MIDDLEBURY — The No. 8 Middlebury Union High School field hockey team rallied to win a first-round Division I playoff game on Wednesday before falling to No. 1 Essex on Saturday.
On, Wednesday, the Tigers topped visiting No. 9 Mount Mansfield, 3-2. The victory was the Tigers’ first at home this fall, and it avenged a 6-1 loss at MMU when the Tigers were without two injured starters. MUHS improved to 4-7-3, while MMU fell to 4-7-1. The Tigers held edges of 8-5 in shots on goal and 12-7 in penalty corners.