Raptors Roar Past S. Royalton, 4-1

Orford — When the going gets tough, the tough score in bunches. At least, that’s what the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team does.

One game after breaking open a scoreless contest with two goals in less than 60 seconds against Twinfield on Thursday, the Raptors scored three times in less than four minutes in a 4-1, Homecoming day win over South Royalton yesterday.

Tied 1-1 in the second half against the Royals, Quenla Haehnel scored her sixth and seventh goals of the year in the 60th and 61st minutes. Megan Winagle added a score for the Raptors in the 64th minute, making it 4-1 just like that.

It was the fourth straight win for Rivendell (8-4). The Royals fell to 2-8-2.

Jennifer DuBois (goal, two assists) opened the scoring for the Raptors in the 11th minute before Jacqueline Fulcher netted the equalizer three minutes later for South Royalton.

Tao Ameden and Emily Ghio each contributed an assist for the Raptors, while Olivia Phillips assisted on Fulcher’s goal for the Royals.

Megan Perkins made four stops in net for Rivendell; Larissa Stride made nine for South Royalton.

Amanda Otis played outstanding defense for the Raptors, who play at Sharon on Tuesday.

The Royals host Whitcomb on Thursday.

Stevens 2, Kearsarge 2 (ot)

North Sutton, n.h. — The Cardinals (7-1-2) scored a pair of second-half goals to forge a tie with the spirited Cougars (3-8-2) on their senior day.

Geneva Heffernan and Maicy Hansen staked Kesarsarge to a 2-0 lead at halftime. Mia Bailey assisted on the latter.

Katelyn Belaire had a goal and an assist in the second half for the Cardinals, scoring 3:30 after halftime on a feed from Nikki Root and then assisting on Desneige Roy’s equalizer with 25 minutes left.

Molly Early made 13 saves for the Cardinals; Kaileigh Davis had nine for Kearsarge.

The Cougars play at Monadnock on Friday; Stevens is at Sunapee on Tuesday.

Sharon 1, Blue Mtn. 0

Wells River — Mollie Faccio’s early-second-half goal stood as the game-winner for the Phoenix, who improved to 7-4-1.

Mallory Lloyd and Greta Stack assisted.

Sierra Dreesman made six stops for Sharon, which hosts Rivendell on Tuesday in its regular season finale.

Whitcomb 3, Craftsbury 0

Craftsbury, Vt. — Jessica Chase, Briana Hillier and Lindsey LaPerle scored for the Hornets, with Phoebe Parrish and Ashley Stearns tallying assists.

Nichole Begin and Jonnie Thompson had outstanding games defensively for the Hornets, while an aggressive Shannon Ludwig gathered a pair of saves.

Rivendell plays at South Royalton on Thursday.

Burr & Burton 3 Hartford 0

White River Junction — The Hurricanes dropped to 1-11.

Hartford trailed 2-0 at halftime before controlling the run of play for the start of the second half.

“Then (the Bulldogs) took it down the field and scored and it really deflated us,” said Hartford co-coach Joe Denny.

Megan Porter and Katie McGrath split time in net for the Canes, who play at Green Mountain Valley on Tuesday.

Harwood 2, Thetford 1 (2 ot)

Thetford — Taylor Yandow scored both Highlander goals, including the winner with three minutes left in double overtime, to hand the Panthers (11-1) their first loss.

“It was a heartbreaker,” said Hartford coach Mark Weigel.

Kaitlyn staked Thetford to an early advantage, scoring nine minutes in to make it 1-0.

Yandow’s scored with three minutes left in regulation to force overtime.

Ella Chapman made 15 saves for the Panthers, who host Peoples in their senior day game Tuesday.

Boys Soccer

Sharon 6, Blue Mtn. 2

Wells River, Vt. — Tanner James scored twice and Max Buskey and Carter Blanchard each had a goal and an assist for the Phoenix, who improved to 8-1-3.

Justice Magere and Wyatt Blanchard added scores for Sharon and Steve Davis and Andy Bando-Hess registered assists.

Sawyer Levy made a pair of stops for the Phoenix, who host Rivendell on Tuesday.

Fall Mtn. 4, Mascoma 0

West Canaan — Turner Perez scored all four goals for the Wildcats as the Royals dropped to 1-12.

Nick Perez made 12 stops for Mascoma, while Kyle Wilson played a strong game at midfield.

The Royals host Franklin on Tuesday in their final home game.

Rivendell 7
South Royalton 0

Orford — For the second time in three games the Raptors went wild on the scoreboard. But coach Bob Thatcher was more impressed with the way his team rebounded from an off-game earlier in the week, dominating defensively as well as on the offense.

“We played exceptionally well this week,” said Thatcher. “It was our second shutout this week, and that was good to see how we bounced back. We challenged them to score early, and we did.”

Scott Calhoun led the scoreboard onslaught for the Raptors (7-2-2) with four goals. Tim Stimson and Ethan Jayne had a goal and an assist, while Nathaniel Eastman moved to the front line late in the game and picked up his first goal of the season.

Luke Bell had two assists, while Sam Emerson and Cody Woodward also had assists.

Josh Marshall and Ryan Landgraf split duties in net for the shutout. Thatcher also praised the unslefish play of Cole Stever in the backfield.

KUA 4, Proctor Acad. 0

Meriden — Charlton Muhlauri, Sam O’Shea, Jacob Drinkuth and Rafa Molto scored as KUA (6-0-2) shut out Proctor Academy.

Max Matel and Dylan Ward split the clean sheet in goal for the Wildcats.

Girls Soccer

Hanover 2, Coe-Brown 1

Northwood — The Marauders had their way much of the game, just couldn’t turn opportunities into goals.

“We out-shot them and had the better of the game. We just didn’t score” said Hanover coach Doug Kennedy. “But sometimes that’s just the way the game goes.”

