Girls’ soccer: MUHS, Otter Valley win

ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury outlasted Mount Abraham to highlight local girls’ soccer play between Oct. 6 and 12.

In other action, the Eagles bounced back for a win, Otter Valley broke through for its first victory, while Vergennes recorded a setback.


On Oct. 8, the host Tigers edged Mount Abe, 1-0. Defender Elisabeth Crawford scored the Tiger goal, with an assist from Hannah Turner. Tiger goalie Julia Bartlett worked a six-save shutout as her team improved to 7-3-1 with its second 1-0 win of the season over Mount Abe.

Eagle goalie Jo Toy made five saves as Mount Abe slipped to 2-8 heading into a Monday home game vs. U-32.


On Monday, the Eagles edged visiting U-32, 1-0, on Maia Jensen’s second-half strike set up by Nell HarveyToy made five saves as the Eagles moved to 3-7, while Evie Moore made nine saves for the Raiders.


On Saturday, host Hartford defeated the OV girls, 3-1. Three Hurricanes scored, while Elena Politano converted an Ella Brytowski cross for the Otters. Linnea Faulkner also returned from injury to the OV goal.

Before the game, OV and Hartford players all linked hands in a show of anti-sexist solidarity. Hartford had left the field late in its last game at Fair Haven, because members of the crowd were directing derogatory and sexist remarks at Hurricane players.

On Tuesday, the Otters broke through for their first win as Politano scored twice en route to defeating host Mill River, 2-1, in overtime. Politano’s second goal came three minutes into extra time.

Brytowski and Savanna Cook assisted Politano as OV improved to 1-10.


On Oct. 8, host Rice claimed a 6-0 victory over VUHS. Cassie Beste led the 7-4 Green Knights with two goals and two assists, while goalie Sunshine Clark stopped two shots. VUHS goalie Carlyn Rapoport made six saves for the Commodores.

On Monday, visiting Stowe topped VUHS, 3-0, in a rematch of the 2020 D-III final. The Raiders improved to 10-0-1 on the strength of two goals from Orly Bryan and one save from Parker Reeves. Rapoport made six saves as VUHS dropped to 1-10.

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