Raptors Prevail in Rivalry Rematch
Orford — Prior to yesterday’s boys soccer battle between rivals Thetford and Rivendell, Raptors coach Bob Thatcher asked his six seniors how they were going to want to remember their final game against the Panthers.
That was all the motivation they needed.
Rivendell senior Scott Calhoun scored twice — and was the last Raptor to touch a Thetford own goal — as Rivendell prevailed at home, 3-1.
The Raptors improved to 3-1-2, while the Panthers slipped to 4-3-1 in a rematch of an opening-day draw in Thetford.
“(Thatcher) is a great motivator, and that was great motivation,” said Rivendell co-captain Luke Bell. “We definitely didn’t want our last game against them (to be a loss.”.
The Raptors jumped ahead with a pair of goals within three minutes early in the first half.
Calhoun’s unassisted strike came in the 15th minute, followed by a Panther own goal after Calhoun’s header toward the net in the 18th.
Thetford senior midfielder Colby Richardson scored from Connor Brown in the 65th minute to make it 2-1, but Calhouhn’s second goal of the day came on a feed from Chris Gendron gave Rivendell plenty of insurance.
Brandon Gray stopped six shots in the Panthers’ net; Josh Marshall made three for the Raptors.
Rivendell plays at Williamstown on Tuesday, while the Thetford is off until a home tilt with Lamoille on Wednesday.
Hanover 2, Bedford 0
Hanover — Seniors Daniel Hazlett and Xavier Tchana combined for both Marauder goals as Hanover (9-0) remained unblemished.
Hanover has shutout seven opponents and is outscoring its foes 30-2.
Hazlett set up Tchana’s first goal with a crossing feed from the right side midway through the first half.
“He sent a half-bicycle kick across the face of the goal,” Hanover coach Rob Grabill said of Hazlett’s offering. “It missed the goal, but it found Xavier for the lead.”
The Marauders struck again just 30 seconds into the second half on another cross from Hazlett to Tchana.
Tomas LaPorta, Jonah Levine and Asa Berolzheimer played strong games at midfield for Hanover, while Evan Greenwald and Rocco Linehan had near-misses in bids to extend Hanover’s lead in the second half.
Alex Bynum made one save for Hanover, which visits Pinkerton on Thursday.
Lebanon 3, Con-Val 2 (2 ot)
Peterbrough, n.h. — The Raiders (7-1) came from behind twice to beat the Cougars on a GW Wells-Bogue goal with four minutes to play in the second overtime.
The winning goal was setup when Jeff Purdy’s direct kick from 40 yards was only half-cleared by the Con-Val dense. Wells-Bogue chested the ball down, let it bounce once and ripped a volley inside the right post for the game-winner.
Trailing 1-0 early, Martin Gradijan scored an equalizer for Lebanon eight minutes, heading home a throw in by Will Merchant. The Cougars (5-3-1) again took the lead with a goal midway through the second half. Lebanon answered less than a minute later as Bennett Newlove rocketed a pass in the direction of Gradijan, who converted from close range for his second goal of the game.
Keeper Kenny Weitzman stopped six shots for the Raiders, including a pair of nice saves in the first overtime.
Hartford 6, Woodstock 1
Woodstock — The D-I Hurricanes (5-2) scored four goals in the second half to pull away from the D-II Wasps (6-1).
Mitchell Simmons had three goals for Hartford while Tanner Wilson, Mitchell Kelly and Derrick Davenport also scored. Jed Sass did dished out three assists while Connor Brooks and Zack Arnold also had helpers. Keeper Aaron Parker earned the victory in net for the Canes.
Curran MacDonald scored with assist to Alex Crompton for Woodstock in the first half. Connor Fegard and Liam Van Herwarde split time in net for the Wasps.
“Our guys played well, we really settled in during the second half and started to play the ball quickly and with purpose. We forced them to chase and took them out of their game,” Hartford coach Steve Sass said.
Stevens 1, Kearsarge 0
Claremont — The Cardinals played quick, suffocating defense in blanking the visiting Cougars.
Zach Bunnell scored unassisted in the 20th minute for Stevens (7-1), picking up a loose ball off a throw in before rocketing a shot off the back post and in for the game’s only score. Keeper Austin Putnam anchored the Cardinals’ defense, stopping three shots.
“We were very quick to get the ball back and stop them from advancing. We did it as a team today,” Stevens coach Jason Stone said.
The Cardinals host Franklin on Wednesday; the Cougars (5-3-1) play host to Mascoma on Tuesday.
Woodsville 9, Hinsdale 1
Hinsdale, n.h. — David Bazzell had four goals and an assist to pace a dominant effort by the Engineers (7-0-1).
Jaret Bemis added a goal and two assists while Derek Maccini had a goal and one helper. Chris Sarkis, Jacob Frost and Ryan Olsen also scored. Jamie LoCascio added three helpers while Jared Mitchell had one assist. Keeper Tom D’Angelo stopped five shots.
