In boys’ lax: MUHS wins, then loses close one; OV wins one

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ lacrosse action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury split two games, Otter Valley won once in three outings, and Division III Mount Abraham and Vergennes lost to visiting D-II teams.
On Wednesday, the Tigers defeated host Mount Mansfield, 9-5, snapping a two-game skid in the process. Trey Kaufmann and Jack Hounchell scored three goals apiece to lead MUHS, and Hounchell added an assist. Jack Donahue, Ali Abdul Sater andRiver Payne tacked on one goal apiece.    
On Saturday, visiting Champlain Valley (9-1), D-I’s top team, escaped MUHS with a 7-6 victory, scoring the tying and winning goals midway through the final quarter. Hounchell scored twice and set up three goals, and Spencer Carpenter also tallied twice for the 6-7 Tigers.
On Thursday, Milton edged the host Eagles, 7-5. Milton won for a program-record 10th time. Charlie Meyer led Mount Abe with three goals, and goalie Tucker Paradee stopped 13 shots. Milton goalie Dustin Rolk made three saves. Mount Abe dropped to 7-4, and according to the Vermont Principals Association standings as of Friday morning dropped to third place in D-III.
On Friday, visiting Harwood defeated VUHS, 14-8. Tyler Crowningshield (four goals, assist), Brett Woods (two goals, assist), Tyler Kepes (goal, two assists) and Nathan Wojciechowski (goal) supplied the offense, while goalie Broc Clark stopped 15 shots for VUHS (6-5), which will host Mount Abe on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, host D-I Rutland outlasted the Otters, 14-9. OV goalie Alex Stevens made 16 saves, and Keenan Pratt and Ethan Sulik-Doty tossed in three goals apiece. Tyson Cram,Erik Sherman andFran Hunt also scored, and Cram and Colton Leno added assists.
On Friday, OV outscored visiting Montpelier, 12-8. Leno scored four times, Sherman scored twice and assisted one goal, while Will Ross (two assists); Pratt, Cram, and Collin Eugair (one assist each; and Sulik-Doty and Rexal Bautista scored a goal apiece. Stevens made four saves as OV (4-9) won its most games since 2010.
On Saturday, visiting Hartford topped OV, 15-5. Eugair scored three times, and Cram and Ross added a goal apiece. Stevens and Jon McKeighan combined for four saves in goal. 

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