LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BRANDON -- Coming off a loss the day before, the Mount Anthony Union High School softball team squeaked out a close 2-1 decision over Otter Valley on Friday afternoon.
Baylee Ports went the distance in the circle, striking out seven while only giving up four hits and no walks.
At the dish, Kate Goodell continued her strong season with a 3-3 performance, including a pair of singles and a double.
Down a run after the second, Ports scored Goodell for the first MAU run in the third inning to level things up.
In the fourth, Lauren Woodcock drove in the game-winning run when her single into left field plated Makayla Farrara.
Taylor Aines pitched for Otter Valley, giving up six hits while striking out five.
MAU ends the regular season at 14-2.
Patriots edge Rutland
RUTLAND -- Wrapping up the regular season on Friday, the Mount Anthony Union High School girls lacrosse team sent itself into the postseason with a 14-12 win over archrival Rutland on Friday.
Emily Altland led the way for MAU in the contest, scoring six goals while adding two assists. Emily Cross had three goals and Meghan Bishop added a pair of tallies.
In the cage, Sam Mayer stopped four shots in the first half, while Leah Olansky came in for the second half and stopped 10 Rutland shots.
The contest was tied 7-7 at halftime, and coach Tom Otero credited his defense with helping see out the win. The Patriots had to face three man-down situations in the contest, and the defense allowed Rutland to score on only one of the attempts.
Otero also noted that this was the first win at Rutland in a long time, saying that even his 2010 state championship team fell on the home field of the Raiders.
Bulldogs top Phantoms
PROCTOR -- The Burr and Burton Academy softball team secured its spot in the 2014 postseason by topping Proctor 13-11 on Friday.
Needing to get one win to get over the 25 percent requirement set forth by BBA, the Bulldogs gave up a run in the first inning then had to survive a rally in the fifth to get the win.
At the plate, Rachel Senecal went 4-5 with two runs scored, while Kristi Lewicki and Caitlyn Arellano both went 2-3 with a double. Laura Gutierrez went 2-5 at the dish.
Arellano started in the circle, going into the fifth inning before Hannah Goepel came in to finish things off.
In that fifth inning, BBA led 11-4 but Proctor plated six runners to cut the deficit, but Goepel got BBA out of that jam then shut the door the rest of the way.
BBA is now 4-11 on the year.