MUHS girls’ and Mt. Abe boys’ lacrosse teams both win

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, the Mount Abraham boys split a pair of games, the Middlebury girls won, and the Vergennes and Otter Valley boys came up shorts.
The Tiger boys hosted Mount Mansfield on Saturday; see story on Page 22.
On Wednesday, host Milton improved to 3-0 by dealing the Eagles a 16-6 setback. Mount Abe put 18 shots on the Milton goal, and Travis Bachand got four of them into the net. Lucas Richter andDylan Weaver also scored as the Eagles suffered their first loss.
On Friday, the Eagles posted their second one-goal win of the season over U-32, this one in overtime on the road, 8-7, to improve to 3-1.
Coach Paul Low said the Eagles controlled play and outshot the Raiders, 36-16, but needed to rally from a two-goal deficit in the third quarter to force overtime, with midfield defense keying the comeback. Richter scored four goals for Mount Abe, and Bachand tallied twice, including the OT game-winner. Midfielders Gus Catlin andCharlie Meyer added a goal apiece, and goalie Tucker Paradee stopped four shots.
On Friday, the Tiger girls bounced back from their first loss earlier in the week by topping visiting Essex, 12-7. The Hornets scored two early goals, but the Tigers seized control with an 8-1 run to take an 8-3 first-half lead. Essex came no closer than three goals the rest of the way.
Emily Robinson sparked the Tigers with three goals and three assists, two of which came on Kiera Kirkaldy goals 20 seconds apart that pushed the score to 6-3. Emily Kiernan also scored twice as the Tigers took charge. Sophia Abdul-Sater added two goals, Emma Best recorded a goal and an assist, and Emma Donahue chipped in a late score. Tiger goalie Baily Ryan made 10 saves, four more than the Hornets’ Haley Drury. Charlotte Stuart scored four times for Essex.
On Wednesday, host Green Mountain Valley defeated the OV boys, 13-1, dropping the Otters to 1-6. Shawn Martin stopped nine shots in the OV goal.
On Friday, Rice defeated the Commodores, 15-6, in a game moved to Rice from VUHS because of field conditions. Rice improved to 3-1. The Commodores dropped to 2-3 despite two goals apiece from Kyle Mailloux andDeighlin Lynes and 14 saves from goalie Broc Clark. Dillon Marchand stopped eight shots for Rice.

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