October 6th, 2014
BRANDON — So far this season for the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team, eleven equals eight.
With rare exceptions when she puts a JV player in for a couple minutes at a time, Coach Stacey Edmunds-Brickell has asked her 11 starters to play 60 minutes of every game — that’s her entire roster.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local girls’ soccer action late last week, only Middlebury came out on top, as Mount Abraham was upset at home, Vergennes lost a close contest, and Otter Valley came up short against a top Division II team.
BRADFORD — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team edged host Oxbow on Saturday, 8-6, in a Division III clash, a result that kept the Eagles in the running for a home playoff game.
The Eagles (4-2 overall, 3-2 in D-III) finish by hosting 2013 finalist Mill River (4-2, 4-1 in D-III) this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and traveling to Poultney (2-4) the following week. They almost certainly need to win both games to have a shot at hosting a quarterfinal for the second straight season.
BURLINGTON — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team blanked host Burlington on Friday, 2-0, to move back to .500.
The victory was the second straight for the 5-5 Eagles. The Eagles took charge against the 1-9 Seahorses by scoring twice in the first half, with the goals coming from Jackie Reiss and Ellie Gevry.
The Eagles will look to build on the momentum at home vs. Mount Mansfield on Wednesday and at Middlebury on Friday.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/3 Mt. Abe vs. Burlington2-0
10/4 Mt. Mansfield vs. MUHS2-2
10/4 OV vs. Mt. Anthony2-1
10/3 MUHS vs. Mt. Anthony35-0
10/4 OV vs. Poultney48-20
10/4 Mt. Abe vs. Oxbow8-6
10/3 Rice vs. VUHS2-1
10/3 MUHS vs. Missisquoi1-0 (OT)
10/3 Milton vs. Mt. Abe2-1
10/4 Woodstock vs. OV6-1
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School field hockey team and visiting Mount Mansfield settled for a 2-2 tie on Saturday, the second time this season the two foes have finished with that result.
Makayla Foster and Sara Kelley scored for the 5-3-2 Tigers, who received an eight-save performance from goalie Baily Ryan. Julia Preston stopped five shots for the 3-5-2 Cougars.
MUHS will try to slow down undefeated Essex on the road on Wednesday, and will host rival Mount Abraham (5-5) at 3:45 p.m. on Friday.
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