Local Roundup: Woodstock Lax Rallies Past Patriots
Oxbow's Mikayla Hodge, left, and Harwood's Nina Cavender, center, and MacKenzie Munro scramble for the ball during the Harwood at Oxbow girls lacrosse game in Bradford, Vt., on May 5, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)
Oxbow's Abby Speck races through Harwood's defense during the Harwood at Oxbow girls lacrosse game in Bradford, Vt., on May 5, 2014. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)
Bennington, Vt. — Down five entering the fourth quarter, the Woodstock High boys lacrosse team stormed all the way back to beat host Mount Anthony 11-10 in overtime on Haven Lantz’s game-winner.
The Wasps (3-2) trailed 10-5 heading into the fourth before taking command of the game on both ends of the field. Jonas Kontola setup the game-winner, taking possession behind the Patriots’ net, taking a couple steps and rocketing a pass to Lantz. The junior attackman then fired a low-to-high shot into the left side of the net for the deciding goal.
“We lost two one-goal games to them last year. This game was big for us, especially because we were down,” Woodstock coach Brandon Little said.
Lantz finished with four goals and Kontola had three scores and one assist. Oliver Kaija also had three goals and a helper. Nehemiah Wood added a goal and an assist. Goalie Ben Orr made seven saves.
Woodstock hosts Hartford today.
Souhegan 9, Hanover 6
Amherst, n.h. — The Marauders (5-4) had a goal called back late in the third quarter that would have brought them within one, but couldn’t rally from that momentum-killer in a loss to the Sabers.
Andrew Huizenga led Hanover with three goals and one assist. Brendan Forauer added a goal and one assist. Jin Kim and Tom Peters also scored. Goalie Chris Washington stopped nine shots for the Marauders, who play host to Exeter on Thursday afternoon.
Derryfield 18, Kearsarge 3
North Sutton, n.h. — NHIAA Division III-leading Derryfield (8-0) put up its undefeated bona fides in a win over Kearsarge (4-3) on Monday afternoon.
The homestanding Cougars turn right around to visit archrival Merrimack Valley this afternoon.
Oxbow 9, Harwood 7
Bradford, Vt. — The Olympians rallied from a three-goal deficit in the first half to beat the visiting Highlanders.
Lauren Tomlinson led the Oxbow attack with a hat trick. Mikayla Hodge added two goals and an assist, and Abby Speck also scored twice. Maddy Smith and Kafre O’Connell also scored. Amber Strock, Jasmin Clark and Meghan Boardman added assists.
“The girls were able to hold Harwood at seven goals for the whole second half. I’m so proud of my girls, they gave 110 percent today,” Oxbow coach Donna Hatch said.
Goalie Savannah Fay made 11 saves for the victory.
Lebanon 16, Plymouth 9
Plymouth, n.h. — Emily Perryman (six goals, one assist) and Erika Moffitt (five goals, one assist) paced the Raiders in a quality road win.
Elle Brine scored and had two helpers. Izzy Walker and Emma Forman each added a goal and an assist. Sam Roberts and Brenna Peterson also scored. Goalie Erin Landry made 12 saves.
Lebanon (6-1) looks to keep rolling with a visit from John Stark on Wednesday afternoon.
Windham 16, Hanover 13
Windham, n.h. — The Jaguars scored the last five goals to hand Hanover (5-2) a tough loss.
Hannah Seibel led the Marauders with seven goals, but was forced out of the game after picking up her second yellow card with just under nine minutes to play. Rachel Boghosian added three goals, and Christine Croitoru had a goal and an assist. Mason McNulty and Liesel Robbins also scored, and J.J. Daniell had a pair of assists.
Evie Keating forced seven turnovers and had seven ground balls. Hanover coach Chris Seibel also praised the strong games of defenders Maddie Lyons and Lillian Stout.
Goalie Emily Gougelet had four saves for the Marauders, who play host to Bow on Thursday.
Lebanon 3, Windham 2
Windham, n.h. — The Raiders (5-1) picked up a statement win over the Jaguars (7-2) behind another strong game from starting pitcher Grayson Hardy.
Hardy went the distance, allowing just five hits while striking out four and walking one. Windham answered three Lebanon runs in the top of the third inning with two in the bottom of the fourth, but Hardy then retired 10 straight batters to close out the game.
