Former Goalie Leads Royals
West Canaan — Nick Perez capped a senior season spent mostly as a goalie for the Mascoma boys soccer team by getting a little payback on opposing attackers everywhere. Perez had four goals and one assist as the Royals beat visiting Franklin 8-0 on Tuesday.
Perez had experience as a keeper in indoor soccer, and with no established netminder in place for Mascoma heading into the season, volunteered his efforts.
Playing his final home game, Perez accepted coach Tonya Rej’s offer to move out to the offensive end and he exploded for five points.
“I was asking him throughout the season if he wanted to get out on the field, but he took on the responsibility to be our goalie and did a good job there. He wanted to get out on the field (today) and I was pretty pumped for him,” Rej said.
Fellow seniors Jeff Parsons and Keegan Caraway also scored for Mascoma in their final home game. Kyle Langlais and Cody McAllister also scored. Kyle Wilson added two assists while Alex Schwarz had one helper. Sophomore keeper Connor Gill stopped four shots for the shutout.
“We’ve had a tough season, but (the three seniors) have been with the program for four years in either varsity or jayvee, and it’s nice to see their efforts rewarded,” Rej added.
The Royals (2-12) visit Bow on Friday.
Hanover 6, Keene 0
Keene, n.h. — The Marauders remained perfect with a dominant victory at the Blackbirds.
Five different players scored for Hanover, including sophomore Jamie Dinulous, who had his first career varsity goal. Rocco Linehan added a pair of goals while Daniel Hazlett and Andrew Kazal also scored. Xavier Tchana had two assists while Hazlett, Tomas LaPorta and Asa Berolzheimer also had helpers. Keeper Alex Bynum stopped two shots on goal for the shutout.
The Marauders are now ranked as the No. 4 boys soccer team in New England by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Hanover (13-0) has a tough matchup at Concord (10-2-1) on Thursday.
Woodsville 4, Littleton 2
Littleton, n.h. — The Engineers kept the line moving, doubling up on the Crusaders to improve to 11-1-1.
Mike Dennis had two goals and an assist to lead Woodsville, while Jacob Frons and Dan Roy also scored. Roy, David Bazzell and Jaret Bemis also pick up helpers while keeper Tom D’Angelo had three saves.
The Engineers visit Lisbon on Thursday.
Stevens 3, Sunapee 1
Sunapee, n.h. — The Cardinals won again, improving to 11-2.
Jordan Haines opened the scoring for Stevens, converting on an assist from Daniel Croteau, who finished with two helpers. Ethan Sweet and Kyle Hamel also scored while Zach Bunnell had one assist.
Keeper Austin Putnam stopped five shots for the Cardinals, who are back on the road today at Hillsboro-Deering.
Bishop Brady 2
North Sutton, n.h. — The Giants spoiled the Cougars’ senior night behind goals from Mike Pittman and Jake Davis.
“We had a great chance to tie it (1-1) in the second half, but sent it over the top,” said Kearsarge coach Rob Ragazzo.
The Cougars are off until visiting rival Hopkinton in the regular season finale Oct. 25.
Rivendell 1, Sharon 1 (2 ot)
Sharon — A playoff-like atmosphere saw the Raptors and Phoenix battle to a draw despite 20 minutes of extra soccer.
Ivy Arnold scored in the 36th minute for Sharon, with assists to Mollie Faccio and Gretta Stack. The Phoenix held the 1-0 edge for over 30 minutes until Rivendell’s Andrea Haehnel converted on a feed by her sister Quenla Haehnel to knot the game at 1-1.
“They dominated the first half, but after their goal we started settling down and from then on it was up and down the field. It was hard fought, good soccer,” Rivendell coach Tim Goodwin said.
Megan Perkins stopped 10 shots in net for Rivendell (8-4-1) while Abby Levy stopped eight shots for Sharon (7-4-2).
The Raptors visit Blue Mountain on Friday; Sharon hosts Chelsea on Saturday.
Woodsville 2, Littleton 1
Littleton, n.h. — Sam Thurston assisted on both goals for the Engineers (12-0-1), who beat nemesis Littleton for the second time this year to stay undefeated. Last season, Woodsville’s only two losses were against the Crusaders.
