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Vermont D1 Top 5: #1 Essex upends #2 BFA/St. Albans, 2-1

Vermont Division 1 Top 5

2BFA/St. Alban's21131
5South Burlington5561

No. 1 Essex prevailed in a well-played joust with BFA/St. Alban’s, 2-1, on Feb. 4 to maintain their perch atop the HNIB News Vermont D1 Top 5. They followed up with a 6-1 decision of Spaulding on Saturday. This Wednesday’s home date with Rice serves as prelude to Saturday’s visit by BFA for Round Two.

No. 2 BFA/St. Albans rebounded from the Essex loss with a sound 4-1 decision of Rice. The Bobwhites take on Middlebury Tuesday before heading to Essex Saturday seeking a split of the season series.

No. 3 Stowe continues to impress, knocking off both Rutland, 7-3, and Champlain Valley Union, 4-3, during the past week. This is a busy week with three games against the teams directly beneath them in the rankings – a Wednesday visit to South Burlington then a Friday-Saturday home-and-home against Middlebury.

No. 4 Middlebury, coming off a 3-3 tie against Rutland, may have the most difficult week of all. The Tigers travel to BFA Tuesday before that weekend home-and-home against Stowe.

It was an empty week for No. 5 South Burlington, which brackets Wednesday’s visit to Stowe with two dates against Spaulding.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards 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 a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40
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