Nate Perkins and Caleb Broughton led off with walks in the Raiders’ third. Austin Pelletier followed with a ground ball to advance the runners, and Hardy drove in Perkins on a fielder’s choice. Tanner Simms followed with a squeeze bunt to score Caleb Broughton, and Cam Broughton added an RBI single.
The Raiders host Goffstown on Wednesday.
Sunapee 2, Newport 0
Sunapee — The Tigers’ Spencer Coronis tossed a complete-game three-hitter, but the Lakers scratched out two runs for the win.
Coronis struck out nine and walked just three. James Fitzgerald went the distance for Sunapee, allowing four hits and fanning eight.
Senior Ricky Hammond returned to the lineup after a serious bout with pneumonia for Newport and singled in his first at-bat. Taner Sherman, Andrew Houde and Jeff Quimby also had base hits for the Tigers.
Newport (2-3) looks ahead to a home-and-home doubleheader with Stevens on Wednesday. The first game starts at 3 p.m. in Newport, with the second to follow at 6:30 p.m. in Claremont.
Williamstown 2, Rivendell 1
Orford — Nate Eastman took the hard-luck loss for the Raptors when the Blue Devils scored two runs (one earned) in the top of the seventh inning.
Eastman allowed four hits and struck out seven against one walk. Scott Calhoun doubled in the bottom of the sixth for Rivendell and then scored on Cole Stever’s RBI single to put Rivendell in front, 1-0.
“(Eastman) deserved a better fate. We just, as a team, need to find a way to pull through in these types of games,” Rivendell coach Eric Reichert said.
The Raptors (3-3) host Rochester this afternoon.
Goffstown 4, Hanover 0
Norwich — The Marauders continue to find offense hard to come by, collecting just three hits in falling to the Grizzlies.
Sophomore Parker Thurston impressed in first career start on the mound, going six innings for Hanover, allowing six hits and striking out five. Second baseman Jordy Levin had two highlight plays in the infield for outs and had one base hit.
Hanover (1-2) visits Pembroke on Wednesday.
Lisbon 11, Woodsville 1
Woodsville — The Engineers dropped to 1-6 with the loss and look to regroup when Blue Mountain comes to town on Saturday.
Sunapee 4, Newport 2
Sunapee — Starting pitcher Samantha McNeel tossed a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts and stole home for one of the Tigers’ runs, but the Lakers stifled the Newport offense to earn the victory.
Emma Carroll added an RBI single for Newport (3-1), one of just three Tigers hits. McNeel added two singles. Sunapee hurler Katie Frederick struck out 10 and walked five in her complete-game effort.
The Tigers play two with Stevens on Wednesday, the first game at 3 p.m. in Newport and the second at 6:30 p.m. in Claremont.
Goffstown 6, Hanover 2
Norwich — The Marauders (1-4) played tight with the Grizzlies (7-1).
Darby Phillips started for Hanover, going the first four innings with four strikeouts, three walks and three runs allowed. Amara Nichols went the last three innings, striking out three.
Nichols also had a two-run double to score Katie Fenton and Nora Anderson, both of whom had singled to reach base.
Hanover visits Pembroke on Wednesday.
Williamstown 27 Rivendell 1 (5)
Orford — The Blue Devils made short work of the Raptors (0-4).
Erin Lapine had a single and an RBI double for Rivendell. Amanda Otis also had a single and a double, Taylor Acheson had a double and Katie Westrup scored a run. The Raptors host Rochester this afternoon.
Lebanon 8, Windham 1
Windham, n.h. — The Raiders (6-1) won their fifth straight game with a dominant performance against the Jaguars. Lebanon goes for six straight at Goffstown on Wednesday.
Woodsville 6, Lisbon 3
Woodsville — The Engineers edged the Panthers to remain undefeated at 8-0 on the season.
Lottie Page went five innings for the win, striking out two and walking one, with Tori Clough earning the save over the final two frames. Page also doubled and drove in two runs for the Engineers, who received two RBIs from Nikita Duling and a double from Julia Bowman.
Woodsville hosts Blue Mountain on Saturday.
Lebanon 8, Plymouth 1
Lebanon — The Raiders (6-1) had three 8-0 victories in doubles in cruising over the Bobcats.
