Lacrosse: Tiger boys win, MUHS girls, Eagles split
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent high school lacrosse action, the Mount Abraham boys split a pair of contests, including a win over Otter Valley; the Middlebury boys won on the road; the MUHS girls split two games; and the Vergennes boys lost a tight contest on the road.
EAGLES VS. OV
On May 15, the Eagles bested visiting OV, 13-3, as five players scored two goals apiece: Matt George,Owein LaBarr,Gus Catlin,Lucas Richter andDylan Weaver each had two. Whit Lower, Tyler Willey andCobie Badger added goals, and goalie Tucker Paradee stopped seven shots. For OV (1-11), Colton Leno,Colin Eugair, andWill Ross found the net, and Carson Leary denied 13 shots.
On May 16, host Burlington defeated the Eagles, 20-4. Charlie Meyer scored twice, Catlin and Richter added a goal apiece, and Paradee posted 11 saves as the Eagles fell back to .500 at 5-5.
On Tuesday, the Tigers topped visiting Essex, 12-6, to improve to 10-3 heading into a Friday showdown at first-place Champlain Valley. Leading the attack were Keenan Bartlett (four goals) and Sam Usilton (three goals and two assists).
Bobby Ritter added a goal and two assists, and Connor Quinn,Cullen Hathaway, Chris Ewell and Nick Audet also scored for MUHS. Goalie Nathan Lalonde stopped six shots vs. the 4-8 Hornets.
On May 14, the Tiger girls outlasted visiting Burlington, 11-10, after taking an early 5-2 lead. Emily Robinson led the attack with four goals and two assists, Emma Donahue scored twice, Katie Holmes chipped in a goal and three assists, and Kiera Kirkaldy, Emily Kiernan, Alexis Ouellette and Emma Best added a goal apiece. Best’s goal off a faceoff win with about seven minutes left made it 11-8 and proved to be the game-winner.
Tiger goalie Baily Ryan was credited with 10 saves, while Norah Mitchell recorded seven saves for the 5-4 Seahorses.
On Monday, host Burr & Burton avenged an earlier loss to the Tigers with a 13-8 victory. The Bulldogs improved to 9-2, while MUHS dropped to 7-3.
Sophia Abdul-Sater led the Tigers with three goals, Robinson scored twice. Kiernan notched a goal and two assists, and Best and Julia Rosenberg also scored for the Tigers. Ryan stopped 17 shots, while Lauren MacKenzie was credited with six saves for the Bulldogs.
On May 16, host U-32 edged the Commodore boys, 9-8. VUHS led at the half, but surrendered several fast-break and man-down goals in the third and fell behind, 8-4, entering the fourth. The Commodores cut the lead to 9-8 with 1:30 to go and had a man advantage in the final minute, but Raider goalie Jackson Bates made one of his six saves as time expired to preserve the lead.
VUHS goalie Broc Clark stopped 16 shots to help keep his team close. Tyler Kepes, moved to attack after an injury to Tucker Babcock, led VUHS with three goals and two assists, and Tyler Crowningshield recorded two goals and two assists. Aaron Rowell scored twice, Deighlin Lynes tallied once, and Aaron Gaines chipped in an assist for VUHS (4-7).
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