Girls’ soccer: Eagles on a roll

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham toppled Vergennes and picked up another victory to highlight girls’ soccer play last week. In other action, Middlebury won at home, but Otter Valley lost on the road.
The Commodores also hosted the Tigers on Saturday; see story.
Last week’s games concluded the regular season. The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to release playoff pairings on Monday morning.
On Wednesday, Nesta McIntosh scored two goals for the second straight game as the Eagles defeated host VUHS, 3-0. McIntosh scored in the first half to give Mount Abe the lead, set up a Zoe Cassels-Brown score that made it 2-0, and later converted an assist from Jesse McKean.
GoalieKamille Snell stopped the only Commodore shot on the Eagle net, and VUHS goalie Anya Sonwaldt made 10 saves. The Commodores dropped to 4-8-1 heading into their Saturday game vs. MUHS.
On Saturday, Mount Abe made it six straight wins by defeating visiting Rice, 5-2. McIntosh recorded a goal and three assists as the defending Division II champions finished at 8-6 and apparently earned the No. 5 seed. Lydia Pitts, Cassels-Brown and McIntosh scored as Mount Abe took a 3-0 first-half lead, and Casey Ober andStacie Sabourin added second-half strikes. Snell stopped two shots for the Eagles, and Hannah Miller made three saves for Rice.
Mount Abe will probably see the Commodores, who will receive the No. 12 seed, in the first round.
On Wednesday, the Tigers defeated winless Missisquoi, 8-0. Kelsey Smith led the attack with three goals and an assist, and Isabel Rosenberg scored twice and set up a goal.
Hannah Lawrence chipped in a goal and an assist, Helen Anderson andJulia Vorsteveld scored goals, and Andi Boe racked up three assists. Molly Campbell andRiley Fenster shared time in the Tiger goal, and neither faced a shot as MUHS improved to 7-5-1. Standout MVU goalie Jenna Bourdeau stopped 24 shots.  
On Friday, Olivia Drew converted a through ball from Haley Gearwar to give OV the lead, but host Leland & Gray fought back for a 4-1 win. OV goalie Gabby Poalino and L&G’s Hannah Buffman each stopped eight shots in a game that OV coach Rick Hedding said his team played without three injured starters and during which Katelyn Houle suffered an injury that will cause her to miss the playoffs.
OV (9-5) and Williamstown (9-4-1) tied for the No. 8 seed and tiebreakers — most likely record against common opponents or strength of schedule — will determine which will host the other squad. OV has never hosted a playoff game. 

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