Boys’ lax: Eagles win, Tigers, Otters, Commodores fall

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, Mount Abraham won, but Middlebury, Vergennes and Otter Valley came up short.
The Otters also hosted Vergennes on Saturday in a Division III clash; see story.
On Friday, the host Eagles coasted past winless Randolph, 18-3, as four players scored four goals apiece: Charlie Meyer (five assists), Dylan Weaver andLucas Richter (two assists each), and Owein LaBarr. Goalies Tucker Paradee and Patrick Davison each made three saves for the Eagles, and Paradee went on the attack and scored a goal. At 6-1, the Eagles trail only Stratton (6-0) in the D-III standings.
MUHS (3-4) took a pair of two-goal D-I losses in a week that saw the Tigers thin on defense due to injury.
On Wednesday, visiting Burr & Burton won, 12-10, despite four goals and three assists from Jack Hounchell. Jake Peluso (two goals, two assists), Spencer Carpenter (two goals), Trey Kaufmann (two assists) and Ali Abdul Sater and Andrew Gleason (a goal apiece) also contributed offensively. Goalies Eli Miller (12 saves) and Doug DeLorenzo (two saves) combined for 14 stops.
On Saturday, host South Burlington (5-3) won, 11-9, despite DeLorenzo’s 20-save effort. Peluso, Kaufmann and Donahue each scored twice, and Peluso also set up two goals.
On Wednesday, host D-II St. Johnsbury defeated OV, 17-5. Colton Leno scored three times for OV, Erik Sherman and Collin Eugair added a goal apiece, and Keenan Pratt set up two scores. Goalies Jonathan McKeighan (nine saves) and Alec Stevens (six) combined for 15 saves as D-III OV dropped to 1-5.
Host VUHS on Friday also lost to a D-II foe, as Milton earned a 13-8 decision. Brett Woods andTyler Kepes led VUHS with three goals apiece, while Tyler Crowningshield contributed two goals and two assists. Goalie Broc Clark made 17 saves as the D-III Commodores fell to 3-2 heading into their Saturday trip to Brandon.

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