Shelby Laframboise scored a goal to lead the undefeated Middlebury Tigers to a 9-5 win over the Essex Hornets, in girls high school lacrosse action last Saturday in Essex. Emma McDowell, Saige Twombly, Brandi Whittemore, Katie Ritter and Chrissy Ritter added single goals to round out the Tigers scoring. Alex Sears and Maria Ploof combined for 13 saves in the net for Middlebury, who improved to 6-0 with the win.
Tina Whalen led Essex with a pair of goals herself. Julie Pearl, Lori Weischedel and Taylor Barry also scored in defeat while goalie Becky Anderson made 10 saves for the Hornets, who fell to 5-3 on the year.
Things turned out differently when the same two teams met in boys action on the same day in Middlebury. Bill Hennessy and Pat Nee turned in monstrous offensive performances to lead their Hornets to a 12-3 thumping of the hometown Tigers. Both had a hat trick, and Hennesy had four assists, while Nee added a pair. To finish off the scoring for the victorious Hornets Kevin Bednar scored twice, and Mike Hennessy, Adam Slocum, Ben Adams and Bert Hoehl added single goals. In the net Sam Mattson and Trey Hudson combined for11 saves for the Hornets, who improved to 6-2 with the win.
Jesse Otis, Andrew Myhre and Sawyer McLaughlin scored for Middlebury, who fell to 1-5 with the loss. In the net Garth Buck and Taylor Wood recorded 10 saves between them.
As bad as things were for the Tigers last Saturday, they were even worse for the Mount Abraham Eagles. Harry Foreman recorded three goals and five assists, while David Sartorelli scored four goals to lead Rice in their 15-1 drubbing of the hapless Mount Abraham Eagles, in South Burlington. Mack Yandow added three more and Ben Dunsmore contributed a pair for Rice, who improved to 7-3 with the win. Nick Keating, Anthony Hahn and Tyler Derderian finished off Rice's scoring totals with single goals. In the net Mike Flynn had to make just five saves, as the Eagles were extremely limited in their scoring options.
Meanwhile his Eagle Counterparts were kept Extremely busy in the net. Craig Camara and Mike Flowers posted 14 saves between them, and Parker Thompson scored Mount Abraham's lone goal.
Meanwhile in Hyde Park Marcus Wadlington and John Sciortino led a parade of nine Lamoilee Lancers who scored as they cruised to a 13-2 win over the visiting Vergennes Commodores. The duo turned in a hat trick each, while Wadlington added a pair of assists to lead the well balanced offensive attack. Chris Lowney contributed four assists and a goal to the lopsided win asnd Zack Fenton, Dalton Gomez, Alan Bickings, Josh David, Colt Shauvin and Tyler Costello rounded out the scoring for Lancers with single goals. In the net Riley Costello and Peter Pollander combined to make a dozen saves for Lamoille, who improved to 5-3 with the win.
Menwhile the Vergennes commodores, who remain winless at 0-5 following the defeat, got goals from Morgan Stinchfield and Brian Kilbride. Stinchfield also assisted on Kilbride's goal. Eric Averill made eight saves in the net for the Commodores,
On Friday night in South Burlington the Champlain Valley Union Redhawks overcame a 3-2 defecit too eek out a 4-3 win over the hometown Rebels, and remain undefeated at 9-0 with the win. Trailing 3-2 in the fourth period Ryan Lunney scored to tie the game at 3-3. Then, just a few minutes later Derek Goodwin knocked in the game winner in this exciting, low scoring conflict. Robbie Dobrowski and Nick Hart scored for CVU (9-0) while in the net Eric Palmer stopped nine shots. Seth Hyman kept it close by making 16 saves for the Rebels, who fell to 5-3 on the year.
Rice Takes Pair from Addison County Teams
Last Friday and Saturday the Rice Green Knights hosted two Addison County teams and defeated both of them to improve to 8-1 on the year.
On Friday afternoon with the score tied 4-4 in the bottom of the 5th inning Greg VanKleeck singled to drive in Sean Rugg giving Rice a 5-4 lead over the Vergennes Commodores, and they held on to that lead to claim the win. VanKleeck and Zac Poland had two hits apiece to lead Rice's offense. Poland, who was also the winning pitcher, had a single, double and drove in a run to help out his own cause on the hill. Polnd pitched the entire game and struck out 11 on his way to the win.
Charlie Stapleford and Losing pitcher Logan Williams had two hits for Vergennes. Stapleford blasted a double and drove in two, while Williams added an RBI.
Things were much easier for Rice last Saturday when they hosted the Mount Abraham Eagles. Chris McCormick and Nicky Elderton led Rice to an easy 10-0 win. McCormick McCormick went 3-for-3, including his three-run blast in the sixth, while Elderton took care of business on the mound, as well as homering himself on offense. Offensively Zac Poland did his share too with a pair of hits, including yet another Rice homerun to lead off the 5th inning. On the mound Elderton picked up a complete-game shutout, allowing just four hits while striking out seven.
Ryan Siegle, Steve Patterson, Sam Lieberman and Dan Cox all singled and those four singles were all the offense Mount Abraham could muster up all day. Shawn Marcelle took the loss for the Eagles, who fell to 7-2 on the year.