GOALIE KATE GOSLIGA and the rest of the Vergennes defense scramble to clear a corner kick as Eagles Juliette Snell (2) and Lucy Guy (8) wait to swoop in the first half of Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to Mount Abe in Bristol.
Independent photo/Steve James
BRISTOL — It almost felt like Tuesday’s high school girls’ soccer game between host Mount Abraham and Vergennes was over before it started.
The host Division II Eagles, smarting from a rough stretch the week before, jumped on the Commodores quickly. They launched three shots in the first 4:20, scored on their third, and added two more goals in the first 23:03 in their 3-0 victory, one that clinched their Lake Division crown.
They outshot VUHS, 32-3, even though the Commodores had come in riding a four-game winning streak that had moved them into first place in D-III. As of Wednesday VUHS...
ADDISON COUNTY — In area field hockey action earlier this week, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley each picked up a pair of victories, and Middlebury dropped a pair of games.
Teams are in their final week of play, and the Vermont Principals’ Association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning.
On Friday the 11th, the Eagles blanked visiting Colchester, 2-0, to end their tough three-game skid. Those losses all came to top Division I teams by one goal.
Txuxa Konczal sparked the Eagles by scoring and setting up Emma Fay’s strike, and Madison Gile assisted Konczal. Kira Murray posted...
MUHS SENIOR FORWARD Merry Kimble, foreground, waves for the ball as sophomore midfielder Ivy Doran controls it during the Tigers’ Thursday home game vs. Rutland. In the background sophomore midfielder Sophie Larocque, who scored in the Tigers’ 4-2 setback, looks on.
Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy
ADDISON COUNTY — In midweek high school girls’ soccer action last week, three local teams — Vergennes, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley — all picked up victories, while Middlebury dropped a pair of contests.
Friday and Saturday games in all sports were played after the early deadline for this edition; the Independent’s press was closed this past weekend.
The Commodores on Wednesday defeated defending Division II champion Milton, 3-1, picking up valuable points in their efforts to remain on top of the D-III standings in the process. VUHS scored the game’s first three goals before...
JERICHO — On this past Wednesday, host Mount Mansfield defeated the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team, 1-0, in overtime.
The 6-5-1 Cougars got a goal with 2:20 left in overtime from Jenna Simon to come away with the victory and avenge an earlier overtime loss to the Eagles. MMU received seven saves from two goalies, while Eagle goalie Kira Murray stopped six shots.
The defending Division II champion Eagles dropped to 6-3-2 with their third straight one-goal setback to a D-I team with a winning record, with two of those losses coming in overtime.
Mount Abe was looking to bounce...
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school boys’ soccer games on Tuesday both Mount Abraham and Middlebury posted road shutouts, but Vergennes dropped a home contest.
The Eagles rolled to a 6-0 win over host Spaulding. Branden Reynolds scored twice to lead the attack, and Eric McKean assisted three goals. Also finding the net for Mount Abe were Colby Gile, Silas Burgess, Ethan DeWitt and Tanner Harris. Quincy Cook stepped into goal and posted a five-save shutout as the Eagles improved to 7-2-2, remaining in the race for a home playoff game in Division II. Levi Hilton-VanOsdall stopped three shots...
RUTLAND — Host Division I Rutland defeated the Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team on Monday, 3-2, in a rain-swept game played on the Raiders’ artificial turf field.
The setback dropped the 8-2 Eagles into third place in a crowded D-II race and snapped their eight-game winning streak. Rutland improved to 3-7 with the win; their schedule has included eight D-I opponents.
Erin McClallen had a goal and an assist and Camryn Kinsman scored twice for Rutland.
Addy Harris converted a Mae Peterson corner kick to knot the score at 1-1 midway through the first half, and Lucy Guy made it...
ADDISON COUNTY — In high school girls’ soccer play late last week Mount Abraham and Vergennes rolled to big wins, but Otter Valley fell short in a shootout.
The Commodores also hosted Middlebury on Friday; see story.
The Eagles rolled over visiting Rice, 6-0, to improve to 8-1 and maintain their grip on second place in Division II.
Addy Harris led the attack with two goals and two assists, Chloe Johnston scored twice, and Juliette Snell and Sydney Minnerly also found the net. Justice Green backstopped the Eagles’ eighth straight win with 10 saves, and Rice goalie Khadijah Hussein made...
MOUNT ABE CENTER back Maizy Shepard moves to clear the ball away from Eagle goalie Kira Murray and several CVU attackers in a high school field hockey game in Bristol on Tuesday. CVU edged Mount Abe, 2-1, despite Murray’s 19 saves.
Photo by Mark Bouvier
BRISTOL — Visiting Champlain Valley Union, in first place in Division I, controlled most of the play against the Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team on Tuesday, but the Eagle defense and goaltending made the Redhawks work hard to earn a 2-1 victory.
The Redhawks improved to 8-3, while the defending D-II champion Eagles dropped to 6-2-2 with their second straight setback after an overtime loss at South Burlington the previous Friday.
They remain in second place in D-II with four games left in the regular season, although Otter Valley (7-2) is nipping at their heels. Those two...
EAGLE MIDFIELDER GRACE Harvey and Commodore forward Sydney Weber go up for a header during Saturday’s girls’ soccer game at VUHS. The Eagles’ 3-0 win was their sixth straight.
Photo by Holly Weber
VERGENNES — Two local girls’ soccer teams with postseason hopes met at Vergennes Union High School on Saturday, and one came away happier.
Visiting Mount Abraham controlled play against the host Commodores in a 3-0 victory, with edges of 17-7 in shots and 4-2 in corner kicks that showed the Eagles’ advantage in possession.
The 6-1 Eagles have won six straight after an opening overtime loss to Division II’s first-place team U-32, also 6-1. Mount Abe is in second.
Eagle senior midfielder Mae Peterson said the Eagles have learned to be more consistent since that setback.
“At the beginning of the...
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham and Otter Valley won in girls’ soccer late last week, but Middlebury and Vergennes were less fortunate.
The Commodores also hosted the Eagles on Saturday; see story.
On Wednesday the Eagles defeated visiting Milton, 3-1, with two goals from Lucy Guy and one from Grace Harvey. Goalie Justice Green made three saves as the Eagles moved to 5-1.
On Saturday the Otters defeated visiting Hartford, 3-1. OV improved to 2-4-1. Olivia White scored twice for OV, Ella Brytkowski had one goal, and Mia Politano, Julia Eastman and Mary Kingsley added assists. ...