Lacrosse: Victories for girls’ teams, Otter boys

ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school lacrosse earlier this week the Vergennes-Mount Abraham girls and the Otter Valley boys kept up their winning ways, the Middlebury girls picked up a key road victory, and the Tiger boys dropped a road game.
The Mount Abraham-Vergennes boys’ game at U-32 on Monday was postponed. Unless that game is rescheduled, the Eagles will wrap up their season by visiting Montpelier on Thursday.
The regular season concludes on Saturday, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will release playoff pairings on Monday morning.
On Monday the Commodores outpaced visiting Lamoille, 12-3, as Jalen Cook racked up four goals, an assist, six ground balls and 10 draw controls. Grace Harvey added two goals, two assists and five ground balls; Hannah Kelly and Ryley Olsen each scored twice; and Harriet Anderson (two assists) and Leah Croke added a goal apiece.
Commodore goalie Ashley Tierney made eight saves, and Wenzdae Wendling stopped 10 shots for the 4-5 Lancers.
On Tuesday Cook posted six goals and four assists as the Commodores rolled past host Harwood, 13-1. Harvey added two goals, an assist and scooped six ground balls. Molly Laurent, Croke, Siobhan Eagan, Olsen and Marley Keith chipped in a goal apiece. Tierney stopped two shots.
VUHS (14-0) will host second-place Green Mountain Valley at 4:45 p.m. on Thursday. The VPA lists GMVS’ record at 8-1. If that is accurate the Commodores have already clinched the top seed in Division II.
On Monday the Otters topped host Montpelier, 6-5, in overtime, to improve to 7-3, 7-0 in D-II. Tim Kittler and Ethan Sulik-Doty each scored twice to pace OV, and Hayden Gallo and Hayden Bernhardt added a goal apiece. Goalie Alec Stevens backstopped the win with 14 saves.
The Otters are in the three-way battle for the No. 4 seed in D-II with Hartford (8-4) and Harwood (7-3), both records as of Tuesday; those teams have played tougher schedules, including games vs. first-place Spaulding (10-1) and second-place Stowe (8-4). The Otters close with two games vs. Hartford, one scheduled for this Wednesday at home and one on Saturday afternoon on the road.
On Tuesday the Tiger girls reached .500 (7-7) by outlasting host BFA-St. Albans, 11-10. Ada Anderson and Carlisle Brush scored three goals apiece and Emily Laframboise netted two to lead the Tigers. Lacey Greenamyre,Phoebe Smith andMalia Hodges also scored, and goalie Lydia Deppman made nine saves. BFA’s goalie made eight saves as her team dropped to 8-4.
The Tigers were set to visit Mount Mansfield on Tuesday and will host Champlain Valley on Saturday at 11 a.m. as they seek to finish with a winning record and earn a home D-I playoff game after an 0-4 start.
On Tuesday host BFA-St. Albans pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 12-8 win over the Tiger boys. Cooper Cioffi tallied four goals and four assists to spark the 11-1 Bobwhites.
Kolby Farnsworth, Mason Kaufman andBode Rubright each scored twice for the Tigers, who dropped to 4-10 with their fifth straight setback, mostly in competitive games. They were set to host Mount Mansfield on Wednesday before wrapping up by entertaining first-place Champlain Valley on Friday afternoon.

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