Hurricanes Corner Jacks, 1-0

Connor Brooks

Connor Brooks

Madison Distel

Madison Distel

Windsor — In field hockey, a large penalty-corner edge usually starts with a dominant midfield. Hartford had just that in a 1-0 win over Windsor on Tuesday at MacLeay-Royce Field.

The Hurricanes (2-1) owned a 22-7 edge in corners on the afternoon. And although the visitors didn’t capitalize on the advantage, the play of midfielders Madison Libuda and Esme Cole did provide a launching point for Hartford’s offense, which netted the game’s only goal on a Megan Newton conversion with 23:58 left in the first half.

“The play was more in our offensive (half),” Hartford coach Heather Scudder said. “Obviously, we didn’t score on those, but there were a lot of close calls that were just missed plays. Madison did a great job in midfield, and Esme held the middle, too. That’s why the ball was in our offensive end.”

Taylor Wilson earned an assist on Newton’s goal, and Rachel Loseby earned a seven-save shutout for Hartford. Emma Saucier kept the Yellowjackets (0-2) in the contest with her eight-save goaltending.

“We’re still trying to find offensive combinations, although we were better today,” Windsor coach Sandy Clary said. “Generally, there was quite a bit of offense. It’ll come. The team is progressing game by game.”

Newfound 3, Newport 2

Newport — The Tigers lost a rough and tumble contest with the Bears to fall to 1-2.

Julia Sullivan had a goal and an assist for Newport, while Nicole Gardner also scored and Linsdy Desmarais had one helper. Leah Peal played a strong game in goal for the Tigers, stopping a three-on-zero breakaway en route to making 10 saves.

Girls Soccer

South Royalton 2, Blue Mtn. 0

South Royalton — A pair of well-received through balls turned into a pair of first-half goals for the Royals (2-1) in their Central Vermont League decision over the Bucks.

Olivia Phillip sent Madison Distel through in the seventh minute for South Royalton’s first goal,

Jacqueline Fulcher added a second in the 33rd minute on a through pass from Rachel Moore, and goalkeepers Alexis Madore (four first-half saves) and Larissa Stride (three in the second half) did the rest to preserve the shutout.

Hanover 2, Trinity 0

Manchester — Susanna Penfield and Sophie Lubrano provided the markers as the Marauders (2-0) blanked the Pioneers at Derryfield Park.

Penfield followed the ricochet of a Kelly Brigham drive for Hanover’s first goal in the seventh minute. The Marauders maintained the 1-0 edge until Eliza Laycock set up Sophie Lubrano in the 56th minute, with Lubrano stepping around the Trinity keeper for the conversion.

Ashley Levesque produced a six-save shutout effort in the Marauders’ goal.

Burr & Burton 3 Woodstock 1

Manchester, Vt. — The Bulldogs piled all of their offense into the opening 40 minutes to hand the Wasps (1-1) their first defeat of 2013.

Lauren Kaija nicked a goal back for Woodstock 15 minutes into the second half, finishing a pass from Katie Miller. BBA kept Woodstock goalkeeper Gemma Fielder busy, forcing her to make 16 saves.

Monadnock 5, Kearsarge 1

East Swanzey, n.h. — Anna Stowell broke the Huskies’ bid for a clean sheet with a goal, but the Cougars (1-1-1) didn’t have the firepower to match Monadnock.

Geneva Heffernan earned the assist on the goal.

Chelsea 4, Whitcomb 0

Chelsea, Vt. — The Red Devils got revenge for their 3-1 season-opening defeat at the hands of the Hornets on Sept. 4 as Taylor Chapin’s hat trick led the Chelsea shutout.

Whitcomb coach Gary Zisselsberger credited the play of Ashley Stearns, Phoebe Parrish and Nicole Begin for helping to keep the Hornets within reach for much of the game.

Boys Soccer

Hartford 3, Spaulding 0

Quechee — Forward Connor Brooks continued to show how to make a contribution without hitting the scoresheet, drawing two more penalty kicks that Jed Sass converted as part of a hat trick in the Hurricanes’ win on the Quechee green.

