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Vermont Boys D2 Top 5: No. 1 Woodstock turns back stubborn Lyndon Institute

Vermont Division 2 Top 5

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Woodstock1812
2Colchester2731
3Missisquoi Valley3820
4Mt. Mansfield4631
5Harwood5433

No changes in the pecking order during what was a relatively straightforward week.

No. 1 Woodstock had a surprisingly tough time dispatching Lyndon Institute Saturday, 2-0. That may have something to do with the fact the Wasps are stuck in a stretch where they have played only on Saturday since early January. They do so again this week at Northfield. They continue to lean on a defense that has allowed a mere 11 goals.

No. 2 Colchester incurs no penalty for its strong performance in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to D1 Stowe. The Lakers will be seeking a season sweep of Milton Wednesday night and head to Lyndon on Saturday.

No. 3 Missisquoi Valley rolled over Hartford, 7-1, on MLK Day in its lone action last week. Brattleboro (Wednesday, home) and U-32 (Saturday, away) provide this week’s opposition.

No. 4 Mt. Mansfield is building some serious momentum toward the stretch run, having won three straight and 5-of-6. Saturday’s 4-2 win against Harwood left the season series all square at 1-1-1. They take on Northfield Wednesday at home and travel to Milton Saturday.

No. 5 Harwood came out of a 10-day break with that loss to Mt. Mansfield. The Highlanders spend the week at home, facing Hartford on Wednesday and St. Johnsbury

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Kevin Doyle joined the HNIB team in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. An award-winning veteran editor/writer of 35 years experience in the print and digital mediums, he has conceptualized, edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and their websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple NEPA and NEAP awards during his tenure as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and is a 2017 inductee into the Newburyport High School Wall of Fame. The Newburyport, MA native resides with his family in Epping, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40.
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