SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — It was the 10th annual “Pink Game” for breast cancer and the Cosmos finished in the pink at Brown Field.
Layla Buskey out-dueled defenders for the ball and fired past charging keeper Eliyah Petrie to lift Springfield past Brattleboro 2-1 in Southern Vermont League girls soccer Thursday.
The goal, with 15 minutes left, was set in motion by a Kayla Gibbons pass.
The Cosmos are 9-3 overall and 6-0 at home. The victory got the Division II Cosmos back on track after a loss at Woodstock.
And it came against a D-I team, which can only improve the senior-heavy Cosmos’ stock in the upcoming playoffs.
“They are a lot stronger than their record,” coach Ray Curren said of the Colonels.
The teams swapped goals before the game-winner.
The Cosmos broke on top when Mycah White hit a free kick and Gibbons converted and Brattleboro’s Enis Fu answered in the second half.
Megan Stagner stopped six shots in the Cosmos goal while Petrie stopped five shots for the 2-9-1 Colonels.
Springfield is off until Wednesday when the Cosmos visit Mill River.
Green Mountain 1, White River Valley 0
CHESTER, Vt. — Underclassmen ruled at Green Mountain on Thursday in a 1-0 victory over White River Valley in Southern Vermont League soccer.
It was the second straight victory for the Chieftains and assistant coach Angela Hutchins. Hutchins has the reins for head coach Carolyn Hamilton, who recently gave birth.
Sophomore Grace Tyrell scored her first goal of the season late in the first half with sophomore Janie Thompson getting the assist.
The decision avenged a 3-0 loss at WRV earlier this year.
“The girls are connecting really well,” said Hutchins. “They’ve come a long way. Spirits are high right now.”
Goalie Alex Hutchins had 10 saves for the 5-8 Chieftains, who have won three of their last four matches.
They will visit Windsor on Saturday.
Sunapee 10, Hinsdale 0
HINSDALE — Sunapee looked strong for long stretches in a 10-0 girls soccer victory at Hinsdale on Thursday.
“We tried to possess the ball, and keep control of the pace and direction, and for the most part we were able to do that. Hopefully another sign that we are continuing to grow as a team and will be ready for the stretch run of our schedule,” said Sunapee head coach Myles Cooney.
Abby Pollari had two goals and four assists. Brynn Smith finished with three goals, Ellie Frederick added a goal and an assist, Haley Hathorn scored twice and added an assist, and Liz Nichols, Sara Frederick and Liz Nichols each netted one as well. Additional assists were given to Fiona Nolan, Silvia Dalton and Sofia Varian.
The Lakers will head to Moultonborough (7-5) next Wednesday.
Sunapee 7, Hinsdale 0
HINSDALE — Michael Mullen had a hat trick and an assist to lead the Sunapee Lakers in a 7-0 boys soccer victory in Hinsdale on Thursday. Jackson Cooney had two goals while Darren Hulton and Austin Tschudin also found the back of the net.
Sean Moynihan and the defense earned another shutout. Moynihan had five saves.
The Lakers are now 11-1 on the season and will visit Newport next Tuesday.