VUHS, MUHS come out on top in girls’ soccer

ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer play late last week, Vergennes and Middlebury posted wins, while Otter Valley split two games and Mount Abraham came up short.
The Commodores got two first-half goals from Emily Rooney and made them stand up in a 2-1 win over visiting Fair Haven on Friday. Ashley Tierney made seven saves for the Commodores as they evened their record at 1-1.
Megan Ezzo scored for the Slaters, and goalie Emma Ezzo stopped 11 shots.
The Tigers improved to 2-0 by breezing past host Missisquoi, 7-0. Ada Anderson, Andi Boe (assist) and Ailey Bosworth scored two goals apiece for MUHS, Isabel Rosenberg tallied a goal and an assist, Helen Anderson set up two goals, and Sierra Barnicle chipped in an assist. Abby Gleason played the first half in goal without being challenged, and Carly Burger made two saves for MUHS in the second half. Two MVU goalies combined for 18 saves.
On Saturday visiting Rice blanked Mount Abe, 3-0, as Rice’s Alex Dostie picked up a goal and two assists. Goalie Olivia Paine stopped seven shots for the Eagles, whose record dropped to 1-1, while Hannah Miller made four saves for Rice.
The Otters lost to Proctor, 5-1, in the first round in the annual four-team Black River tournament on Friday, but bounced back on Saturday to defeat Black River, 5-1, in the consolation game.
Coach Rick Hedding said his young team started to play better after surrendering four goals in Friday’s first half. Julia Eastman scored in the second half, from Leah Pinkowski.
On Saturday, Eastman scored all five goals for OV, and Hedding said Pinkowski, Sophie Walker andMallory Lufkin played well defensively as the 1-2 Otters broke through for their first win. 

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