POULTNEY — Both teams left the field with something to hang their hat on following Saturday's girls soccer opener. Proctor got the victory with a seven-goal outburst led by Maggie McKearin and Jenna Davine. Poultney served notice that it was done being pushed around by anyone.

Things are happening at St. Michael’s College on the athletic landscape. High-powered coaches have been brought in, positions have been made full-time, recruiting has intensified and the Purple Knights seem to have things in place to begin a climb back toward the glory years.

It was a cool, late October night at Fair Haven when the 2019 season ended for the Springfield girls soccer team in a tough 2-0 quarterfinal loss. The Cosmos could not solve standout Fair Haven goalkeeper Emma Ezzo and they came off the field at game’s end with plenty of hurt etched on their faces.

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