MUHS girls’ hockey falls on the road
NORTHFIELD — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team lost its first two games of the year last week, both on the road to fellow Division I contenders.
The 3-2-1 Tigers will play at Saranac Lake, N.Y., this Tuesday. Their annual holiday tournament comes to the Memorial Sports Center next Monday and Tuesday, with games against Spaulding and Northfield, respectively, both at 5 p.m.
On this past Wednesday, host BFA-St. Albans dealt the Tigers their first loss, 6-2. The Comets outshot MUHS, 26-17, and took a 1-0 lead in the first period on an Erin Babb goal. BFA made it 2-0 on its first shot of the second, by Lizzie Hill, before Tulley Hescock made it 2-1 after two period.
The Comets then scored the first two goals of the third period, from Aliza Ellis and Erin Tully, before Tajah Marsden made it 4-2 with 6:50 to go. But McKenna Remillard and Riley Yandow closed out the game with goals for BFA.
Comet goalie Jessica Giroux stopped 17 shots, and Rowan Hendy made 19 saves for the Tigers.
On Saturday, host Northfield improved to 5-0 by blanking the Tigers, 3-0.
Northfield’s Catherine Miles scored first, at 8:36 of the second, and in the period added a five-on-three power-play goal from Lindsey Bergeron. Courtney Amell added a third-period goal.
Tiger goalie Katie Billings stopped 12 shots, with Northfield’s Analiese Morvan worked a 13-save shutout.