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Local Roundup: Mascoma Pushes Over .500

  • Mascoma's Julia Fox. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

  • Mascoma's Kaitlyn Pushee. Valley News - Tris Wykes

  • Sharon's Dillon Buttner. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

West Canaan — Julia Fox scored twice Wednesday, sparking the Mascoma High field hockey team to a 2-0 victory over visiting Stevens in an NHIAA Division III game.

Kaitlyn Pushee assisted on both goals, and Abby Duhaime made 11 saves for the Royals, whose record improved to 7-6. The Cardinals finished the regular season 9-5.

The first goal began with a Pushee cross and a goalmouth scramble before Fox scored during the 14th minute. The hosts doubled their lead 19 minutes after intermission when Pushee shot, collected her own rebound and passed to Fox at the far post.

“We knew going into the game that Stevens goalie (Tess Whitney) was super strong, so we focused in practice on drawing her off the line and on passing to the posts,” said fourth-year Mascoma coach Jenn Hammond, whose team is likely to open the playoffs on the road.

The Royals play their final regular season game on Friday, when they will host Kearsarge and honor nine seniors, six of whom start. Hammond said the affair will be emotional for her, because she’s coached some of those players, including her daughter Kayla, since they took up youth field hockey.

Woodstock 5, Fair Haven 0

Fair Haven, Vt. — Maddy Trimpi and Sidney Pilot scored their first varsity goal, and the Wasps jumped to 4-4-2. Kelly Gebhardt, Lili Sorrentino and Mackenzie Yates also tallied and Molly Maxham made four saves. Pilot and Yates notched single assists.

Woodstock visits Windsor on Friday.

Deerfield 2, KUA 0

Deerfield, Mass. — Seana Perkins made five saves, but the Wildcats tumbled to 5-3-1. KUA hosts New Hampton on Friday.

Boys Soccer

Rivendell 4, Cabot 1

Cabot, Vt. — Francisco Inigo scored twice, Johnny Vogelien and Owen Pelletier also tallied and the Raptors (9-1-1) surrendered only a penalty kick with 47 seconds to play. Dashiel Fukushima stopped eight Cabot shots.

Noah Martell and Zach Gould had single assists for Rivendell, which held a 38-9 shot advantage and hosts Oxbow today.

Bishop Brady 4, Mascoma 1

Concord — Brennan Murphy’s goal and Hunter Whyte’s six saves couldn’t prevent the Royals (7-5-1) from an NHIAA Division III loss. Mascoma visits Monadnock on Friday.

Sharon 2, Long Trail 0

Sharon — Josh Amodeo and Sam Knoerlein scored in the second half, and the Phoenix rose to 7-2-2 after a Vermont Division IV clash. Olly Skeet-Browning booted a free kick that preceded Knoerlein’s strike, and Dillon Buttner made two saves.

Sharon hosts Blue Mountain on Saturday.

Hanover 5, Timberlane 3

Hanover — The Marauders (10-4) notched their eighth consecutive victory behind Charlie Adams’ five assists, which ties a 34-year-old program record, said coach Rob Grabill. Hanover’s Liam Collins scored twice in the NHIAA Division I contest to help drop the Owls to 8-4-1.

Earl Barrowes, Henry Kahl and Nico Mayo-Pushee also scored for Hanover. Hans Williams made three saves, and Grabill touted midfielder Dillon Bradley and defenders Matty Gardner and Kyle Doucette. Elias Zinman had an assist.

Hanover, which led 3-0s at halftime, visits Dover on Friday.

KUA 7, Brewster 0

Wolfeboro, n.h. — Seth Stadheim and Angus McAndrew each scored twice and Noah Spaulding, Ben Tardiff and Jon Schafer also found the twine. The Wildcats host Proctor on Saturday.

Girls Soccer

Stevens 6, Newport 0

Newport — Jenna Pond and Brooke Bonneau scored first-half goals and Sydney Miller picked up two of her four assists before the break. Audrey Puksta scored twice, and Miller and Kelsey Belisle tallied during the second half. Bonneau and Pond had assists for the Cardinals (8-6), who host Hillsboro-Deering on Friday.

Lebanon 1, Coe-Brown 1 (ot)

Lebanon — Olivia Fielder’s goal midway through the first half lifted the host Raiders (6-5-2) into an NHIAA Division II draw.

Lebanon, which has three regular-season games remaining, visits Manchester West on Friday.

Otter Valley 1, Windsor 0

Brandon, Vt. — The Otters scored on a 25-yard chip shot with nine minutes remaining, dropping the Yellowjackets to 6-5.

Adi Prior made eight saves for Windsor, which hosts Green Mountain on Saturday.

Brewster 1, KUA 0

Meriden — Olivia Brooker’s standout goaltending wasn’t enough to keep the Wildcats from dropping to 4-1-2.

Volleyball

Winnisquam 3, Mascoma 0

Tilton, n.h. — The Royals fell by scores of 25-9, 25-7 and 25-14. Mascoma (3-10) visits InterLakes on Friday.

Cross Country

Wildcat Teams In Third, Fourth

Andover, n.h. — KUA’s boys cross country team finished fourth out of nine teams and the girls were third out of eight squads during action at Proctor Academy.

Daniel Simek led the boys with a ninth-place time of 20:35, and Eleanor Ashton was fourth on the girls side in 23:49. The Wildcats visit Vermont Academy on Wednesday.

Women’s Soccer

Colby-Sawyer 1UMass Boston 1 (ot)

New London — Maddie Chamard scored off a Hannah Fields assist in the 20th minute, but the Chargers (9-2-1) fell into a nonconference tie with the Corsairs (3-8-2). Colby-Sawyer, which took 20 of the game’s 30 shots, returns to North Atlantic Conference play Saturday against Green Mountain.

Women’s Volleyball

Colby-Sawyer 3New England College 0

New London — The Chargers won by scores of 25-19, 25-14 and 25-18. Naarah Cox had 12 kills on .320 hitting and had four solo blocks and two assisted stuffs. Courtney Murray added nine kills and 10 digs for the hosts.

Colby-Sawyer is 9-13 overall and 3-0 in NAC action and hosts Keene State tonight.

College Football

Dartmouth QB Honored

Hanover — Dartmouth senior Jack Heneghan won the weekly Division I Gold Helmet Award from the New England Football Writers Association on Wednesday.

Earlier in the week, Heneghan was named the Ivy League offensive player of the week.

Heneghan rallied the Big Green from a 21-0 deficit against Yale for a 28-27 victory. The Green had never overcome a deficit that large to win a game in 136 years of varsity football.

Heneghan completed 24 of 42 passes for 314 yards — his fifth career 300-yard game — and three TDs.

Dartmouth (4-0) visits Sacred Heart (2-3) on Saturday in a nonleague game.