Lacrosse: VUHS girls net big win; Tiger boys split; MUHS girls fall

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school lacrosse action earlier this week, the Vergennes-Mount Abraham girls won a key Division II clash, the Middlebury boys split two road games, and the Middlebury girls fell on the road.
The Commodore girls dealt visiting U-32 its first loss, 9-8, in a showdown for the top spot in D-II. The Commodores improved to 6-0, while the defending D-II champion Raiders dropped to 4-1.
The Commodores used a balanced attack to take a late 9-7 lead, as Jalen Cook, Txuxa Konczal andRyley Olsen each scored twice, and Leah Croke,Hannah Kelly andSiobhan Eagan added a goal apiece.
The Raiders then took advantage of a Commodore yellow card and a player advantage to pull within one goal, and won the final draw. But Kelly checked the ball away from a Raider and came up with the ground ball to seal the victory.
Emily Ehret (three goals) and Brooke George (two goals) led the Raider attack, and goalie Kathryn Jones made 13 saves.
Grace Harvey led the Commodores with five ground balls, and goalie Ashley Tierney stopped three shots.
“It was a team effort against a strong U-32 team,” said Coach Marikate Kelley. “Goals and ground balls were well distributed.”
On Monday host Woodstock got past the Tigers, 9-6, despite 17 saves from goalie Jack Rizzo. Bode Rubright (three goals and an assist) and Kolby Farnsworth (two goals, assist) led the MUHS attack. Coach Matt Rizzo said the Tigers are looking forward to performing better in the rematch. “We can’t wait to see them at home next week,” Rizzo said.
On Tuesday the Tigers bested host Colchester, 9-6, to even their record at 4-4. Ian Ploof led the way with three goals, Rubright and Farnsworth each scored twice to pace the attack. Rizzo made nine saves for MUHS, and Dale Colley stopped a dozen shots for the Lakers.
The MUHS girls’ fell at Mount Anthony, 9-8, a result that ended the Tigers’ four-game winning streak. The Tigers dropped to 4-5 heading into a scheduled Wednesday home game vs. undefeated South Burlington. MUHS is set to host Champlain Valley at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

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