Raiders Shut Out Goffstown
Lebanon — A three-goal outburst in a 14-minute stretch of the first half helped boost the Lebanon High boys soccer team to a 3-0 win over visiting Goffstown on senior day.
The victory avenges an earlier 3-2 loss to the Grizzlies in the third game of the season.
Jeff Purdy got things started for Lebanon (11-3) with a ripping direct kick at 13:18. Three Lebanon players vacated the space at the right of the wall just as Purdy approached the ball, and the shot whistled past Goffstown keeper Maxx Chambers before he could react.
At 24:23, Lebanon made it 2-0 after Tanner Singleton and Austin Whaley combined for a passing combination that Whaley finished off with a left footer from 16 yards out into the lower right corner.
Two minutes later the lead swelled to 3-0 when Ryan Servant ran onto a Will Merchant throw in and banged home a one-timer from six yards out.
“Duncan Craig had an outstanding game from his central midfield position, and the entire team defended with great energy and discipline,” Lebanon coach Rob Johnstone said in an email.
Kenny Weitzman made two saves for the shutout.
It was the first time Goffstown (6-5-2) had lost a game by more than one goal all season.
Lebanon travels to Coe-Brown on Tuesday.
Hartford 3, Rutland 1
Rutland — The Canes climbed the mountain to take down Rutland and claim the Marble Valley League title in top division with an overall 12-2 record to complete the regular season.
“It was a great win for us,” said Hartford coach Steve Sass. “We had to dig down for this one, and the boys came up with a great effort.
“This is really a great group.”
Derke Davenport put the Canes on the board first in the opening half, with an assist to John Borchert before Rutland regrouped to tie the score before halftime.
Hartford came out of the break with renewed energy and played a much sharper game.
Tanner Wilson scored the game winner off a header as he took charge of a bouncing ball in front of the net.
Connor Brooks was taken down on a run to the goal, calling for a penalty kick that was taken and scored by Jef Sass to close the scoring.
Aaron Parker had three saves as the Canes now await seeding in Vermont’s Division I playoffs next week.
Sharon 4, Chelsea 1
Chelsea — The Phoenix closed out their regular season at 9-2-3 with a dominating win over Chelsea on the road.
Carter Blanchard and Tanner James had two goals apiece to lead Sharon. Silas Mead had an assist, as did Blanchard. Sawyer Levy had two saves.
Rivendell 4, Blue Mtn. 1
Wells River — The Raptors got two goals from Luke Bell and Scott Calhoun — one in each half — as Rivendell raised its overall record to 9-2-2.
Bell also had two assists, while Will Gardner and Sam Emerson each added a helper in the victory where Rivednell out-shot the Bucks, 30-7.
Josh Marshall had three saves in the victory.
Rivendell closes the regular season with Stratton Mountain at home today.
Montpelier 6, Thetford 2
Thetford — The Panthers had everything going their way in the first half. But then came the second half.
Leading 2-1 at the break over Montpelier, the No. 2-ranked team in Vt. Division II, “the wheels just fell off in the second half,” according to Thetford coach Sean Fitzgerald.
A pair of goals by freshman Connor Brown gave Thetford the lead in the first half — the first goal on a 40-yard blast, the second on a corner kick.
But Montpelier turned up the pressure in the second half, and Thetford was just unable to get control of the ball.
Brandon Gray had nine saves for the Panthers (7-6-1) who now await next week’s seedings in the Division III playoffs.
Fair Haven 2, Windsor 1
Windsor — Simon Shepherd scored his first varsity goal in his final varsity game, but it wasn’t enough as the Jacks fell in the finale.
Shepherd’s unassisted goal, one minute into the second half, tied the game, but the Slaters scored the game winner 10 minutes later.
Tanner Fitzherbert had eight saves as the Jacks closed out a 0-13-1 campaign.
Stevens 1, Newport 0
Newport — Cassie Lavigne scored the game’s only goal off an assist by Katelyn Belaire late in the first half to lead Stevens past Newport.
Molly Early had two saves in goal for the Cardinals.
Lebanon 1, Goffstown 1
Goffstown, n.h. — Lebanon coach Shannon Boisvert came up with a few changes to her defense last week, earning a scoreless tie with powerful Hanover. On Friday, the defense did the job again, holding No. 4-ranked Goffstown to just one goal in another deadlock decision.
That wasn’t happening this time after Jill Dion got the Raiders on the board in the 22 minute off an assist from Erin Landry. Goffstown later evened the score with 17 minutes to play.
