Tiger, Eagle boys’ lax teams tally victories; Commodore boys and Tiger girls fall
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent local high school lacrosse action, the Middlebury boys won a pivotal Division I game, the MUHS girls lost in overtime to another D-I contender, the Mount Abraham boys won once in three tries, and the Vergennes boys lost twice.
The Tiger boys dealt host Essex (8-3) its first loss to an in-state team on Wednesday, 10-9. MUHS (9-2) took a four-goal lead in the second half before holding on for the key win. Bobby Ritter (three goals), Connor Quinn (two goals and four assists) and Cullen Hathaway (two goals and an assist) led the offense. Jack Donahue, Ali Abdul Sater andAndrew Gleason added a goal apiece, and goalie Nate Lalonde stopped 10 shots.
Henry Adams led the Hornets with three goals and two assists, and goalie Andrew Lounsbury made 11 saves.
The Tigers retained first place in D-I with the victory. They were set to host a makeup game vs. Mount Mansfield on Wednesday before entertaining another D-I contender, Champlain Valley, on Friday at 4 p.m.
In a Monday duel between D-I contenders, host Burr and Burton topped the Tiger girls, 9-8, in triple overtime. Lucy Bisselle tallied the game-winner on an assist from Megan Grabher. Grabher, Hayley Sabol, Ryder Ferrone and Aggie Bissell scored two goals apiece for the 8-2 Bulldogs, who received eight saves from Lauren MacKenzie.
Emma Best and Emily Kiernan led the MUHS offense with two goals each, and goalie Baily Ryan stopped seven shots for the 7-2 Tigers.
On Wednesday, Owein LaBarr and Lucas Richter led Mount Abe with four goals apiece as Mount Abe won at Montpelier, 11-6. The Solons dropped to 3-4.
On Saturday, Burlington improved to 10-1 with a 19-7 win over the host Eagles. Richter scored another four goals for Mount Abe, and Ryan Bonar added a pair. Goalie Tucker Paradee stopped 12 shots for Mount Abe.
On Monday, host Stowe cruised by the Eagles, 18-3, dropping Mount Abe to 3-6.
On Friday, host U-32 edged the Commodores in triple overtime, 10-9, as Raider goalie Jackson Bates had a half-dozen point-blank stops on VUHS in the extra sessions. He finished with 20 saves for the 5-3 Raiders, while goalie Broc Clark stopped 22 shots, but not Hunter Lane’s game-winner in the third OT.
On Monday, visiting Milton topped the Commodores, 11-5. Tyler Crowningshield led VUHS with two goals and an assist, and Erik Eisenhower,Tyler Kepes andMax Ratti-Bicknell added a goal apiece. Clark stopped 13 shots, while two Milton goalies combined for a dozen stops. VUHS dropped to 6-5.
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