ESSEX – Noah Ferris set up A.J. Whitney four minutes into overtime to lift sixth-seeded Essex past No. 11 Burr and Burton 2-1 in Division I high school boys soccer playdowns Tuesday.
Tristan Salgado gave the Hornets (10-4-1) the lead in the 15th minute off an assist from Hamza Halilovic and goalkeeper Brendan Bean made three saves in the victory.
Wes Lord equalized for the Bulldogs (8-7) on a 73rd-minute penalty kick and goalie James Moore finished with eight saves.
•(1) Champlain Valley 1, (16) Spaulding 0: Cooper O’Connell struck from 18 yards out in the first half and host Champlain Valley halted Spaulding.
Owen McCuin earned the assist on O’Connell’s tally and Aidan Johnson made one save for the Redhawks (14-1).
Brad Romeo totaled a dozen stops for the Crimson Tide (3-12).
•(4) Burlington 3, (13) Lyndon 0: Alex Dinklage and Peter Makuni scored two minutes apart in the second half in Burlington’s win over Lyndon at Buck Hard Field.
Dinklage broke the scoreless tie in the 58th minute and Jonas Lobe wrapped up the scoring a dozen minutes later for the Seahorses.
Niels Arentzen made one save for BHS. Leopoldo Sartori stopped 11 shots for Lyndon.
•(3) Rice 12, (14) Brattleboro 2: Five players scored at least two goals as host Rice cruised past Brattleboro.
Nate Carey scored the first two goals and finished with three tallies and Sam Dickin also had a hat trick for the Green Knights (13-2), who led 7-0 at the break. Hayden Kjelleran, Sergio Garcia and Eric Benz also fired in two goals apiece.
Leland Gazo and Kyle DeCoster combined on four saves for Rice.
•(8) St. Johnsbury 1, (9) Rutland 0: Simon Kammer blasted in the game-winner with 3:30 left in regulation, sending host St. Johnsbury past Rutland.
Sebastian Olazabal fed Kammer inside the 18-yard box while Linus Nygard made nine saves for the Hilltoppers (10-4-1).
SJA outshot Rutland 18-12.
•(5) Mount Anthony 3, (12) Middlebury 2: Overcoming a 2-0 halftime deficit, host Mount Anthony capped its rally with Garrett Derosia’s game-winning goal with 15 seconds to go to oust Middlebury.
MAU’s Ben Winslow and Carter Bentley also scored, the latter with five minutes left the tying tally.
Drew Barnicle and Owen Hammel gave Middlebury (6-8-1) a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes of play.
•(7) Milton 5, (10) BFA-Fairfax 1: Colby Gray and Ryan Brown each scored two goals to lead seventh-seeded Milton to a win over BFA-Fairfax.
Jake McNeil also scored for the Yellowjackets (7-7-1) and goalkeeper Devon Jackson registered four saves.
Alex Ferguson scored on a second half penalty kick for Fairfax (7-6-2) and Isaac Collins had nine saves.
•(2) Lake Region 7, (15) Vergennes 1: A five-goal first half barrage lifted host Lake Region past Vergennes.
Riley Urie had three of the first half scores for the Rangers (15-0), who also had scores Noah Racine and Matt Lawlor before the intermission. Dylan Gagnon also had a score for Lake Region and Caleb Derbyshire had three saves.
Vergennes’ sole score came from Tinder Kiely and Antonio Ruggiero had 11 saves.
•(6) U-32 2, (11) Green Mountain Valley 0: Noah Elmore and Dashiell Vermilya had the goals in host U-32’s triumph over Green Mountain Valley.
Elmore struck in the first half while Vermilya had a blistering volley from 25 yards to seal the Raiders’ win.
•(13) Thetford 3, (4) Williamstown 0: Three players scored for visiting Thetford as it scored the upset of Williamstown.
Connor Brown, Dylan Thorburn and Cordell Benjamin each tallied for the Panthers (4-9-2) and Alden Nichols earned the clean sheet with nine stops.
Williamstown finishes 11-4.
•(2) Winooski 7, (15) Richford 0: Eh Man recorded a hat trick, including a pair of tallies a minute apart in the second half, to power host Winooski.
Man also had two assists while Eddy Lamson scored twice and Ball Wit and Bishal Limbu also tallied for Winooski (12-3). Abdi Ali Mohammed and Felix Abwe combined to make three saves.
Richford’s Colby Coons made 13 saves.
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•(7) Northfield 4, (10) Windsor 2: After the opening goal two minutes in, host Northfield fired in three tallies before the halftime break in dispatching Windsor.
Jacob Preston, Nick Meadow and Garrett Bean had the first-half goals while Manny Mercado’s second-half tally provided insurance for Northfield.
Brice MacDougall and Ashton Morvan combined for one save for the Marauders (9-5-1).
Connor Gould gave Windsor (6-9) a 1-0 lead and Andrew Woods had the other goal. Tanner Fitzherbert stopped 16 shots.
•(3) Stowe 4, (14) Peoples 1: Matt Schwab and Carl LaBarbera recorded two goals and an assist apiece to power host Stowe past rival Peoples.
Mark Infante made five saves for the defending-champion Raiders (9-4-2).
Cameron Kelly had Peoples’ goal.
•(8) Enosburg 2, (9) Green Mountain 1: Jyi Larivee scored in the first half, Noah Swainbank provided insurance after the break and Enosburg held off visiting Green Mountain.
Adam Martin made four saves for Enosburg (8-7).
Cooper McCoy had a late goal and Jon Little posted eight saves for Green Mountain.
•(6) Hazen 5, (11) Rivendell 2: Kevin Doyon pumped in four goals to fuel host Hazen’s victory over Rivendell.
Aaron Vetere popped in the other goal for the Wildcats (9-4-2) as they opened up a 4-0 lead by halftime.
Ryan Landgraf scored both goals for the Raptors.
•(5) Leland & Gray 3, (12) Randolph 0: Owen McDonald scored two goals and Evan Daigneault added another for the Rebels, who marched onto the quarterfinals.
Nick Morrow had one save for the winners, who moved to 10-5 on the season.
The Galloping Ghosts ended the year at 3-9-3.
•(1) Twin Valley 8, (16) Oxbow 1: Justin Hicks notched two goals and two assists as host Twin Valley cruised past Oxbow.
Troy Felisko added two goals and an assist for the 13-1-1 Wildcats. Single tallies came via Chris Robinson, Chad Bernard, Gunnar Nilsen and Skyler Boyd, and Kyle Murdock turned away two shots.
Oxbow’s Brendan Smith made it a 6-1 contest with a 46th-minute strike and Tim Hodges made 28 saves for the Olympians (0-15).