tough weekend for Vermont Tech Soccer

tough weekend for Vermont Tech Soccer

Both the Vermont Tech men's and women's soccer teams had a busy weekend of games.

The men played SUNY Canton  on Saturday and were beaten 5 – 0. However, the score line  was not indicative of the way the team played.  Tactical errors were evident on the first 2 goals. The score could have easily been 3 – 2  in favor of VTC as scoring chances were not taken advantage of.  The second half saw SUNY Canton score 3 goals.

 On Sunday the Vermont Tech lady Knights fell to UMaine Fort Kent  9 – 0.  Game was played under extremely hot conditions. The Vermont Tech ladies played with tremendous spirit and heart. The way the ladies continue to play has been their trademark and foundation all season.
The Vermont Tech men also played UMaine Fort Kent immediately after the ladies game on Sunday, playing a game originally scheduled for Monday. Fort Kent  beat Vermont Tech 7 – 0.  Vermont Tech played a unique defensive tactical system which completely baffled the Fort Kent team.  The game was scoreless for almost 20 minutes before Fort Kent got the first goal on a penalty kick.  Vermont Tech had 4 starters sidelined with injury for the Fort Kent game. The players who came off the bench played brilliantly.   Darian Calverley, goalkeeper for Vermont Tech had a 'National Player of the Week' performance in goal with many outstanding saves.

Although both teams played for losses, it was still a winning weekend for both Vermont Tech's programs.  Great heart, fortitude, sportsmanship and character was exhibited throughout the weekend.

 Both teams will be on the road this Friday, October 4th at Fisher College.