Going gets tough for boys’ lacrosse teams
ADDISON COUNTY — The Mount Abraham-Vergennes, Middlebury and Otter Valley boys’ lacrosse teams all suffered losses in action earlier this week.
On Tuesday, visiting Milton topped the Eagles, 10-2, in what was the cooperative Mount Abe-VUHS team’s opener. Lucas Livingston andWill Crawford scored for the Eagles, and goalie Grady Brokaw stopped seven shots. Owen Perry led Milton (1-1, with the loss to Division I Colchester) with three goals, and goalie Chris Lefebvre made four saves.
Host Essex pulled away late to deal the Tigers their first loss, 13-0. The Hornets broke open the game with three fourth-quarter strikes to win their season opener.
The Tigers dropped to 2-1 despite two goals and two assists apiece from Jack Donahue andSam Hodges. Goalies Jack Rizzo andCam Devlin each made seven saves for Middlebury, while Essex goalie Aidan Haggerty stopped five shots in the D-I matchup.
Host D-I Rutland coasted past the D-II Otters, 15-3. Hayden Gallo scored twice for OV, and Justin Tremblay also found the net. Alec Stevens came up with 14 saves in the OV goal in the Otters’ season opener.
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