Soccer roundup: Area teams post mixed results

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school soccer play in the latter half of last week, the Mount Abraham boys opened with a win, but the Eagle girls and Vergennes and Middlebury boys all dropped matches. The VUHS girls also hosted Otter Valley; see story.
The defending Division II Eagles opened on Saturday with a win, 2-0 at Mill River (0-3). Mount Abe got unassisted goals from Will White-Pifer andLucas Richter early in the first and second halves, respectively, and goalie Nick Sczcecinski (four saves) snuffed two breakaways to preserve his shutout.
On Friday, host Mt. Mansfield improved to 2-0 with a 2-1 overtime win over the D-II Eagles, who dropped to 0-2 with their second straight tight loss to a D-I team on the road. The Eagles took an early lead on a Cougar own goal, and Mt. Abe goalies Zoe Cassels-Brown andKamille Snell combined for six saves.
On Saturday, the Commodore boys’ surrendered a goal on a corner kick late in the second half and dropped a 1-0 game at Stowe in their season opener. The Raiders improved to 2-1 as their goalie turned aside six VUHS shots.
On Wednesday, host Division I team Colchester blanked the MUHS boys, 5-0, in the Tigers’ opener. MUHS goalie Wilder Perera stopped eight shots in the setback.
On Saturday, visiting U-32 snapped a scoreless tie with a 76th-minute goal off a corner kick and held on for a 1-0 win over the Tigers. MUHS coach Bret Weekes said Perera played well for his 0-2 squad.

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