September 30th, 2013
WINDSOR — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team scored two dramatic touchdowns late in Saturday’s Division III clash to defeat host Windsor, 34-32, in overtime.
Tommy Lee Hodsden’s rushing touchdown and two-point conversion in overtime overcame the 32-26 lead the Jacks had just taken on a 10-yard pass from Nick Kapuscinski to Hunter Patenaude to open the extra session. But Windsor’s two-point try failed.
BRANDON – The Otter Valley Union High School football team scored seven times in the first half on the way to a 77-24 Division III win over visiting Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.
The OV offense, including its second string after the break, was never stopped, and Vytas Nielson also returned an interception for a score as the Otters celebrated their Homecoming Day.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
9/27 MUHS vs. CVU.............................. 42-7
9/28 OV vs. MSJ ................................ 77-24
9/28 Mount Abe vs. Windsor ...... 34-32 (OT)
9/25 CVU vs. MUHS ................................ 1-1
9/25 Rutland vs. OV ................................ 2-1
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham topped Middlebury on Saturday to highlight area high school girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week. In other games, Vergennes and Otter Valley each came up short twice.
EAGLES TOP TIGERS
BRISTOL — Friday’s 2-1 setback to visiting Division I Essex dropped the Division II Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team to 5-3, but even though it represented the Eagles’ third loss in four games, Coach Mary Stetson was not upset afterward.
To start with, the 5-1-2 Hornets are playing like D-I title favorites. Friday’s win was their fifth straight and the first in that stretch in which Essex has even allowed a goal.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school field hockey action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury gave its new coach her first varsity win, Mount Abraham picked up a key Metro win, and Division II Otter Valley split two games against D-I Marble Valley foes.
ADDISON COUNTY — In area boys’ soccer action in the latter half of last week, Otter Valley and Vergennes each came up short.
Mount Abraham (7-0) and Middlebury (1-7) were idle. The Tigers play at Rice, Milton and Missisquoi this week, while the Eagles host Rice on Monday, VUHS on Wednesday, and Missisquoi on Friday.
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