In high school field hockey, Mount Abe and Otter Valley are still undefeated
ADDISON COUNTY — Late last week, the Mount Abraham and Otter Valley union high school field hockey teams both won games to remain unbeaten, while Middlebury lost its opener on the road in overtime.
On Saturday,the Eagles bested visiting U-32, 3-1, as Bailey Sherwin scored twice in the second half after a 1-1 first half. Mount Abe moved to 2-0.
Mount Abraham’s Olivia Scott and U-32’s Jasmine Moody each scored in the first half. Madi Wood set up two Mount Abe scores, and goalie Danielle Morse made three saves.
On Thursday, host Hartford topped the Tigers in overtime, 2-1. The Hurricanes struck first early in the second half. The Tigers equalized at 7:28 on a penalty corner when Paige Veins tucked in a rebound in a crowd. Hartford got the game-winner from Jenna Yee late in overtime. Tiger goalie Baily Ryan was credited with 15 saves, while two Hartford goalies combined for three saves.
On Wednesday, the Otters bested host Springfield, 4-0, but senior forward Emily Lowell went down with a knee injury with about a minute left. OV Coach Stacey Edmunds-Brickell said it appears Lowell, who missed time in 2012 with an injury to her other knee, might be able to return this season.
Before Lowell left, she gave OV an early lead by converting a pass from Kylee Bissette; set up Brittany Bushey’s goal early in the second half; and later scored an unassisted goal.
Freshman Allison Lowell netted a rebound for her first varsity goal with 1:28 to go to cap the scoring, and freshman goalie Myliah McDonough earned her first varsity shutout with five saves. Cosmo goalie Erin Shellback stopped 20 shots as Springfield dropped to 1-1.
On Friday, OV beat host Woodstock, 2-0, to improve to 3-0. Bushey and Kylee Bissette scored second-half goals, and Edmunds-Brickell said Ann Manning “had a standout game” in the back as OV’s defense did not allow a shot on goal.
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