The Middlebury Union High School Tigers football teams bid for a perfect season is still alive. The Tigers improved to 5 - 0 last Friday night in Essex with a 35 - 21 win over the Hornets. Sean Harrison scored four touchdowns to lead the Tigers to their fifth straight win.
Middleburys first two touchdowns occurred when the Tigers went for it on fourth down and goal from the one yard line, and on both occasions Harrison bullied into the end zone. Those two touchdowns however were matched by Essexs Andrew Fournier who would score all three of the Hornets touchdowns. With the score tied at 14 - 14 and time winding down in the first half Tiger quarterback Sam Jones completed a thirty-six yard pass, setting up Harrisons third touchdown run, and putting the Tigers ahead 21 - 14 at the break.
The Tigers put the game out of reach in the second half with Jones running one in and Harrison adding his fourth TD going ahead 35 - 14, and from there they cruised to the 35 - 21 win. The 5 - 0 Tigers will try for 6 - 0 when they host Burlington this Friday night.
On the other side of things the Mount Abraham Eagles were seeking their first win of the year last Saturday when they traveled to Montpelier to take on the Salons. Instead they were shutout 28 -0 and fell to 0 - 4 on the year. Stephen Hill scored twice and Evan Parker pulled out a sixty-three-yard touchdown run to lead the Salons to their second win of the year. The Eagles will still be seeking their first win when they take on the Burr and Burton Bulldogs in Manchester this Friday evening.
Commodores: In high school girls soccer action last Saturday Michaela Bicknell and Natalie McClay scored two first half goals to lead the hometown Commodores to a 2 - 0 win over the Mount Abraham Eagles. Meghan Scott-Tisbert made three saves to preserve the shutout while visiting goalie Kayla Haskins kept it close with her six save performance. The win elevated the Commodores to 5 - 3 - 1 while Mount Abe fell to 3 - 5 - 1 on the year.
The Vergennes boys were in action last Saturday at home, and like the ladies they treated their hometown fans to a shutout win. Charlie Glassberg scored twice to lead the Commodores to a 4 - 0 win over the visiting Missisquoi Thunderbird. Corey Haight and Joey Guyette scored the other two goals, while Jackson Alexander and Chuck Stinchfield contributed assists to the win. Commodore goalie Joe Chugg made four saves to earn the shutout win.
Hockey: With just over six minutes left to play last Saturday in the field hockey game between the Middlebury Tigers and the Union-32 Raiders the two teams were deadlocked at 0 - 0. But then Kelsey Weidman took a feed from Shelby Laframboise and pushed it past Raider goalie Sora Harris-Vincent (ten saves) and into the cage to give Middlebury a big 1 - 0 win. Laura Barber earned the shutout for the Tigers by making six crucial saves.
College: Middlebury College mens soccer player Baer Fisher, from Kenilworth, IL, has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Fisher scored two goals and added two assists to help the Panthers put together a perfect 2-0 week. Fisher netted a goal and an assist in both of Middleburys win, a 5-0 win on Tuesday over Colby-Sawyer and a 3-1 victory over Colby.
NESCAC: ERIK Woodring (Cos Cob, CT) has been named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week. The senior linebacker was a major contributor to a defensive unit that shut out Colby College this past Saturday 41 - 0. Woodring had a team leading fifteen tackles, six of them unassisted and a sack in the huge Panther win.