldogs scores.

BBA coach Barbara Miceli said the team's depth has helped BBA win four of their first five contests.

"We have so many key players," Miceli said. 

The depth is on both sides of the field. BBA rotates two goalies, Hannah Callen and Mac Thuermer, who combined for their third shutout of the season through five games. The two BBA goalies were not challenged very often, but stepped up when they needed to.

The Bulldogs applied constant pressure on Woodstock's goalie. The majority of the game was spent in Woodstock territory. Their goalie had a strong performance, but could only do so much as BBA peppered her with shots.

The Bulldogs looked very strong off corners on Thursday.

McMahon's goal came with 6:24 left in the third quarter off a corner. Less than a minute and a half later, BBA was awarded another corner and Wajtach got her stick on a rebound and was able to get it past the Woodstock goalie. 

The 4-1 Bulldogs next test is a Saturday home matchup versus Springfield at noon. 

Sports Reporter

Michael Mawson is a sports reporter for the Bennington Banner. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of New Hampshire in 2019. Michael was the sports editor of UNH’s student newspaper where he covered NCAA Division I athletics.


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