Otter Valley sports wrap-up

OV loses to Mill River, 12-7

In a Sunday match-up with Mill River, the Otter Valley varsity football team saw two untimely interceptions and an unfortunate fourth-quarter penalty hinder the Otter’s chance to notch a win as Mill River held on 12-7 to beat the Otters.

Senior quarterback Caleb Whitney had led the Otters to a 7-0 lead in the first half with a one-run touchdown run, set up by a long pass reception by junior Lucca Polli. Down five points in the fourth quarter Whitney, playing defense, had intercepted a Mill River pass and ran down the sideline untouched for what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown, but it was called back by an Otter blocking penalty. The Otters maintained possession of the ball but could not score, and another interception allowed Mill River to run out the clock.

OV defeats Windsor, 2-1

On Monday, the Otter’s field hockey team scored a dramatic 2-1 victory over defending Division III champion, Windsor. After the Yellow Jackets scored first, the Otters came back to tie the score in the first quarter on a Ryleigh LaPorte goal set up by freshman Breanna Bovey. Then, after two periods of scoreless play, Otter attack Mackenzie McKay fired the game-winner with 5:27 left in the fourth. OV goalie Lily Morgan had three saves.

Otter Valley, now 3-1, will host Brattleboro this Saturday at 11 a.m.

OV Golf wins

In a meet at Woodstock hosted by Killington Mountain School, the OV golf team was tops out of four teams on Sept. 12. The Otters posted a team score of 164, with Woodstock in second with 183, KMS with 225, and MAU with 261. 

Scoring for the Otters was: Lucas Politano, 35, Thomas Politano, 41, Jackson Howe, 43, and Matthew Bryant, 45. Politano won individual honors with Woodstock’s lead golfer (Ethan) posting a 37. Thomas Politano was third, Howe was fourth, and Bryant finished fifth.

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