Wood’s Goals Power Windsor

  • Windsor's Haley Wood is hugged by her team after she scored the winning goal with seconds left in overtime during the Woodstock at Windsor girls field hockey game in Windsor, Vt., on Sept. 17, 2013. Windsor won 3-2 in overtime. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

    Windsor's Haley Wood is hugged by her team after she scored the winning goal with seconds left in overtime during the Woodstock at Windsor girls field hockey game in Windsor, Vt., on Sept. 17, 2013. Windsor won 3-2 in overtime.
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  • Woodstock's Haunah Tobey advances the ball up the field during the second half of the Woodstock at Windsor girls field hockey game in Windsor, Vt., on Sept. 17, 2013. Windsor won 3-2 in overtime. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

    Woodstock's Haunah Tobey advances the ball up the field during the second half of the Woodstock at Windsor girls field hockey game in Windsor, Vt., on Sept. 17, 2013. Windsor won 3-2 in overtime.
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  • Windsor's Kristen Nett reaches out to intercept the ball from Woodstock's Paitra Martin during the Woodstock at Windsor girls field hockey game in Windsor, Vt., on Sept. 17, 2013. Windsor won 3-2 in overtime. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

    Windsor's Kristen Nett reaches out to intercept the ball from Woodstock's Paitra Martin during the Woodstock at Windsor girls field hockey game in Windsor, Vt., on Sept. 17, 2013. Windsor won 3-2 in overtime.
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  • Windsor's Haley Wood is hugged by her team after she scored the winning goal with seconds left in overtime during the Woodstock at Windsor girls field hockey game in Windsor, Vt., on Sept. 17, 2013. Windsor won 3-2 in overtime. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap
  • Woodstock's Haunah Tobey advances the ball up the field during the second half of the Woodstock at Windsor girls field hockey game in Windsor, Vt., on Sept. 17, 2013. Windsor won 3-2 in overtime. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap
  • Windsor's Kristen Nett reaches out to intercept the ball from Woodstock's Paitra Martin during the Woodstock at Windsor girls field hockey game in Windsor, Vt., on Sept. 17, 2013. Windsor won 3-2 in overtime. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Windsor — Sandy Clary has coached Windsor High field hockey for some 40 years. There isn’t a lot left to see on the pitch that she hasn’t already seen.

So to leave Clary impressed is to do something special. The Yellowjackets’ Haley Wood qualified in that department on Monday with the game-winning overtime goal in Windsor’s 3-2 Marble Valley League win over Woodstock at MacLeay-Royce Field.

The two rivals split four goals in the first half, then spent the second “going back and forth, up and down, all around the field,” Clary noted, “and nobody scored.” But Wood did when it mattered, flicking a seven-yard shot past Woodstock goalkeeper Molly Henne (nine saves) with 33 seconds left in the extra session.

“Wood made probably one of the prettiest goals in my 40 years, it really was, and I told her so afterward,” Clary said. “It’s seven-a-side, the field’s more open, so you can see what’s going on; there’s no melee in front of the goal.

“She got halfway into the scoring circle, to the stroke line, which is seven yards. I could read her mind: She stopped and lifted the ball into the upper left-hand corner. It was a pretty shot.”

It capped a two-goal, one-assist day for Wood, whose Jacks played the Wasps (0-3) to a wild standstill through the game’s opening 30 minutes.

Wood got it started after just 91 seconds, setting up Ashley Wilcox for the game’s first goal. It took Woodstock just 27 seconds to respond through Clancy Ferrand’s unassisted strike at 1:58. Lily Doton converted a Lily D’Anna pass with 14:32 left in the half for the Wasps’ first lead, but Wood scored on a Wilcox feed with 7:20 on the clock to send the teams to halftime tied at 2-2.

Emma Saucier stopped three shots for Windsor, but it was Wood who stood out most in Clary’s mind.

“It was pretty quick thinking on her part,” Clary said. “You figure they’re beating feet to get back to her on defense, and to have the presence of mind to take the time and make that shot … it was a nice shot, it really was.”

Windsor hosts Springfield on Wednesday. Woodstock also returns to play on Wednesday, entertaining Mount Anthony.

Derryfield 7, Mascoma 0

Manchester — A perennial power in NHIAA Division III, the Cougars (4-0) kept up their high-scoring ways in a win over the Royals (1-2). Derryfield has outscored its foes 30-0 through its first four games.

Playing their only turf game of the regular season, Mascoma picked up strong stickwork and passing games from midfielder Kialah Reeder and forward Brooke Pushee.

Mascoma hosts Littleton this afternoon in its home opener.

Girls Soccer

Oxbow 5, Randolph 0

Randolph — The Olympians (1-3) picked up goals from five different players to finally break through in the win column.

