October 29th, 2012
BRISTOL — Senior forward Sarah Heffernan scored 1:43 into overtime on Friday to give the No. 3 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team a 1-0 victory over visiting No. 6 Woodstock in a Division II quarterfinal.
That win propelled the 10-4-1 Eagles into a Wednesday semifinal showdown with No. 2 U-32 (14-1) at Middlebury College. The final will be played at the University of Vermont on Saturday at a time to be announced.
MIDDLEBURY — On Friday it became official: 2012 is the best season for the Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer program since the 1970s.
And after the top-seeded Tigers’ 3-0 win over No. 9 St. Johnsbury in a Division I quarterfinal, the program is two victories — granted in games that no one in Chittenden County will expect the 14-1 Tigers to win — away from the school’s first soccer title.
RUTLAND — The No. 5 Middlebury Union High School football team rolled over host No. 4 Rutland on Friday, 42-14, in a Division I quarterfinal, by rushing for about 500 yards.
The 6-3 Tigers will next travel to face undefeated two-time defending champion Hartford in a semifinal. Their date with the top-seeded, 9-0 Hurricanes had yet to be officially announced as of Sunday, but was expected to be set for 7 p.m. this coming Friday.
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham won twice to reach the Division II semifinals and highlight local girls’ soccer teams’ postseason efforts last week.
In other games, Middlebury, Vergennes and Otter Valley all dropped first-round road matches to higher seeds.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/26 Fair Haven vs. OV..................... 43-27
10/27 Mt. Abe vs. Poultney................. 45-24
10/26 #5 MUHS vs. #4 Rutland............ 42-14
10/26 #3 Mt. Abe vs. #6 Woodstock ....... 1-0
10/26 #4 Harwood vs. #5 OV................... 2-1
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