The second season of the Vermont Box Lacrosse League, an outgrowth of a decade of summer pickup run by local coaches, came to a close on Saturday.
Sixteen members of the Middlebury Union High School and Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative girls’ lacrosse teams have received Division I or II postseason recognition.
A number of boys’ lacrosse players from Middlebury, Mount Abraham-Vergennes and Otter Valley union high schools made Division I, Division III, or league teams for their efforts this spring.
After two stirring playoff wins to earn the Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative program’s first championship game appearance, the fifth-seeded Eagles had hopes of adding the team’s first title to their résumé.
A strong start in Monday’s Division II final by undefeated Hartford proved to be too much for the Mount Abraham-Vergennes girls’ lacrosse team to overcome in a 10-7 setback.
After a great run in the playoffs, Thursday was not the Eagles’ day when they faced defending champ Montpelier.
All three area high school boys’ lacrosse teams prevailed in playoff quarterfinals last week, but only the Mount Abraham-Vergennes combined team won a semifinal.
Host No. 2 seed South Burlington ended the No. 7 Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team’s season on Friday with a 17-8 victory in a Division I quarterfinal.
The second-seeded Mount Abraham-Vergennes cooperative girls’ lacrosse team got past visiting No. 7 Stowe on Friday, 12-6, in a Division II quarterfinal.
The Middlebury College women’s field hockey team started fast, finished strong, and saw junior attacker Jane Earley pour in six goals as the Panthers defeated Tufts, 13-5, in Sunday’s NCAA Division III championship game in Salem.
The Middlebury Union High School boys’ lacrosse team had good moments vs. visiting Champlain Valley this past Friday, but the Redhawks used a 4-0 fourth-quarter run to break open a tight game and claim a 12-7 victory.
The seventh-seeded Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team coasted past visiting No. 10 Burlington on Tuesday, 18-5, in a first-round Division I playoff game.
The Mount Abraham-Vergennes girls’ lacrosse team finished the regular season with an 11-2 record and earned the No. 2 seed in the Division II playoffs behind undefeated No. 1 Hartford.
The Otter Valley and Mount Abraham/Vergennes boys’ lacrosse team are opening their Division III postseason quests this week.
The Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team had suffered a disappointing 7-5 loss at Essex the last time the two squads met, and the Tigers were determined not to let it happen again on Fucile Field on Saturday.