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Local Roundup: Raiders Earn First Victory

  • Head coach Amanda Soule talks to her players during the game against Brattleboro Union High School at Woodstock High School in Woodstock, Vt., on April 12, 2018. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Woodstock Union High's Avery Shewmaker, center, looks to pass during the game against Brattleboro Union High School at Woodstock High School in Woodstock, Vt., on April 12, 2018. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • People watch the Brattleboro Union High versus Woodstock High girls lacrosse game at Woodtstock High School in Woodstock, Vt., on April 12, 2018. This was the first game of the season for the Wasps. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Lebanon's Leah Mayes faces Wilton-Lyndeborough's Jackie Bird during Thursday's tennis match in Wilton, N.H. (Monadnock Ledger-Transcript - Ben Coinant)



Thursday, April 12, 2018

Concord — Aaron Damren scored the game-winner with a little more than two minutes left in the fourth quarter and Caiden Skakalski made 25 saves as the Lebanon High boys lacrosse team erased a four-goal halftime deficit to get its first win of the year, 15-14, over Bishop Brady on Thursday afternoon.

Lebanon (1-1) was down, 10-6, at halftime before storming back with nine goals in the third and fourth quarters. Nate Chickering led the way with seven goals and three assists, Damren finished with three goals and five assists and Patrick Mason netted two goals and one helper in the win.

“Our defense wasn’t very strong,” Lebanon head coach Rob Fett said. “They had 39 shots on goal. … In the fourth quarter, (Skakalski) came up big. He shut them down one-on-one; he won that battle.”

Damren’s game-winner made it 15-13 late in the fourth quarter. Bishop Brady cut the deficit to one with 1:30 remaining, but the Raiders were able to run out the clock to secure the victory.

Lebanon controlled 44 ground balls. It next hosts Hopkinton on April 24.

Bishop Guertin 21Hanover 12

Nashua, n.h. — Graham Penfield scored five goals and finished the game with three assists as the Marauders fell to 0-3.

Charlie Baughman, Brian Pattison and Colin Rozzi each scored two goals. Mason Winter made eight saves. Hanover trailed 14-5 at halftime. The Marauders travel to Thornton (Maine) Academy on April 20.

Girls Lacrosse

Brattleboro 16Woodstock 9

Woodstock — Brittney Poljacik scored five goals for the Wasps, who dropped their season opener.

“It was fun to see the girls improve throughout the game, to get our feet wet out on the field,” Woodstock head coach Amanda Soule said. “We kept pushing harder, kept improving.”

Brattleboro led, 12-5, at halftime. Sydney Pilot scored a goal and had an assist. Annabelle Lessard, Gina Sorrentino and Addie Parker netted one goal each. Maggie Parker made six saves.

Woodstock (0-1) hosts Green Mountain Union on April 25.

Girls Tennis

Wilton-Lyndeborough 5 Lebanon 4

Wilton, n.h. — Leah Mayes and Kaitlin Chamley fell in a 9-7 marathon at No. 1 doubles, the deciding match of the afternoon as the Raiders dropped to 1-3.

Misia Delgado, Zola Campbell and Molly Neu won their matches at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles. The Raiders were playing without No. 1 singles player Fatima Kahn, who was away on a college visit. Campbell and Neu teamed up for an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles to round out the Raiders’ victories.

Track and Field

Woodstock’s Girls Place Second at Brattleboro

Brattleboro, Vt. — Woodstock junior Lily Walker-Money won the 400-meter dash and Grace Vollers won the javelin as the Wasps’ girls placed second out of eight teams at Brattleboro High.

Woodstock freshman Faye Stevens had herself a solid afternoon, taking second in the long jump (13 feet, 9.5 inches), third in the 200 (29.28 seconds) and seventh in the 100 (14.39). Olivia Brooks was second (1:09.12) in the 400 behind teammate Walker-Money (1:07.92), and Katrina Boswell was second in the shot put (25-5).

Matthew Bassette was the top performer for Woodstock’s boys, winning the 800 (2:13.38) and placing fifth (4:44.22) in the 1,500.

For Windsor, senior Vincent Moeykens was fourth (12.30) in the 100 and fourth (25.13) in the 200. Freshman Owen Abrahamsen was fifth (25.56) in the 200. Terry Ziccardi was third (102-7) in the discus and fifth (123-3) in javelin.

Morgan McKeen was fourth (5:44.00) in the 1,500 and Angelina Bigwood was ninth (55-0) in the javelin for the Windsor girls.

Woodstock’s boys were fifth with 18 points; Windsor’s boys placed sixth, while its girls were eighth. Both of Brattleboro’s teams won the meet by sizable margins.