Boys’ lax: Otter Valley, Mt. Abe tie; Tigers fall

ADDISON COUNTY — The Otter Valley and Mount Abraham-Vergennes teams settled for a double-overtime stalemate to highlight local boys’ lacrosse action late last week. In other play the Eagles and Middlebury boys both came up short.
On Saturday the Otters and Eagles battled to a 5-5 tie after two overtimes. OV goalie Alec Stevens and Mount Abe’s Grady Brokaw each made a dozen stops, including key saves in the overtime periods.
The Eagles rallied from a 5-3 third-period deficit and were led by Sam Paradee’s two goals and Phoenix King’s goal and two assists. Ryan Rougier andRyan Bonar added a goal apiece for the Eagles, who are 2-8-1 counting two forfeit wins over Randolph; it is not clear how those results with be counted for playoff purposes.
OV received two goals apiece from Hayden Gallo andJason Tremblay and a goal and an assist from from Ethan Sulik-Doty.Tim Kittler picked up two assists for OV, which is 4-6-1 with one Randolph forfeit.
On Wednesday host St. Johnsbury defeated the Eagles, 11-5. Rougier, Paradee, Liam Oxford,Toby Bunch andNick Catlin scored for the Eagles.
The Tiger boys dropped two tough road games, 10-9 at Woodstock on Thursday (the Wasps avenged an earlier one-goal loss at MUHS with that win) and 6-2 at Hanover, N.H., on Saturday. Details on those games were not reported.
The losses, the Tigers second and third straight, all against top competition, left them at 6-6 and in eighth place in Division I with games coming up at home against 8-4 BFA-St. Albans on Tuesday and at undefeated Champlain Valley on Friday.

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