In softball the seventh seeded Middlebury Panthers who had upset the second seeded BFA-St. Albans in the quarterfinals had the favor returned June 9 by the eleventh seeded Mount Anthony Patriots. Ashley Glanovsky surrendered just five hits while striking out two to earn the complete-game win. Offensively the 10-9 Patriots were led by Michelle King who had two singles and scored twice. Mattea Bagley and Vickey Davio each had a hit and scored for Middlebury, while
Leah Gipson suffered the loss on the hill. The Tigers ended their season with 11 wins and 7 losses.
Underdog Commodores Fall Short
The softball story for Addison County had to be the ride the thirteenth seeded Vergennes Commodires found themselves on. Vergennes, who won just three regular season games, had already pulled off upsets against the fourth seeded Mill River Minutemen and the fifth seeded Mount Abraham Eagles. On Tuesday, June 9th, in Brandon, the Commodores hoped to make it three in a row by knocking off the top seeded Otters in the semifinals, but that upset would not take place.
Senior Otter Valley hurler Ashley Sanderson tossed a two hitter with ten strikeouts as the Otters rolled over the Commodores 9-1. Fellow senior Ashlee Bird paced the Otters offensive attack by smacking a double, a triple and she drove in a run as well. Janelle Gallipo added a triple for the victorious Otters.
Maggie Kirshner and Abby Danyow had Vergennes lone hits and Kirshner scored their only run. Katei Curler took the loss for the Commodores, who finish their season at 5-14. Curler allowed eight hits and struck out three in the losing effort.
Doom for Lax Teams
Three area lacrosse teams reached the semifinals, and all three were eliminated in that round.
Starting with the second seeded Middlebury Tigers girl's team who fell to the third seeded Mount Anthony Patriots 6-4, June 9, in Middlebury.