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Harwood goalie Amaya Rogers makes a save during Wednesday’s girls soccer game against South Burlington.

DUXBURY — South Burlington punished Harwood with five second-half goals on Wednesday, setting the stage for a 6-0 girls soccer victory.

Ava Hamme scored twice, while Josie Oliveira, Katie O’Hara, Nicole Sobczak and Maddie Liebegott added single goals. Harwood goalie Amaya Rogers made 13 saves, compared to 10 saves by South Burlington’s Annika Imobersteg.

“In the second half we lost a little bit of our intensity and they capitalized,” HU coach Mike Vasseur said. “They moved the ball very well. They’re quick and it’s all one touch. We played right with them for the first half and we started off the second half fairly well. But when they scored and it was 2-0, then we went on our heels.”

Harwood (3-1) will host Randolph at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Montpelier 3,

Thetford 3

THETFORD — The Solons erased a three-goal deficit to earn a tie against the Panthers on Wednesday.

Thetford held a 3-0 advantage entering the 64th minute before MHS mounted a fast-and-furious comeback. Freshman Sienna Mills burst through the Thetford back line down the left flank and crossed the ball to classmate Anja Rand, who finished with a tidy side-foot volley into the corner. It was Rand’s first career goal and Mills’ third assist of the season.

Five minutes later junior Sadie Smith lofted the ball in from the right touchline to senior Lily Gingold, who took a first touch past a defender and then slammed home a left-footed half-volley from 12 yards outside the net.

The Solons kept pushing in search of the equalizer, and in the 79th minute Melanie Winters served in a menacing cross from the right flank. Hope Petraro volleyed in the game-tying goal from 6 yards out to force overtime. It was Petraro’s first career goal.

Montpelier keeper Georgia Schiff was forced to leave the match at halftime due to an injury, but teammate Cypress Levitt stepped in to fill the void. Levitt made several big saves during the second half and overtime to thwart the Panthers.

Montpelier (2-0-1) will host Rice at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Mount Abraham 2, Stowe 0

STOWE — The Eagles scored once in each half to take down the Raiders on Wednesday.

Addy Harris scored in the 38th minute on a Sydney Minnerly assist. Ellie Ginsburg added an insurance goal in the 61st minute. Justice Green made three saves in the shutout, while Annika Wagner stopped 15 shots for the Raiders.

“Mount Abe was very strong,” Stowe coach Tyler Post said. “They have 11 seniors who have all played together for a long time. They’re well-composed, well-positioned and well-structured. They were able to move the ball in and out and they knew where each other would be. But I liked the grit that we had. We could have very easily given up after they took it to us for the fist 10 minutes. And we didn’t.”

Stowe (1-1) will host Lyndon at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

GOLF

Stowe 163, Lake Region 183, Harwood 190

WATERBURY CENTER — Medalist Chace Newhouse fired a 36 Wednesday at the Country Club of Vermont, helping the Raiders defeat the Highlanders for the second time in three days.

Alex Tilgner (39), Max Gentile (42) and Lincoln Sinclair (46) rounded out the scoring for Stowe. Lake Region’s top golfers were Jackson King (42), Parker Perron (44), Braydon Leach (47) and Ben Gilcris (50). Harwood was led by Liam Guyette (45), Jack Lansky (47), Jacob Green (47) and Jon O’Brien (50).

The Lake Region girls posted a winning score of 102 strokes, while Harwood and Stowe tied for second with matching scores of 121. Medalist Tia Martinez (44) and Mackenzie Smith (58) paced the Rangers. Maddy Cheney (60) and Emma Kellett (61) led the balanced Highlanders. Stowe’s Lexi James shot a 57 and was supported by teammate Grace Dolan (64).

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