Raptors Roll Past Bucks
Hat Trick Paces Rivendell Boys
Orford — Scott Calhoun had three goals and an assist to lead a dominant effort by the Rivendell boys soccer team, winning 7-1 over visiting Blue Mountain on Tuesday afternoon.
Luke Bell added a goal and two helpers while Kolin Huntington, Cole Stever and Ryan Landgraf also scored. Tim Stimson added a pair of helpers and Jake Welch had one assist. Keepers Josh Marshall and Chris Gendron split time in net for the Raptors. Rivendell outshot the Bucks 19-2.
“We really distributed the ball nicely tonight,” Rivendell coach Bob Thatcher said. “This group of kids is very unique. We can put anybody, anywhere, freshmen to seniors and we don’t hurt ourselves. A lot of unselfish play.”
The Raptors (2-0-1) host Williamstown for homecoming at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Hanover 2, Winnacunnet 0
Hampton, n.h. — The Marauders still have not allowed a goal in 2013, as Hanover outshot the host Warriors 28-2 and improved to 4-0.
Rocco Linehan broke a scoreless draw in the 55th minute, scoring on an assist from Sam Carey. Xavier Tchana then added a goal in the 77th minute off a nice feed from Evan Greenwald. Tchana now has three goals on the season, while Greenwald has four assists. Keepers Alex Bynum made one save for his fourth consecutive shutout.
“They put a lot of players behind the ball, which made it tough to break down their defense,” Hanover coach Rob Grabill said. Carey played a superb game defensively for the Marauders, according to the coach.
Hanover hosts Alvirne on Thursday.
Hartford 2, Springfield 1
Springfield, Vt. — The Canes rallied from an early deficit to earn a road victory over the Cosmos.
Springfield scored in the 10th minute, but Hartford answered almost immediately when Peter Tsongalis headed home a pass from Jed Sass. The score remained deadlocked until the 25th minute of the second half, when Connor Brooks scored, with an assist to Tanner Wilson. Goalie Brandon Cornelius made three saves for Hartford.
“Gus Kelly set the tone for us. He worked hard and was very dangerous for us the whole game,” Hartford coach Steve Sass said.
The Canes (3-1) visit Mount Anthony on Friday.
Stevens 7, Windsor 0
Windsor — Ethan Sweet had three goals to lead the Cardinals (5-0).
Zach Bunnell had two goals, while Dan Croteau and Zach Shedlock each had one for Stevens. Kyle Hamel had two assists while Bunnell, Croteau, Shedlock and Matt Mock also had helpers.
Keeper Austin Putnam made five shots for the shutout, while Windsor keeper Will Jarsma stopped 13 shots.
The Cardinals visit Lebanon on Monday; Windsor (0-4) plays at the Josh Cole Tournament on Friday against Green Mountain at Ludlow.
Kearsarge 5, Winnisquam 1
Tilton, n.h. — The Courgars improved to 3-1-1 by scoring five unanswered goals. Andrew Van Hooydonk and Nick Bailey each had two goals and Nick Brady also scored. Bobby Lauster and Tad Sternberg had assists and Mike Sullivan made six saves.
Kearsarge, which was tied 1-1 at halftime, visits Mascoma on Thursday.
Sharon 3, Twinfield 1
Plainfield, Vt. — Tanner James handled all his team’s scoring, notching a hat trick, with two assists from Silas Mead. Chris Gish also had an assist and Sawyer Levy made two saves.
The Phoenix (2-1-1), who led 1-0 before falling into a 1-1 tie midway through the second half, host Blue Mountain on Saturday.
Newfound 2, Mascoma 1
West Canaan — The Royals fell to 1-4 despite opening the scoring on a Alex Schwarz goal in the 16th minute. Newfound forged a tie in the 25th minute and notched the deciding tally on a breakaway four minutes after halftime.
“We outpossessed them, but we didn’t outshoot them,” said Royals coach Tanya Rej.
Mascoma hosts Kearsarge on Thursday.
Whitcomb 5, Concord 1
Bethel — The Hornets earned their first victory of the season behind a Zak Gillette hat trick, single goals by Benedikt Agustsson and Ambrose Wigglesworth and two assists by Spencer Taylor.
Derek Gendron made three saves for Whitcomb (1-3), which hosts Twinfield on Thursday.
Oxbow 3, Danville 2
Danville, Vt. — Mikayla Hodge scored the game-winner with three minutes to play to lift the Olympians (2-3).
Wren Smith just missed a penalty kick early in the first half and then rallied for an unassisted goal less than five minutes later.
Heather White broke a 1-1 tie with her goal early in the second half; Leah Hanzas assisted. Smith picked up the assist on Hodge’s game winning goal.
Keeper Meghan Williams stopped six shots for the Olympians, who host Lake Region on Friday.
Lebanon 0, Merr. Valley 0 (2 ot)
Lebanon — The Raiders battled through 100 minutes of action in drawing with the Pride.
