Local boys’ lax teams earn victories

ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ lacrosse play between May 11 and 18, Mount Abraham/Vergennes defeated Otter Valley, but OV bounced back to win a pair. Also, Middlebury won twice and MAV came up short after defeating the Otters.


On May 11, the Eagles bested the host Otters, 15-10, to sweep the season series between the teams.

Late in the first period, the game turned in the Eagles’ favor with OV leading, 3-2, when Mount Abe scored twice in the final 14.4 seconds — first Finley Kaeck scored, and then Sawyer Shepard beat the horn. The Eagles then outscored OV by 6-0 in the second period to take charge.

Henry Anderson (four goals, assist), Noah Ladeau (three goals, three assists), and Shepard (three goals, assist) led the MAV attack, and five Eagles had a goal apiece, including Sawyer Leonard, who added two assists. Goalie Connor Meacham made eight saves, and Sam Mangini added one.

OV’s Evan Thomas led all scorers with five goals, and Matt Mosely and Hayden Bernhardt (two assists) scored two apiece. OV goalie Daniel O’Brien blocked four shots.


On May 12, the Tigers outscored host Mount Mansfield, 16-9. Owen Lawton led the attack with four goals and two assists, and Eddie Hodde, Jackson Gillett (assist) and Zach Jette added two goals apiece. Willem Berry chipped in a goal and two assists, and goalie Kegan Brown made eight saves.

Jack Arpey led the Cougars with three goals, and Mason Remington made 11 saves.

The Tigers’ weekend game with Burlington was called off due to a COVID outbreak on the BHS squad.

On Tuesday, the Tigers rolled to an 8-2 halftime lead over visiting Mount Mansfield on the way to a 13-5 victory. Other details of the game were not reported. Unofficially, their 7-3 record is good enough for fourth place in Division I.


On May 14, visiting Stowe raided the Eagles’ nest, 13-4. Leanter Pinkham and Luke Farley led Stowe with three goals apiece.

Anderson scored twice for the Eagles, and Ladeau and Shepard added a goal apiece.

The Eagles’ Monday home game vs. Rice was postponed.


On May 14, the Otters avenged an earlier one-goal loss at Fairfax by chambering the Bullets, 11-5. Bernhardt led the attack with four goals and two assists, while Thomas notched two goals and three assists, and Moseley and Nick Parker each scored twice.

Ben Marks added the final goal and was a force in the faceoff circle for OV.

On Tuesday, O’Brien made 13 saves as the Otters edged host Randolph, 5-3. Bernhardt and Thomas each scored twice for OV, and Kieran Williams had the other score as the Otters improved to 7-3.

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