Marauders Beat Rain, Royals

  • Hanover's Katie Ryan O'Flaherty, left, and Christine Croitoru work together in the pouring rain to move the ball away from Mascoma's reach during the Hanover at Mascoma girls field hockey game in Canaan, N.H., on Oct. 7, 2013. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

    Hanover's Katie Ryan O'Flaherty, left, and Christine Croitoru work together in the pouring rain to move the ball away from Mascoma's reach during the Hanover at Mascoma girls field hockey game in Canaan, N.H., on Oct. 7, 2013.
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  • Coach Amanda Valliere encourages her team to up the intensity of their game during halftime at the Hanover at Mascoma girls field hockey game in Canaan, N.H., on Oct. 7, 2013. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

    Coach Amanda Valliere encourages her team to up the intensity of their game during halftime at the Hanover at Mascoma girls field hockey game in Canaan, N.H., on Oct. 7, 2013.
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  • Hanover's Charley Voelkel (13), hits the ball away from Mascoma's Kachel Kahn during the Hanover at Mascoma girls field hockey game in Canaan, N.H., on Oct. 7, 2013. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

    Hanover's Charley Voelkel (13), hits the ball away from Mascoma's Kachel Kahn during the Hanover at Mascoma girls field hockey game in Canaan, N.H., on Oct. 7, 2013.
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  • Hanover's Katie Ryan O'Flaherty, left, and Christine Croitoru work together in the pouring rain to move the ball away from Mascoma's reach during the Hanover at Mascoma girls field hockey game in Canaan, N.H., on Oct. 7, 2013. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap
  • Coach Amanda Valliere encourages her team to up the intensity of their game during halftime at the Hanover at Mascoma girls field hockey game in Canaan, N.H., on Oct. 7, 2013. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap
  • Hanover's Charley Voelkel (13), hits the ball away from Mascoma's Kachel Kahn during the Hanover at Mascoma girls field hockey game in Canaan, N.H., on Oct. 7, 2013. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

West Canaan — Like everyone else on the fields around the Upper Valley on Monday afternoon, the Hanover High and Mascoma High field hockey teams saw the cloudy skies open into a wind-driven, soaking rain that made things miserable for all involved.

The only redeeming quality in the afternoon — at least from Hanover’s perspective — was that the Marauders matched their high-water mark for goals in a game this season, defeating Mascoma, 4-1.

“We played well to win here,” said Hanover coach Jean Essex. “The conditions were really wet.”

Also, the Marauders were without three starters — goalie B Sachsse (injured), leading scorer Hannah Siebel (college trip) and Grace Croitoru (injured in the first half).

Christine Croituro got Hanover (6-4) on the board first with the assist to Mason McNulty. Sumner LeBaron-Brien made it 2-0 at the break on an assist by Croitoru.

After Catie Kondi set up a Mascoma goal by Rachel Kahn to open the second half, LeBaron-Brien scored her second goal of the game off Croitoru’s second assist before Hanover’s Eleanor Patten closed the scoring with an unassisted tally.

Jordan LaCroix finished with four saves in net for the Royals, who came into Monday’s contest off a scoreless tie with Kearsarge. Mascoma visits Littleton on Friday, while the Marauders travel to Stevens on Wednesday.

Boys Soccer

Hartford 2, Rutland 0

White River Junction — The Hurricanes outlasted the rain and visiting Rutland at Hartford High School to raise their record to 8-2.

The officials wanted to stop the game moments into the second half after the deluge began, but the Rutland coach, trailing 1-0 at the time, opted to wait out the weather.

He got his wish, as the weather cleared, but the Canes made the most of the time adding another goal to finish out the victory.

“The boys played really well; we had lost of chances when we had good weather,” said Hartford coach Steve Sass. “Then, when it got nasty, the boys finished it out. It was sloppy, but they played well. It was a good, solid 2-0 victory.”

The first goal came from the individual effort of Peter Tsonglis, who made a 35-yard run before sending in a drive.

In the second half, out of a downpour, Jackson Dwyer played the ball in to Derek Davenport for the score.

Aaron Parker had three saves in picking up the shutout win.

Hartford is at Brattleboro Wednesday night.

Woodsville 3, Profile 0

Bethlehem, n.h. — The Engineers rebounded from their first loss of the season to pick up a road win over Profile to raise their record to 9-1-1.

“The wind — gale-force wind — was blowing in our faces the entire first half,” said Woodsville coach Mike Ackerman. “I was pleased at the half to be zero-sero, and I told the boys that.

“Then, in the second half, with the wind at our backs, we just kept the pressure on and waited for good things to happen.”

And they did, in the form of a pair of goals by David Bazzell and assists by Daerk Maccini. Dan Roy added a goal and an assist to round out the scoring. Goalie Tom D’Angelo turned away eight shots for his fourth shutout of the season.

“It was his best outing of the year,” said Ackerman. “He made three really good saves that kept the game scoreless in the first half. If they had scored on any of those it might have been a whole different game.”

Woodsville is at Blue Mountain Thursday.

Green Mountain 4
Windsor 1

Windsor — The torrential rains and heavy winds that swept through the Upper Valley late Monday afternoon brought an early end to the game at MacLeay-Royce Field.

Green Mountain was leading with about 10 minutes gone in the second half when the storm hit. According to the officials it was a complete game because it had gone past the halfway mark.

