by Richard Creaser
copyright the Chronicle 10-25-2013
ORLEANS — Coming into Wednesday’s DII playdown game, October 23, Lake Region (12-2) and Middlebury (2-12) appeared to be at polar opposites of the spectrum. The host Rangers averaged nearly three goals per game and had been shut out only once this season, and that by the DIII powerhouse Peoples Academy team. The Tigers had struggled to find the back of the net all season, having been shut out ten times including nine straight games to finish off their season.
All of Middlebury’s games this season have been against DI or DII schools. Lake Region played two DII schools this season in Lyndon Institute and Lamoille Union with its other 12 games coming against DIII and DIV opponents. Continue reading