Field hockey squads earn mixed results
ADDISON COUNTY — As the high school field hockey season opened late last week and on Tuesday, Mount Abraham picked up a road win, Otter Valley was edged at home, and Middlebury earned a road tie.
Mount Abe opened with a 2-0 win at Colchester on Tuesday. After a scoreless first half, Bailey Sherwin popped in both Eagle goals in the second half. Danielle Morse (one save) and Samantha Bruce split time in the cage for Mount Abe, which plays at U-32 on Saturday morning and does not have a home game until MUHS visits on Sept.12.
Visiting Woodstock edged OV, 2-1, in the Aug. 29 opener for both teams. A Jenna Elliot goal gave OV the early lead, but Holli Olson knotted the score before the half, and Mariah Luce scored the decisive goal for the Wasps early in the second half.
OV goalie Myliah McDonough racked up 13 saves, while Woodstock’s Molly Henne recorded six. Woodstock earned 10 penalty corners to OV’s seven.
The Otters were scheduled to host Fair Haven on Wednesday, and are set to host Hartford on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The Tigers opened on Tuesday with a statistically even 2-2 tie at Mount Mansfield. Harley Downey-Teachout andLauren Bartlett scored for the Tigers, while MUHS goalie Baily Ryan stopped seven shots. Cougar goalie Julia Preston was credited with eight saves.
The Tigers host Hartford at 4 p.m. on Thursday and Rice at 4 p.m. on Monday.
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