OV field hockey on to semifinal
BRANDON — The No. 4 seed Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team dismissed No. 5 Brattleboro, 6-0, in a Division II quarterfinal played Friday in Brandon.
The Otters improved to 10-5 and will next face top-seeded Mount Abraham (9-3-3) at South Burlington High School on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play either No. 2 Burr & Burton (9-5-1) or No. 3 Woodstock (9-4-2) for the title on Saturday at the University of Vermont. Game time will be announced after semifinals in all three divisions are played.
The OV and Mount Abe programs have not met since the 2015 D-II final, which was won by the Otters, 1-0.
Against Brattleboro (6-8-1) on this past Friday Alia Edmunds scored the first of her two goals six minutes into the game to put OV on the board, and Brittney Jackson and Alice Keith made it 3-0 before halftime.
Morgan LaPorte sandwiched two second-half goals around Edmunds’ second strike as the Otters pulled away after the break.
Coach Stacey Edmunds said midfielders Isabella Falco and Sophie Markowski and defenders Gabby LaGrange had strong games for the Otters.
OV goalie Elinor Ross made eight saves, and Natalya Frakin denied 15 shots for Brattleboro.