Field hockey: Eagles and OV pick up wins

JADYNN POPE, CENTER front, is the only senior on the Otter Valley field hockey team, which honored her on its Senior Day on Monday. A defender, Pope celebrated by scoring her first career goal in the Otters’ 8-0 victory over Fair Haven.

ADDISON COUNTY — In the past week of local high school field hockey action Mount Abraham kept rolling, Otter Valley split a pair of games, and Middlebury remained in search of a victory.

On Oct. 9 the Eagles topped visiting Mount Mansfield, 1-0. Txuxa Konczal’s first-period goal, set up by Molly Laurent, held up as the game-winner as Mount Abe outshot the Cougars, 15-3. Maddie Donaldson earned the three-save shutout as the Eagles improved to 3-0 heading into Tuesday.
Mount Abe hosted Burlington on Tuesday; see story on Page 1B.

On Saturday host Windsor (5-0) tipped OV, 4-1. Taylor Lampman scored for OV, and OV freshman goalie Lily Morgan stopped five shots. Windsor is the top team in D-III.
On Monday the young Otters celebrated Senior Day for the team’s only senior, defender Jadynn Pope, and she celebrated by stepping into the attack and scoring her first career goal in OV’s 8-0 victory over visiting Fair Haven. 
Brittney Jackson and Mackenzie McKay each scored twice to pace OV, and Makenna Dick, Madison Colburn and Ryleigh LaPorte added a goal apiece.
On Wednesday OV tied host Woodstock, 1-1. The Otters are 2-3-1 with two games remaining, vs. Fair Haven and Springfield.

On Oct. 9 host Colchester topped the Tigers, 3-0, despite 10 saves from goalie Cassie Bettis.
On Tuesday, visiting Mount Mansfield (1-4) topped the Tigers, 2-0, as Alyssa Benson and Ella Agran scored. Bettis racked up nine more saves as the Tigers dropped to 0-4. 

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