In girls’ soccer: Tigers and Otters are victorious

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school girls’ soccer action in the latter half of last week, Middlebury earned a win and a tie, Otter Valley picked up its first victory, and Vergennes and Mount Abraham each lost road games.
In the Tigers’ opener on Wednesday, they settled for a 0-0 tie with visiting Rutland as Raider goalie Loren Henderson made 20 saves. MUHS goalie Riley Fenster worked a five-save shutout.  
On Saturday, the 1-0-1 Tigers outlasted host Fair Haven, 5-4, after taking a 4-0 lead. Andi Boe scored three times from long range and assisted Claire Wulfman’s second-half goal that proved to be the game-winner. Ada Anderson’s goal with 10 minutes to go in the first half made it 4-0. Fenster stopped one shot for a Tiger team missing players due to injury, testing and a college visit.
For the 0-3 Slaters, Cassandra Pelkey scored twice, Kaleigh Riley andSidney Bennet added a goal apiece, and goalie Kyra Trombley made 14 saves.
On Friday, the Otter breezed to a 6-1 win over host Black River in the first-round of the Presidents’ annual tournament. Abbie Pinkowski scored twice to lead the attack, and Olivia Drew,Julia Lee andJulia Eastman added a goal apiece. Goalie Gabby Poalino returned from injury and made nine saves, and said central defender Jillian Flanders played well.
Results of the Otters’ 8 p.m. tournament game on Saturday vs. Proctor were not available before the Sunday morning deadline.
On Saturday, host Montpelier rallied from a 2-0 deficit early in the second half to edge the Commodores, 3-2. Solon freshman Bella Paronto tallied the game-winner with a minute to go.
Ciara McClay, from Emily Rooney, gave VUHS the lead two minutes after intermission, and three minutes later Rooney rapped home a loose ball after a Commodore corner kick to make it 2-0. Montpelier goalie Allison Chadwick stopped nine shots as VUHS dropped to 1-1.
On Wednesday, host Division I power Champlain Valley blanked the Eagles, 6-0, in the opener for both teams. Mount Abe goalie Genysis Berube made 10 saves.
On Saturday, host U-32 dropped the Eagles to 0-2 with a 4-0 victory. The Raiders’ Aine Kennedy scored three times. The Eagles will look to break through when Fairfax visits on Tuesday. 

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