Boys’ soccer: Eagles net first win
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham won the consolation of Rutland’s annual tournament and gave new Coach Bob Russell his first win at the varsity level to highlight high school boys’ soccer play late last week.
In other action Otter Valley earned a win and a tie, while Middlebury and Vergennes came up short.
The Eagles defeated Mill River, 2-1, to improve to 1-2-1. The Minutemen dropped to 1-2-1 with their first Division II loss.
Eric McKean scored twice, once from Weston Allred to give Mount Abe the lead, and then the tiebreaking game-winner in the 73rd minute, assisted by William Wright after the Eagles played a corner kick short. In between Eagle goalie Ethan DeWitt (six saves) stopped an MRU penalty kick. MRU goalie Tyler Regula stopped 11 shots.
The Eagles will visit the Commodores this Monday afternoon.
On Wednesday the Otter and visiting Proctor finished in a 2-2 stalemate. Pat McKeighan andReilly Shannon scored for the 0-1-1 Otters. Shannon’s second-half goal gave OV the lead, but the Phantoms tied it on a late free kick. The Otters also defeated Fair Haven on Friday, 5-1; details on that game, made up from an earlier postponement, were not available.
On Friday visiting Rice scored twice in the second half, once on a penalty kick, to rally for a 2-1 win over the Tigers, who dropped to 2-2. Eben Jackson scored in the first half for MUHS, and goalie Lucas Palcsik stopped six shots. Rice goalie Ethan Brown made one save.
Visiting Division I contender remained undefeated on Friday by easing past the Commodores, 6-1. Byaombe Shukura and Will Badibanga each scored twice, and two Seahorse goalies combined for four stops. Ezekiel Palmer found the net for the 1-3 Commodores, and goalie Cameron McLaughlin made 12 saves.
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