Sass has scored all five of Hartford’s goals to date, four from the penalty spot after fouls committed against Brooks. Sass drilled a half-volley home after 15 minutes following a failed Spaulding clearance, then added a PK in each half thanks to Brooks’ willingness to take on the Crimson Tide defense.

“Connor is doing a great job up top of holding the ball, getting underneath guys and creating great chances for us,” Hartford coach Steve Sass said. “He’s doing his part, and Jed is finishing well.”

John Borchert moved to right back and joined Peter Tsongalis, Mitchell Simmons and Jackson Dwyer in helping goalkeeper Aaron Parker (four saves) to the Canes’ second shutout of the young season.

Woodstock 8, Springfield 0

Woodstock — Dougie Avellino had three goals and three assists as the Wasps started their season with a blowout victory over the Cosmos.

Connor McCarthy and Alex Compton each added two goals and one helper while Justin Forgione also scored. Patrick Bald added a pair of assists and Oliver Vicar had one helper. Carter Pratt and Connor Fegard split time in goal for the Wasps.

Randolph 2, Oxbow 1 (ot)

Bradford, Vt. — The Olympians (0-3) continued to make progress, holding a lead late into regulation before a Randolph rally.

Brett Butler put the O’s in front with six minutes left in the first half, a lead Oxbow maintained until Nick Kipling’s equalizer six minutes from the end of regular time. The Ghosts claimed the victory with a sudden-death goal in the first of two 10-minute extra periods.

Oxbow visits Thetford on Friday.

Sharon 0, Williamstown 0

Sharon — Neither the Phoenix (1-1-1) nor the Blue Devils could find the mark after 100 minutes at Sharon Academy.

“The first half, we didn’t make our chances,” Sharon coach Rob Stainton said. “Williamstown came back in the second half. In the extra time, both teams tried to get the winner, but we had no good, clean looks at goal.”

Sawyer Levy posted a five-save shutout for TSA.

Chelsea 2, Whitcomb 1

Chelsea, Vt. — The Hornets turned in their strongest effort of the young season, falling at the Red Devils.

Benedikt Augustsson scored 15 minutes into the second half to bring Whitcomb within one at 2-1, but the Hornets were not able to push across the equalizer. Keeper Dererk Gendron stopped 19 shots and played a very strong game, according to coach Corey Stearns.

Blue Mtn. 4, South Royalton 2

South Royalton — The Royals led 2-1 after Nate Moore’s goal 30 seconds after halftime but from then on it was all Bucks. Keenan Thompson scored in the first half for South Royalton (1-2). Keeper Jason Perron stopped seven shots.

Stevens 3, Monadnock 1

East Swanzey, n.h. — Zach Bunnell scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season, one coming on a penalty kick, as the Cardinals (3-0) earned a season-series sweep of the Huskies on Monday.

Ethan Sweet provided Stevens’ other strike on a Kyle Hamel assist. Daniel Croteau earned a helper on Bunnell’s other goal, giving Croteau a team-high three assists on the young campaign.

Austin Putnam finished with four saves for the Cards.


Cougars Edge Tigers

Newport — Defending NHIAA Division IV state champion Derryfield topped Newport by 15 strokes at Newport Golf Club in the first meeting since the Cougars’ completion of an undefeated state championship on the same track last October.

The Tigers (3-1) head down the road to the Country Club of New Hampshire on Thursday to face off against Inter-Lakes and Hopkinton.

Team scores: Derryfield 154, Newport 169, Littleton 205.

Hanover Tops Lebanon

Hanover — Chris Lehmann shot 36 over the front nine at Hanover Country Club to earn his first ever medal for the host Marauders, winners by 28 strokes over Lebanon.

Lehmann, a junior, finished at two over par. Nathan Roth added a 38 for the Marauders while Patrick Dryoff had 39, Conor Nagle had 40 and Andrew Keddy carded a 42.

Corey Huckins led the Riaders with a 41, followed by Garret White with 44 while David Albright, Dylan Gaudette and TJ Barber all shot 46.

Team Scores: Hanover 195, Lebanon 223, Pembroke 273.

