Monday wrap: Eagle field hockey, Tiger boys’ teams, VUHS girls win
ADDISON COUNTY — In a busy stretch of high school sports late last week, the winners were Mount Abraham field hockey, Middlebury football, Vergennes girls’ soccer and MUHS boys’ soccer.
On Oct. 9 Mound Abe topped visiting Mount Mansfield, 1-0. Txuxa Konczal’s first-period goal, set up by Molly Laurent, held up as the game-winner as the Eagles outshot the Cougars, 15-3. Goalie Maddie Donaldson earned the three-save shutout as the Eagles improved to 3-0.
On Friday host Colchester topped the Tigers, 3-0, despite 10 saves from goalie Cassie Bettis. MUHS is 0-4.
Also on Friday, host Windsor upended OV, 4-1. Taylor Lampman scored OV’s goal in the first quarter, and freshman goalie Lily Morgan made five saves for OV (1-3).
On Friday MUHS (3-0-1) coasted at Spaulding, 4-0. Tiger goals came from Owen Connelly (two), Trey Bosworth and Edward Fallis.
Also on Friday visiting Milton remained unbeaten with a 6-1 victory over the 2-2 Eagles. Joe Graziadei converted a penalty kick for Mount Abe, and goalies Will Vichi (three) and Creed Stilwell (one) combined for four stops.
On Saturday host Bellows Falls topped the Otters, 3-1. Cole Letourneau scored for OV, from Kieran Williams. OV fell to 2-2 despite putting 15 shots on the BF net.
On Wednesday host Milton defeated the Commodores, 1-0, despite three saves from goalie Kate Gosliga.
On Thursday the Otter girls defeated host Woodstock behind strong defense and a pair of Elena Politano first-half goals. Mia Politano set up Elena Politano’s first goal, and the second came on a penalty kick. Mia Politano also assisted Bryn Blanchard’s strike for OV.
Coach Tammi Blanchard credited defenders Mallory Lufkin, Brielle Mackie, Lexi Hayes and Adia Polli and goalieLinnea Faulkner as OV improved to 2-0.
On Friday unbeaten Fair Haven pulled away in the second half for an 8-0 win over the Otters. Slaters Brittney Love, Megan Ezzo and Lily Briggs each scored twice. Both coaches said Faulkner played well in goal for OV (2-1).
On Saturday host Spaulding tipped the Tigers, 1-0, on Paige Allen’s late first-half goal. Tide keeper Rebecca McKelvy made six saves, and Audrey Schnoor came up with 14 stops for MUHS (0-1-1).
Also on Saturday visiting Milton edged the Eagles, 1-0, on Ana Dykeman’s second-half strike. Milton goalie Sara Ambrose made two saves, and Joanna Toy made seven for the 1-1 Eagles.
Finally on Saturday the VUHS girls won at Springfield, 3-2, as Sydney Weber popped in a pair of goals, and Felicia Poirier contributed a goal and an assist. Gosliga made one save as the Commodores moved to 2-1-2 heading into a Wednesday home game vs. the Eagles.
On Wednesday the Tigers outlasted host Poultney, 27-20, after taking a 27-7 lead late in the third quarter. Tiger defender Fynn Whitlock sealed the victory with a late interception of Poultney quarterback Taite Capman.
In his two quarters Tiger quarterback Ryan Thomas-Danyow completed 23 of his 27 passes for 218 yards, and he and Zach Bean each threw for two touchdowns. Sam Warren caught a pair of scoring passes, and Gabe Dunn and Gabe Cotell snagged one apiece.
For Poultney (0-4), Levi Allen completed 10 of 19 passes for 142 yards, and Capman hit 13 of his 26 for 127 yards.
The Tigers hosted Rutland on Friday; see story.
On Saturday visiting Burr & Burton edged the Otters, 35-27. BBA improved to 4-1. Details on the Otters’ offensive performance could not be obtained over the weekend. OV is 2-3 heading into a Tuesday home game vs. MUHS.
Also on Saturday, host Rice rolled past visiting Mount Abe/VUHS, 48-20. Details on the Eagles were also not immediately available. The Eagles’ Wednesday home game vs. the Seawolves was postponed. The Eagles are 1-3 with a Wednesday home gave vs. CVU on tap.
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