Eagle, Tiger girls post wins; VUHS, OV defeated in soccer

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer play on Tuesday, Mount Abraham and Middlebury posted wins, but Vergennes and Otter Valley came up short.  
Mount Abe won its seventh straight game, all by shutout, by knocking off visiting Rice, 1-0. Ernesta McIntosh, from Caroline McArdle, scored midway through the first half to provide the offense and Zoe Cassels-Brown stopped six shots for the 7-2 Eagles. Macie Sicard made a dozen saves for 3-5-1 Rice.
The Tigers, still shorthanded without two starters injured last week, outlasted visiting Rutland, 2-1. Faith Isham notched the tiebreaking goal, set up by Payton Buxton, with five minutes to go. Buxton opened the scoring in the first half, netting a rebound of a Kat Townsend shot, but Rutland equalized later in the period. Molly Campbell andRiley Fenster combined for four saves against the 1-7-1 Raiders.
Visiting GMVS scored twice in the final 20 minutes to erase a 2-1 VUHS lead and defeat the Commodores, 3-2. Goals by Kareena Vorsteveld andOlivia Fournier had given VUHS the advantage. Goalie Eva Shaw made five saves for the 2-1 Gumbies, while K.C. Ambrose stopped six shots for the 3-6 Commodores.
Visiting Proctor dealt the Otters a 4-0 setback, with Proctor standout Abbie McKearin scoring all the game’s goals in the first half. Gabbie Poalino played goal for OV in the second half and stopped five shots, and Coach Rick Hedding said Lexi Hedding,Olivia Drew andAllie Sweatt created the best chances for his 0-8 squad. 

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