Coach Returns, Raiders Win
Woodstock's Hannah Tobey, right, competes against Hartford's Madison Libuda during their girls varsity field hockey game in Woodstock, Vt. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Hartford won the game 3-1. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »
Woodstock's Clancy Farrand, left, and Hannah Tobey, center, compete against Hartford goalie Jessica Smith during their field hockey game in Woodstock, Vt. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. Farrand scored on the play, but Hartford won the game 3-1. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »
Lebanon — She’s baaaaaaack.
After several weeks of dealing with painful back issues, longtime Lebanon High field hockey coach Deb Beach finally returned to the bench on Wednesday, and her Raiders welcomed her back with a 5-0 pasting of Goffstown at Lebanon High School.
Five different Raiders dented the net for Beach, who admitted missing the action from the sidelines while assistant Shay Brine held down the fort.
“Do you miss your eyesight when it’s gone?” Beach joked. “Part of me hated being away. I’d never missed a game before, I didn’t know how to not see them, not talk with them.”
Lebanon (9-1-1) did its talking on offense.
Jenny Laramie and Elle Brine scored in the first half, to which Kyra Taylor, Brooke Whitaker and Emily Perryman added second-half strikes. Brine, Perryman and Whitaker also posted assists, and goalie Emily Foster needed just one save for the shutout.
Brine had a particularly strong game in the middle of the field as well, Beach noted.
“It was a beautifully played game,” she added. “We passed so well today, you would have thought we were on turf. We did a great job supporting each other.”
Lebanon visits Hollis-Brookline on Friday.
Hartford 3, Woodstock 1
Woodstock — Esme Cole and Megan Newton both set up one goal and scored as Hartford (9-3) built a two-goal lead in an eventual win over the Wasps (1-9).
Cole and Alison Courtemanche connected just eight minutes into the contest, with Courtemanche converting for her eighth goal of the season. Cole followed with her first of the year just a minute into the second half on a Megan Newton pass, but Woodstock answered through Clancy Farrand (from Hannah Tobey) about nine minutes later. Newton’s goal with 11 minutes left, on a pass from Taylor Wilson, clinched the victory.
“The team played its best game, as in more together and connected,” Hartford coach Heather Scudder said. “I was pleased with that. Many of the things we’ve been working on started to jell.”
Rachel Loseby made eight saves for Hartford, which hosts Mount Anthony on Friday. Molly Henne stopped 10 shots for the Wasps, who entertain Rutland on Saturday.
Windsor 5, Fair Haven 2
Fair Haven, Vt. — Haley Wood scored twice and set up two more goals as the Yellowjackets (6-4-1) piled all of their goals into the first half.
Wood converted a Caitlin Roberts pass and set up Brooke Hurd for a goal in the game’s first 10 minutes. Ashleay Wilcox set up Wood’s second with 15:15 left in the half and McKenzie Hartwell five minutes later, and Wilcox closed the scoring with 2:21 left in the half on a Wood pass, giving Windsor a 5-1 halftime lead. Anna Fabian scored both of the Slaters’ goals.
Emma Saucier stopped 10 shots in the Windsor goal. The Jacks entertain Burr & Burton on Friday.
Deerfield 2, KUA 0
Meriden — Kimball Union Academy was shut out by Deerfield Academy at home.
The Wildcats host Proctor on Saturday.
Thetford 6, Lyndon 0
Thetford — The Panthers (10-0) continued their undefeated ways with a three-goal game from Michaela Pomeroy and a goal and three assists from Shyann Josler.
Josler set up Pomeroy’s first two strikes as well as a goal from Taylor Hollis, and Pomeroy added an unassisted goal for a natural hat trick and a 4-0 halftime lead. Josler and Abby Osheyack converted penalty kicks in the second half for Thetford, which picked up a five-save shutout in goal from Ella Chapman.
“Everyone played a nice, solid game,” Thetford coach Mark Weigel said. “It was just a good all-around team effort.”
TA continues a three-games-in-four-days stretch with a visit to Randolph on Friday, followed by a home date with Harwood on Saturday.
Oxbow 2, Hazen 1 (ot)
Hardwick, Vt. — The Olympians (7-4) wasted little time once overtime arrived, with Becca Towle netting the game-winner on a Mikayla Hodge pass after just 45 seconds.
“In the overtime, we wanted to pressure the ball and not lose control,” Oxbow coach Andrew Flaherty said.
“Hazen had been hanging around and playing us well. We went after the ball, it came to Mikayla and she swung it to the left. Becca has a pretty decent left foot; she took a couple of steps and put it top corner over the Hazen keeper.”
Corrina Oakley’s unassisted goal midway through the first half accounted for the rest of Oxbow’s offense. Meaghan Williams made 11 saves for the O’s, who visit Richford on Saturday.
