Field hockey: Otters, Eagles post wins
ADDISON COUNTY — In local field hockey play late last week, Otter Valley won twice to remain unbeaten, Mount Abraham broke into the win column, and Middlebury dropped a home contest.
On Wednesday, the Otters pelted Fair Haven for the second time this fall, this time on the road by 9-1. Sophie Markowski and Allison Lowell tallied three times apiece to spark OV, Alyssa Falco scored twice and added an assist, Morgan Laporte chipped in a goal and an assist, Courtney Bushey set up two goals, and Livia Bernhardt tacked on a helper.
Myliah McDonough (seven saves) and Ellie Ross (one stop) split time in the OV goal, while Slater goalie Emily Clement stopped 10 shots. Kerah Book scored for Fair Haven.
On Saturday, the Division II Otters beat D-I Hartford, 2-1, in overtime at OV’s homecoming game. Lowell scored the game-winner at 6:47 in OT after Bushey tied the game in regulation. McDonough made one save as OV improved to 4-0, while Hartford’s Rachel Loseby made three stops.
On Friday, Mount Abe blanked visiting U-32, 2-0, as senior middie Ashley Turner scored twice and sophomore goalie Chessley Jackman made four saves for her first varsity shutout. Jalen Cook andJackie Riess assisted Turner’s goals. Goalie Emily Cremins stopped 15 shots for the 0-3 Raiders in a rematch of a 2015 D-II semifinal. U-32 is the only D-II team on the Eagles’ regular-season schedule.
On Thursday, visiting Rice blanked the Tigers, 6-0. The Green Knights improved to 2-1 with the D-I victory. The Tigers fell to 0-2 despite 19 saves from goalie Bridget Audet.
Also, in the Tigers’ opening loss last week, freshman Alexis Bartlett scored one of their two goals.