All the scoring came in the first half, with Kelly Brigham opening the scoring seven minutes into the game, converting a pass from Susanna Penfield from 15 yards out.

Karina Lukovits put Hanover ahead 2-0 when she scored off a Penfield assist at the 22-minute mark.

Coe-Brown got on the board 35 minutes into the half, but never threatened the lead as Hanover outshot its hosts, 16-4, controlling play most of ther second half. Ashley Levesque had three saves to backstop the victory.

Kennedy praised the play of Penfield on the front line and Eliza Laycock at midfield.

Hanover (5-2-4) hosts Hollis-Brookline Monday.

KUA 5, Vermont Academy 0

Meriden — Junior Aurora Braswell scored three goals in the first half to lead the Wildcats (7-2) to victory. Junior Shannon Walsh and freshman Charlotte Greenspan finished the scoring in the second half. Abby Kelly, Morgan Walsh, Greta Hulleberg and Shannon Walsh all picked up assists.

KUA keeper Katelyn Fowler recorded her fifth shutout of the season. KUA travels to Exeter Academy Wednesday.

Richford 2, Oxbow 1

Richford — The Olympians saw their five-game winning streak come to an end. “There were a lot of little things we didn’t have control of, and we let them get to us,” said coach Andrew Flaherty.

Heather White put the O’s on the board first at the 11-minute mark of the first half. But from that point, Richford took control.

Meaghan Williams had eight saves. Oxbow (7-5) hosts BFA-Faifax Tuesday.


Oxbow 35
Mount St. Joseph 14

Bradford, Vt. — The Olympians overcame a 14-0 halftime deficit to win their home finale.

The O’s built momentum in the third quarter on a pair of Quenten Mahikoa-to-Jordan Eastman touchdown passes via halfback option throws, the first for 55 yards and the second a 70-yard scoring connection.

Hunter Paige added a QB sneak for a score, and Demetrius Perry broke the game open with a pair of interception returns for touchdowns, the first for 65 yards and the second for 30.

Randy Snelling went 3-for-3 on PAT attempts and Nick Grant had a two-point conversion for Oxbow (3-4), which wraps up the season next Saturday at Otter Valley.

Newport 52, Windsor 14

Newport — Tanner Sherman (127 yards, two touchdowns) and Noah Wade (91 yards, three touchdowns) combined for 218 yards and five scores as the Tigers (5-1) shellacked the Yellowjackets (3-4).

Dylan Gardner scored on a 39-yard run for Newport, and also had a strip sack leading to Zach Whelan’s two-yard fumble return for a score in the third quarter.

Tom Hogan hit Steve Nix for a 29-yard touchdown pass for Newport.

Nick Kapuscinski threw a pair of touchdown passes to Russell Simonds for the Jacks, who host Woodstock in the season finale next week.

Field Hockey

Woodstock 1, Rutland 1

Woodstock — The Wasps led visiting Rutland (third in Vermont Division I) 1-0 until the final six minutes of the game when the Raiders scored to send the game into overtime.

Both teams had their chances in the extra session, but no one could score — earning the Wasps (1-10-1) a morale-boosting tie.

“This was our best game of the season,” Woodstock coach Hannah Nichols said. “This team gets better every game. If they continue their ways, they will be dangerous in the playoffs.”

Co-captain Taylor Smith scored off an assist from Holli Olson with 10 minutes left in first half to get the Wasps on the board.

Both teams had eight shots with Rutland having the edge in corners, 11-8. Woodstock goalie Molly Henne made seven saves.

KUA 1, Proctor 0

Meriden — Sophomore Miranda Judd gave the Wildcats the lead and then saw it stand up the rest of the way.

Judd, who is from West Lebanon, scored off an assist from senior captain Hannah Madden.

The Wildcats outshot the Hornets, 21-4, earning 14 corners to Proctor’s 4.

The Wildcats play Brewster on Wednesday.

Monadncok 2, Newport 1

Swanzey, n.h. — Hannah Merrow scored with an assist from Lindsy Desmarais, but the Tigers were unable to hold off the Huskies.

Leah Peel had one save in goal.

Newport (6-6) is at John Stark Tuesday.


Hanover Places
Pair in Top 10

Concord — Hanover’s Mattson Rosenbaum and Patrick Dyroff finished in the top 10 of the NHIAA Division II individual golf tournament on Saturday.

Rosenbaum carded a 74 on Saturday — good for 2-over par on the Beaver Meadow links, and a two-day total of 155, finishing third behind Windham’s Connor Greenleaf, who scored a 69 for the only sub-70 round of the tournament and a two-day total of 142. Portsmouth’s Tom Hixon was second with a 74, for a two-day score of 150.

Dyroff was 10th after a second round score of 78 and a two-day total of 159.

Hanover’s other scorers were Nathan Roth (80-83—163) and Chris Lehmann (83-81—164). Lebanon’s Nabeel Kahn concluded his tournament with an 84-87—171 in the 25-player field.

Cross Country

Rosten Wins Invitational

Moretown, Vt. — Oxbow’s Shelby Rosten defended her victory last year at the Harwood Invitational by dusting the field again this year — winning by 45 seconds over the 5-kilometer route.

Rosten finished the race in a time of 22 minutes, fifty-four seconds, leading the five-member Oxbow contingent. Leanne Burgess was 14th (26:29), followed by Eliza Russ in 16th (26:47), Franni Hoag in 26th (29:23) and Savannah Fay in 31st (31:09).

In the boys’ race, Will LaCroix of Rice took first place with a time of 18:04. Oxbow’s top finisher was Griffin Shaw in 22nd place with a time of 21:50. He was followed in 24th place by Brian Fay (21:54) and Briggs Heffernan in 43rd (24:14).