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TIGER SENIOR EBEN Jackson lines up the game-winning, double-overtime shot in Saturday’s boys’ soccer game in Middlebury. Jackson’s goal was the only one surrendered by Commodore keeper Jeffrey Stearns, left, who made 10 saves. Tiger freshman goalie Owen Lawton stopped eight shots. Photo by Gabe Hamilton
10/06/2019
MIDDLEBURY — For the third straight game, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ soccer team found itself tied in the late going, this time at 0-0 in double overtime on Saturday against their scrappy neighbors from Vergennes.  The 8-2 Tigers, winners of five straight, found the same answer they had in their 1-0 win over visiting Milton on Sept. 27 and their 2-1 victory over Mount Abraham three days earlier.  That would be senior forward Eben Jackson, who scored the game-winner in both those games, in double overtime vs. Milton and with five minutes left in regulation vs. the Eagles. This time...
10/06/2019
ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury edged Mount Abraham and Vergennes picked up a big road win to highlight boys’ soccer action last week, while elsewhere, the Eagles rebounded with a victory and Otter Valley dropped a road game. The Tigers also hosted the Commodores on Saturday afternoon; see story. TIGERS-EAGLES On Wednesday the Tigers got a goal from Eben Jackson with five minutes remaining in regulation to edge the visiting Eagles, 2-1. The game was tied at the half as Alex Bleich, assisted by Owen Palcsik, scored for MUHS, and Silas Burgess, set up by Eric McKean, equalized for the Eagles. ...
10/06/2019
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.  Jackson, from...
10/06/2019
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. EAGLES 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...
10/06/2019
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. *** SCOREBOARD HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Field Hockey 10/3 Rice vs. MUHS........................... 7-0 10/4 OV vs. Woodstock............. 4-3 (OT) Football 10/5 OV vs. Mill River.................... 36-35 10/5 MUHS vs. CVU......................... 45-7 10/5 Mt. Anthony vs. Mt. Abe......... 50-14 Girls’ Soccer 10/2 VUHS vs. Spaulding................... 5-0 10/4 Mill River vs. OV........................ 5-4 10/4 Mt. Abe vs. Rice......................... 6-0 10/...

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
10/03/2019
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...
10/03/2019
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...
10/03/2019
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.
10/03/2019
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...
10/03/2019
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.

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