Eagles and Otters claim two wins apiece in girls’ soccer

ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham and Otter Valley each won twice in high school girls’ soccer late last week, when also Middlebury and Vergennes each lost twice. Teams wrap up regular season play this week.
On Wednesday the Eagles routed winless host Missisquoi, 8-0. Casey Ober (four goals, one assist) led the assault, Abby Mansfield added a goal and an assist, and Lydia Pitts,Becca Laurent andEmma Carter each scored. The Eagles held the T-Birds without a shot on goal, while two MVU goalies combined for 20 saves.
On Saturday the Eagles topped host Spaulding (4-8) in overtime, 2-1, on a Carter game-winner. The Eagles tied the game on a Tide own goal on a corner kick. Olivia Paine stopped six shots for Mount Abe, and Tide goalie Randi Dudley made 20 saves.
The Eagles improved to 8-4 with their fourth straight win and are tied for fifth place in Division II.
On Wednesday the Otters got a second half goal from Julia Eastman and 14 saves from goalie Sophie Walker to edge visiting Windsor, 1-0. Gabby Poalino andMary Kingsley set up the goal, and Coach Rick Hedding said Leah Pinkowski andMallory Lufkin keyed the defense.
On Friday the Otters posted their third shutout win in five games, 5-0 over visiting Bellows Falls as Walker made five saves. Paolino scored a hat trick and set up a Kingsley goal, and Eastman also scored. Sarah Calvin and Kingley picked up assists as OV improved to 4-7-1.
On Wednesday host Mill River (9-1) doubled up the Tigers, 6-3. Olivia McPhee scored three times for MRU, and goalie Kaylyn Cottrell made 13 saves.
Ada Anderson scored two goals, both set up by Helen Anderson, and also assisted an Ailey Bosworth strike. Abby Gleason (five saves) and Carly Burger (nine saves) split time in the MUHS goal.
On Saturday Rice (10-2) edged MUHS, 2-0, as Alex Dostie notched a goal and an assist and goalie Hannah Miller stopped nine shots, a total matched by Gleason and Burger.
The 7-5 Tigers are currently No. 8 in Division I.
On Wednesday host Spaulding topped VUHS, 3-1, despite 15 saves from Commodore goalie Anya Sonwaldt. Freshman middie Sydney Weber drilled home a free kick for VUHS. The Tide tallied four saves from Lindsey LaPan.
On Saturday Milton (9-2-1) blanked host VUHS, 5-0. Sonwaldt stopped 10 shots as injury-plagued VUHS fell to 3-9.

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