In MUHS girls soccer action last Thursday in Middlebury, the visiting Lamoille Lancers shutout the hometown Tigers 3-0 to improve to 5-7 on the year. Heidi Fuller, Angie Moreau and Erin Stokes scored the victorious Lancers, while in the net goalie Paxton Boyer made six saves to earn the shutout win. Courtney Backus made five saves for the Tigers, who fell to 2-7-3 on the year with the loss.
On the same afternoon, in Bristol, Rice's Angie Krywanczyk scored with 28 minutes left in the game, lifting her Falcons to a 1-0 win over the struggling Mount Abraham Eagles. Goalie Alayna Hauke needed to make just five saves to earn the shutout. Gwen Merrill made nine saves for Mount Abraham, who fell to 2-7-2 on the year. The win elevated Rice to 8-4.
One of the Eagles four wins came two days earlier when they squeaked out a 4-3 win in Bristol, over Addison County rivals the Vergennes Commodores.
Jena Whitaker and Evy Jacobs led the Eagles attack with a goal and an assist each. Nicole Norland and Charlotte Paul added single goals, while goalie Gwen Merrill made four saves to preserve the win. Ruby Donbek turned in the hat trick for Vergennes, who dropped to 5-5-1 with the loss. Eagle goalie Caitlin Chaput matched Merrill's four saves.
The Middlebury Tigers were in action Tuesday as well, battling the visiting Rutland Raiders to a scoreless tie. In a game that cam down to a battle of goalies, both were perfect. Courtney Backus posted a dozen saves for the hometown Tigers, while her counterpart, Rutland's Caroline Corsones preserved the tie by making seven saves.
Meanwhile, the same afternoon in Jericho, the Champlain Valley Union Redhawks jumped out to a 3-0 first half lead over the Mount Mansfield Cougars, who had given CVU their only defeat earlier in the season. CVU completed their revenge, cruising in the second half to a 4-0 win. Katie Parker led CVU's attack with a pair of first half goals, while Kendall Berry and Lindsey Hawley added single goals to the win. Emily Sackett wasn't challenged much thanks to the control exerted by her teammates, needed to make just three saves to get credit for the shutout. The Redhawks improved to 10-1 with the win. Mallory Fischer made eight saves for the Cougars who dropped to 7-4 on the year.
Cougars vs. Eagles
It took overtime last Thursday (October 15th) in Bristol for the visiting Mount Mansfield Cougars to defeat the hometown Eagles 3-2 in high school field hockey action. With the score tied at 2-2 in sudden death overtime MMU's Liz Znamierowski fed teammate Emma Oliver, who took the pass and blasted the ball past Eagle goalie Lizzie Huizenga, giving the Cougars a 3-2 win. It didn't look like the Cougars would need overtime to pull this one off. They held a 2-0 lead in the second half thanks to goals from Znamierowski and Miranda Tremblay. But the Eagles don't quit, it is not in their character and they proved it in this one. Courtney Jipner and Sadie Roy scored late to force the overtime. But if had not been for an outstanding performance in front of the net by Huizenga the Eagles would have never seen overtime. Huizenga posted an impressive 17 saves to keep her Eagles alive in the contest. Kimi Kenney and Kelsey Leo combined to make seven saves for MMU. The Cougars improved to 5-7 with the win, while Mount Abraham fell to 2-9-1.
The Eagles got that second win just two days earlier (Tuesday, October 12th) when they shutout the Burlington Sea Horses 1-0. Jipner scored the game's lone goal, on an assist from Roy, in the first half and Huizenga did the rest, making eight saves to preserve the shutout win. Evelyn Schaedel had three saves for Burlington who remained winless at 0-
On the same afternoon in Essex, the Middlebury Tigers field hockey team loss 3-1 to the Essex Hornets 3-1. Chinelo Asanya, Taylor Hallowell and Haley Morse scored for the victorious Hornets, with some help from Lindsey Paquette and Taylor Barry, who contributed assists to the win. Goalie Hannah Lundie made eight saves for the Hornets, who improved to 6-3-1. Katie Ritter scored for the Tigers lone goal, off an assist provided by Hannah Quinn. Heather Ploof made 15 saves for the 5-4-2 Tigers.
The Champlain Valley Union Redhawks field hockey team had much more fun last Tuesday (October 12th), in Hinesburg. Kelsey Caminiti and Louise Gibbs scored single goals, leading the Redhawks to a 2-0 shutout of the Mount Mansfield Cougars. Jenna Cloutier and Robin Powell assisted on the goals. CVU goalie Sami Kassel was never really challenged and needed to make just three saves to earn the shutout. Kimi Kenney and Kelsey Leo combined to make eight saves for the Cougars, who dropped to 4-6 on the season.
Tigers, Cosmos 7-0
The Middlebury Tigers boys soccer team controlled the game in Vergennes last Wednesday (October 13th) from the outset. They built up a comfortable 4-0 lead heading into intermission, and then never looked back, cruising to a 7-0 win. Ethan Roy led a balanced Tiger's offense with two goals. Nico Mackey, Conner West, Adam Peterson, Zach Shambo and Shaw McC added single goals to the lopsided win, while Tiger goalie David Burt needed to stop just two shots to earn the shutout. Stephen Paquette recorded eight saves for the Commodores, who fell to 2-7-2 on the year. The win elevated the Tigers to 6-3-2.
Meanwhile on the same afternoon in Hinesburg the Champlain Valley Union Redhawks remained unbeaten by defeating the Burlington Seahorses 1-0 in more boys high school soccer action. What made this remarkable was they did it without the aid of five starters. What made it sweet was, the only blemish on their record is a tie, and it came against these very same Seahorses earlier in the year. Mac Edgerton scored the games lone goal with six minutes left in the game. CVU goalie Jeffrey Wettstein made five saves to earn the shutout for CVU, who stood at 9-0-1 following the win. Burlington was 8-2-1 with the loss. There is a good chance these two teams could meet again in the deep rounds of post season,, and what a game that will be..
The Mount Abraham Eagles weren't so fortunate, falling at home to the Lamoille Lancers 4-2. The Lancers, were trailing the Eagles 2-1 with 17 minutes left to play. But
The visiting Lacers outscored their hosts 3-0 over the final 17 minutes to pullout the win. Abel Warden led Lamoille with a pair of goals. He was helped by Martin Chandler and John Sciorintino, who contributed one goal. Derek Zanat earned this shutout with a 10 save performance. Tommy Nelson scored both goals for the Eagles ) and John Lower blocked six shots for the 3-8-1 Eagles.