Woodsville Second

Jefferson, n.h. — Joe Abrahamsen had his best round ever in competition with an 11-over par score of 46 on the front nine at Waumbek Golf Course to lead the Engineers to a second place finish.

Ben Fournier added a 50 for Woodsville while Megan Simano had 55 and Dan Abrahamsen had 59. Garrett Hicks of White Mountain won the medal with a 41.

Team Scores: White Mountain Regional 172, Woodsville 210, Lisbon 276.

Cards Top Two

Claremont — Host Stevens came within four strokes of sweeping three foes at Claremont Country Club, beating Hillsboro-Deering and Winnisquam to finish second behind Belmont in Tuesday’s four-school match.

Hunter Roberts led the Cardinals (3-3) with a 44 on the par-34 course. Winnisquam’s Jordan Dahl won the individual medal with a 1-over 35.

Stevens goes to Canterbury Woods Country Club to meet Bow and Campbell on Thursday.

Team scores: Belmont 182, Stevens 186, Hillsboro-Deering 217, Winnisquam 226.

Cross Country

Hanover Sweeps

Penacook, n.h. — The Marauders encountered a rare flat course and represented the north with a pair of victories.

The Hanover girls took the top three spots in the five-team meet at Merrimack Valley, with Zola Doyle finishing first with a time of 21 minutes, 10 seconds. Liesel Robbins was just behind in second at 21:19 while Aparna Alavilli was third. Sara Spencer (11th) and Kirsten Miller (12th) rounded out the team score for the Marauder girls.

Garrett Ruley was third overall for the Hanover boys with a time of 17:54 while teammate Felix Herron was fifth, Adam Glueck took 12th, Walter Mosenthal was 13th and Reed Winter finished 17th.

Zak Kinsman led the Lebanon boys in sixth overall at 18:07 followed by Henry Kovacs (ninth), Josh Fontaine (10th), Nick Orgnic (11th) and Cameron Stewart (21st). Nell Houde took seventh for the Raiders in the girls race, followed by Liz Peterson in 20th, Emily Han in 26th and Caroline Wren in 27th.

Boys Team Scores: Hanover 50, Goffstown 57, Lebanon 57, Merrimack Valley 71, Pembroke 117.

Girls Team Scores: Hanover 29, Goffstown 59, Merrimack Valley 80, Lebanon 86, Pembroke 102.

Woodstock Cruises

Westminster, Vt. — The Woodstock girls took the top-five positions as the Wasps swept both the girls and boys titles at Bellows Falls.

Carmen Bango distanced herself from the field in the girls race, winning for Woodstock with a time of 18 minutes, 54 seconds. Teammate Lindsey Stuntz was second, more than two minutes back of Bango’s blazing time at 21:01. Claire Spangler was third at 22:03 while the Wasps rounded out the top five with Kathryn Bassette in fourth and Anna Ramsey in fifth.

Quincy Smith led the Woodstock boys, finishing third in 17:49. Graham Melville was fifth, Justin Whitake was ninth and Sam Linowski finished 18th.

Mary Younce led the Thetford girls with an eighth-place finish in 24:04, while Maggie Pomeroy was ninth and Tegan Pellerin was 18th. Ian Mundy was 10th for the Panthers, while Nathaniel Froehlich was 20th and Jeremy Bauer took 21st.

Hartford’s Emma Patriquin ran as an individual and was sixth in the girls race in 23:39, while Mark Knapp was 24th in the boys race.

Boys Team Scores: Woodstock 49, Springfield 62, Bellows Falls 63, Thetford 72, Green Mountain 92.

Girls Team Scores: Woodstock 15, Thetford 55, Springfield 66.

College Field Hockey

Dartmouth Player Honored

Princeton, n.j. — For the third time in her career, Dartmouth’s Ali Savage was named the Ivy League player of the week. Savage had three goals and two assists during the Big Green’s season-opening games against Cal and UC Davis.

The Australian native notched an assist in the opener against Cal on Friday night, and registered her third career hat trick against UC Davis on Sunday.

Savage and the rest of the Big Green return to action on Friday night in Boston as they take on Northeastern.