Newfound 3, Mascoma 2 (2 ot)
Bristol, n.h. — The Royals fell after more than 90 minutes of soccer on the Bears’ homecoming day.
Newfound broke the ice 15 minutes in before freshman Kyle Langlais scored the equalizer for Mascoma with 10 minutes left in the first half. The Bears then stole the momentum back, scoring a goal with less than a minute to play before halftime to lead 2-1.
Hunta Hawes then converted with assists to Kyle Wilson and Tucker Stenger to tie it up, 2-2, midway through the second half. There the score remained until the Bears sent the home crowd home happy with a game-winner in the 94th minute.
Keeper Nick Perez stopped seven shots for the Royals (1-8), who visit Kearsarge on Tuesday.
Rivendell 2 (ot)
Orford — Panther freshman Regan Covey scored on a feed from Abby Osheyack eight minutes into overtime as Thetford (7-0) stayed undefeated.
Quenla Haehnel had a goal and an assist for the Raptors (4-3), who fared much better against the Panthers than during a 5-0 loss in Thetford in their second game of the season.
Michaela Pomeroy set up a Kaitlyn Boyce goal for Thetford in the 10th minute, but Rivendell responded with scores by Hanna Smith and Haehnel (on a corner kick) to give the Raptors a 2-1 advantage.
Senior Shyann Josler tied it up for the Panthers with a penalty kick in the 59th minute to set up overtime.
Ella Chapman made six stops for the Panthers.
Woodsville 5, Hinsdale 0
Hinsdale, n.h. — The Engineers (8-0) didn’t allow a shot on goal in blanking the Pacers.
Louisa Noble had a hat trick to pace the Woodsville attack while Maggie Kinder and Ally O’Shana also scored. Paige Martin had a pair of assists while Kinder and Dee Martin each had one helper. Keeper Tori Clough and the Engineers defense stifled any would-be scoring threat the Pacers attempted to mount.
Kearsarge 1, Stevens 0
Claremont — The Cougars stunned the host Cardinals, handing Stevens their first loss of the season.
Maicy Hansen scored in the first half for Kearsarge, dribbling the ball through the Stevens defense before scoring her first goal of the season.
The Cardinals had their chances to knot things up, but weren’t able to convert on their scoring opportunities.
Kaileigh Davis earned the shutout in net for the Cougars. while Molly Early played well in goal for the Cardinals.
Kearsarge (2-6) visits Newport on Friday. Stevens (5-1) is at Windsor on Monday.
Hanover 2, Hartford 0
Hanover — The Marauders (3-2-2) outlasted a spirited effort by the visiting Hurricanes.
Julia Krass broke a scoreless tie in the 18th minute of the second half, scoring unassisted from long range up the left side. Karina Lukovits added an insurance goal in the final minutes, converting well-orchestrated play with assists to Susanna Penfield and Kelly Brigham.
“It was a very good game, they played hard against us,” Hanover coach Doug Kennedy said.
Krass played a strong game in the midfield, while Brigham applied pressure all night at striker.
Kennedy praised the play of Hartford’s Mariah Palmer and Rachel Seaver.
Oxbow 2, Danville 0
Bradford, Vt. — First-half goals from Leah Hanzas and Heather White were enough for the Olympians, who evened their record to 2-0.
Andrew Wheeler assisted on White’s goal for the O’s, while Oxbow goalie Meghan Williams made a pair of saves.
Sharon 5, Burke Mtn. 4
East Burke, Vt. — Freshman Mallory Lloyd scored four unassisted goals — doubling her previous season total — as the Phoenix (5-2) came back from a 2-0 halftime deficit.
“We picked up the intensity and started playing our game,” Sharon coach Meredith Underhill said. “We wore them down a little bit.”
Abby Hurwitz also scored for the Phoenix, assisted by Clara Crowley.
Con-Val 1, Lebanon 0
Peterbrough, n.h. — The Raiders (3-4-1) dropped a tight contest with the Cougars, who picked up a goal with just five seconds left on the clock in the first half.
Lebanon had one would-be goal ricochet off the crossbar then off the side bar before getting deflected away. Keeper Kassidee Rogers stopped five shots while Sierra Rogers (defense) and Emma Forman (midfield) each had strong games, according to coach Shannon Boisvert.
“It was a good game, very evenly played. We had a lot of chances, just couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net,” Boisvert added.
Monadnock 1, Newport 0
Newport — The Tigers battled the visiting Huskies all afternoon, but Monadnock pulled out the victory.
Newport (1-8) now looks ahead with a visit to Sunapee on Tuesday.
Newport 43, Franklin 0
Newport — A 71-yard touchdown pass from Tom Hogan to Jeremy Farnham and Gunther Hubert’s onside kick return for a score highlighted the Tigers’ romp over the Golden Tornadoes.
