Girls’  soccer:  Eagles  top  Tigers; VUHS  and  OV  lose  twice

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.
On Saturday, MUHS kept the visiting Eagles at bay for the first half of what was the Tigers’ homecoming game, but the Eagles finally solved the MUHS defense and goalie Molly Campbell in the second half. After the break, Eagles Juniper Nardiello-Smith andErnesta McIntosh each scored and assisted the other’s goal as Mount Abe came away with a 2-0 win despite Campbell’s 24 saves. MUHS dropped to 2-5.
Both teams also saw action on Wednesday. Visiting Rice topped MUHS, 4-0, despite Campbell’s 15 saves. The Eagles edged host Missisquoi, 1-0, behind a first-half goal from Meghan Livingston, set up by Reed Martin. The Eagles outshot Missisquoi, 26-3, and goalie Zoe Cassels-Brown worked a two-save shutout.  
On Wednesday, host Milton topped the Commodores, 5-1. Tea Keifer tallied for VUHS, and goalie K.C. Ambrose stopped 15 shots.
On Saturday, visiting Missisquoi edged VUHS, 3-2, in the Commodores’ homecoming game. Charlotte Haigis, on a direct kick, and Keifer, with an assist from Ruby Dombek, tallied the VUHS goals. Ambrose made eight saves. The Commodores forced MVU goalie Jenne Hull to stop 14 shots in the game.
On Wednesday, host Woodstock blanked OV, 7-0. The Otters held the Wasps to one goal in the first half, but Woodstock broke loose after the break.
On Saturday, visiting Proctor dealt the Otters a 5-0 homecoming setback. The Otters dropped to 1-7 and were shut out for the third straight time after scoring 13 goals in four games. They are at Burr & Burton on Tuesday and host Mill River on Friday.              

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