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Northfield-Williamstown sophomore Logan Amell and Montpelier’s Ryan McSweeney try to gain control of the ball during the first half of Friday’s game.

WILLIAMSTOWN — Freshman Ronnie Riby-Williams netted two goals Friday and Sina Fallahi also scored in a 3-0 boys soccer victory over Northfield-Williamstown.

“It was a fun game to be involved with, there were a lot of people there and we played incredibly well,” Montpelier coach Eric Bagley said. “The passing, the possession and the decision-making were really, really good. We created some good scoring opportunities today and we capitalized on them. The control we had over the game was great. What we did with the ball was really smart and really intelligent.”

Riby-Williams scored in the 24th minute on an assist by Joseph Mensah. Ryan McSweeney sparked the goal by delivering a through ball down the left side. Mensah raced toward the pass and played a one-time cross that Riby-Williams finished with a volley. Fallahi made it 2-0 in the 56th minute on an assist from Quinn Mills.

“Quinn received the ball just outside the penalty area, turned and slotted a ball through,” Bagley said. “Sina just walked onto it and hit it by the goalie.”

Riby-Williams added the final goal in the 65th minute following a corner kick and an attempted clearance by Northfield-Williamstown. Ben Collier retrieved the loose ball, dribbled around a defender on the right side and crossed the ball toward the 6-yard box. Riby-Williams used his first touch to redirect the ball into the goal.

Jacob Tassie made six saves for 3-9 Northfield-Williamstown, which will travel to play Lyndon at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Montpelier’s Jake Collier (one goal) and Max Weinstein (one save) split time in goal. Mensah, Brecken Shea, Will Bruzzese, Leo Riby-Williams and Tyler Ricker were defensive standouts for the Solons, who have allowed one goal in their last six matches. Montpelier (7-3-1) will travel to play the Green Mountain Valley School at 4 p.m. Monday. The Solons opened the season with a 2-0 loss to Burlington and a 1-0 loss to Mount Mansfield, and their only other defeat was against Stowe last week.

“Against Burlington and Mount Mansfield, we gave up good scoring opportunities,” Bagley said. “But even against Stowe, they scored from 20 yards out and it was a really good goal. But it’s not like they had a ton of chances. We’ve been really solid on defense.”


Harwood 2, Peoples 0

DUXBURY — The Highlanders recorded their fifth straight shutout Friday.

Chris James scored from Finn O’Hara in the 54th minute. Gavin Thomsen collected a pass from Jack Birmingham in the 65th minute and launched a 30-yard shot into the back of the net. Ollie Hammond made one save in goal for Harwood (9-2-1).

“PA challenged us and exploited a sloppy first half,” Harwood coach Joe Yalicki said. “We tried to play simpler in the second half and the result was tons of possession, two of the best goals of the year and very little stress in our defensive third of the field. The back four, plus the midfield, played great and used width in front of them to shift PA around and find holes. We closed out the game keeping the ball and still creating some good chances. It was a great team win and I was really proud of how the starters and reserves played today.”

Stowe 0, U-32 0

STOWE — Friday’s battle between the Raiders resulted in only 10 shots on goal during a scoreless stalemate. Goalie Isaiah Schaefer-Geiger made four saves for Stowe (11-0-1). Keeper Duncan Lattimore stopped six shots for U-32 (7-3-2).

Middlebury 5,

Spaulding 0

MIDDLEBURY — The Tigers scored five times in the second half to secure their seventh straight victory Friday.

Oliver Poduschnick opened the scoring off a loose ball following a corner kick. Owen Palcsik scored back-to-back goals before Andy Giorgio and Frank Wolff capped the scoring. Levi Hilton-VanOsdall made 13 saves for Spaulding.

“Our defensive shape was great in the first half and it was the most organized we have played,” Spaulding coach Ben Taylor said. “Levi played strong in net to keep us in the game early on. Trevor, Sebio, Ryan G and Grant had good games for us. Hoping to build off our first-half performance into next week’s games.


Montpelier 0,

North Country 0

NEWPORT — Goalie Erin Kelley made four saves for MHS on Friday and Andi Dates, Isabel Jackson, Haleigh Doucette and Alex Smith were defensive standouts for the Solons.

“We had 15 shots on goal, but their goalie did an amazing job and made some great saves,” MHS coach Sarah Wells said. “For us, Andi, Izzy, Haleigh and Alex Smith all did a really good job of stopping the ball before North Country could get a shot on goal. And they did a great job of getting it up to the midfielders so we could try to convert on offense. We had chances from the start of the game until the very end. But we had one sub and we just couldn’t make it happen.”

Montpelier will host Stowe on Wednesday.


Spaulding 20, Milton 14

MILTON — Spaulding scored with 1:10 remaining to earn a Division II victory Friday night.

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