Brattleboro 3, Hartford 1
Quechee — The Hurricanes (1-10) pressed through much of the match after falling behind 2-0 in the first 17 minutes, but could not come up with the equalizer after Mariah Palmer drew them back within a goal before halftime.
The Colonels struck in the ninth and 18th minutes to take the two-goal cushion. Palmer’s unassisted goal in the 32nd made it 2-1 at halftime, which is where it stayed until Brattleboro scored out of a scramble with three minutes left after contact with Hartford goalkeeper Megan Potter (seven saves).
Freshmen Kaylee Williams and Sarah Jones both played well for Hartford, with Jones moving to midfield from center back to “give us a different look in the midfield line,” co-coach Joe Denny said. “She did a really nice job as a midfielder.”
Brewster 5, KUA 1
Meriden — Shannon Walsh put the Wildcats (6-2-0) early by converting a Morgan Walsh pass, but visiting Brewster did the rest of the scoring and outshot Kimball Union 13-5 on the day.
KUA goalkeeper Katelyn Fowler had a strong game in net for the hosts, including several point-blank stops among her six saves.
Kimball Union hosts Vermont Academy on Saturday.
Hartford 3, Brattleboro 2
Brattleboro, Vt. — Connor Brooks and Peter Tsongalis scored in the final three minutes of regulation as the Hurricanes (9-2) finally gained dividends from a night of hard, if frustrating, work.
Brooks got Hartford off to a good start in the 15th minute, but the Colonels scored twice — through Jack Maples and Miles Goldenbird — against the run of play for a 2-1 halftime lead. The Canes spent the entire second half pressing the Colonels’ goal and the effort finally paid off when Brooks finished a Jeremy McGlone cross in the 77th minute followed by Tsongalis’ unassisted game-winner in the 79th.
“They were not happy with where they were and pressured all second half,” Hartford coach Steve Sass said. “We had some great chances, but nothing was falling and time was running out. … To the guys’ credit, this showed a real solid glimpse of their character.”
Aaron Parker took the win in net for the Canes, who greet Burr & Burton on Friday.
Hanover 3, Plymouth 0
Hanover — After a slow start, the Marauders (7-3) spread the offense around to sweep the Bobcats 25-23, 25-20, 25-14.
Junior Tristan Rollins, a jayvee call-up filling in for injured Nora Anderson, went 11-for-11 at the service line with a team-best four aces for Hanover. Elizabeth Pillsbury led the attack with eight kills, with Holly Scholosser netting six and Zoe McElwain adding five.
McElwain also had 12 assists and three aces on a 14-for-15 service night, and Schlosser threw in an ace on a 12-for-12 night serving.
Hanover visits Manchester West this evening.
College Women’s Soccer
Dartmouth 0, UNH 0 (2 ot)
Durham, n.h. — It was nothing doing for the Big Green (4-4-2) and Wildcats (3-5-5) under the lights on Wednesday.
Dartmouth dominated the scoresheet, outgunning New Hampshire 21-9 in shot attempts and 6-0 in corners. Tatiana Saunders posted a four-save shutout for the Big Green, which was matched by Mimi Borkan’s eight-save work for UNH.
Next up for Dartmouth: an Ivy League date at Yale on Saturday.
College Field Hockey
NEC 2, Colby-Sawyer 0
New London — New England College grabbed its first North Atlantic Conference win at the expense of the Chargers (5-7 overall, 1-4 league).
Carissa O’Brien and Kristen O’Connell struck for the Pilgrims (2-12, 1-4). Former Stevens goalkeeper Jodi Dumayne recorded five saves for Colby-Sawyer.
College Ice Hockey
Big Green’s Riley
To Mass. Hockey Hall
Boston — Dartmouth All-American Joe Riley was among eight honorees chosen to join the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
A Medford, Mass., native and 1949 Dartmouth graduate, Riley will join an incoming class that includes Boston Bruins great Bobby Orr and Boston University hockey broadcaster Jim Prior.
The Riley brothers — Joe, Jack and Bill — remain among the most decorated players in Dartmouth hockey history. Joe’s name remains atop the single-season goal-scoring list with 45, accomplished in 1947-48. Only Bill’s 78 points surpassed the 77 Joe amassed that year as well, totals that remain first and second all-time.
The induction ceremony is set for Nov. 13 at the Montvale Plaza in Stoneham, Mass.
Southern Maine 0
New London — The Chargers (8-4) won their sixth straight match, led by Elizabeth Lincoln’s ninth win at singles this season.
Lincoln took a 6-3, 3-6, 10-0 win over Mary Moran to ignite Colby-Sawyer’s sweep of the six singles points. All of the Chargers’ other singles wins came in straight sets.
Colby-Sawyer meets Lyndon in the NEAC East Division semifinals at Castleton State on Saturday.