Boys’ soccer: Mt. Abe still undefeated

ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school boys’ soccer play late last week, Mount Abraham rallied to preserve its unbeaten record, Otter Valley posted a home win, and Vergennes and Middlebury lost at home.
The Eagles needed to scored three times in five minutes in Friday’s second half to wipe out visiting Missisquoi’s lead and move to 11-0. It was the second straight game Mount Abe had to rally in the second half to win.
Cale Thygesen keyed the comeback by netting a penalty kick and then a direct kick. Ethan White tallied the game-winner with 13 minutes to go, with an assist from Theo Weaver. Goalie Ira Fisher stopped three shots for the Eagles, while Eamon Murphy made 13 saves for the 3-8 Thunderbirds.
Also on Friday, host OV coasted past visiting Arlington, 5-1, avenging an earlier 1-0 setback. Barron Harvey led OV with two goals, but Coach Muffie Harvey told the Rutland Herald he later suffered a concussion in a collision with the Arlington goalie during a play that resulted in the goalie’s ejection from the game.  
Also scoring for the 5-7 Otters were Colton Leno,Ben Lones andConnor Gallipo each added a goal for the 5-7 Otters.  Arlington is 6-5.
On Saturday, visiting Green Mountain Valley edged the Commodores, 1-0, on a Phil Ratte goal midway through the first half. At 5-1-2, GMVS has lost only to Mount Abe. VUHS dropped to 3-8-1 despite six saves from goalie Dylan Raymond. Gumby keeper Max Stamler also stopped six shots.
On Friday, visiting Rice defeated the Tigers, 3-0. MUHS goalie Bo Tran stopped a dozen shots, and the Tigers came up short despite launching 10 shots. MUHS coach Bret Weekes said Gabrio McCarty played well for his 1-11 squad.

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