field hockey

COLCHESTER — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team blanked host Colchester, 1-0, on Monday to remain unbeaten at 2-0-1. Eagle goalie Kira Murray stopped 14 shots to earn the shutout, and forward Txuxa Konczal’s unassisted goal midway through the second half stood up as the game-winner. Laker goalie Ciera Morse made seven saves. The Eagles were set to host Missisquoi on Wednesday and will entertain Mount Mansfield at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
BRANDON — Visiting Burr & Burton, a Division II finalist in 2018, edged the Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday, 3-2 in overtime. Bulldog Riley Callen scored the game-winner in the first minute of the extra session, and BBA goalie Hannah Callen was credited with 22 saves in keeping the Otters at bay. The Bulldogs jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first five minutes on goals by Celsey McMahon and Perrin Marion. OV Coach Stacey Edmunds said the Otters “found their composure and came back swinging in the second half.” Ryleigh LaPorte scored from an Alia Edmunds pass in the...
MIDDLEBURY — The defending NCAA Division III champion Middlebury College field hockey team opened its season with three one-sided wins between Sept. 4 and 8. The Panthers, ranked No. 1 courtesy of their 2018 title, will look to move to 4-0 at NESCAC rival Bowdoin on Saturday. On Sept. 4 the Panthers dismissed visiting Castleton, 8-0, in their season opener, outshooting the Spartans by 34-0. Freshman Audrey Lazar led the attack with three goals, Kelly Coyle scored a goal and set up a strike, and Erin Nicholas, freshman Katie George, Isabel Chandler and Alison Denby found the cage. Former local...

TIGER DEFENDER LYDIA Deppman gets into the Eagles’ defensive zone to challenge goalie Kira Murray in the first half of the 1-1 tie between MUHS and Mount Abe at Middlebury on Thursday. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — After momentum swings, remarkable saves and fine plays at both ends by both teams, the final Mount Abraham shot of Thursday’s field hockey game at Middlebury Union High School trickled just wide with no time left on the clock. The final horn had already sounded, and the defending Division II champion Eagles had one last chance on a penalty corner to break a tie in the overtime they had dominated. But two Eagles out front couldn’t quite square up a shot, the ball rolled harmlessly past the left post, and the scoreboard read 1-1. Although the Eagles earned a slight edge in...
BRATTLEBORO — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team opened on Friday with a 4-0 win over host Brattleboro. Morgan LaPorte scored twice for the Otters, Alia Edmunds contributed a goal and set up both LaPorte strikes, and Brittney Jackson opened the scoring for OV. OV goalie Ellie Ross made one save, while two Brattleboro keepers combined for 22 stops. OV will host 2018 Division II finalist Burr & Burton on Tuesday.
ADDISON COUNTY — As the high school field hockey season opened Mount Abraham won a close road contest, and Middlebury split a pair of games. Otter Valley’s opener at Brattleboro on Saturday was postponed. OV will instead debut at Brattleboro on Friday at 6:30 p.m. EAGLES On Aug. 30 the Eagles edged host U-32, 3-2. Mount Abe forwards Emma Fay, Molly Laurent and Txuxa Konczal knocked in a goal apiece, and Fay set up one score. Mount Abe will visit MUHS on Thursday afternoon. TIGERS Also on Aug. 30 the Tigers won their opener at Burlington, 2-1, as senior forwards Lexi Bartlett and Phoebe Smith...

RISING SENIOR MIDFIELDER Marissa Baker, seen here during 2018 NCAA Division III tournament play vs. The College of New Jersey, has helped the Middlebury College field hockey win two NCAA titles and has volunteered at New Haven’s Beeman Elementary School. Photo by Will Costello
This story courtesy of the Middlebury College Sports Information Department. MIDDLEBURY — Marissa Baker, a rising senior midfielder on the Middlebury College field hockey team, shoots for the stars both on and off the field at Middlebury. The computer science major from Darien, Conn., who minors in Russian Literature and Culture, helped the Panthers win back-to-back NCAA Division III championships, has volunteered at Beeman Elementary School in New Haven, and has worked throughout her Middlebury career at the college’s Mittelman Observatory. Baker recently sat down with the college’s Sports...

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