Boys’ lax: Otter Valley tops Eagles in OT; Tigers lose
ADDISON COUNTY — In local boys’ lacrosse action late last week, in Division II Otter Valley made it a season’s sweep over the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative team in an overtime battle, while in D-I Middlebury dropped a pair of home games.
In took four overtimes for OV to get past the Eagles, 5-4, on a Tim Kittler goal with 1:13 to go in what proved to be the final extra session.
Both defenses and goalies, OV’s Alec Stevens (21 saves, two in OT) and the Eagles’ Grady Brokaw (eight saves, two in OT), played well. The Otters were also fortunate to improve to 6-3, 6-0 in D-II, when the 3-8 Eagles twice hit posts in OT.
The Otters rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the fourth quarter and tied the game on a Mark Mosley goal in the final minute of regulation. Ethan Sulik-Doty scored twice for OV, and Hayden Gallo also found the net.
Ryan Rougier led the Eagles with three goals and also set up Nate Wojciechowski’s score.
In games played on Wednesday, OV defeated visiting Stratton, 9-5, as Kittler scored three times and Gallo, David Williams andZach Scarborough added two goals apiece. Stevens backstopped the win with 19 saves.
Also on Wednesday visiting Stowe topped the Eagles, 8-3. Neo Weaver, Liam Oxford andGriffin Paradee scored for the Eagles, and Brokaw stopped nine shots.
On Thursday visiting Woodstock edged the Tigers, 9-7, despite four goals and an assist from Kolby Farnsworth and 14 saves and a goal from goalie Jack Rizzo.
On Saturday visiting Hanover, N.H., topped the Tigers, 9-4. MUHS will enter the final week of play with a 4-8 record. They will host Mount Mansfield on Wednesday and Champlain Valley on Friday.
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