Erasing a two-goal halftime deficit, the Essex High School boys soccer team stormed back with four unanswered goals to hand previously undefeated St. Johnsbury a 4-2 defeat Tuesday.
Brayden Nielsen scored twice for the Hornets (5-5-1), while Eric Lamphere had a goal and two assists. Hunter Pelkey (one assist) notched the go-ahead goal off a feed from Nathan Miles with 21 minutes left in the contest.
Rodrigo Garcia struck first for St. Johnsbury (8-1-1) with an assist from Manuel Lugo. The Hilltoppers, who got eight saves from Solomon Zaga, doubled their lead on an own goal.
Essex goalkeeper Ben Wood made two saves in the winning effort.
South Burlington 2, Burlington 1: Dinesh Khadka’s second goal broke a tie early in the second half, sending host South Burlington past Burlington.
Tobias Muellers gave BHS a 1-0 lead seven minutes in before Khadka struck two minutes later for the tying tally.
Ben Greenstein made four saves for the 6-5 Rebels. Sandro Pobric stopped six shots for BHS (5-5-1).
Sandro Pobric six saves for BHS (5-5-1)
Champlain Valley 1, Colchester 0: Tucker Shelley put away a goal in the 40th minute as visiting Champlain Valley edged Colchester.
Brandon O’Connell turned away three shots for CVU (9-1).
Liam Mooney totaled 10 saves for Colchester (8-2-1).
Mount Mansfield 5, North Country 1: Brad Adair connected for two goals and handed out an assist to lead host Mount Mansfield past North Country.
Jeff Estes, Tinga Adaing and Will Rossi also tallied for MMU, which led 4-0 at halftime. Sean Springer had two assists, with Kyle Adams (four saves) and Gabe Chas (two) splitting net time for the Cougars (8-1-1).
Ruffie Palin had North Country’s goal. Ryan Paul made 15 saves.
Rice 1, Missisquoi 0: Jordain Williams’ goal with 17 minutes left in regulation was the difference in visiting Rice’s win over Missisquoi.
Leland Gazo worked a six-save shutout for Rice (6-4-1). Eamon Murphy made eight saves for Missisquoi (3-7).
* Winooski 2, BFA-Fairfax 2: Up a goal at halftime, Winooski held on to snag a tie against BFA-Fairfax.
Ganesh Rai had a goal and an assist for the Spartans (6-4-1), while Ball Wit also scored and Eh Man recorded an assist. Justin Enegren and Franky Hall tallied for the Bullets (8-1-2) to avoid a second loss.
Ali Omar produced 12 saves for Winooski and Brandon Cardinal had nine for Fairfax.
* Milton 4, Vergennes 0: Jacob Stuart scored twice as Milton blanked Vergennes.
Nick Brown and Ryan Brown also scored for the Yellowjackets (4-7-1), who got nine saves from Nate Dooley. Dylan Raymond stopped 10 shots for the Commodores (4-7).
* BFA-St. Albans 1, Spaulding 0: Alex Grismore broke a scoreless deadlock with 4:13 left in regulation to send BFA-St. Albans past Spaulding.
Jacob Zeminakic only needed one save for the Bobwhites’ (5-5-1) shutout. Kevin Fritz stopped nine shots for the Crimson Tide (3-6-1).
* Green Mountain Valley 3, Woodstock 2: The only goal of the second half, Brendan Todd’s second tally of the game lifted Green Mountain Valley to a narrow win over Woodstock.
Connor Fegard and Justin Forgione scored in the first nine minutes to give the Wasps (7-3) a 2-0 lead. Theo Morton and Todd fired back in the next 10 minutes to tie the score for the Gumbies (3-1-2).
Max Stamler finished with four saves for GMVS.
* Lake Region 4, Enosburg 2: Alex Beauregard scored two of his four goals after halftime to crack a halftime deadlock in Lake Region’s victory over Enosburg.
Goals from Zack Dixon-Smith and Cam Caforia helped the Hornets to the halftime tie.
Danny Epinette had eight saves for the Rangers (8-2-1), while Zak Nolan Parker had seven saves for Enosburg (4-6-1).
* Oxbow 2, Hazen 1 (2OT): Chase Andrews netted the game-winner three minutes into the second overtime as Oxbow upended Hazen.
Nate Gilbert gave the Wildcats (4-6-1) an early lead off an assist from Derrick Camp, but Hunter Torrey equalized for the Olympians (4-7) on a free kick 10 minutes before halftime.
Mike Hodge had three saves for Oxbow. Derek Richardson had seven for Hazen.
Stowe 2, Lamoille 0: Matt Schwab and Cam Taylor tallied in each half to help host Stowe push its record to 8-2-1 at Lamoille’s expense.
Shayde Ward made five saves for the Raiders (8-2-1).
Lamoille’ s Bennett Anderson recorded seven saves.
* Trinity Baptist 5, Mountainside 1: Creighton North scored twice to plead Trinity Baptist of Williston to a home win.
Gracie Roy, Sara Genova and Jonathan Genova also scored, with Jake Barton stopping 16 shots for Trinity (7-1).
* Essex 6, St. Johnsbury 0: Maria Reed had two goals and two assists as Essex overpowered St. Johnsbury.
Reed set up Charlotte Stuart for two goals while Jackie Quackenbush added two more tallies. Anna Weith added two assists.
Jenni Laferriere finished with 16 saves for the Hilltoppers (1-9-1). Essie Fiore and Julia Quackenbush combined for a five-save shutout for the Hornets (7-3-1).
4, St. Johnsbury 0: Meredith Martin scored twice as Harwood dropped St. Johnsbury.
Katie Martin had a goal and an assist and Mia Burfoot also talied for Harwood.
Bea Brody made 23 saves for St. Johnsbury.
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