Newport jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter on short touchdown runs by Derrick Pare and Taner Sherman. Hogan found Farnham in stride for the long scoring pass down the sideline before halftime, and Hubert returned Franklin’s onside kick to start the second half for a 57-yard score.
Backup running backs Noah Wade and Riley Cook added second-half rushing scores for Newport (3-1), which moved into first place in the New Hampshire Division III West Division.
Oxbow 36, Springfield 24
Bradford, Vt. — Olympians’ senior split end Jordan Eastman caught three touchdown passes — two from O’s QB Tristan Longmore and one on a halfback option pass from Quinten Mahikoa — as Oxbow improved to 2-3.
Nate Smith returned the opening kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown, Longmore found Eastman for a 25-yard pass and Nick Grant ran for the touchdown and 2-point conversion on the O’s third touchdown.
Eastman caught Longmore’s 30-yard pass and the Mahikoa-to-Eastman connection went for 75 yards.
Randy Snelling went 4-for-4 on extra point attempts for Oxbow, which dedicated the game to outgoing athletic director Rich Thornton.
Farmington, n.h. — Kyle Kosiorek rushed for two scores, and all of the game’s scoring came in the first half as the Royals improved to 2-1.
Shane Pierce and Zach Pequita added rushing touchdowns for Mascoma, while Justin Marsh connected with Walt Hammnond for a passing score.
Marsh booted two extra points for Mascoma, which hosts Stevens on Saturday for its homecoming game.
Windsor 4, Fair Haven 1
Windsor — Caitlin Roberts had a goal and assist as the Jacks improved to 5-3.
Roberts, Brooke Hurd and Haley Wood scored in the first half as Windsor led 3-0 into the break. Ashleigh Sweet added a goal in the second half while Ashleay Wilcox had one assist. Goalie Emma Saucier stopped eight shots.
“It was a really good effort, the girls did well,” Windsor coach Sandy Clary said.
Clary praised the play of defender Iyanna Williams for stopping several long pushes down the field by the Slaters.
Otter Valley 2, Hartford 1
Brandon, Vt. — Jennifer Elliott’s second goal of the game came with just 2:21 remaining, lifting the Otters to the win in a Marble Valley League game.
It was the first loss since the season opener Hurricanes (7-2), also against Otter Valley.
Hartford struck first on Emma Bergeron’s goal from Rachel Fogg five minutes into the game, but the Canes struggled thereafter.
The Canes play at Hanover on Wednesday.
Bango Second; Hanover Fifth
Manchester — Woodstock sophomore Carmen Bango was second of 194 runners from throughout New England for the ninth-place Wasps, and the Marauder girls placed fifth of 26 teams at the Manchester Invitational at Derryfield Park.
Bango, last year’s Vermont Division II individual cross country champion as a freshman, finished in 19:13, 14 seconds behind Greely (Conn.) senior Kirsti Sanreuter.
Hanover’s Zola Doyle (sixth; 19:59) and Liesel Robbins (10th; 20:17) were also in the top 10, followed by Marauder teammates Aparna Alavilli (20th; 20:53), Liza Goss (69th; 22:46) and Kay Torrey (75th; 22:53).
Bango was followed by Woodstock’s Lindsey Stuntz (23rd; 20:58), Claire Spangler (60th; 22:25), Anna Ramsey (89th; 23:38) and Kristin Ramsey (118th; 24:45).
Nell Houde (48th; 21:59) and Kelsie Atwater (77th; 23:01) ran for Lebanon.
On the boys’ side, Raiders’ junior Josh Fontaine placed eighth overall in 16:29 for sixth-place Lebanon. Zak Kinsman (19th; 17:01), Nick Orgnic (74th; 18:35), Cameron Stewart (79th; 18:41) and Henry Kovac (112th; 19:18) followed for the Raiders.
Hanover placed ninth, led by Felix Herron’s 30th-place time of 17:31. Tucker Cadow (59th; 18:16), Walter Mosenthal (61st; 18:20), Clark Leazier (83rd; 18:44) and Issac Jacobs (84th; 18:45) rounded off Hanover’s scorers.
Woodstock’s boys placed 19th, paced by Graham Melville (52nd; 18:06) and Chris Chase (99th; 19:08).
Boys team scores: 1. East Greenwich (Conn.) 54; 2. Harwood 66; 3. Ellsworth (Maine) 111; 4. Coe-Brown (178); 5. Greely (Conn.) 243; 6. Lebanon 261; 7. Monadnock 272; 8. Windham 282; 9. Hanover 290; 10. Prout (R.I.) 302.
Girls team scores: 1. Tyngsborough (Mass.) 56; 2. Greely (Conn.) 137; 3. Harwood 138; 4. South Kingstown (R.I.) 155; 5. Hanover 164; 6. St. Thomas 209; 7. Hopkinton 209; 8. Woodstock 224; 9. Windham 289; 10. Marshwood (Maine) 295.