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MAU girls soccer forfeits playoff game

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony girls soccer team forfeited its Division I opening round playoff game against Rutland, which was scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Details on why the game was forfeited are slim, but the game was at first scheduled to be played on Tuesday and had been moved to Thursday.

When reached by phone on Wednesday night, MAU girls coach Aaron Wood deferred to athletic director Ashley Hoyt.

Hoyt did not return multiple phone calls on Wednesday.

Rutland advances automatically to the quarterfinals, while Mount Anthony’s season ends at 2-6.

Long Trail scores late goal to advance to quarterfinals

Long Trail girls soccer pulled off an upset on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Twinfield 3-2.

After falling behind early 2-0, LTS battled back with a late first half score by Molly Sanderson off a through ball from Liz Eisinger.

Sanderson evened the score at two-all late in the second half making a run through the Twinfield defense.

Alanah Walsh hit a corner with five minutes to play in regulation that deflected off a Twinfield defender and into the net giving LTS the 3-2 lead. LTS did not allow another score, and pulled off a comeback victory keeping their season alive.

Nancy Dominic made several key saves for LTS, including a deflection off the post that she was able to cover up to keep the LTS deficit at 2-1 early in the second half.

LTS will have a quarterfinal matchup on the road against Danville on Saturday.

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Adam Samrov is the sports editor and part-time news reporter for the Bennington Banner. He has been at the Banner since 2008 and sports editor since 2010. He can be reached at


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