OT Heroics Keep Woodstock Boys Soccer Perfect
Woodstock — Please forgive Woodstock High boys soccer coach Tom Avellino for not remembering exactly how his Wasps secured a 4-3 overtime win against Mill River at James McLaughlin Field on Monday night. He was too busy joining the celebration.
For the record, Alex Crompton kept Woodstock (5-0) perfect on the season by converting a pass from Connor McCarthy with 1:15 left in the first of two sudden-death overtimes. The strike gave Crompton two goals on a night that the Wasps seemed to have secured until a Minuteman missile delayed the home team’s plans late in regulation.
“That could have been a back-breaker,” Avellino said. “We were a little tired, a little exhausted. … But like everything else, we built it up gradually, small-balled it up the field, Connor made a nice pass to Alex, and Alex stuck it in.”
Woodstock trailed 2-1 at the half, Mason Thompson scoring on a Curran MacDonald assist for the Wasps’ only strike. Crompton tied the game early in the second half, and McCarthy’s unassisted tally with 28 minutes left put Woodstock on the front foot.
Mill River (2-3-2) didn’t wilt, notching the equalizer with 22 seconds left, but Crompton’s second goal of the match (and fifth of the season) produced the desired result.
“I didn’t really see this coming,” Avellino said of the Wasps’ five-wins-on-the-trot start. “We have some talent, and we have balanced scoring. They did play something of a box-and-one on (leading scorer Dougie Avellino) to shut him out, and that’s OK. We have guys who can stick it. We’re OK with it.”
Connor Fegard and Connor Pratt combined on two saves for the Wasps, who host Leland & Gray on Thursday afternoon.
Hanover 7, Dover 0
Dover, n.h. — Daniel Hazlett moved up to seventh place in the Marauder program’s all-time goal-scoring list with a hat trick in a one-sided win over the Green Wave.
Xavier Tchana scored unassisted and set up Hazlett’s first goal to give Hanover (7-0) a two-goal halftime cushion. That metastisized after the interval as Rocco Linehan, Asa Berolzheimer and Noah Kahan (first first varsity goal) added to Hazlett’s final two strikes, giving him eight for the season and 32 for his varsity career. Tchana added a second assist to his tally, with Linehan, Evan Grenwald and Sam Strohbehn also netting helpers.
Konrad Mitchell posted a three-save shutout that included two strong saves in the late minutes as Hanover produced its sixth clean sheet in seven starts. Ranked first in NHIAA Division I, the Marauders have a home date with No. 2 Salem (5-1) at Merriman-Branch Field on Thursday evening.
Windsor 3, Long Trail 0
Dorset, Vt. — Maddy Morse scored two goals and Maryam Orogi had one, all coming in the second half, as the Yellowjackets (1-5) finally broke into the win column.
Orogi broke the scoreless deadlock early in the second half on an Esther Peters pass. Morse put the game away with her offense, aided by passes from Emily Williams and Orogi. Rebecca Rumrill notched the eight-save shutout.
Windsor hosts Green Mountain in its homecoming match on Friday.
Rivendell 2, Randolph 1
Randolph — Andrea Haehnel and Jen DeBois scored in a six-minute stretch of the first half as the Raptors (3-2) continued a one-up, one-down trend.
Haehnel scored on a DeBois pass in the 30th minute, with the latter doubling the lead on a Quenla Haehnel assist in the 36th. Michaela Farmer was able to draw the Ghosts (0-6) to within a goal in the 67th minute, and the Raptors’ defense held the for the rest of the way.
Nicole Wurtz finished with seven saves in the Rivendell net. Sharon pays the Raptors a call on Wednesday.
Sunapee 4, Newport 0
Newport — The visiting Lakers (6-1) handed the Tigers (1-6) their fourth straight shutout defeat, three of which have come at Newport’s Sichol Field.
The Tigers return to action with a date at rival Stevens today.
Hartford 3, Rutland 1
Rutland — Senior Allison Courtemanche’s hat trick propelled the Hurricanes (6-1) past the Raiders (3-2) to remain atop the Vermont Division I standings.
It took just five minutes for Courtemanche to hit the scoresheet on a pass from Courtney Murray. Rutland tied the game through Alli Wolfe 13 minutes before halftime, but Courtemanche scored on second-half passes from Rachel Fogg and Jenna Yee to help Hartford pull away.
Rachel Loseby finished with eight saves for the Canes, who visit Mount Anthony on Thursday.
Burr & Burton 1, Woodstock 0
Woodstock — The Wasps held visiting Burr & Burton to just one goal, but were unable to find their scoring touch Monday in falling to the Bulldogs.
Mary Leech scored the game’s lone goal to send Woodstock to its sixth straight loss. Goalie Molly Henne had eight saves for Woodstock.
The Wasps look to break into the win column on Friday when they host Springfield.
Williams Shared Award
Hanover — The Ivy League handed Dartmouth College sophomore quarterback Dalyn Williams a share of its offensive player of the week award on Monday after the signal-caller threw for 228 yards and ran for another 119 in Saturday’s 30-23 win at Butler.
Williams completed 22 of 35 passes for his third straight 200-yard throwing effort, dating back to last season.
Williams shared the award with Harvard quarterback Conner Hempel, whose 346-yard passing day backstopped a 42-20 Crimson win at San Diego.