“It was a good matchup, very equally played,” Lebanon coach Shannon Boisvert said. “We had a couple opportunities to score, but that’s how soccer is.”
Micaela Schones, Sam MacDonald and Emma Forman had strong games, according to Boisvert. Keeper Kassidee Rogers stopped five shots for the Raiders (2-2-1), who visit Alvirne on Thursday.
Rivendell 1, Blue Mtn. 0
Orford — Megan Perkins scored in the 48th minute as the Raptors outlasted the Bucks, and are now 2-1.
Megan Winagle setup the game winner, chipping the ball into the box from the right side. The ball deflected off a defender and past the charging Blue Mountain goalie; Perkins then escorted the rock home.
“It was a slow game, they packed things in defensively and prevented us from doing much of anything offensively,” Rivendell coach Tim Goodwin said.
Keeper Nicole Wurtz made one save for the shutout. The Raptors (2-1) host Williamstown on Saturday.
Thetford 6, Windsor 2
Thetford — Michaela Pomeroy scored four goals, Shyann Josler had two goals and two assists and Mimi Osheyack and Regan Covey each had an assist for the Panthers. Windsor’s goals, both unassisted, came from Maryam Orogi.
Thetford (4-0) visits Northfield on Saturday.
Whitcomb 10, Concord (Vt.) 3
Bethel — Eight different players scored as the Hornets improved to 3-2.
Lindsey LaPerle led the offensive show with two goals and one assist. Ashley Stearns added a pair of goals, while Phoebe Parrish scored and had one helper. Nicole Begin, Jessica Chase and Briana Hillier also scored, while junior Cam Davis and freshman Melanie Davis each had their first career varsity goals.
Jonnie Thompson and Shannon Ludwig split time in net for the Hornets, stopping three shots.
Whitcomb hosts Twinfield on Thursday.
Northfield, Vt. — Annie Arthur had a pair of goals as the Wasps dominated the host Marauders.
Arthur and Lauren Kaija scored in the first half, and Arthur added her second after the break on a penalty kick. Ava Mattson added an assist for the Wasps. The Marauders didn’t have a single shot on goal in the first half as keeper Kaila Lemmer and the Woodstock defenders stymied any would-be attack.
Woodstock, which outshot Northfield 30-5, looks forward to a visit from Proctor on Thursday.
Hillsboro-Deering 4, Newport 0
Newport — The Tigers lost to a very strong Hillcats team as Newport couldn’t muster any prolonged scoring chances.
“We had a tough time getting anything going offensively. Their defense played really well and they really controlled the pace. It was one of those days,” Newport coach Jon Hamel said.
Mariah Chase stopped 15 shots in net for the Tigers, who visit Monadnock on Thursday.
S. Royalton 1
South Royalton — The Royals gave one of the top teams in Vermont Divison IV all they could handle, dropping to 2-2.
Jacqueline Fulcher scored her fifth goal of the season for SoRo, with Autumn Wing picking up the assist. Keepers Larissa Stride (nine saves) and Alexis Madore (three saves) played strong games for the Royals.
“We played really well, best game we’ve played all year,” Royals coach Julian Villa said. “We had a chance, I’m very proud of them.”
The game was scoreless through the first half and Fulcher’s goal brought the Royals within one at 2-1.
Hartford 3, Brattleboro 1
Brattleboro, Vt. — The Hurricanes improved to 4-1 with a quality win at the Colonels.
Allison Courtemanche scored with an assist to Taylor Wilson to give Hartford an early 1-0 lead. Brattleboro tied it up with a goal before the half before Jenna Yee (unassisted) and Megan Newton scored in the second half. Morgan Horne assisted on Newton’s insurance goal. Keeper Rachel Loseby stopped four shots.
Coach Heather Scudder praised the play of defenders Erin Hudson and Madi Libuda. The Canes host Woodstock on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Merrimack Valley 2
Lebanon 1 (OT)
Penacook, n.h. — The Raiders surrendered the winning goal with two minutes remaining in a 15-minute overtime. Each team played the extra session with seven players. Lebanon opened the scoring six minutes before halftime on a Kendra MacDonald goal, Emily Perryman assisting. Emily Foster made seven saves for the visitors, who took 17 shots.
Lebanon (5-1) visits Hanover on Friday.
Littleton 2, Mascoma 1
West Canaan — Brooke Pushee scored off a Catie Kondi pass three minutes before halftime to pull the host Royals into a 1-1 tie. Littleton, however, scored the winner midway through the second half.
Jordan LaCroix made five saves for Mascoma (1-2), which hosts Stevens on Friday.
Goffstown, n.h. — The Raiders swept host Goffstown and Hollis-Brookline in a nine hole match over the par-35 front nine at Stonebridge Country Club.
David Albright won the medal for Lebanon, carding a 39. Nabeel Khan added a 41, Alex Bitler had 42 and Garret White and Dylan Gaudette each had 47.
The Raiders (9-3) play their last home match of the season at Carter Golf Club on Thursday.
Team Scores: Lebanon 216, Goffstown 222, Hollis-Brookline 243.