MUHS girls’ hockey falls to Sea Lakers

MIDDLEBURY — The Tiger girls’ hockey team fell to the visiting Burlington/Colchester Sea Lakers, 3-1, on Friday night.
The Middlebury Union High School skaters dropped to 4-10 and will face Rutland at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at home and visit Northfield on Saturday as the regular season reaches its final two weeks.
On this past Friday the Sea Lakers took an early lead on a Madison Chagnon breakaway goal 5:19 into the game.
Middlebury responded six minutes later, when senior Abby Gleason cut across the zone and fired a forehand shot into the upper right corner of the net to tie the game going into the second period.
At 5:12 of the second, the Sea Lakers struck again. Freshmen Brynn Coughlin found herself on the Tiger blue line with no defenders in front of her, leaving an easy path to the net where she put away what would prove to be the game-winning goal.
Burlington/Colchester scored once more in the third to close out the game at 3-1. Senior Tatum Vachereau, with an assist from Coughlin, ripped a high shot from the point to secure her team’s victory. The Tigers, however, continued to battle, outshooting the Sea Lakers, 13-8, in the third period and coming close to scoring on several occasions.
Junior goalie Ally Peters stopped 31 shots for the 6-7-2 Sea Lakers, while Middlebury freshmen Abby Hodsden made 17 saves.     THE PUCK SAILS just over the pad and stick of Tiger freshman goalie Abigail Hodsden during Middlebury’s 3-1 loss to Colchester/Burlington Friday night.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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