MUHS, Mt. Abe, OV all victorious
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer action, Middlebury suffered its first loss but bounced back to win big, Mount Abraham split two one-sided games, Vergennes dropped a pair, and Otter Valley came up short in the first game of a tournament but won the consolation.
In a Wednesday battle of the unbeatens, host Colchester (7-0) prevailed, 3-2, in double overtime on a Matt Goudie goal with a minute left. The Tigers had taken a 2-0 lead on first-half strikes by Akeem Pottinger andNico Mackey before the Lakers tied the game; their second goal came with four minutes left in regulation. Tiger goalie David Burt made a dozen saves, and Colchester’s Matt McBride made five.
On Saturday, the Tigers coasted past visiting Fair Haven, 9-0. Oliver Clark scored twice, and Evan Ryan,Shaw McCabe,Marrott Weekes, and Pottinger each chipped in a goal and an assist. Mackey, Rio McCarty andConnor West added the other goals. Fair Haven goalies Nick Boule andAaron Morrissette combined for nine saves.
On Wednesday, Mount Abe pelted visiting Mill River, 4-0, as Ethan White andRider MacRellish each scored twice. Mount Abe led, 1-0, at the half, on MacRellish’s first goal, and pulled away in the second half.
On Saturday, host Missisquoi posted its second 5-1 win of the fall over the Eagles, who dropped to 4-3. Theo Weaver tallied for Mount Abe, and senior goalie Truman Daniel, back in the lineup after missing the beginning of the season, stopped nine shots.
On Wednesday, host Milton avenged a 4-1 defeat to VUHS in Middlebury’s opening tournament with a 3-2 victory. Devin Hayes andJordan Grant scored for VUHS, and goalieSteven Paquette stopped five shots.
On Saturday, host Green Mountain Valley blanked VUHS, 2-0. The Commodores dropped to 2-6 despite Paquette’s seven saves.
On Wednesday, the Otters dropped a 6-3 decision to Twin Valley in the opening round of a four-team tourney at Arlington. Jeff Corbett scored twice to lead the OV attack, and Oskar Sadurski added the third OV strike. OV fell to 0-6-1 with the result.
In the consolation game on Friday, the Otters fell behind 2-0, but roared back, scoring the next four goals on the way to a 5-3 win. Sadurski and Corbett each scored twice for the Otters, and Tyler Bicknell added a goal. Arlington goalie Aric Rhodes made 24 saves.
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