Micaela Schonesd shadowed Goffstown’s top offensive player, holding her scoreless. Sierra Rogers also had a big game defensively, according to Boisvert.
Kassidee Rogers had 12 saves. Lebanon hosts Coe-Brown Tuesday.
Monadnock 2, Kearsarge 1
Swanzey — The Cougars battled throughout the game, but could not stay with the eighth-ranked Huskies.
The loss drops Kearsarge to 3-9-2.
Rivendell 1, Blue Mtn. 1
Wells River — The Raptors peppered the goal, but came away with only one score, having to settle for a tie as it ended the regular season with an 8-4-2 mark.
Rivendell outshot the Bucks, 28-5.
Quenla Haehnel put Rivendell on the board early in the game with an assist to Jen DeBois. But Blue Mountain answered to tie the game and then packed in the defense to deny the Raptors a chance for the lead.
Megan Perkins made four saves in goal. Vermont soccer picks come out on Monday, with the girls earning a home field advantage for the opening round either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Oxbow 4, Winooski 0
Winooski, Vt. — The Olympians closed out the regular season on the upswing, picking up their third shutout of the season to earn an 8-5-1 record heading into next week’s playoffs.
Corrina Oakley took care of the goals, scoring twice in the second half as Oxbow took control of the game. Maddy French and Leah Hanzas scored in the first half, while Mikayla Hodge had a pair of assists and Wren Smith picked up one as well.
Meghan Williams made two saves to earn the shutout.
Mt Anthony 2, Woodstock 0
Woodstock — Callie Towslee and Grace Page scored as Mount Anthony shut out Woodstock.
Kaila Lemmer was in goal for the Wasps, while Julie Elwell and Alexis Wright were in net for Mount Anthony.
The Patriots scored a goal in each half, but Woodstock mounted a sustaied attack throughout the second half, coach Greg LaBella said.
KUA 3, Proctor 0
Proctor, n.h. — Junior Shannon Walsh scored the first and second goals of the game to lead the Wildcats to victory.
Catherine Auger-Morin also scored for the Wildcats off an assist from Aurora Braswell. Kaitie Sanders and Greta Hulleberg also picked up assists on the night. KUA (8-3) held a 11-3 advantage in shots and a 3-1 edge in corners.
Montpelier 1, Thetford 0
Montpelier — The Panthers lost their third straight game, falling to 11-3 in the regular season finale. It was the first time Thetford was shut out all season.
Ella Chapman had two saves for the Panthers.
Hanover 2, Sanborn 1 (2 ot)
Kingston, n.h. — Rachel Boghisian’s goal 11/2 minutes into the second overtime lifted Hanover (6-3-5) past Sanborn.
Boghosian’s blast from outside the box on the right side sailed up and over the Sanborn keeper.
Sophie Lubrano’s goal with five minutes left in regulation sent the same into overtime. Kelly Brigham and Sarah Wagner, who earned praise from Soug Kennedy for her play at midfield, assisted.
Ashley Levesque made 11 saves in goal for Hanover, which visits Souhegan in a rare Sunday game.
Laconia 20, Lebanon 17
Laconia, n.h. — Lebanon let a 17-7 second half lead get away as the lost a critical game in keeping their playoff hopes alive, falling to 2-5 in the New Hampshire Division II North standings.
A 52-yard TD run by Lucas Gerow and a 43-yard field goal by Kevin Hardy gave the Raiders a 10-7 lead at the half. A 60-yard scoring play from Joe Flanagan to Austin Pelletier put Lebanon ahead, 17-7 in the third quarter before things began to fall apart.
After holding the Sachems on downs at their own 13-yard line, the Raiders marched to Laconia’s 24. On a first down play, Cam Broughton was stood up at the line and had the ball stripped by Keith Schultz who ran 71 yards for the score, bringing Laconia to within 17-13 with six minutes to play.
Getting the ball back, Lebanon had a fourth-and-1 only to be called for a false start. At fourth-and-5 the Raiders elected to punt, only to see a bad snap recovered by Schultzat the Lebanon 31.
Six plays later Matt Swormstedt hit Chris Frontiero with a 14-yard scoring pass to give Laconia the victory.
Gerow had 96 yards on six carries, while Broughton added 47 on 16 carries.
Merrimack Valley 32, Hanover 29
Penacook, n.h. — The Marauders (1-6) couldn’t hang onto an eight-point lead late in the third quarter, barely missing an upset of the Pride (6-1).
A 40-yard run by Joey Porter and Jeff Gorham’s 24-yard dash gave Hanover a 14-7 halftime lead, and Shawn Cavallaro’s 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown made it 20-14 in favor of the visitors.
