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. ...
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school boys’ soccer, all on Tuesday, Middlebury and Vergennes picked up road victories, while Mount Abraham settled for a home tie.
Otter Valley’s Tuesday game at West Rutland was postponed due to an unplayable field.
The Tigers earned a 3-0 win at Spaulding, improving to 5-2 in the process, good for third place in Division II. Owen Palcsik’s goal, set up by an Eben Jackson cross, gave MUHS the lead midway through the first half. In the second half Abel Anderson’s unassisted goal made it 2-0, and Alex Bleich capped the scoring on a feed from Frank Wolff....
EAGLE SENIOR MIDFIELDER Silas Burgess launches an ambitious bicycle kick on the Spaulding goal during Mount Abe’s 5-0 home win on Saturday. This bid went on net, but was saved. Another Burgess shot found the goal, and he also set up a score in the Eagles’ 5-0 win.
Photo by Mark Bouvier
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School soccer team set the tone early on Saturday against visiting Spaulding, lost its mojo for a stretch, and then finished strong with one goal late in the first half and three more in the second in a convincing 5-0 win.
Junior striker Branden Reynolds continued to find the net for the Eagles, scoring both goals before the break to give him nine in six games.
Reynolds also set up one of senior midfielder Eric McKean’s two goals. McKean assisted both of Reynolds’ goals, and senior midfielder Silas Burgess added a goal and an assist.
At the other end...
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team scored five times in the second half on Friday on the way to a 6-0 victory over visiting Middlebury.
The Eagles remained unbeaten at 5-0-2 and trail only Hartford (6-0-1) in the Division II standings. The Tigers dropped to 2-4-2.
Molly Laurent led the Mount Abe attack with four goals, and Kierra Lacey and Sydney Perlee added a goal apiece. Txuxa Konczal assisted half of the Eagle strikes.
MUHS goalie Ileigh Aube made seven saves.
ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school soccer games, all played this past Friday, Mount Abraham and Vergennes picked up wins, Otter Valley earned a tie, and MUHS lost a close contest.
The Eagles rolled over visiting Spaulding, 5-0. Juliette Snell scored twice; Lucy Guy, Grace Harvey and Jessica Colbeth added a goal apiece; Mae Peterson contributed two assists; and goalie Justice Green made three saves as the Eagles improved to 4-1. Lilly LaCroix stopped 10 shots in the Tide goal. The Eagles will host Rice on Wednesday and visit VUHS on Saturday.
The visiting Commodores...
ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham rallied past visiting Vergennes to highlight local boys’ soccer play in the latter half of last week. In other action the Commodores lost another road contest, Middlebury split two games, and Otter Valley lost two one-goal games.
The Eagles took a 4-1 record into a home date vs. Spaulding on Saturday; see story.
On a Wednesday game in Bristol the Eagles edged the Commodores, 2-1. VUHS scored 10 minutes into the game, when Tucker Stearns headed home a Jon Willis free kick.
Branden Reynolds equalized shortly after the half, cutting into the box from...
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer picked up a big road win on Tuesday, topping host Rice, a 2018 Division II finalist, 4-1.
The Eagles improved to 3-1 and will host Spaulding on Friday.
Becca Laurent and Addy Harris scored two goals apiece to spark the Eagles, who had a 14-6 advantage in shots on goal.
Emma Blanck scored for Rice, and goalie Emily McDonald stopped 10 shots.
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey squad on Tuesday remained unbeaten by defeating previously undefeated South Burlington, 2-1, in overtime.
The Eagles improved to 3-0-2 and will host Middlebury on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. The Wolves dropped to 4-1.
Emma Fay scored in overtime to give the Eagles the victory. It was her second goal of the game. Mount Abe goalie Kira Murray backstopped the victory with seven saves.
Lindsey Booth scored for SBHS, and goalie Ainsley Hultgren was credited with 19 saves.
MONKTON EIGHTH-GRADER ANNA BELLE Hunt, left, and her Starksboro classmate Makayla Emmons carefully handle a monarch butterfly that was discovered during a field trip to the Bristol Peace Garden last week. Their class at Mount Abraham Union Middle School is taking an interdisciplinary approach to learning about monarchs and other threatened species.
Independent photo/Christopher Ross
BRISTOL — When one of a pair of monarch butterflies escaped captivity and flew off toward a corner garden at Mount Abraham Union High School last week, Jocelyn Foran’s eighth-grade ecology students leapt into action, chasing after their classmate who chased after the butterfly with a white net. The swirling, weaving group looked like nothing so much as a murmuration of starlings.
After they recaptured the monarch and calm was restored, Foran applied a special tracking tag to its wings. If all goes well, a few months from now someone in Mexico will scan the tag and note that the butterfly had...
BRISTOL — The Mount Abraham Union High School girls’ soccer team won twice last week to improve to 2-1.
On Wednesday the Eagles blanked host Stowe, 2-0. Addy Harris and Ellie Ginsburg scored, and goalie Justice Green stopped three shots. Stowe goalie Anika Wagner made 15 saves.
On Saturday the Eagles routed visiting Fairfax, 9-1. Becca Laurent’s hat trick paced Mount Abe; Mae Peterson, Juliettte Snell and Harris each contributed a goal and an assist; and Sydney Minnerly, Chloe Johnston and Jessica Colbeth scored a goal apiece. Green made two saves, and two Fairfax goalies combined for 19...