Mount Anthony’s Alexis Harrington throws the ball in during a game earlier this season. The Patriots fell in overtime, 4-3, on Saturday to Fair Haven.

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BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony girls soccer team dropped a 4-3 decision to Fair Haven in overtime on Saturday morning.

Megan Ezzo scored the game-winning goal about four minutes into overtime as Fair Haven kept its perfect season alive. MAU dropped to 1-4 on the year.

Mount Anthony got on the board in the first five minutes. Elyse Altland found Antonia Pellon for a breakaway to give MAU a 1-0 lead. Fair Haven tied it a few minutes later on a Emma Briggs goal, but MAU re-took the lead off a corner kick — Pellon with the assist to Chloe Cichanowski with the header past the Slater keeper.

Fair Haven tied it again a couple minutes later on a ricochet in the box by Lily Briggs but Haley Breese found the scoring column a few minutes later, getting to the end line and chipping the ball over Emma Ezzo’s head to make it 3-2 at the half.

“We had the ball in their end the entire first half,” said MAU coach Aaron Wood. “It should have been 3-0 or 4-0 at the half.”

In the second half, Fair Haven started to get some more chances at the net. Ezzo tied the game with 10 minutes to go on a shot from outside the 18-yard box. Near the end of regulation, Lexi Gerow made a point-blank stop to send the game in overtime.

Shortly into the golden-goal period, Ezzo kept the Slaters perfect with a score.

“I gave Chloe the girl of the game [accolade], she played great. It was a tough loss today,” Wood said.

MAU is scheduled to host Mill River on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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Adam Samrov is the sports editor and part-time news reporter for the Bennington Banner. He has been at the Banner since 2008 and sports editor since 2010. He can be reached at


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