September 14th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Victory slipped away from the Middlebury Union High School girls’ soccer team’s grasp with just seconds to go in regulation Friday afternoon. Although disappointing for the Tigers, the 1-1 tie with visiting Woodstock probably was a fair result.
The 1-2-1 Tigers linked up well at midfield, battled hard for 50-50 balls, and defended strongly, while the 2-0-1 Wasps earned the edge in shots at goal (23-9) and offensive chances.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes got past Otter Valley to highlight local high school boys’ soccer action in the latter half of last week. In other games, OV tied, while VUHS, Mount Abraham and Middlebury all came up short.
VUHS VS. OV
On Wednesday, host VUHS edged OV, 1-0, on a Ben Kayhart goal with 10 minutes to go. Kayhart converted a cross from Camden Simpson to break up the defensive duel.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school girls’ soccer late last week, Vergennes won, Otter Valley split two games, and Mount Abraham lost another close contest.
On Saturday, VUHS scored twice in each half to defeat visiting Randolph, 4-1. The Commodores evened their record at 2-2 with the result.
POULTNEY — The Otter Valley Union football team on Saturday cruised to its third straight one-sided Division III win, this time defeating host Poultney, 53-0.
Quarterback Carson Leary completed eight of 12 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns and ran for three touchdowns while carrying the ball 12 times for 151 yards.
Tyson Cram picked up 158 yards on five carries, including a 46-yard TD run and another run for 65 yards. Brent Nickerson also rushed for more than 100 yards.
BRISTOL — Visiting Fair Haven used a big second half to pull away from the Mount Abraham Union High School football team on Saturday and earn a 56-22 Division II football victory. The Slaters, who reached the D-II final a year ago, improved to 2-1.
The Eagle offense showed life and scored all 22 points in the first half. Ryan Paquin rushed for one score and finished with 133 yards rushing on 22 attempts, while quarterback Coleman Russell completed 10 of 15 passes and threw two touchdown passes to Wyatt Gracie, who caught six balls.
EAST MONTPELIER — Host U-32 on Friday edged the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team, 1-0.
The Raiders, the only Division II team on the D-II Eagles’ schedule, improved to 3-0. The Eagles dropped to 0-3 with their third straight loss, all on the road, two by one goal and the third to D-I defending champion Essex.
The Eagles will host for the first time on Wednesday, when Colchester visits at 4 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/9 OV vs. Fair Haven 4-1
9/11 U-32 vs. Mt. Abe 1-0
9/11 MUHS vs. Brattleboro 27-13
9/12 OV vs. Poultney 53-0
9/12 Fair Haven vs. Mt. Abe 56-22
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