WOODSTOCK — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team defeated host Woodstock on Friday, 4-3 in overtime. The win moved the Otters to 7-2 and into second place in Division II.
Brittney Jackson rapped home the game-winner on a penalty corner awarded to the Otters as time expired in overtime. With the clock at 0:00, Alia Edmunds crossed to Jackson at the far post, and Jackson converted for the game-winner.
Edmunds had forced overtime with a blast on another penalty corner with 90 seconds to go in regulation, capping an OV comeback from a 3-1 second-half deficit.
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...
Here's what happened in Addison County high school and college sports this past week. See below for this week's schedule of games and events.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
10/3 Rice vs. MUHS........................... 7-0
10/4 OV vs. Woodstock............. 4-3 (OT)
10/5 OV vs. Mill River.................... 36-35
10/5 MUHS vs. CVU......................... 45-7
10/5 Mt. Anthony vs. Mt. Abe......... 50-14
10/2 VUHS vs. Spaulding................... 5-0
10/4 Mill River vs. OV........................ 5-4
10/4 Mt. Abe vs. Rice......................... 6-0
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...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College men’s soccer team remained unbeaten by picking up a win and a tie against two ranked NESCAC opponents this past weekend. The 5-0-3 Panthers will visit Bates this Saturday.
This past Saturday Panther Liam Sloan converted a penalty kick with 6:25 remaining in overtime to lift the Panthers to a 2-1 home NESCAC triumph over previously unbeaten Connecticut College, then ranked No. 11 in NCAA Division III. The Camels are 5-1-2 after a tie at Williams on Sunday.
The Panthers took a 1-0 lead 6:50 into the contest when Brandon Reid fired a low shot from the left...
BRANDON — Visiting White River Valley dealt the host Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer team a tough 3-2 loss on Monday.
White River’s Jack Simac scored with 25 seconds left in regulation to give White River the victory.
White River twice took one-goal leads. Luca Cifone, assisted by Hayden Bernhardt, tied the game in the first half for OV, and Sawyer Pierpont, from Cole Letourneau, equalized for the Otters in the second half.
OV Coach Dick Williams said goalie Ben Adams played well in the setback for the 1-8 Otters, who will play at Mill River on Thursday.
EAST MONTPELIER — The Vergennes Union High School boys were second out of 16 teams at Saturday’s U-32 Invitational cross-country meet, while the Middlebury girls were fourth out of eight scoring squads.
Ben Huston led the Commodore boys with a fifth-place finish, while Tiger runner Jack Christner led his sixth-place team by taking seventh.
U-32 easily won the boys’ race with 52 points, but the next five teams were closely bunched. The Commodores tied St. Johnsbury for second with 128 points but won on a tiebreaker, while the Tigers were only 11 points behind at 139. Mount Abraham, led by Noah...
FAIR HAVEN — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team romped past winless host Fair Haven on Tuesday, 15-0. The 6-2 Otters should face a stiffer test at Woodstock on Friday.
Alia Edmunds led the rout with four goals and assists, and Morgan LaPorte also scored four times. Riley Keith scored twice, and Livia Bernhardt, McKenzie McKay, Bella Falco, Alice Keith and Ellie Ross — OV’s starting goalie taking a turn in the field — added a goal apiece.
Ross made three saves and Madison Colburn added two saves for OV, while Fair Haven’s Jordyn Howard stopped 20 shots.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College women’s soccer team picked up two more wins this past weekend to improve to 7-0-1. The Panthers, ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division III last week, will play at Bates this Saturday.
On this past Saturday the Panthers blanked NESCAC foe Connecticut, 2-0, as midfielder Gretchen McGrath scored twice. The Camels lost for the first time, but also fell on Sunday at Williams, 1-0, and are 6-2.
Middlebury struck for its first goal with 3:52 remaining in the first half. McGrath received a short touch pass from Ellie Greenberg and chipped a shot into the right corner.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury College football team defeated visiting Trinity on Saturday, 32-27, to remain undefeated at 3-0 and stay in a three-way tie for first place in NESCAC with Amherst and Wesleyan.
The Panthers will visit Amherst at 2 p.m. this Saturday as they seek to remain atop the league standings.
This past Saturday’s game saw two lead changes and a big crowd of 2,850.
Panther Carter Massengill kicked a 33-yard field goal to give Middlebury a 3-0 lead on its first possession. The Panthers went up 10-0 at 10:34 of the second quarter on a three-yard run by quarterback Will Jernigan...