Cassidy Townsend and Dee Martin scored for Woodsville in the first and second half, respectively, each on a corner-kick offering from Thurston.
Tori Clough made three stops for the Engineers, who visit Lisbon on Thursday.
Hartford 1, GMVS 0
Chester, Vt. — The Canes picked up win No. 2 of the season as Colby Frechette’s goal stood up.
Frechette scored in the 12th minute on a cross by Karla Medina. Keeper Megan Potter (nine saves) and the Hurricanes defense did the rest, limiting Green Mountain’s scoring chances all afternoon.
“Our whole defensive backfield played well. They did a good job shutting down their opportunities,” Hartford co-coach Joe Denny said.
Skylar Gay and Rachel Seaver played strong games for Hartford, which hosts Woodstock on senior day today.
Oxbow 1, BFA-Fairfax 1 (2 ot)
Bradford, Vt. — The Olympians celebrated senior day and battled the Bullets to a tie.
After allowing a goal three minutes in, Heather White tied it up for Oxbow with a goal just 32 seconds before halftime. Rebekah Hanzas assisted. Keeper Meghan Williams made nine saves for the O’s.
The Olympians close their regular season at Winooski on Friday.
Windsor 4, Long Trail 0
Windsor — Maddy Morse had two goals and two assists as the Jacks picked up a much-needed victory.
Emily Williams and Maryam Orogi each added a goal and an assist. Keepers Rebecca Rumrill and Kaycee Herschel combined for six saves to earn the shutout. The Jacks led 2-0 at halftime.
“It was a good win, everyone got to play which is nice. We’re starting to play better, we’re putting some things together,” Windsor coach Bruce Mackay said.
The Jacks (2-8-3) close the regular season at Black River on Thursday.
Hillsboro-Deering 3 Newport 1
Hillsboro, n.h. — Sophie Willis scored in the 22nd minute to give the Tigers an early lead, but the Hillcats answered back nine minutes later en route to three unanswered goals.
Mariah Chase stopped 11 shots in net for Newport. Coach Jon Hamel praised the play of defender Katrina Batista along with Willis and Alyssa Fulton on the offensive end.
The Tigers (2-12) host Stevens on Friday.
Windsor 1, Brattleboro 0
Windsor — The Yellowjackets (8-4-1) scored 15 minutes into regulation and then held the line for a quality win.
Ashley Creighton scored, with an assist to Haley Wood, for Windsor. Coach Sandy Clary praised keeper Emma Saucier (one save) along with the effort of the entire defensive unit.
“They were pretty active. We were fortunate to score early, we put some pressure on them,” Clary added.
The Jacks held a 13-5 edge in penalty corners. Windsor visits Springfield on Thursday.
Hanover 5, Bishop Brady 0
Hanover — Hannah Seibel and Christine Croitoru connected for three goals as the Marauders (8-5) blanked the Giants.
Seibel scored two early goals, both assisted by Croitoru, while Katie Ryan-O’Flaherty and Ellie Stout also scored as Hanover led 4-0 at halftime on senior day. Croitoru then scored off a feed from Seibel to cap the scoring. Seibel finished with a pair of assists while Stout also had one helper. B Sachsse stopped three shots in goal for the Marauders.
Captains Valentina Sedlacek, Grace Croitoru, Eleanor Patten and Sumner LeBaron-Brien lead a group of 13 seniors for Hanover, which closes the regular season at Goffstown on Thursday.
Merrimack Valley 0
Lebanon 0 (2 ot)
Lebanon — The Raiders (10-1-2) played to the scoreless draw with the Pride on senior day.
Emily Foster made six saves for the Raiders, who had a 16-7 advantage in shots.
Lebanon wraps up its regular season Friday at Con-Val.
Rutland 1, Hartford 0
White River Junction — The Hurricanes dropped their regular season finale as Rutland’s Natasha McPhee scored with four minutes left in regulation.
