September 26th, 2016
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury and Mount Abraham union high school teams both came away with things to be happy about and things to work on after Friday’s 1-1 tie in Middlebury.
MUHS Coach Reeves Livesay was pleased with the Tigers’ edge in play, particularly at midfield, something represented in their 27-12 advantage in shots at goal.
MIDDLEBURY — An overtime penalty kick and a new formation that placed the team’s leading scorers from 2015 on defense led to a big win for the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team on Saturday, 2-1 over host Middlebury.
Junior midfielder Casey Ober struck the game-winning PK with 3:46 left in the second 10-minute overtime, sending a solid shot into the right corner. Junior forward Abby Mansfield drew the penalty for Mount Abe by making a dangerous run into the left side of the Tiger box.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school field hockey action in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham continued its recent winning ways; Middlebury split two games, including claiming its first victory; and Otter Valley suffering its first two setbacks.
History, poetry and tragedy collide when stage and film actor Roger Guenveur Smith (“American Gangster,” “Malcolm X”) tackles the thorny odyssey of Rodney King, caught in the glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality that ignited the 1992 Los Angeles riots. This performance will kick off the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series’ 97th season at 8 p.m., on Friday and Saturday in the Seeler Studio Theatre of the Mahaney Center for the Arts.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school football action this past weekend, Middlebury claimed a home victory, the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative team earned its first win, and Otter Valley dropped its second straight contest.
The 3-1 Tigers broke away from a 7-7 halftime tie to defeat visiting Division I foe Colchester (1-3) on Friday, 27-7. Quarterback Andrew Gleason accounted for 115 yards of total offense and two touchdowns to lead the way.
ADDISON COUNTY — The county’s high school girls’ soccer teams found tough going in the latter half of last week, as Vergennes, Middlebury and Mount Abraham all dropped contests.
MUHS also hosted Mount Abe on Saturday morning; see story.
On Saturday, host Milton (5-1) defeated the Commodores, 3-1. Ciara McClay scored on a late penalty kick, and goalie Anya Sonwaldt made seven saves asVUHSdropped to 3-2-1.
BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer team picked up a home tie and a road win in action in the latter half of last week.
On Wednesday the Otters and visiting Mill River battled to a 2-2 deadlock. Josh Letourneau tallied both the OV goals, with assists going to Maxwell Williams and Justin Tremblay. One of the MRU goals deflected in off an OV defender. Coach Dick Williams said Reilly Shannon played well for OV, which got a combined seven saves from goalies Nate Claessens and Clay Hays. Mill River keeper Austin MacMurray stopped 15 shots.
MILTON — Host Milton snapped a scoreless tie with three second half goals and defeated the Vergennes Union High School boys’ soccer team on Thursday night, 3-0.
Jack Battistoni, Carson Bianchi and Luca Schnell scored for the 4-2 Yellowjackets, and goalie Alex Dooley made three savies.
VUHS goalie Cameron McLaughlin stopped 14 shots for the Commodores, who dropped to 3-3 and saw a three-game winning streak snapped.
The Commodores next host Rice on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.