A botched snap on the extra point attempt worked in Hanover’s favor, with Henry Anthony-Duscheid scooping up the loose ball and finding Teddy Geraghty for the 2-point conversion and an eight-point Hanover advantage.
The Marauders allowed the game’s next three touchdowns to trail 32-22, then scored with 12 seconds left when Cavallaro found Gorham for a 33-yard pass.
The onside kick failed.
Mascoma 0, White Mtns. 0
West Canaan — Mascoma did everything in its regular season finale to bring a victory. Everything but score.
“We had many scoring chances,” said Mascoma coach Amanda Valliere. “We just couldn’t put it in the net.”
The Royals (2-9-3) outshot their visitors by a 12-2 margin and had the edge in penalty corners as well, 11-4, but had to settle for the scoreless tie.
Goalie Jordan LaCroix had 2 saves to earn the shutout.
Seniors Paige Doody, Katie Kondi, Logan Martin and Taylor Pollard played their final home games for Mascoma.
Otter Valley 2, Woodstock 1
Brandon, Vt. — Woodsotck gave Vermont D-II co-leader Otter Valley all it could handle on Friday before falling to the Otters in overtime.
Freshman Lily Doton scored for Woodstock (1-11-1) off a feed from senior co-captain Taylor Smith.
Lebanon 4, Con-Val 1
Peterborough, n.h. — The defending NHIAA Division II champion Raiders closed out the regular season with a win over ConVal.
Lebanon finished the season with a 11-1-2 mark, second in the division behind Windham.
New Hampton 2, KUA 0
New Hampton, n.h. — KUA had its chances but could not find the net, falling to New Hampton.
Following a scoreless first half, the hosts scored twice to claim the victory.
The Wildcats are back on the road today at Tilton.
College Cross Country
Dartmouth Runs in R.I.
East Greenwich, r.i. — Sophomore Matt Klein led the Dartmouth men at the Rothenberg Run on Friday afternoon with a second-place individual collegiate finish in 25:38.
Thanks in large part to Klein’s finish, the Big Green claimed second in the team standings with 47 points at Gothard Park, trailing only host Brown (24 points), with five top-10 runners.
Dartmouth’s Matthew Pierce took sixth in 25:52 on the 8-kilometer course.
Men’s College Hockey
Dartmouth 7, UOIT 2 (ex.)
Hanover — Dartmouth led wire to wire in a win over Ontario Institute of Technology at Thompson Arena.
Newly appointed captain Tyler Sikura got the Big Green on the board first, and Charlie Mosey, who has just two regular-season goals in 47 career games, netted a pair of unassisted tallies.
For Mosey, it was the second straight preseason game in which he scored a pair of goals, having found the back of the net twice in a 4-1 win against Ritten Renon to wrap up the team’s European trip in early September.
Ryan Bullock, Brett Patterson, Kyle Nickerson and Grant Opperman also scored for Dartmouth.
A trio of goaltenders saw action for the Big Green, with senior Cab Morris getting the start and turning aside six shots in the opening period. Sophomores James Kruger and Charles Grant followed in the subsequent frames, making seven and eight saves, respectively.
Women’s College Hockey
McGill 3, Dartmouth 2 (ex.)
Hanover — McGill edged Dartmouth in an exhibition match-up.
Freshmen Kennedy Ottenbreit and Mackenzie St. Onge scored for the Big Green.
The Big Green open the regular season on Sunday at second-ranked Boston College. The matchup marks the second time in three years Dartmouth begins the season against BC.
Men’s College Tennis
Wins at Regionals
New Haven, Conn. — Dartmouth had a productive day at the Northeast Regionals, going 7-1 overall on Friday. The Big Green went 2-0 in doubles while picking up five singles victories.
In doubles play, Brendan Tannenbaum and Cameron Ghorbani topped a duo from Lehigh, 8-1, while Chris Kipouras and Diego Pedraza netted an 8-5 triumph.
In singles play, George Wall, Erik Nordahl, Brandon DeBot, Sam Todd and Ghorbani each notched straight set wins.
The Big Green continues the regional today.
Dartmouth 3, Princeton 2
Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth knocked off Princeton inside Dillon Gym for the first time in program history, dating back to 1989.
The Big Green (9-9, 2-4 Ivy) were winless in their previous 18 trips to the Garden State against the Tigers (6-10, 2-4 Ivy).
The trio of Paige Caridi, Emily Astarita and senior co-captain Elisa Scudder had 15 kills apiece, while reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Week Molly Kornfeind had 12. Freshman Stacey Benton dished out 56 assists.