Boys’ soccer: Otter Valley, VUHS fall short

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.
On Wednesday, the Otters dropped their first-round game at Arlington’s four-team tourney, 7-1, to Springfield. Keenan Pratt, assisted by Colton Leno, scored for OV. The Otters were set to play Arlington on Friday in the consolation game of the tourney.
 On Saturday, visiting Green Mountain Union scored three late goals to break open the game and take a 6-2 win over the Otters in their homecoming game. Leno and Ben Jerome tallied for OV, which received 15 saves from Shane Quenneville. OV forced GMU keeper Kyle Kemp to make 11 stops. The 3-4 Otters host Windsor on Monday afternoon.
On Saturday, visiting Missisquoi edged VUHS, 1-0, scoring the only goal late in the first half. MVU goalie Eamon Murphy stopped 11 shots in the shutout, while the Commodores fell to 3-4 despite 10 saves from Dylan Raymond.

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