Raiders Outlast Trinity in Double Overtime
Lebanon — Nobody can say the Lebanon High boys soccer team hasn’t been busy over the past week. Everybody can say the Raiders have been successful.
Lebanon wrapped a four-matches-in-eight-days homestand on Wednesday, but its 1-0 double-overtime defeat of Trinity at Lebanon High was anything but easy. Senior Pioneer goalkeeper Taylor Bond kept the visitors in the contest, but the Raiders (6-1) earned the victory on Tanner Singleton’s one-timer in the second extra session.
GW Wells-Bogue began the decisive sequence with a run down the right wing behind the Trinity defense, drawing a foul. Kuda Muhlauri took the free kick, whipping a left-footed service that Singleton smashed under the crossbar for the winner.
“(Trinity) played with double deep center backs, three in front of them, four in front of them and a sole striker,” Lebanon coach Rob Johnstone said in an email. “They were organized and athletic and, despite territorial domination by us, had a couple of dangerous players lurking for the counterattack.
“Our guys made an excellent adjustment as the game went on by focusing on attacking wide of the Trinity block of defenders and looking to serve balls into the box, as opposed to trying to force play up the middle. One such sequence ultimately led to the game-winner.”
Lebanon swept all four games of its homestand with a 13-0 differential in goals.
Kenny Weitzman’s four saves all came on bids from outside the penalty area. Lebanon’s back four of Moe Woodcock, Chris Morse, Will Merchant and Hugh Townsend handled the rest of the Pioneers’ pressure.
The Raiders visit Con-Val on Saturday.
Stevens 2, Fall Mtn. 1 (ot)
Claremont — With Ethan Sweet drawing a defender away to create space, Daniel Croteau buried a 25-yard drive in overtime as the Cardinals (6-1) completed a match suspended by lightning two weeks ago.
Resuming play with 31½ minutes left in a scoreless first half, Sweet gave the Cards their first lead by converting a feed from Spenser Root. The Wildcats dominated much of the play in the second half, tying the contest early. Croteau missed the last 15 minutes of the opening half and 20 minutes after halftime nursing a back injury, which Stevens coach Jason Stone felt may have contributed to the overtime scoring opportunity.
“They really keyed on him in the first half, and he didn’t touch the ball much in the second half,” Stone said. “In the overtime, he got the ball and turned, Ethan dragged his defender away and Daniel put his head down, dribbled with pace and buried a shot from 25 yards out.”
Austin Putnam stopped four shots for the Cardinals, who host Kearsarge on Saturday night.
Rivendell 0, Sharon 0 (2 ot)
Orford — One hundred minutes couldn’t decide this Central Vermont League tilt between the Raptors (2-1-2) and Phoenix (3-1-2).
Josh Marshall recorded a five-save shutout for Rivendell, while Sharon’s Sawyer Levy was good for four stops on his half of the ledger.
“We had some opportunities that we just didn’t finish on, as did they,” Rivendell coach Bob Thatcher said. “We had some brilliant opportunities in the overtime.”
The Raptors get a visit from Thetford on Saturday. The Phoenix hosts Cabot on Friday.
KUA 1, Bridgton 1 (ot)
Meriden — Charlton Muhlauri hammered a low, hard shot from 26 yards into the Bridgton net in the first half as the Wildcats (2-0-1) played their Maine visitors to a draw.
Bridgton equalized on a penalty kick five minutes into the second half.
Kimball Union visits Cushing Academy on Friday evening.
Black River 3, Windsor 1
Ludlow, Vt. — Brandin Napsey’s 30-yard blast gave the Yellowjackets (0-7) and 1-0 halftime lead, but the Presidents made their mark with three second-half strikes.
A freshman defender, Napsey stepped up on a cleared corner kick and hammered a drive from distance over the Black River keeper. Five of Windsor’s six goals to date have been scored by freshmen.
The Jacks visit Otter Valley on Monday.
Burr & Burton 0
Manchester, Vt. — Connor Brooks factored in all three goals as Hartford (4-2) shut out Burr & Burton.
Hartford led 1-0 at halftime after Brooks was involved in a penalty against Burr & Burton. Jes Sass converted the penalty kick. Brooks added two second-half goals, one assisted from Sass, to round out the scoring.
Hartford coach Steve Sass praised strong games by Tanner Wilson (backfield), John Lewis (midfield) and Jed Sass (midfield). Keeper Aaron Parker made four saves.
The Hurricanes visit undefeated Woodstock on Saturday night.
Rivendell 3, Sharon 1
Orford — Hannah Smith, Jennifer DeBois and Quenla Haehnel struck the back of the net for the Raptors (3-1) in their Central Vermont League win over the Phoenix (4-2).
Tayo Ameden set up Smith’s goal, while Haehnel served up DeBois’ tally before converting her own unassisted. Rivendell picked up a busy 12-save effort in the goal from Nicole Wurtz, aided by Megan Winagle’s play in the midfield.
Mallory Lloyd converted an Ivy Arnold pass for Sharon’s only goal. Sierra Dreesman stopped five shots in the TSA net.
Sharon goes to Burke Mountain Academy for a nonleague contest on Saturday. The Raptors host Thetford on Saturday.
