BARRE — The Spaulding boys soccer team kept Mount Abraham off the scoreboard for 23 minutes before the Eagles opened the floodgates during Tuesday’s 6-0 victory.
Colby Gile scored for a 1-0 advantage in the 26th minute. Branden Reynolds doubled the lead in the 31st minute on a pass from Sam Schoenhuber. Silas Burgess buried a goal in the 45th minute and Ethan DeWitt extended the lead to 4-0 in the 56th minute. Reynolds and Tanner Harris capped the scoring.
“We had a couple close chances in the first half to make it 2-1,” Spaulding coach Ben Taylor said. “John Malnati had a shot tipped over the crossbar and Jon Jesmonth also had a nice play down the left side. Gavin Glosser, Taylor D’Agostino and Ryan Glassford played strong games, winning several balls and getting the ball up the field into dangerous areas.”
Goalie Kent Barcomb made 12 saves for Spaulding (0-11). Quincy Cook (six saves) recorded the shutout for the Eagles (7-2-2). The Crimson Tide will travel to play Middlebury at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Montpelier 2, Lyndon 0
MONTPELIER — First-half goals from Sina Fallahi and Ben Collier helped the Solons shut down the Vikings to earn their sixth shutout of the season Tuesday.
The Solons were limited to a single goal in their first four games, but since then they’ve won five of six matches. Fallahi scored in the 10th minute against the Vikings, with Tyler Ricker assisting.
Ben Collier doubled the lead in the 20th minute on a pass from Ryan McSweeney.
“(Collier) usually hangs back a little bit, but I moved him forward because Lyndon was sitting back,” said MHS coach Eric Bagley. “We changed formations in the second half and went to three up top just to get another player in the front line. And we actually created a couple of really good chances the second half. Haris (Dzonbic) had a great chance that their goalie made an unbelievable save on.”
Sage Gosselin stopped 10 shots for Lyndon (4-8). MHS goalies Jake Collier (one save) and Max Weinstein (zero saves) joined forces in the clean sheet. Montpelier (6-3-1) has allowed one goal in its last five matches.
“We defended well and Lyndon didn’t move forward that much: They stayed back and defended,” Bagley said. “The times they were able to get forward, we dealt with them pretty well.”
The Solons will travel to play Northfield-Williamstown at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Williamstown.
Harwood 3, Thetford 0
THETFORD — Three players found the back of the net and the Highlanders defense posted its third straight shutout Tuesday.
Jordan Shullenberger opened the scoring in the 36th minute. Finn O’Hara scored on a pass from Hayden Adams in the 41st minute. Adams scored off a corner kick in the 78th minute after his service deflected off an opponent. Highlanders keeper Ollie Hammond finished with five saves and made a crucial stop 40 seconds into play.
“I was happy with the resilience we showed to bounce back from nearly being down 1-0 before the game had even really started,” Harwood coach Joe Yalicki said. “We possessed a ton, with little to show for it. Decision-making and passing to dangerous spaces gave us our best opportunities and we got a few goals for it. The finishing could have been a lot better but give credit to the Thetford back line and their keeper for playing hard all the way through the match.”
Harwood (7-2-1) will host Peoples at 4 p.m. Friday.
U-32 6, Peoples 0
MORRISVILLE — The Raiders rolled to their third straight shutout victory Tuesday.
In the fourth minute, Trevor Clayton headed in a pass from Dylan Clayton. A corner kick by Gabe Van Hoy set up Tyler Hedding for a right-footed volley in the 14th minute, making it 2-0. Trevor Clayton scored on another assist from Dylan Clayton in the 25th minute for a 3-0 halftime lead.
Dylan Clayton tucked away a pass from Jacob Bizzozero on a breakaway for a 4-0 advantage in the 50th minute. Finn O’Donnell scored his first varsity goal on a pass from Quinn Olney in the 77th minute. Ben Bazis assisted Chuong Sullivan-Kemple for his first varsity goal in the 79th minute. Joe Buonnano made five saves for PA, while Duncan Lattimore recorded three saves for U-32. The Raiders (7-3-1) will host Stowe at 4 p.m. Friday.
Stowe 6, Randolph 0
STOWE — Goalie Isaiah Schaefer-Geiger made one save and the Raiders defense recorded its 10th shutout of the season Tuesday. Jack Sievwright assisted Rai Bleda in the fourth minute and Alex Reichelt made it 2-0 in the 16th minute. Max Gentle assisted Adrian Bryan for a 3-0 lead. Nick Mitchell set up Bleda twice in the second half before Gentle scored his first varsity goal. Randolph goalie Levi West made 34 saves. Stowe (11-0) will travel to play U-32 at 4 p.m. Friday.