Sara Boe banged home a rebound 6:18 into the second overtime period to lift top-seeded Middlebury High School past No. 4 Stowe 2-1 in a double overtime Lake Division girls hockey semifinal Saturday.
Lauren Bartlett initiated the wining sequence with a shot from the point, which was redirected by teammate Timi Carone before being turned away by Stowe goalie Danielle Mayo (53 saves). Boe was then in position to backhand the puck in to seal the Tigers’ win.
Carone scored the game’s first goal off an assist from Boe, and Stowe (11-11) answered with a Kelli Grimes goal in the 12th minute of the third period.
Baily Ryan made 12 saves for Middlebury (18-3-1).
* (2) Burr and Burton 1, (5) Northfield 0: Megan Grabher scored at 11:36 of the third period and Burr and Burton outlasted Northfield.
Clara Berard earned the assist on the winning goal and Kaylie Benson stopped 19 shots for BBA (17-3-2)
Markie Delude turned away 13 shots for Northfield (16-4-2).
* (1) Essex 6, (5) Colchester 0: Kathleen Young scored a pair of goals four minutes apart in the first period and assisted on the first of a three-goal third-period as host Essex dropped Colchester.
Sydney LaPlant, Melanie Theriault, Bailey Gaskill and Mackenzie Burnett also tallied for the Hornets (17-1-4). Amanda Sinkewicz earned three assists.
Victoria Gibson made 18 saves in the shutout performance. Erica Hoffman stopped 32 shots for Colchester.
* BFA-St. Albans 5, Spaudling 0: Jade Remillard scored twice as BFA-St.Albans blanked Spaulding.
Taylor Jackson, Aliza Ellis and Sydney Chadwick scored single goals for BFA-St. Albans, which got eight saves from Marina Nadeau.
Moragn Gosselin stopped 3 shots for Spaulding.
* (2) Essex 5, (6) North Country 2: Austin Theriault had a goal and two assists and Essex built up a 4-0 lead in dispatching visiting North Country.
Johnny Palmer scored twice and Steve Morse and Joey Robertson also tallied for Essex, which led 4-0 entering the third period.
Ross Delabruere had a goal and an assist and Ryan Paul earned two assists for North Country, which cut the deficit to 4-2 in the third period before Robertson’s empty-netter sealed Essex’s win.
Eric Short stopped 27 shots for Essex (15-5-1). Dana Marsh turned aside 37 shots for the Falcons.
* (1) Middlebury 2, (5) Northfield 0: Jordan Stearns scored in the first period and assisted on Justin Stone’s second-period strike as host Middlebury advanced to its first finals since 2011.
Sawyer Ryan came up with seven saves for top-seeded Middlebury.
Northfield’s Riley Corey made 13 saves.
* (2) Stowe 3, (6) Hartford 0: Chad Haggerty and JJ Clark scored in the first six minutes and host Stowe skated past Hartford.
Haggerty and Clark also earned assists, so did Luke O’Toole, who sealed the win with an empty netter in the third period.
Waytt Galfetti worked a 16-save shutout for Stowe. Nat Lyford corralled 31 saves for Hartford.