Woodsville 2, Lisbon 0
Woodsville — Louisa Noble and Paige Martin provided the goals, Ally O’Shana handled the assists and Tori Clough produced a seven-save shutout as the Engineers (6-0) maintained their undefeated ways.
In addition to the scoring and stopping, Woodsville enjoyed a strong effort from halfback Maggie Kinder, who picked up a start in relief of an ill teammate.
The Engineers are back in action this afternoon at home against Pittsburg-Canaan.
Oxbow 2, Hazen 1
Bradford, Vt. — Morgan Brill marshalled the defense in front of goalkeeper Megan Williams when it mattered most in the Olympians’ win over the Wildcats.
Corrina Oakley struck before halftime for Oxbow (3-4), with Megan Boardman notching a Heather White pass in the second half for the clincher. Hazen scored on a penalty kick in the 76th minute, but Williams (one save) saw little other activity in the O’s net.
Oxbow hosts Danville at 11 a.m. on Saturday in its homecoming contest.
Otter Valley 0
Woodstock — The Wasps (4-2) ripped the Otters for six second-half goals — three of them in a five-minute span — to roll in a Marble Valley League match.
Pressure on OV goalie Nora Enright (seven saves) finally broke the Otters’ defense down after halftime. Annie Arthur finished with a hat trick, Lauren Kaija scored twice and Emily Barnum netted a Sophia Halik pass for her first varsity goal for Woodstock, which also recorded an own goal. Kaila Lemmer owned a six-save shutout for the Wasps.
“The Woodstock defense kept the play alive by stepping up and initiating the attack, which led to the offensive push,” Woodstock coach Greg LaBella said.
Arthur, Kaija and Abby Kaija also posted assists for the Wasps, who visit Mill River on Friday.
KUA 1, Tilton 0
Meriden — The Wildcats (3-1) did all of their scoring after halftime in their latest victory.
Lindsey Landwehrle buried a direct kick 18 minutes into the second half to get Kimball Union started. KUA dominated offensively, earning all 11 of the match’s corner kicks, and goalkeeper Katelyn Fowler required just one save for her first shutout of the campaign.
KUA hosts Proctor Academy on Friday night.
KUA 4, NMH 1
Mount Hermon, Mass. — Maya Karosas and Storm Sideleau split their offense over both halves as the Wildcats (3-0) won their third in a row.
Karosas opened the scoring by tipping home a 25-yard rocket off the stick of Hannah Madden. Sideleau doubled the advantage before halftime on a feed from Woodstock native Caitlyn Lowe.
Karosas rebounded her own shot for her second goal of the game early in the second half. Bri Young drew the Hoggers back a goal on a Kimball Union defensive error, which the Wildcats erased when Sideleau tallied her second of the game with three minutes to play.
Alana Corrado recorded nine saves in the KUA net. Kimball Union hosts Tilton on Saturday afternoon.
KUA Sweeps at Home
Meriden — Host Kimball Union swept individual and team honors against four foes on their 3-mile home course.
KUA girls took the top three spots in their race, with senior Charlotte Pitts claiming the win in 21 minutes, 29 seconds. Freshman Gray Harrison (21:17) and senior Tori Pipas (22:18) followed close behind to give the Wildcats a perfect team score.
Kimball Union senior captain Henry Vansant won the boys race in 17:35, beating his next-closest competitor by a half-minute. Junior Ryan Cahill (fourth; 18:20), junior Jake Pike (seventh; 19:20) and sophomore Hunter Conway (ninth, 19:47) closed out the scoring for the Wildcats.
KUA can expect a stiff test in a NEPSAC Division I meet featuring Northfield Mount Hermon, Phillips Andover, Phillips Exeter, Cushing and Loomis Chaffee this weekend.
Boys team scores: KUA 21, Proctor Academy 30, Vermont Academy 38; Cardigan Mountain and White Mountain, no score.
Girls team scores: KUA 6, Proctor Academy 15; Vermont Academy, no score.
Boys Ice Hockey
Hanover 80th Celebration
Hanover — The Hanover High School boys hockey program will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a series of activities the weekend of Oct. 5-6.
The reunion begins with a 90-minute pickup hockey session at Campion Rink on Saturday at 2 p.m., followed by an evening party at the X-Club in Norwich (the former railroad station) from 5-9 p.m. The latter event will feature hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a silent auction and live music.
The weekend concludes with a scramble golf tournament at Hanover Country Club on Sunday at noon at a cost of $100 per person. For more information on the weekend or to RSVP, contact Hanover coach Dick Dodds at 603-643-5827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VTC 3, St. Joseph’s 0
Randolph Center — Brian Cole set up the first goal and scored the remainder as Vermont Tech dominated the College of St. Joseph’s.
Cole furnished the assist on Ramsey Allen’s lidlifter after just 3 minutes, 25 seconds. Cole scored in the 27th and 72nd minutes as the Knights pulled away.
Darren Cleverley earned the four-save shutout behind a defense that included former Woodsville High back Kyle Bigelow.
Middlebury, Vt. — A dominant 34-1 edge in shots finally paid off for the Panthers on rookie Tom Bean’s 82nd-minute goal to nip the Chargers (4-3)
The strike came on a free kick. Deklan Robinson ripped a delivery to the Colby-Sawyer penalty area from 35 yards, and Bean headed the service into the top left corner of the net.
Nick Austin made 18 stops to keep the Chargers in the contest.