Lebanon Rallies Past Owls

Plaistow, n.h. — Trailing by three goals after the first period of the new season, Ryan White took matters into his own hands, scoring four times to help the Lebanon boys hockey team rally for a 7-4 victory over host Timberlane yesterday afternoon.

The Owls used home ice to their advantage early, flying out to a 3-0 lead. White then broke through for the Raiders with a goal four minutes into the second period off an assist from Ryan Damren. White then scored a power play goal four minutes later to bring the Raiders within one. Donncha Coyle closed the period with a power play goal of his own to knot the score at 3-3 through two periods.

“We’re a really young team, we came out in the second period and the kids battled hard,” Lebanon coach Gary Smith said. “I asked them to come out and win the last two periods, and they did that.”

Damren then scored to put Lebanon in front for good early in the third period, converting on yet another Raiders’ power play with an assist to Cam Broughton. Riley Sleeper then added a goal before White added two late goals, one an empty-netter as the Raiders closed the game on a 7-1 run.

“It was awesome to see them battle back for such a young team,” said Smith. “We played disciplined, to get goals on the power play shows that. The kids played smart, didn’t let the first period bother them.”

Greg Surgenor, Mike Servant and Coyle also had assists. Broughton finished with a pair of helpers. Goalie Joe Grout stopped 26 shots for the victory in net for the Raiders.

Lebanon (1-0) visits Dover on Saturday.

Brattleboro 1, Woodstock 0

Woodstock — Adam Griffin’s power-play goal with 4:48 to play served as the only marker as the Colonels squeezed out a win over the Wasps (1-1-0) at Union Arena.

Griffin, whose score came on passes from Romello Lindsey and John Curtis, finally got the visitors past Woodstock goalie Brady Stewart, who frequently excelled during a 26-save effort.

“They had a power play in the first period, and they must have had 10 shots on goal,” Woodstock coach Charlie Hancock said. “He made some great saves and kept us in the game. Five-on-five, it was a good game.”

The Colonels went 1-for-4 on the man-up, while the Wasps — who put 19 shots on Brattleboro goalie Greg DiSilva — went scoreless on two power plays. The Wasps visit St. Johnsbury on Saturday.

Kimball Union 5, Brewster 2

Wolfeboro, n.h. — Seven different scorers helped the Wildcats improve to 5-0.

A.J. Greer led the balanced attack with three points on a goal and two assists. Brandon Cole, J.D. Dudek and Alex Carle each had a goal and an assist. Matt Michaud also scored while Casey Miller had a pair of helpers and Doyle Somerby had one assist.

The Wildcats begin play in the Flood-Marr Tourmament tomorrow against Salisbury at 11 a.m.

Girls Hockey

KUA 2, Groton 2 (ot)

Concord — Caro Longpre scored her first two goals of the season as the Wildcats earned a tie with Groton in a game played at St. Paul’s School.

Morgan Walsh’s pass opened Longpre for the game’s first goal. Groton struck for the next two, but Longpre forced overtime by converting a turnover into the tying goal in the third period.

The Wildcats (1-4-1) head next to this weekend’s Southfield Holiday Tournament, with a date against Rivers opening the tournament tomorrow.

Brattleboro 8, Woodstock 1

Brattleboro, Vt. — The Colonels’ attack and relentless depth were too much for the Wasps (0-2).

Delaney Little scored in the second period for Woodstock. Erin Tortalano went the distance in goal.

“The score didn’t reflect the way our girls played,” Wasps’ coach Jeff Sailer said. “We started out slow, but played really well in the second and third periods.”

Woodstock was down, 2-0, after the first minute of action. Brattleboro dressed 24 players while Woodstock had enough healthy players for just a pair of offensive and defensive lines. The Wasps visit Northfield on Wednesday.

Boys Basketball

Randolph 59, Woodstock 39

Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts couldn’t miss early as Randolph built a 38-19 lead at halftime en route to beating the Wasps.

Jacob Sprague led the balanced Ghosts’ attack with 11 points to pace 12 different Randolph scorers. Ross Caswell added eight points while Evan Wilson and Ben Jickling each had seven points. Randolph scored 24 points in the first quarter, driving Woodstock coach Charlier Hancock to say “boy, they can shoot.”

“We came out pretty strong in the first half, shot a high percentage,” Randolph coach Jeremy Rilling said. “We got the ball up and down the court pretty good to take a good lead into half.”

Doug Avellino had three 3-pointers on the way to 11 points to lead Woodstock. Neahemiah Wood added 10 points in his second career varsity game while Connor Fegard had nine points. Hancock commented that Bradley Lewis and James Morgan played well defensively for the Wasps.

The Ghosts (2-0) host Mount Abraham tomorrow night, while Woodstock visits Fair Haven.

Girls Basketball

South Royalton 46
Mid Vermont Christian 15

South Royalton — It took the Royals a full half to get going, but once they did they were able to crusie to an opening night victory over the visiting Eagles.

“It was just a matter of us getting over our first game jitters,” said Royals coach Bob Gray. “We took lots of shots; they just didn’t fall in, the fell off.”

The Royals went in to halftime ahead by a slim 11-5 margin. But behind the double-digit scoring of Emily Mamby and Emily Burke, South Royalton poured in 35 points in the second half to win going away.

Mamby had 11 points and Burke added 10. For Mid Vermont, Phoebe Seale led the way with nine points. The Eagles are at Whitcomb Saturday.

South Royalton is off until Dec. 22 when the Royals host Whitcomb.

Thetford 54, Blue Mountain 18

Wells River, Vt. — The Panthers began the season with a blowout victory over the Bucks, running out to a 27-4 lead at halftime.

Tara Pellerin led the way for Thetford with 10 points. Shyann Josler added nine while Elise Jackson, Rozy Kidder and Ella Chapman each had eight.

“It’s a different team from a year ago, a lot of new faces,” Thetford coach Eric Ward said. “Everyone got a lot of playing time and we did some nice things out there. I’m happy for the first game, we executed really well.”

The Panthers face a sterner test tomorrow night when they visit Lamoille.

Phillips Exeter 60
Kimball Union 41

Exeter, n.h. — The Wildcats fell victim to 11 3-pointers by the Big Red and dropped to 1-2 on the season.

Fiekah Fataar finished with a team high 18 points for KUA despite missing most of the first half due to foul trouble. The Wildcats play next week in the Lawrence Academy Groton School Holiday Tournament.

College Water Polo

Dartmouth Postseason Honors

Hanover — Led by New England Conference MVP Dan Harnish and coach of the year Randy Budner, Dartmouth picked up five honors from the College Water Polo Association yesterday.

Harnish, a junior goalie, was joined by senior Ben Reasons and senior co-captains Will Derdeyn and Christian Sherrill on the all conference team. Budner earned his award for guiding the Big Green to a 14-6 record and a win over Boston College in the New England final. That victory sent Dartmouth to the national tournament, where the Big Green finished sixth out of 16.

“This team improved dramatically from the first tournament to the last,” Budner said in a news release. “We changed from an average team to a dominant one. We just can’t wait until next year to do it all over again.”

The Big Green also won its first Ivy League club championship this season.