Last Friday in South Burlington, in front of what can only be described as a very unfriendly home crowd, MUHS sisters Katie and Chrissy Ritter combined to score 11 goals and provide four assists to lead their Tigers past the hometown Rebels 15-10 in girl high school lacrosse action.
Junior Katie Ritter led the charge with 7 goals and 3 assists, while Chrissy added four more goals and an assist of her own. Tied at the half 6-6 the visiting Tigers turned it on in the final half, outscoring their hosts 9-4 to pull out a 15-10 win.
Liz Kelley contributed a hat trick of her own while Shelby Laframboise rounded out Middlebury's scoring with a goal and an assist. The Tigers improve 8-3 with the win.
Lauren Mihan scored two goals and provided two assists to lead the Rebels, offense. To round out their scoring Crystal King also scored two goals and had an assist, with Allie Flaherty and Brittany LeClair matched her pair of goals. Anne-Marie Farmer tallied (one assist), and Mattea Ringey had one goal. South Burlington fell to 6-3 on the season.
Things didn't go as well for the boys team when they hosted the Burligton Seahorses last Saturday. Burlington got their first win of the season when Grady Breen scored with 48 seconds left in overtime giving the Seahorses a 4-3 win over the hot Tigers. Derek Schueler had a hat trick to lead Burlington, who improved to 1-11 with the win. Goalie Luke Gallagher preserved the win by making five critical saves.
Jake Miller, Nick Bruch and Kyle Rouse scored for the hometown Tigers. Cody Mannigan (two saves) and Taylor Wood (four saves) combined to make a half dozen saves for Middlebury, who dropped to 1-9 on the year.
In Vergennes the same afternoon Noel Kerr scored four goals to lead his visiting Montpelier Salons to an 11-4 rout of the hometown Commodores. Andrew Ehret contributed another three goals and Bennett Augustoni added a pair for the victorious Salons. Colin O'Mera and Shawn Leene rounded out Montpelier's scoring with single tallies, while goalie Derek Mercadente made eight saves in the net. Montpelier improved to 4-6 on the year with the road win.
Gary Grant, Ethan Baldwin and Joe Krayewski scored for Vergennes. In the net for the Commodores, who remained winless at 0-9, Eric Averill made an impressive 19 saves.
Again on last Saturday, this time in Hinesburg, the Champlain Valley Union Redhawks had little difficulty remaining undefeated, pinning an 11-3 loss on the visiting BFA-St. Albans Bobwhites. Taylor Gingras and Lawrence Dee led the Redhawks offensive attack. Gingras provided four goals and one assist while Dee added a goal and five assists to the win. Justin Beaudry and Nathaniel Wells contributed a pair goals each, while Nick Hart and Jake Marston chipped in with single goals Eric Palmer and Sean Keenan combined for eight saves for CVU, who improved to 12-0 on the year.
The Bobwhites first goal cam from an unlikely source, their goalie Kaleb Nichols, who fired an unassisted full field goal in the opening period. Nichols also made 11 saves in the net. BFA-St. Albans also got single goals from Ben Thieken and Ben Roberts.
Tigers And Rebels Split Baseball, Softball
The Champlain Valley Union Redhawks took advantage of eight unearned runs last Saturday in Middlebury to roll past the hometown Tigers 13-4 in high school baseball action. Andrew Nick had a great day at the plate to lead CVU's offense. Nick had four hits, including three doubles, and he drove in three. Tucker Kohlasch contributed another two hits including an RBI triple while Timothy Jones also had two hits and two RBIs. Andrew Leckerling was he winning pitcher for CVU. In his even innings of work Nick allowed five hits with eight strikeouts. The Redhawks improved to 6-5 with the win.
Ryan Foley and Patrick Foley had two hits each from the Tigers in defeat. Foley's two hits included a booming RBI triple. Jimmy Danyow took the loss for Middlebury, who fell to 1-10 on the year.
But in the same town, on the same day the results were different on the softball diamond. Led by Jess Gipson, the Middlebury Tigers came from behind to defeat the visiting Champlain Valley Union Redhawks 6-5 in high school softball action. Gipson bunted in the tying run, and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Theresa Huestis led the Tiger's offense by going 2-for-3 with a run scored and she drove one in as well. Lea Gipson, the winning pitcher allowed three runs on just three hits and 11 strikeouts in her five innings of work. The Tigers improved to 7-4 with the win.
Leah Leister paced CVU at the plate, going 2-for-3 with four RBIs. Cayla McCartney worked the entire game on the hill for the Redhawks, picking up seven strikeouts along with the loss. The defeat dropped CVU to 3-8 on the year.