Ritter sisters lead Tigers past Rebels, 15-10

Last Friday in South Burlington, in front of what can only be described as a very unfriendly home crowd, MUHS sisters Katie and Chrissy Ritter combined to score 11 goals and provide four assists to lead their Tigers past the hometown Rebels 15-10 in girl high school lacrosse action.

Junior Katie Ritter led the charge with 7 goals and 3 assists, while Chrissy added four more goals and an assist of her own. Tied at the half 6-6 the visiting Tigers turned it on in the final half, outscoring their hosts 9-4 to pull out a 15-10 win.

Liz Kelley contributed a hat trick of her own while Shelby Laframboise rounded out Middlebury's scoring with a goal and an assist. The Tigers improve 8-3 with the win.

Lauren Mihan scored two goals and provided two assists to lead the Rebels, offense. To round out their scoring Crystal King also scored two goals and had an assist, with Allie Flaherty and Brittany LeClair matched her pair of goals. Anne-Marie Farmer tallied (one assist), and Mattea Ringey had one goal. South Burlington fell to 6-3 on the season.

Things didn't go as well for the boys team when they hosted the Burligton Seahorses last Saturday. Burlington got their first win of the season when Grady Breen scored with 48 seconds left in overtime giving the Seahorses a 4-3 win over the hot Tigers. Derek Schueler had a hat trick to lead Burlington, who improved to 1-11 with the win. Goalie Luke Gallagher preserved the win by making five critical saves.

Jake Miller, Nick Bruch and Kyle Rouse scored for the hometown Tigers. Cody Mannigan (two saves) and Taylor Wood (four saves) combined to make a half dozen saves for Middlebury, who dropped to 1-9 on the year.

In Vergennes the same afternoon Noel Kerr scored four goals to lead his visiting Montpelier Salons to an 11-4 rout of the hometown Commodores. Andrew Ehret contributed another three goals and Bennett Augustoni added a pair for the victorious Salons. Colin O'Mera and Shawn Leene rounded out Montpelier's scoring with single tallies, while goalie Derek Mercadente made eight saves in the net. Montpelier improved to 4-6 on the year with the road win.

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