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.