Boys’ lax: Eagles nip VUHS; two for Tigers

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham avenged an early-season loss to Vergennes to highlight recent local high school boys’ lacrosse action. In other games, Mount Abe split two contests, and Middlebury won twice in three outings.
The Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings on Monday.
On May 22, the Eagle boys’ team avenged its setback to the Commodores with a 12-9 home victory. Charlie Meyer scored three times and Owein LaBarr contributed two goals and three assists to lead Mount Abe. Gus Catlin, Lucas Richter and Sam Paradee added two goals apiece for the Eagles and goalie Tucker Paradee had seven saves.
Tyler Crowningshield led VUHS with three goals and two assists, while Erik Eisenhower tossed home three goals. Goalie Broc Clark stopped 10 shots for the 6-8 Commodores.
The Eagles were coming off a 10-5 win over Lamoille on May 20. In that game, Catlin and Sam Paradee scored three goals apiece, Meyer chipped in two goals and two assists, and Tucker Paradee stopped nine shots.
On Tuesday, visiting U-32 outlasted the Eagles, 11-8, as goalie Jackson Bates racked up 16 saves for the 7-5 Raiders. Meyer and LaBarr each had two goals and three assists for Mount Abe, Richter contributed three goals and an assist, and Tucker Paradee stopped 13 shots.
The 5-7 Eagles wrap up with games at Otter Valley on Thursday and Randolph on Saturday. VUHS was set to finish with a home game vs. Montpelier on Wednesday afternoon.
On May 20, the Tigers coasted past visiting Mount Mansfield, 16-5. Major offensive contributors were Connor Quinn (three goals, two assists), Andrew Gleason (three goals) and Trey Kaufmann (two goals). Goalies Nathan Lalonde and Lucas Plouffe combined for four saves.
On May 22, visiting Champlain Valley prevailed over MUHS, 13-9, in a battle of Division I title contenders. Redhawk Elliot Mitchell scored five times to spark the 7-6 Redhawks, and goalie Chris Gronlund made nine saves. Quinn and Bobby Ritter led the Tigers with two goals apiece, and Lalonde stopped six shots.
On Tuesday, the 11-3 Tigers cruised to an 18-5 win over visiting St. Johnsbury after taking a 14-1 lead early in the second quarter. Quinn and Jack Hounchell led with three goals and two assists apiece. Jack Donahue, Seamus Eagan and Sam Hodges added two goals each. Three goalies took turns for MUHS; Eli Miner’s four saves led the way.
The Tigers retained first place in D-I and host fellow contender Essex on Saturday at 11 a.m. to wrap the regular season. 

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