SOUTH BURLINGTON – Patrick O’Hara sliced through for a first-half goal and South Burlington fended off Colchester’s late surge to snatch a 1-0 win in a Division I high school boys soccer quarterfinal Saturday afternoon.
Working a give-and-go, O’Hara slipped into the 18-yard box, took a feed from Ben Lambert and touched a shot past Colchester goalie Brenden Hinman (five saves).
Then the No. 2 Rebels (14-2) held off No. 10 Colchester’s wave of attacks in the second half to book a spot in Tuesday’s home semifinal vs. No. 3 Rice.
Tyler Ayers worked a four-save shutout for the defending champions. The Lakers finished at 9-6-1.
•(6) U-32 0, (3) Montpelier 0 (U-32 won 3-2 in penalty kicks): Sophomore Ethan Scharf, a JV call-up, stopped two shots in the penalty shootout as visiting U-32 outlasted rival Montpelier in a tense quarterfinal showdown.
Harrison Bushnell, Noah Elmore and Jacob Kellett converted in the shootout, with Kelley’s strike serving as the decisive kick for U-32 (11-4-1).
Zach Vanden Bergh made 13 saves for the Solons.
•(5) Harwood 2, (4) Mount Abraham 0: Connor Woolly tallied in the 38th minute and provided the assist on the second-half insurance goal to send visiting Harwood past Mount Abraham.
Harwood’s Aiden Schoelkopf scored on a breakaway in the 78th minute as Mount Abraham was pressing for the equalizer.
Esteban Garcia Guiance made five saves for Harwood (9-1-3). Nick Sczcecinski stopped two shots for the Eagles (10-4-2).
•(1) Woodstock 4, (8) Fair Haven 0: Alex Crompton tallied a goal and two assists and 2014 Division II finalist booked a semifinal spot with the shutout of Fair Haven.
Crompton scored his goal on a free kick, while Cullen McCarthy, Mason Thompson and Patrick Bald also tallied for the Wasps (14-2), who led 2-0 at the break.
•(6) Sharon 1, (3) Cabot 0: Arne Wolz scored during a scramble in front of net off a corner kick in the 77th minute and Sharon won at Cabot.
Thatcher Morrison made three saves for Sharon (9-5-2), which lost to Cabot two weeks ago by a 2-1 margin.
Seth Herrick turned back two shots for Cabot, which finished 11-4-1 after an 0-3 start.
•(4) West Rutland 3, (5) Whitchester 3: Eric Maxham’s 48th minute goal gave West Rutland enough of a cushion to hold off visiting Whitchester.
Taylor Groh and Jacob Dow tallied in the first half before Maxham’s strike put West Rutland (10-5-1) up 3-1.
Zak Gillette scored both goals for Whitchester (11-5).
West Rutland’s Jacob Bartlett and Whitchester’s Isaac Hodgon each made eight saves.
•(9) Arlington 4, (1) Craftsbury 0: Colin Lawler registered a hat trick to pace visiting Arlington past Craftsbury.
Jared LaCoste also scored for the Eagles (7-8-1).
•(2) Proctor 1, (10) Long Trail 0: Nick Ojala’s first-half penalty kick was the difference for Proctor in its win over visiting Long Trail.