By Ben Kaufmann
County Courier

Milton’s girl’s soccer team, including a total of zero seniors, needed a little time to get rolling this season. Things got clicking at the right time and produced a stunning 5-1 win for the No. 14 Yellow Jackets at No. 3 Fair Haven in the Division II playdowns on Wednesday.

“We read the offense well and played right in their attackers, which helped,” said Milton coach Shawntel Burke.

Holly MacLellan recorded a first-half hat trick for Milton (5-9-2) to help the underdogs to a 3-1 lead at the break. Emma Grasso assisted the first goal and Taylor Dowling provided the helper on the second. Cianna Tomasi finished a Willa Wright offering to keep the Milton offense going in the second half and Abi Martel was led on a breakaway by Grasso for Milton’s fifth goal.

Another upset in the Division II bracket gives Milton a genuine shot in the upcoming quarterfinals. No. 11 Mt. Abraham (6-8-1) beat No. 6 Stratton Mountain on Wednesday, setting up a Saturday showdown between the Yellow Jackets and Eagles in Bristol. Mt. Abe eked out a 1-0 win at Milton on October 13th and Milton will be happy to have another shot.

“We are looking forward to a rematch at Mt. Abe Saturday,” Burke said.

Saturday’s contest is slated for a 3:00 kickoff in Bristol. 

Also in D II Girls Soccer on Wednesday, (#7) Missisquoi fell to (#10) Lamoille 3-2.

In Division I, the (#13) BFA St. Albans Comets fell to the (#4) Rutland Ravens.

The (#8) Enosburg Girls fell to (#9) Randolph 4-0 in Enosburg in Division III, while BFA Fairfax dominated Vergennes with a 3-0 win over the Commodores.

In Division IV Girls Soccer action on Wednesday, the (#10) Richford Rockets fell to (#7) Poultney 3-2.

In Boys Soccer action on Wednesday afternoon, (#9) Richford knocked off (#8) Proctor 1-0. They will advance to play the top Seed, Mount Saint Joseph on Friday.