In boys’ soccer, VUHS tips Eagles; all teams win at least one
ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes knocked off host Mount Abraham on Saturday to stretch the Commodores’ winning streak to five games and highlight local high school boys’ soccer play late last week.
In other action the Commodores, Eagles, Middlebury and Otter Valley all picked up wins.
EAGLES VS. VUHS
VUHS improved to 6-4 with a 3-1 victory in Bristol that avenged an earlier 4-0 loss to the Eagles. The single Eagle goal was the first goalie Gabriel Kadric (seven saves on Saturday) and the Commodore defense had allowed since that earlier Mount Abe victory. Ezekiel Palmer sparked the VUHS offense by scoring twice, once on a penalty kick, and assisting a Jeffrey Stearns goal. VUHS will visit MUHS, winner of three straight since a loss at VUHS, on Tuesday.
For Mount Abe on Saturday Weston Allred found the net, and goalie Ethan DeWitt made six saves.
On this past Wednesday the 3-5-2 Eagles blitzed host Spaulding, 6-0. Eric McKean (two goals, assist) and William Wright (goal, two assists) led the attack, Owen Maille and Wyatt Thompson added a goal apiece, and Spaulding contributed an own goal. DeWitt made four saves.
Also on Wednesday the Commodores picked up a 2-0 win at Milton. Kadric posted 11 saves, one on a penalty kick, for VUHS, and Nathan Wojchiehowski and Palmer scored. Nolan Deep stopped five shots for Milton (3-4-2).
TIGERS WIN TWICE
On Wednesday the Tigers outlasted host Missisquoi, 3-2. Owen Palcsik, Tucker Moulton and Ben Turner gave MUHS a 3-0 lead. MVU goalie Kyle Gilbert stopped seven shots, and Lucas Palcsik made three saves for MUHS.
On Saturday the Tigers blanked host Spaulding, 4-0, in what Coach Reeves Livesay called a compete effort. Supplying the goals were Turner, from Joseph Findlay; Tucker Moulton, from Owen Connelly and Turner; and Peter Orzech. Goalies Palcsik and Logan Pierson-Flagg combined for a two save shutout as MUHS moved to 6-3-1.
OTTERS EDGE SLATERS
On Wednesday host OV got a late goal from Pat McKeighan to edge Fair Haven, 1-0. Cole Letourneau assisted the game-winner as the Otters improved to 3-5-1 with a win in a game they controlled.
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