Boys’ soccer: Eagles topple VUHS; OV wins one in three

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham edged Vergennes to highlight recent high school boys’ soccer action. In other games, Mount Abe split two contests, the Commodores lost, and Otter Valley won once in three tries.
VUHS (4-4-1) also hosted Middlebury (5-1-3) on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B.
On Saturday the Eagles spoiled the Commodores’ homecoming game with a 1-0 victory. The game’s only goal came on an Owen Maille penalty kick in the 72nd minute. Eagle goalie Ethan DeWitt saved the only two shots he saw, while the penalty kick was the only one of seven shots that VUHS goalie Jeffrey Stearns allowed past him.
On Oct. 4 the Eagles edged visiting Spaulding, 1-0. Sam Paradee tallied the game-winner late in the first half, with an assist from Weston Allred. DeWitt worked a four-save shutout, and Parker Spaulding also made four saves for the Tide. Mount Abe outshot Spaulding, 16-8.
On Tuesday the Eagles outshot visiting Milton, 17-10, but the Yellowjackets (7-3) came away with a 2-1 victory. Carson Bianchi’s second-half free kick snapped a tie, and he also assisted Milton’s first-half equalizer. Goalie Jacob Whitman stopped four of the five Eagle shots that landed on target.
Silas Burgess, from William Wright, gave the 7-4 Eagles an early lead, and DeWitt made five saves. The Eagles retained fourth place in the Division II standings heading into a Friday home game vs. MUHS.
On Oct. 4 visiting Milton coasted to a 5-0 win over the Commodores, scoring four times in the second half. Both teams’ goalies, Stearns for VUHS and Jacob Whitcomb for Milton, stopped six shots.
On Oct. 5 visiting Twin Valley remained unbeaten by edging OV, 2-0. Twin Valley scored twice in the second half after a scoreless opening half; one of Twin Valley’s tallies was an OV own goal. OV goalie Kody Smith stopped two shots, and two Twin Valley keepers combined for four saves.
On Saturday the Otters defeated host Fair Haven, 3-0. Josh Letourneau, Ethan Sulik-Doty and Reilly Shannon scored for OV, and Clay Hays posted a two-save shutout, with help, according to Coach Dick Williams, from defenders Sawyer Heath andCole Letourneau. Slater goalie Liam Laramie denied nine shots.
On Tuesday host Woodstock defeated the Otters, 6-1. Details were not available. OV dropped to 5-4-1 and into 11th place in the D-II standings.

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