Boys’ soccer teams see mixed results

ADDISON COUNTY — Area high school boys’ soccer teams saw ups and downs between Oct. 6 and 12: Vergennes tied one and won one; Mount Abraham won, lost and tied; Middlebury split two games; and Otter Valley came up short in three outings.


On Oct. 7, visiting Green Mountain Valley got a Walker Henyon goal in the final minute of regulation to tie VUHS, 1-1. Gumby goalie Dillon Rowles made eight saves. Shamus Rooney scored earlier in the second half for the Commodores, from Ethan Gebo, and keeper Abram Francis stopped four shots in his return from injury.

On Saturday, the Commodores defeated host Rice, 2-0, scoring twice in the second half. Jonah Mahé converted a Rooney corner kick, and Rooney netted a penalty kick. Both Francis and Rice goalie Nate Degraff-Murphy made 11 saves.

On Tuesday, the Commodores edged host Missisquoi, 1-0, in overtime. Jack Wyman slotted home the game-winner on a serve from Xavier Deblois, and Francis made two saves. Coach Kevin Hayes said VUHS carried most of the play as his team improved to 8-1-2.


On Oct. 6, visiting Rice nipped the Tigers, 1-0. Mike Pelletier scored the only goal, and Green Knight keeper stopped eight shots. Owen Lawton made nine saves for MUHS.

On Saturday, the Tigers bounced back to win at Mississquoi, 3-0. After forcing an early MVU own goal, MUHS got second-half strikes from Trey Bosworth, assisted by Ronen Silberman, and Eliot Schneider, assisted by Bosworth. Lawton stopped eight shots as the Tigers moved to 6-4-1.


On Oct. 6, the visiting Eagles upended Missisquoi, 3-1, on goals from Carter MonksJake Lucarelli and Chance DeneckerEli Burgess and Judah Jackson picked up assists, and goalie Creed Stillwell returned from injury to make five saves.

On Saturday, host Milton topped the Eagles, 7-1, as Brandon Mitchell scored twice and Zack Logan notched a goal and three assists for the Yellowjackets, who also received two saves from Braeden Caragher. Burgess, set up by Lucarelli, scored for Mount Abe, and Stillwell made 17 saves.

On Monday, the Eagles settled for a 3-3 tie with host Green Mountain Valley when Gumby Nate Brophy equalized with 10 minutes left in regulation. GMVS goalie Dillon Rowles made six saves.

Burgess scored twice for the Eagles, and Henry Cogswell also found the net. Stilwell made nine saves for Mount Abe, which stood at 5-5-1 after the deadlock.


On Oct. 7, host Green Mountain Union improved to 10-1 with a 5-0 victory over OV. Everett Mosher scored three times for the Chieftains.

On Saturday, host Woodstock’s Body Wood scored twice in the second half to lead his team to a 2-0 defeat of the Otters.

OV coach Dick Williams said the Otters were on the front foot in the first half, with Kieran Williams and Luca Cifone creating chances, but the Wasps controlled much of the second half. Hayden Bernhardt made seven saves for the Otters.

On Tuesday, visiting Stratton edged the Otters, 3-2. OV got goals from Elijah Tucker-Bryant, assisted by Evan Thomas, and from Fraser Pierpont on a long free kick with 11 minutes remaining in the game. But Simon Baron’s deflected shot found the net for Stratton’s late game-winner, dropping the Otters to 2-8-2.

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