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NO. R-15.  House concurrent resolution congratulating the Vergennes Union High School Commodores 2006 Division II championship girls’ soccer team.


Offered by:  Representatives Clark of Vergennes and Oxholm of Vergennes

Whereas, in recent years, girls’ soccer at Vergennes Union High School has earned a reputation for high-quality competition, and when the lady strikers and defenders assembled to begin the 2006 season, they all agreed to work together for the common interest of the team, and

Whereas, the Commodores proceeded to defeat all of their opponents on the path to a first seed in the Division II playoffs and a berth in the championship game, played in Randolph, against the seventh-seeded Montpelier Solons, and

Whereas, despite their seventh seed, the Solons proved a challenging opponent worthy of championship game participation, and

Whereas, when the game was only in its second minute of play, Commodore Alison Bourdon sent the ball ever so close to the goal’s left post, and when it slid past, teammate Abby Benton popped the ball into the net, and

Whereas, from then on, Vergennes’ fine defensive skills took over despite  the Commodores permitting a single Solon point at just past the ten-minute mark of the opening period, and

Whereas, just shy of ten minutes into the second half, Abby Benton scored the season’s final goal, her 39th in 2006, on a free kick that launched the ball on a spectacular 30‑yard trajectory directly into the net’s upper right hand corner, and

Whereas, as a capstone season finale, Vergennes goalie Meghan Scott‑Tisbert made a backward leap, and with her fingers deflected a nearly certain goal scoring ball into harmless territory outside the net, and

Whereas, the contributions of each Commodore, including Bridgette Bolduc, Elizabeth Goyette, Sophie Larson, Heather Paquette, Danielle McClay, Mandy Scott, Gracie Lange, Abby Benton, Alison Bourdon, Mindi Nolan, Britany Straley, Caitlin Ferland, Meghan Scott-Tisbert, Brittany Nevins, Janah Hammach, Sarah Lucia, and Molly Presson, were all critical elements in the 2006 Vergennes championship campaign and

Whereas, great work was done by head coach Dwight Irish and assistant coaches Peter Maneen and Jon Yarnall, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:  

That the General Assembly congratulates the Vergennes Union High School Commodores 2006 Division II championship girls’ soccer team, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Dwight Irish at Vergennes Union High School.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont