Field hockey: Eagles and Otters earn big wins

ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school field hockey play late last week Mount Abraham picked up a tie and a win vs. Division I competition to remain unbeaten, Otter Valley earned a key D-II win to remain on the Eagles’ heels in the standings, and Middlebury took a tough road loss.
On this past Wednesday the Eagles and visiting Colchester settled for a 1-1 tie. Ava Konczal gave Mount Abe the lead, and Laker Hannah Carroll equalized midway through the second half; her strike was the first goal the Eagles allowed in four games. Goalie Ciera Morse stopped seven shots for the 2-0-1 Lakers, and Chessley Jackman made eight saves for the Eagles.
On Saturday the Eagles earned their fourth shutout of the fall, 2-0, as Jackman stopped four shots. Olivia Heath andMolly Laurent scored for the Eagles, both on assists fromEvan Laurent, as the Eagles improved to 4-0-1, good for first place in the D-II standings. Goalie Amelia Sanborn made 14 saves for MMU (0-1-2).
On Friday the Otters edged previously undefeated host Woodstock, 1-0, when Alia Edmunds converted an Alice Keith assist with two minutes to go in regulation. OV goalie Ellie Ross made 12 saves for the shutout, and Coach Stacey Edmunds said midfielder Bella Falco and defender Gabriella LaGrange played well as the Otters improved to 2-1. Wasp goalie Maggie Parker made seven saves.
On Saturday host South Burlington overwhelmed the Tigers, 9-0. The Wolves improved to 3-1, and the Tigers, who put one shot on goal, dropped to 0-3.

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