Max Reed (8-0), Jeff Purdy (8-1), Terran Campbell (8-2), Jacob Peress (8-3) and Jacob Armstrong (8-0) all won in singles. Reed/Purdy, Campbell/Nabeel Khan and Peress/Armstrong all swept their doubles matches.
Hartford 4, Brattleboro 2
Brattleboro, Vt. — The Hurricanes (3-6) won their second consecutive match, picking up three singles victories to beat the Colonels.
Loriston Fennell won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 to spark the Canes. Also winning in singles were No. 2 Evan Brown (6-1, 6-1) and No. 3 Inderjit Singh (6-4, 6-4). George Spearing fell to Brattleboro’s Matteo Vallejo in the match of the day, 6-4, 3-6, 15-13.
Peter Tsongalis and Spencer Rugg partnered in doubles for a 6-4, 6-3 victory to clinch the match for Hartford.
Lebanon 6, Plymouth 3
Plymouth, n.h. — The Raiders (5-2) had wins from their top-four singles players in a close win over the Bobcats.
Brianna Li and Ashley O’Keefe each won 8-0. Brielle Giaccone added an 8-5 win, and Megan Mason won 8-3. Li/Mason and Giaccone/O’Keefe then added 8-2 wins in doubles action.
“The girls are starting to get into the season, playing well, starting to move the ball around the court,” Lebanon co-coach Joe Doran said.
Brattleboro 5, Hartford 2
White River Junction — The Colonels edged the host Hurricanes (2-4).
Amanda Nelson won 7-5, 5-7, 10-7 at No. 4 singles for Hartford. Mariah Palmer added a 7-6, 6-0 win. The match of the day came at No. 1 doubles, as Hartford’s duo of Colleen McDermott and Casey Ostler lost 7-5, 2-6, 11-13. Trailing 9-4 in the tiebreaker, McDermott and Ostler won five straight points before the Colonels rallied for the win.
Hartford visits Hanover this afternoon.
Rutland 5, Woodstock 2
Woodstock — The Wasps suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of a steady Raiders effort.
Morgan Hartman won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5 singles for Woodstock. Emma McLiverty and Haley Usilton added a 7-5, 6-1 victory at No. 2 doubles. Amelia Sheppard (3-6, 4-6) and Marissa Farbman (5-7, 2-6) each played tight singles matches.
Woodstock looks to right the ship when Springfield visits on Wednesday.
Springfield 4, MVCS 1
Fairlee — The visiting Cosmos topped the Eagles in an 18-hole match play tournament at Lake Morey Country Club organized as a project by Rivendell Academy senior Luke Bell.
Senior Austin Sayers nipped Springfield’s Alex Rumrill in the top pairing, winning on the 18th hole for a 1-up victory. The Cosmos’ Jon Courchesne provided a point in similar fashion, taking the 18th hole to top the Eagles’ Connor Dorr, 1 up.
Springfield’s Connor Foulois had the shot of the day, sticking a hole-in-one from 100 yards on Lake Morey’s par-3 seventh hole.
The Eagles and Cosmos will meet again today, this time at Crown Point Country Club. Rivendell, which had too few golfers to compete as a team, will play in a tournament at the Quechee Club, hosted by Hartford High, on Wednesday.
Orleans, Vt. — The Olympians turned in their first team score in five years, finishing third out of four teams over the back nine at Orleans Country Club.
Hunter Murray of Lyndon won the medal with a two-over par 38. Chase Andrews shot 44 to lead Oxbow. Jon Clements, Matt Thompson, Jordan Fornwalt and Anthony Giesing also turned in cards for the O’s.
Team scores: Lyndon 167, Montpelier 193, Oxbow 234, Lake Region 240.
Track & Field
South Royalton Sweeps
South Royalton — The Royals boys and girls teams earned victories in a three-team home meet.
Raven Hudson led the SoRo boys, winning the high jump and javelin in addition to second-place finishes in the shot put and long jump. Emmett Lorette added a win in the pole vault.
Larissa Stride led the girls, winning the pole vault and high jump. Cora Honnigford added victories in the javelin and discus.
Girls team scores: South Royalton 52, Whitcomb 12, Chelsea 5.
Boys team scores: South Royalton 31, Chelsea 26, Whitcomb 20.