Mt. Abe slips past Vergennes in boys’ soccer

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abe edged Vergennes to remain unbeaten and highlight area high school boys’ soccer action in the latter half of last week.
In other action, Middlebury dropped a pair of road games, and VUHS picked up a tie away from home. Otter Valley (4-6) was idle.
The Eagles improved to 9-0 by nipping visiting VUHS, 1-0, on Wednesday. Cale Thygesen’s penalty kick early in the second half held up as the game-winner in the defensive battle. Goalie Ira Fisher earned the shutout, the Eagles’ fifth of the season, with two saves, and the Eagles remained on top of the Division II standings. Dylan Raymond andChris Leach combined for three saves for the Commodores.
On Saturday, the Commodores knotted up host Rice, 1-1, as goalie Dylan Raymond made 13 saves. Connor Gorman stopped four shots for Rice (5-4-1). The 3-6-1 Commodores will host Milton on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, host Milton erupted offensively in a 10-1 win over MUHS. Jacob Stuart, Phillip Hepburn and Nate Cary sparked Milton with two goals apiece. Evan Ryan tallied for MUHS, and goalie Wilder Perera stopped 10 shots.
On Friday, Tiger coach Bret Weekes said he saw an improved effort in a 3-1 loss at Missisquoi. Ryan scored again, and Weekes said Cal Birdsey played well. Perera stopped 15 shots for the 1-9 Tigers, who will host the Eagles on Tuesday. 

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