Boys’ soccer: VUHS wins, Eagles lose, Otters tie

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer action from late last week, Vergennes broke through for its first win, Mount Abraham dropped a rematch of key 2013 contest, and Otter Valley earned a road tie.
The Commodores improved to 1-4-2 by thumping visiting Missisquoi in their homecoming game, 5-0. VUHS took a 3-0 halftime lead on two goals by Camden Simpson, set up by Liam Godfrey andTyler Kepes, and one by Jake Dombek set up by Liam Hayes, and added second-half strikes by Max Ratti-Bicknell (from Godfrey) and Hayes (from Dana Ambrose). Goalie Dylan Raymond worked a seven-save shutout, while the T-Birds’ Jerad Clark stopped 10 shots.
On Thursday, host Green Mountain Valley topped Mount Abe, 4-2, despite a goal in each half from Eagle freshman Nick Catlin. The Gumbies improved to 2-0 by avenging their loss in the 2013 Division II final. They received seven saves from two goalies and goals from four players. The Eagles dropped to 2-3-2 despite 13 saves from goalie Nick Sczcecinski.
On Thursday, OV (0-6-2) and host Springfield (0-7-1) battled to a scoreless draw. Springfield goalie Jon Hildreth stopped 13 shots, and OV keeper Colin Nicklaw recorded eight saves.  

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