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Girls soccer: Eagles sweep Commodores

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham made it a season sweep of rival Vergennes to highlight girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week. In other games, the Eagles won again, the Commodores came up short, Middlebury lost one and tied one, and Otter Valley dropped two games.
EAGLES TOP VUHS
On Wednesday, the Eagles scored three times in the second half to top the visiting Commodores, 3-0. Lydia Pitts, from Amy Nault, broke the ice 4:20 after the break, and Kendra Thompson andJuniper Nardiello-Smith added unassisted strikes. The Eagles earned advantages of 19-3 in shots and 15-1 in corners, according to Mount Abe Coach Dustin Corrigan. Eagle goalie Camille Snell stopped three shots, while the Commodores’ K.C. Ambrose made 13 saves.
On Saturday, the Eagles edged host Missisquoi, 2-1, as Ernesta McIntosh picked up a goal and an assist. Morgan Pratt, from McIntosh, made it 1-0 with 13 minutes to go, but MVU equalized with five minutes left. McIntosh netted the game-winner with two-and-a-half minutes to go, knocking home a feed from Nardiello-Smith. Snell made three saves, while MVU’s Jenna Bordeau kept her team in the game with 16 stops. The Eagles are 9-3, 7-1 in the Lake Division, good for first place.
On Friday, host Milton blanked the Commodores, 4-0. VUHS dropped to 3-10 despite 12 saves from Ambrose.
TIGERS
On Wednesday, host Milton defeated MUHS, 3-0, after taking an early 2-0 lead. Coach Wendy Leeds said the Tigers surrendered an own goal on a corner kick and then a penalty kick on a handball. Milton added a second-half breakaway. Tiger goalies Molly Campbell (four saves) and Riley Fenster (three) combined for seven stops, while Milton’s Kaleigh Reed also stopped seven shots.
On Saturday, the Tigers and visiting Rice battled to a 2-2 tie. Hannah Lawrence scored both Tiger goals, including the equalizer midway through the second half. Campbell and Fenster combined for four stops, a total matched by two Rice keepers. The 8-2-2 Tigers are in a tight race with the Eagles and five other teams for the top seven seeds in Division II; MUHS will host Mount Abe on Tuesday.
OTTERS
On Wednesday, visiting MSJ topped OV, 3-1. Coach Rick Hedding said possession was fairly even, but only Gabbie Poalino found the net for the Otters. Poalino, normally a goalie, broke her hand in OV’s previous game and was playing at striker.         
On Friday, Alyssa Sweatt scored OV’s goal in an 8-1 setback at D-II title contender Mill River. OV dropped to 0-12.

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