Field hockey: Tigers tie CVU, beat Lakers, 6-0
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.
On Wednesday, the Tigers tied D-I’s first place team, Champlain Valley, 1-1. MUHS took the lead in the first half when Kate Knowles scored on a penalty corner, wristing home a rebound of a Kiera Kirkaldy shot. Katie Arms equalized for CVU with about 10 minutes to go, one-timing home a serve. Tiger goalie Baily Ryan was credited with two saves, including a key stop in overtime. Evangeline Dunphy’s four saves included a big one in OT for 5-1-1 CVU.
First-year coach Megan Sears’ first victory came on Saturday when the Tigers scored twice in the first five minutes on the way to a 6-0 decision over host Colchester. Paige Viens andMakayla Foster paced the attack with two goals apiece, and Lauren Bartlett andSara Kelley added a goal apiece as the Tigers improved to 1-3-3. Laker goalie Eva Duvic made 16 stops as her team dropped to 1-7.
On Wednesday, the Eagles knocked off defending D-I champion South Burlington, 1-0. Bailey Sherwin’s second-half strike was the game-winner and was assisted by Madi Wood. Eagle goalie Danielle Morse made two saves, while Alex Warshaw stopped five shots for the 4-2-1 Rebels.
The Eagles, who improved to 5-2 with the victory, also hosted Essex on Friday; see story.
On Wednesday, host Rutland rallied for its second one-goal victory over the Otters, 2-1. Catherine DiPalma recorded her second two-goal game vs. OV, scoring at 15:30 and 8:13 of the second half to erase OV’s lead. Jenna Elliot’s goal at 11:41 in the first half put OV on top. OV goalie Myliah McDonough had two saves, and Coach Stacey Edmunds-Brickell said midfielder Maia Edmunds and defenderAnn Manning played well.
On Saturday, they rallied past visiting Hartford, 2-1, in their homecoming game as Elliott scored twice. Hartford took the lead late in the first half, but Elliott tied the score early in the second with an assist from Brittany Bushey. Bushey also set up Elliott’s game-winner with 2:21 to go. Both teams are 7-2, with both of Hartford’s losses to OV and both of OV’s to Rutland. Hartford is second in D-I, and OV is second in the D-II standings.
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