Hartford coach Heather Scudder praised the play of Kristen Davis, Taylor Wilson and Esme Cole along with keeper Rachel Loseby (four saves). The Canes close the regular season at 10-4.
“It’s a great bunch of girls; we’re having fun and we all worked hard,” Scudder said. “Maybe (losing a game) is what we needed, it could be the kick in the pants we need right before the tournament.”
Newport 5, John Stark 3
Weare, n.h. — Kaytlynn Kenney and Lindsy Desmarais scored two goals apiece as Newport defeated John Stark.
Julia Sullivan also scored for the Tigers, and Brook Beaulieu, Hannah Merrow, Caitlin Jones and Julia Sullivan each had an assist. Leah Peel was in goal with three saves.
Newport visits Stevens on Friday.
Hanover 3, Laconia 0
Hanover — The Marauders swept the Sachems to improve to 9-3.
Nora Anderson (14-for-14, two aces), Zoe McElwain (11-for-11), Elizabeth Pillsbury (16-for-16, four aces) and Holly Schlosser (14-for-15) all had strong nights serving for Hanover, while Leia Borrowes chipped in with 13 digs.
Hanover won 28-18 and 25-21 before staving off Laconia 27-25 in game three.
Hanover plays senior night tonight against Fall Mountain.
Woodstock Tops MVL
North Springfield, Vt. — The Woodstock girls and boys teams cruised to victory at the MVL B Division championship.
Carmen Bango again led the Wasps girls team, winning with a time of 19 minutes, 35 seconds. Teammate Lindsey Stuntz was second in 21:11 while the Wasps also had Claire Spangler in third, Kathryn Bassette in fourth and Anna Ramsey in sixth.
Graham Melville led the Woodstock boys, taking third in 18:48. Chris Chase (sixth, 19:06), Justin Whitaker (seventh, 19:17), Sam Linowski (11th) and Trevor VanNiel (14th) also had strong showings for the Wasps.
Ian Mundy led the second-place Thetford boys, finishing fourth while teammate Jeremy Bauer was ninth. Maggie Pomeroy was seventh for the Thetford girls, who also took second place. The Panthers also had Tegan Pellerin in ninth and Mary Younce in 10th.
Willie Moore, of Bellows Falls, won the boys race in 18:35, just edging Windsor’s Quincy Smith (18:39).
Emma Patriquin led the Hartford contingent, finishing fifth in the girls race with a time of 23:26. Eileen Curley (22nd), Meredith Boyle (28th) and Halley Curley (31st) rounded out the Canes scoring runs. Joshua Phipps (18th), Matthew Phipps (20th) and Mark Knapp (21st) ran strong for the Hartford boys.
Boys Team Scores: Woodstock 34, Thetford 67, Bellows Falls 81, Fair Haven 102, Springfield 123, Hartford 133, Mill River 174.
Girls Team Scores: Woodstock 16, Thetford 46, Hartford 62.
Women’s Field Hockey
Maine 4, Dartmouth 2
Hanover — The Big Green slipped to 4-7 in the loss to the Black Bears.
Maine jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first two minutes, then went ahead 3-1 before Dartmouth’s Olivia Quaglia and Eliza Becker scored early in the second half to make it 3-2.
Maine scored an insurance goal moments later.
Ellen Meyer made four second-half saves for Dartmouth, which trailed 20-14 in shots. The Big Green plays at Yale on Saturday.
Castleton, Vt. — Mascoma alum Blake Wardwell had a hat trick as the Spartans blanked the visiting Chargers.
Wardwell started the action with a goal in the 13th minute. Rachel Preusser added three assists for the Spartans, giving her a school-record 16 on the season. Castleton outshot the Chargers 41-6 and improved to 8-5.
Colby-Sawyer 9, Endicott 0
New London — The Chargers improved to 3-1 on the season with a non-conference sweep of Endicott.
Myles Utell won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles to set the tone for Colby Sawyer. Cass McCann, Clay Allen, Justin Pinard, Sergio Spassof and Dean Boodakian also won in singles. McCann and Pinard partnered for an 8-2 win at the top doubles while Allen and Utell won 8-2 in their doubles match.