Girls’ soccer teams struggle this week

ADDISON COUNTY — A tie for Middlebury was the only positive girls’ soccer result between Sept. 15 and 21, as the Tigers also suffered their first loss, while Mount Abraham and Vergennes remained winless.

MUHS also visited Mount Abe on Tuesday (see story). Otter Valley’s Sept. 15 game vs. West Rutland was postponed to Oct. 5. The Otters were set to host Hartford on Wednesday.


On Sept. 15, the Tigers and visiting Fair Haven (3-0-1) dueled to a 3-3 tie. Lily Lapiner, from Meredith Horne, scored for MUHS in the first half, but the Slaters led at the break on strikes from Elizabeth Love and Lily Briggs.

Cady Pitner and Amelia Quesnel, from Sophie Larocque, gave the Tigers a second-half lead, but Briggs equalized for Fair Haven in the final minutes. Tiger goalie Julia Bartlett made nine saves, and Slater goalie Katelynn Hadwen made 11.

On Saturday, visiting Division I Rutland blanked the Tigers, 3-0. Three Ravens scored, and goalie Kathryn Moore stopped six shots. Bartlett made five saves for the 3-1-1 Tigers.


On Sept. 15, the Commodores succumbed to a second-half rally by visiting Enosburg in a 2-1 setback. Allie Croke, from Felicia Poirier, gave VUHS the lead late in the first half. Enosburg equalized with 20 minutes to play on a Dana Elkins breakaway, and scored again three minutes later when Gabby Spaulding netted a rebound.

VUHS keeper Carlyn Rapoport made two saves, and Enosburg’s Zoe McGee made six.

On Tuesday, three Rice players scored in the Green Knights’ 3-0 victory over the Commodores. Rapoport stopped nine shots for VUHS, which dropped to 0-5. Three of those losses have come by one goal.


On Saturday, visiting Colchester scored five times in the second half to defeat the host Eagles, 6-0. Kelsi Pratt scored three times to lead the Laker attack, and goalie Aurora Proulx stopped two shots. Goalie Jo Toy made 18 saves for Mount Abe, which dropped to 0-4, all against D-I opponents, heading into Tuesday’s game vs. MUHS.

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