October 7th, 2013
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abe edged Vergennes to remain unbeaten and highlight area high school boys’ soccer action in the latter half of last week.
In other action, Middlebury dropped a pair of road games, and VUHS picked up a tie away from home. Otter Valley (4-6) was idle.
VERGENNES — On Friday, the Vergennes Union High School girls’ soccer team hosted Division I Rice, which came in on a four-game winning streak that included victories over two of the top squads in D-II, Milton and Mount Abraham.
The 6-3-1 Green Knights looked like a team on a roll, carrying play and outshooting the 4-5 Commodores, 18-4, and defeating them, 4-0.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school girls’ soccer play, all on this past Friday, Mount Abraham and another Division II contender battled to a tie, while Middlebury and Otter Valley dropped road contests. Vergennes fell to Rice at home (See story).
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BENNINGTON — The Middlebury Union High School football team had little trouble with winless host Mount Anthony on Friday night, scoring four first-quarter touchdowns in 3:05 on the way to a 48-6 Division I victory.
JERICHO — Host Mount Mansfield dealt the shorthanded Middlebury Union High School field hockey team a 6-1 defeat on Thursday.
The Cougars improved to 2-6-1, while the Tigers, playing without their starting center back and center middie due to injuries, dropped to 2-4-3. The loss also snapped the Tigers’ three-game unbeaten streak.
MMU took a 2-0 lead before a Tajah Marsden goal cut the lead to 2-1 at the half. But MMU pulled away after the break.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/4 MUHS vs. Mt. Anthony ................. 48-6
10/5 OV vs. Poultney ......................... 65-13
10/5 Mt. Abe vs. Oxbow .................... 36-21
10/3 Burlington vs. Mt. Abe .................... 1-1
10/3 Mt. Mansfield vs. MUHS................... 6-1
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team needed a second-half goal to earn a 1-1 tie with visiting Metro Conference foe Burlington on Thursday; but Eagles missed an opportunity to pick up points in the Division II standings by defeating a mid-pack D-I foe.
The Eagles’ record stands at 6-3-1 and in third place in D-II behind undefeated Rice and 8-2 Otter Valley, while Burlington (3-4-2) slipped past Middlebury into seventh place in D-I with the road tie.