Boys’ soccer: Tigers topple Eagles; VUHS and Otter Valley suffer losses

ADDISON COUNTY — Visiting Middlebury made it a season sweep of Mount Abraham to highlight local high school boys’ soccer in games all played on Friday. In other action Vergennes and Otter Valley dropped home contests.
In a game moved to Middlebury College’s men’s soccer field due to wet conditions on Fucile Field, the Tigers rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Eagles, their fifth straight win. 
Tucker Moulton paced MUHS with two goals, Eben Jackson contributed a goal and an assist, and Frank Wolff, Andy Giorgio and Peter Orzech also found the net. Tiger goalies Lucas Palcsik (five saves) and Logan Pierson-Flagg (two) combined on the shutout, the 8-3-1 Tigers’ fourth in their winning streak and sixth of the season. The Tigers remain in sixth place in Division I.
Goalie Ethan DeWitt made six saves as Mount Abe lost its third straight and dropped to 3-7-2.
Visiting Missisquoi edged the Commodores, 3-2, as Mitchell Bourdeau’s second goal of the second half came with seven minutes to go and snapped a 2-2 tie. Ezekiel Palmer’s second goal of the game had knotted the score a minute earlier. Jonathan Willis and Adam Sausville assisted Palmer’s strikes, and goalie Gabriel Kadric made six saves for the 6-6 Commodores. MVU goalie Kyle Gilbert stopped eight shots.
VUHS (6-6) is in a tight race for a home playoff game in D-III with a week to go. 
Visiting Mill River topped the Otters, 3-1, under the lights on Markowski Field. Mill River took an early lead, but persistent OV pressure forced a Minuteman miscue and an own goal that tied the game midway through the first half. OV Coach Dick Williams said the Otters continued to possess, but MRU scored against the run of play late in the half and picked up a crucial insurance goal six minutes into the second half. OV dropped to 3-7-1.

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