High school lacrosse wrap: Tigers win, but OV,VUHS boys fall
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school lacrosse action earlier this week, the Middlebury Union boys’ and girls’ teams pulled out close wins, while Otter Valley saw a road rally come up just short and Vergennes lost at home.
On Tuesday, the MUHS boys rallied from 5-3 down in the fourth quarter at BFA-St. Albans to win, 6-5, receiving the winning goal from Connor Quinn with two seconds to go in regulation. Quinn picked up an assist earlier in the game, while Jack Donahue scored a pair, Jack Hounchell andBobby Ritter tallied a goal and an assist apiece, Austin Robinson scored once, and goalie Nathan Lalonde stopped nine shots.
MUHS improved to 6-1 heading into a Friday afternoon home game vs. Colchester. BFA slipped to 4-2.
In a Tuesday meeting of teams that were both unbeaten in the early going, the Tiger girls bolted to an early 6-0 lead over visiting Champlain Valley and hung on for a 12-9 victory.
Emma Best andEmma Donahue scored three goals apiece to lead the attack, and Best set up a goal. Emily Kiernan scored twice and added an assist, Katie Holmes found the net twice, and Julia Rosenberg andSatchel McLaughlin contributed a goal apiece. Goalie Baily Ryan backstopped the win with nine saves as the Tigers improved to 4-0, while Bailee Pudvar stopped 16 shots for the 3-1 Redhawks.
On Monday, host Montpelier (2-2) hung on for an 11-10 win over the OV boys. The Solons rallied from a 6-5 halftime deficit to lead, 11-8, in the late going. OV then got goals from Will Ross and Tyson Cram, won the faceoff and got a good look on goal from Derek Bassette in the final minute, only to see Solon goalie Mitchell Whalen make the most important of his dozen saves.
Colton Leno scored four times to lead OV, Keenan Pratt added two goals and two assists, and Ross also tallied twice. Ross and Collin Eugair were credited with four ground balls apiece, and goalie Carson Leary stopped 16 shots for the 1-8 Otters.
Visiting Stowe defeated host VUHS on Tuesday, 15-2, dropping the Commodores to 5-3. Tyler Crowningshield scored both VUHS goals, converting feeds from Tyler Kepes andEthan Reardon. VUHS goalie Broc Clark stopped 14 shots, while Stowe netminder Dylan Whitaker made three saves.
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