Tigers face a solid row of 'Bengal' Lancers

In MUHS girls soccer action last Thursday in Middlebury, the visiting Lamoille Lancers shutout the hometown Tigers 3-0 to improve to 5-7 on the year. Heidi Fuller, Angie Moreau and Erin Stokes scored the victorious Lancers, while in the net goalie Paxton Boyer made six saves to earn the shutout win. Courtney Backus made five saves for the Tigers, who fell to 2-7-3 on the year with the loss.

On the same afternoon, in Bristol, Rice's Angie Krywanczyk scored with 28 minutes left in the game, lifting her Falcons to a 1-0 win over the struggling Mount Abraham Eagles. Goalie Alayna Hauke needed to make just five saves to earn the shutout. Gwen Merrill made nine saves for Mount Abraham, who fell to 2-7-2 on the year. The win elevated Rice to 8-4.

One of the Eagles four wins came two days earlier when they squeaked out a 4-3 win in Bristol, over Addison County rivals the Vergennes Commodores.

Jena Whitaker and Evy Jacobs led the Eagles attack with a goal and an assist each. Nicole Norland and Charlotte Paul added single goals, while goalie Gwen Merrill made four saves to preserve the win. Ruby Donbek turned in the hat trick for Vergennes, who dropped to 5-5-1 with the loss. Eagle goalie Caitlin Chaput matched Merrill's four saves.

The Middlebury Tigers were in action Tuesday as well, battling the visiting Rutland Raiders to a scoreless tie. In a game that cam down to a battle of goalies, both were perfect. Courtney Backus posted a dozen saves for the hometown Tigers, while her counterpart, Rutland's Caroline Corsones preserved the tie by making seven saves.

Meanwhile, the same afternoon in Jericho, the Champlain Valley Union Redhawks jumped out to a 3-0 first half lead over the Mount Mansfield Cougars, who had given CVU their only defeat earlier in the season. CVU completed their revenge, cruising in the second half to a 4-0 win. Katie Parker led CVU's attack with a pair of first half goals, while Kendall Berry and Lindsey Hawley added single goals to the win. Emily Sackett wasn't challenged much thanks to the control exerted by her teammates, needed to make just three saves to get credit for the shutout. The Redhawks improved to 10-1 with the win. Mallory Fischer made eight saves for the Cougars who dropped to 7-4 on the year.

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