The Chieftains got two goals from Cooper McCoy and two from freshman Mack Walker. The Windsor (1-10) goal was scored by Mike Bradley off a Connor Gould corner.

Girls Soccer

Woodsville 3, Profile 1

Bethelhem, n.h. — The Martin sisters factored in every goal, and the Engineers (10-0-1) picked up contributions from the usual and not-so-usual sources in their latest win.

Paige Martin set up Maggie Kinder’s opening goal in the fifth minute and sister Dee’s closer in the 65th. Dee Martin gave Woodsville a 2-0 lead on Kinder pass in the 17th.

With Julia Bowman stepping up at sweeper, Lauren Kiessling stepping off the bench at stopper and goalkeeper Tori Clough making eight saves, the Engineers never let a 23rd-minute Profile goal throw them off.

“They all did a pretty good job,” Woodsville coach Ann Loud said. “We have a few injuries, and we’re moving people around a bit. They all worked a little harder than they’re used to.”

The Engineers visit Blue Mountain on Thursday.

South Royalton 2
Sharon 2

Sharon — Mollie Faccio converted a free kick with 13 minutes left in the first half to give the Phoenix (6-3-1) a draw with the Royals (2-6-2) in a match that was abandoned five minutes into the second half because of a flooded field.

Mallory Lloyd got Sharon started with a long-distance strike in the game’s fourth minute. Rachel Moore delivered twice for South Royalton in less than three minutes to give the visitors a lead, the first on an Autumn Wing free kick and the second from distance. But Faccio drew TSA level with a shot from outside the SoRo penalty area that snuck past goalkeeper Alexi Madore (four saves) and into the net.

“We’re putting it together,” South Royalton coach Jay Villa said. “We’re a work in progress. We’re playing cautiously, getting experience, but I talked with them before the game and told them we’ve finally arived. They’re playing the shape we’d like them to play. They’re ready to play.”

South Royalton visits Chelsea on Thursday, the same day that the Phoenix travels to Whitcomb.

Rutland 2, Hartford 0

White River Junction — When the metal benches started blowing across the field seven minutes into the second half, Hartford High co-coach Joe Denny knew it was time to call the game.

“It was sloppy and wet, but we played pretty well,” said Denny. “They put a couple past our goalie, and we just couldn’t get one in.”

Rutland scored twice in the first half. The first goal came off a corner kick, just bending in through the crowd. The second goal came when the wet ball was unable to be controlled in front of the net.

“It was a competitive game,” said Denny. “We had our chances but it was tough conditions to play in.”

Hartford (1-9) is home Wednesday with Brattleboro.

Volleyball

Gilford 3, Hanover 2

Hanover — The Marauders gave one of the state’s most successfull programs a battle and won two sets from the Golden Eagles (8-2) for the first time in coach Amy Carney’s eight seasons, but the visitors came away with a 25-20, 25-23, 16-25, 19-25, 15-11 decision.

“It’s not like we played badly for those first two sets, either,” Carney said. “That was probably the best I’ve seen Hanover play. It’s bittersweet.”

The Marauders had stars all over the court. Leia Barrowes (12), Nora Anderson (16) and Holly Schlosser (19) all had at least 12 digs on defense, while Hanover’s servers put 90 of 93 attempts in play with 10 aces. Vanessa Nwokoye led the net defense with 14 blocks. Zoe McElwain had just two errors in 109 set attempts, earning 18 assists.

Elizabeth Pillsbury had 13 kills, while Schlosser and Kwokoye added five each for Hanover, which visits Plymouth on Wednesday.

Golf

Newport Third at Invite

Meredith, n.h. — The Tigers tuned up for Thursday’s state team championship by taking third out of 14 schools at the InterLakes Invitational, an 18-hole tournament at Waukewan Country Club.

Golfers competed with a Stableford scoring system, which rewarded six points for an eagle down to one for a double bogey. Dawson Campbell led Newport with 47 points, just five off the tournament lead. Cale Manseau shot 46, Matt Bocko finished at 40 and Andre Kepler contributed 32 points for the Tigers.

Kearsarge’s Andy Arnold was also near the top of the leaderboard with 46 points. Teammate Lucas Muzzey finished with 41.

Campbell won the team title with 170 points, nipping Mascenic by one point and Newport by five. The Tigers compete in the NHIAA Division IV state finals at Moultonborough’s Ridgewood Country Club on Thursday.

College Sports

D’Agostino Honored

New Orleans — Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino was named Division I National Female Athlete of the Week by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

D’Agostino earned the recognition after running away from the field at Saturday’s Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa., in unseasonably warm race conditions. D’Agostino crossed the line on the 6K course in 19:44, more than 24 seconds ahead of the second-place individual runner and in a field of 406 competitors.

The first place finish from D’Agostino helped the Big Green to a second place team finish — their best showing ever at Paul Short — with 125 points in a race that saw 48 teams line up at the start.

It was D’Agostino’s second consectutive win at Paul Short. It was also her

second National Athlete of the Week honor from the organization.

Deschaine on Honor Roll

Colchester, Vt. — Saint Michael’s College field hockey sophomore Megan Deschaine was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll.

Deschaine, a Stevens High grad, scored twice off the bench during a 1-1 week, with both goals coming against Southern Connecticut State, tallying in the 22nd and 34th minutes. Her first goal went as the winner. Deschaine is second on the team in goals (4) and points (8).