Barre Elks Lodge hosted their annual Soccer Shoot in Barre on October 5th. Over 20 children ages seven to thirteen participated in either the five goal or grid goal contest depending on age.
In the five goal contest, a series of five goals, decreasing in size from 48 inches to 17 inches are used. The age groups that used these goals were divided into two categories: U-8 containing all ages seven years old and younger, and U-10 group containing ages eight and nine. The contest is open to boys and girls who shoot separately. The U-8 contestants kicked from 15 feet from the face of the goal, while the U-10 contestants kicked from 18 feet from the goal.
The Grid Goal Contest consists of a full-size goal sectioned off so points can be scored when the ball is kicked into certain sections. The age groups that used this goal were U-12, which included the ages ten and eleven, and U-14, which included ages twelve and thirteen. The contest was open to both boys and girls, who shot separately.
Julia Ormsby, Cameron Gilwee, Whitney Renaud, Sarah Wedding and Jessica Scott of the Spaulding High School Girls Varsity Soccer team volunteered with registration, practice, and scoring.
First place winners went on to represent Barre Lodge at the Vermont Elks State Soccer Shoot on October 19th in St. Albans.
1st Place: Julia Hallstrom; 2nd Place: Rayna Long
1st Place: Madeline Benoit; 2nd Place: Raven Premont; 3rd Place: Sabrina Metcalf
1st Place: Jenna Hallstrom; 2nd Place: Megan Brier; 3rd Place: Abigail Benoit
1st Place: Ryan Metzler
1st Place: Graiden Hawkens; 2nd Place: Noah Long; 3rd Place: Angelito Bates
1st Place: Levi Van Osdall; 2nd Place: Camden Boucher; 3rd Place: Noah Partridge
1st Place: Nathan Gravel