Soccer: OV boys tie, Eagle, VUHS girls fall

ADDISON COUNTY — In recent season-opening local high school soccer action, the Vergennes and Mount Abraham girls each dropped road games, while the Otter Valley boys settled for a tie in what was considered to be a home game, but was played at a road venue.
Host Mill River dealt the Commodores a 3-0 setback on Tuesday. Ella Bankert tallied twice to lead 1-0 MRU, which outshot VUHS by 16-1. VUHS will look to get on track when OV visits on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Host Champlain Valley, the defending Division I champion, blanked the visiting Eagles, 2-0, on Tuesday. Eagle goalieZoe Cassels-Brown stopped 11 shots for the Eagles, while CVU’s Maddie Turnau made one save.
The Eagles are at Mt. Mansfield on Friday and do not play at home until Fairfax visits on Sept. 13.
The OV boys battled Fair Haven to a 1-1 tie in a Saturday game played at Proctor due to a scheduling conflict with football. Josh LaRocque’s early goal gave OV the lead in a game Coach Muffie Harvey said her team was missing several players due to another scheduling conflict.  
The Otters will play at Twin Valley this Thursday and at Black River this coming Wednesday before hosting their first game, vs. Twin Valley at 4:30 on Sept. 12. 

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