Corrina Oakley, Heather White and Mikayla Hodge struck in the first half for Oxbow, which added second-half goals from Megan Boardman and Madison French. Boardman had an assist for a two-point day, while teammates Leah Hanzas, Wren Smith and Becca Towle also earned helpers. Meaghan Williams grabbed a six-save shutout in the O’s net.

“We possessed the ball really well and just needed to put together some goals,” said Oxbow coach Andrew Flaherty, who earned his first victory with the program. We’ve had a lot of good games and some 1-0 losses. We just needed to find the back of the net.”

The Olympians visit Danville this afternoon.

Boys Soccer

Harwood 6, Thetford 0

Moretown, Vt. — The Panthers (2-1-1) “basically … kind of learned what it takes to play at the highest level,” TA coach Sean Fitzgerald said after the team’s first loss of the season.

Jerry Seckler had a hat trick for the Highlanders, who forced a dozen saves out of a rather busy Brandon Gray in the Thetford goal.

“The first 24 minutes, we played extremely well, held them to 0-0 and had possession here and there,” Fitzgerald said. “That’s something to look forward to.”

TA visits Northfield on Saturday.

Woodstock 3, Rutland 0

Rutland — Doug Avellino posted his second hat trick of the young season to keep the Wasps (3-0) unbeaten.

Avellino did all of his damage in the second half, scoring on passes from Patrick Bald and Alex Crompton before completing his night with an unassisted tally. Connor Fegard and Carter Pratt shared the goalkeeping working, uniting on a five-save shutout with key defensive help from Cole Dalton and Haven Lantz.

Woodstock stays out of division with a test at traditional Division IV power Proctor on Thursday.

Golf

Newport Chases Derryfield Again

Candia, n.h. — As was the case in their opening meeting earlier this month, the Tigers (4-2) played the defending NHIAA Division IV champions close but not close enough to upset the Cougars at Candia Woods Golf Links.

Matt Bocko shot an 8-over 43 on Candia’s front nine to lead the Tigers, who also received rounds of 44 from Andre Kepler, Cameron Gebo and Chandler Wentzell. All six Newport golfers shot 48 or better. “I’m real pleased,” Newport coach Vince Molesky said.

Derryfield’s Roger Larrivee shot the low round at 3-over 38.

Newport, whose only losses have come to Derryfield this season, next meets Farmington and Moultonborough at Farmington Country Club on Wednesday.

Team scores: Derryfield 163, Newport 175, Franklin 240.

Gilford Tops
Cougars, Cards

Gilford, n.h. — The host Golden Eagles rode a 3-over-par 38 from co-medalist Tyler Swarthout to knock off Kearsarge (2-2) and Stevens (3-5) at Pheasant Ridge Golf Club.

The Cougars’ Andy Arnold shared the match’s low round, leading teammates Lucas Muzzey (39), Bailey Kane (46) and Laura Rogers (51) to second place. The Cards took third behind a team-leading 50 from Ian MacDonald and a 52 from Cody Schoolcraft.

Kearsarge visits Monadnock, Prospect Mountain and host Winnisquam at Lochmere Golf Club on Wednesday. Stevens travels to Laconia Country Club on Wednesday to meet the Sachems and Bow.

Team scores: Gilford 160, Kearsarge 174, Stevens 212.

Volleyball

Franklin 3, Mascoma 0

West Canaan — The Royals (1-4) sustained their fourth shutout defeat in five starts this season.

Mascoma finishes off a three-match homestand when John Stark visits on Wednesday evening.

College Golf

Temple Chosen
NAC Rookie of Week

Castleton, Vt. — Spring Hartford High School graduate Zach Temple was named the North Atlantic Conference’s rookie of the week on Mondy after just two collegiate tournaments.

The Castleton State freshman shot rounds of 74-75—149 to finish 13th at last weekend’s Duke Nelson Invitational. Competing on Middlebury College’s Ralph Myhre Golf Course, the former Hurricane was 13th overall and the only Spartan in the individual top 50.

Men’s Rugby

Dartmouth 35, Harvard 18

Hanover — Madison Hughes accounted for all but 10 of the Big Green’s points in Sunday’s Ivy League season-opening win over the Crimson at Brophy Field.

Hughes opened the scoring in the 30th minute with the first of his three tries on the afternoon. Wings Brendan Cronin and Kevin Clark also found paydirt as Dartmouth built a 23-3 halftime lead. Hughes popped in two more scores, in the 57th and 65th minutes, to put the brakes on a Harvard comeback.

Hughes also booted two penalties and two conversions to complete his big day.

Dartmouth visits Yale on Saturday.

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