High school soccer wrap-up: Eagle girls edge Milton
ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham girls won in a light high school soccer schedule early this week; many games were played on Wednesday after the deadline for this issue of the Independent. The Middlebury girls’ team also won in a home contest vs. Vergennes (see story on Page 1B).
In other action, the Otter Valley girls dropped a close game at home, and the Eagle boys fell to a Division-I foe, their first loss in the early going.
On Monday the Eagles edged visiting Milton, 1-0, on a Lydia Pitts goal early in the second half. Both goalies, Mount Abe’s Olivia Paine and Milton’s Madison North, stopped five shots, and both teams finished the game with 2-1 records.
The Eagles were set to host another Division-II contender, U-32, on Wednesday.
Visiting Leland & Gray edged OV, 2-1, on a second-half goal by Ellie Longo. Striker Julia Eastman had knotted the match for OV, with an assist from midfielder Mary Kingsley. The Otters dropped to 1-3.
The Eagles (2-1) lost to unbeaten South Burlington, 5-0, in the first round of Rutland’s Loyzelle tournament on Tuesday. Coach Mike Corey said South Burlington, which got three goals from Patrick O’Hara, might have been the toughest foe his team has seen in a decade. The Wolves outshot the Eagles by 27-5. Goalie Ethan DeWitt made four saves for the Eagles, who will face Mill River in Thursday’s tournament consolation game.
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