High school lax: Eagles top Otters; Tiger teams prevail

ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham/Vergennes boys picked up a win at Otter Valley to highlight high school lacrosse action earlier this week.
In other action, the Eagles lost at home, the Middlebury girls won handily on the road, the Tiger boys earned a tough road win, and the Commodore girls came up just short on the road.
On Monday, the Eagle boys picked up a hard-fought win at OV, 9-5. Max Ratti-Bicknell (four goals and two assists) and Owein LaBarr (two goals, three assists) led the attack, and Neo Weaver, Addison King andJack Willis chipped in a goal apiece. Patrick Davison backstopped the win with ten saves.
Hayden Gallo paced the 3-7 Otters with two goals, and Noah Smith, Tyson Cram andEthan Sulik-Doty added a goal apiece. Goalie Alec Stevens stopped nine shots.
On Tuesday, visiting Harwood breezed past the Eagles, 16-2. Connor Woolley’s seven goals led Harwood, and Highlander goalie Cam Andrews stopped three shots.
Eagles Neo Weaver and Max Ratti-Bicknell scored and goalie Patrick Davison (nine saves) picked up an assist. Grady Brokaw (two saves) also saw time in net for the 4-5 Eagles.
On Tuesday the Tiger girls coasted at Burlington, 20-7, to improve to 12-0. Kate Donahue (five goals), Isabel Rosenberg and Andi Boe (four goals each) and Satchel McLaughlin (three goals) led the offense, and Ada Anderson, Emily Laframboise, Ella Nagy-Benson andAnna Hodson chipped in one score apiece.
Raven Payne made five saves for MUHS, and Seahorse goalie Koleigh Vachereau stopped 11 shots.
On Monday the Tiger boys snapped a 5-5 halftime tie with five straight goals on the way to an 11-7 victory at Woodstock. Coach Brian Carpenter was pleased with the team’s performance at both ends of the field. “It was just a complete game,” he said.
Goalie Cam Devlin made 13 saves in the back, and Jack Donahue (three goals, assist) and Trey Kaufmann (two goals, three assist) led a balanced attack. Spencer Carpenter andAndrew Gleason added two goals apiece, Jake Peluso notched a goal and an assist, and Lane Sheldrick scored once as the Tigers improved to 5-6.
On Monday, the Commodore girls gave Colchester a battle in a 20-16 setback. Ashley Turner (six goals, nine ground balls) and Jalen Cook (five goals, an assist and four ground balls) gave VUHS the biggest sparks, while Jackie Reiss scored twice and set up three goals, and Norah Deming scored twice. Coach Marikate Kelley said Chloe Johnston played well defensively. 

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