Girls' hockey edges Stowe

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School girls’ hockey team used a late goal to defeat host Stowe, 2-1, this past Wednesday, to improve to 9-5-1.

The Tigers’ Friday home game vs. Brattleboro was postponed to Monday at 6 p.m. This week the Tigers, battling for the top spots in Division II, will also visit D-I’s first-place team, Essex, on Wednesday and host U-32 on Friday at 5 p.m.

At Stowe last week Avery Gale gave the Tigers the lead with a first-period goal, assisted by Ella Tucker. Stowe’s Abbie Rice knotted the score at 6:32 of the third period.

At 12:08 Tucker netted the game-winner, chipping the puck past a Raider at the Tiger blue line, skating into the Raider end and beating Stowe goalie Ashley McHugh while shrugging off a check.

Tiger goalie Abby Hodsden backstopped the win with 25 saves.

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