Girls soccer teams pick up victories, tie

ADDISON COUNTY — In a busy high school girls’ soccer slate late last week, Mount Abraham reached .500 with a pair of wins, Middlebury split two games, and Vergennes picked up a tie before falling on the road.
Otter Valley hosted a key Division III game on Friday; see story. Teams are entering their final week of regular season play.
On Wednesday Mount Abe breezed past winless host Missisquoi, 4-0. The Eagle goals came from Sydney Minnerly,Emma Campbell,Rebecca Laurent andChloe Johnston. MVU goalie Madison Conley made 17 saves.
On Saturday the Eagles blanked host Spaulding, 2-0, to push their record to 5-5-2. Minnerly scored in the first half, and Addy Harris, from Johnston, notched the second goal. Eagles Justice Green and Olivia Paine, the latter returning from injury, shared time in net; Paine had to make one save. Lindsay Lapan stopped 15 shots for the 5-6-2 Tide.
The Eagles battling for a D-II home playoff game and will visit MUHS on Tuesday and host Rutland on Friday.
On Wednesday the Tigers rallied from a 3-1 second-half deficit to top visiting Mill River, 5-3. The Tigers outshot, MRU, 17-5. A Helen Anderson goal helped MUHS forge a 1-1 halftime tie. MRU then scored twice before the Tigers erupted for four goals in the final 17 minutes.
Ivy Doran started the rally by heading in a Hannah Turner serve, Anderson volleyed in an Izzy Pistilli corner kick, Doran converted an Anderson feed for the game-winner, and Michelle Skovsgard added an insurance goal, from Doran.
On Saturday six Rice players scored as their team topped the visiting Tigers, 6-0. Goalie Maddi Houston stopped four shots for the 7-2-3 Green Knights. Carly Burger andJulia Bartlett combined for 21 saves for the 3-9 Tigers.
On Wednesday VUHS and visiting Spaulding tied, 1-1. Maria Malaney gave VUHS a first-half lead, but Ella McCarthy equalized in the second half for the Tide (5-5-2). Goalie Kate Gosliga made 10 saves for the Commodores.
On Saturday night host Milton topped the Commodores, 3-1. Milton’s Tatum Shappy scored twice to break a 1-1 tie, and goalie Madison North made six saves. Rhode Miguel, assisted by Emily Rooney assist, scored for VUHS, and Gosliga stopped eight shots.
The 5-4-2 Commodores should be able to nail down a first-round D-III home game with a positive result at home vs. Rice on Tuesday or at Missisquoi on Friday.

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