Raptors Claw Past Phoenix in Overtime
Sharon — Luke Bell and Scott Calhoun made sure a second taught battle against Sharon Academy wouldn’t linger through two overtimes.
The Rivendell senior co-captains combined for two of Calhoun’s three goals — including the winner three minutes into the first OT — as the Raptors’ boys soccer team knocked off their Central Vermont League rivals on the road, 3-2.
On Sept. 25, the teams played to a scoreless draw in Orford.
Bell set up Calhoun from close range in the 21st minute, staking Rivendell to a 1-0 halftime advantage.
Andy Bando-Hess scored in the 59th and 60th minutes to give the Phoenix a momentary 2-1 lead. Calhoun headed in the equalizer on a direct-kick feed from Jake Welch in the 65th.
Calhoun finished off his third hat trick of the season in the 83rd minute, accepting a pass from Bell just beyond the penalty-kick line and beating Sharon’s Sawyer Levy for the win.
“It was a very patient goal, the way he set up the final shot,” Rivendell coach Bob Thatcher said.
It was the fifth straight win for Rivendell (8-2-2), which plays at Blue Mountain on Friday before finishing the regular season Saturday at home against Stratton Mountain.
The Phoenix (8-2-3) lost for the first time since an opening-day setback at Proctor. They wrap up the schedule Friday against Chelsea.
Peoples 2, Thetford 0
Thetford — The Wolves scored twice in the final 10 minutes of the first half and hung on for the win over the Panthers (7-5-1).
Brandon Gray had six saves for Thetford, which was shut out despite a 15-13 advantage in shots.
The Panthers play their senior day game Friday against Montpelier.
BFA-Fairfax 1, Oxbow 0 (2 ot)
Bradford, Vt. — The Bullets’ Alex Ferguson scored with six minutes to play in the second overtime as the Olympians slipped to 5-8.
Fairfax heavily out-shot the O’s 13-2, but Oxbow senior goalie Michael Hodge kept his team in the game with 11 saves.
The Olympians wrap up the regular season Saturday at Winooski.
St. Thomas 2, Lebanon 0
Dover, n.h. — The Saints (3-9) scored twice in a six-minute span midway through the first half and hung on for the win.
St. Thomas freshman keeper Brock Crowley finished with eight saves, and the Raiders hit the post twice while trying to rally.
“St. Thomas coach Scott Suleski joked to me that they had cellophane covering the goal today afterward,” Lebanon coach Rob Johnstone wrote in an email, “but his team was a deserved winner.”
Kenny Weitzman made a pair of stops for the Raiders, who play their home finale against Goffstown on Friday.
Hillsboro-Deering 2 Stevens 0
Hillsboro, n.h. — The Cardinals (11-3) lost for the second time in three games. Stevens plays its last two games of the year at home, beginning Monday against Sunapee.
Woodstock 0 (2 ot)
White River Junction — Mariah Palmer set up Heather Illingworth for the winning goal off a corner kick as the Hurricanes (3-11) won their second straight to wrap up the regular season.
“It was a well-played game by both teams,” Hartford co-coach Joe Denny said. “It was a nice way for us to finish up the season.”
Megan Potter was solid in net for the Canes behind strong games in the field from defenders Kalya Lancor and Skylar Gay as well as midfielders Sarah Jones and Rachel Seaver, Denny said.
Hartford awaits its seeding and first-round playoff opponent in the Vermont Division II tourney. Woodstock (5-8) finishes at Mount Anthony on Friday.
Phillips Exeter 2, KUA 0
Exeter, n.h. — The Wildcats allowed a pair of second-half goals and fell on the road.
Kimball Union missed a penalty kick in the second half, 10 minutes before Dani Sim netted the winner for Phillips Exeter.
Katelyn Fowler made eight saves for the Cats, who play at Proctor Academy on Friday night.
Hanover 3, Fall Mtn. 0
Hanover — The Marauders (10-3) celebrated senior night with a sweep, beating the Wildcats 25-14, 25-15 and 25-15.
Hanover’s three seniors all contributed, with Holly Schlosser going 13-for-14 serving with a pair of aces; Elizabeth Pillsbury going 12-for-12 with an ace and five kills and Darby Phillips getting two kills and five blocks.
Nora Anderson and Leia Borrowes tallied nine and seven digs, respectively, while Zoe McElwain had 12 assists as a setter.
Hanover plays three games to finish the regular season, beginning Monday at Souhegan.
College Women’s Soccer
Boston U. 1 (2 ot)
Hanover — Corey Delaney’s goal in the 84th minute lifted Dartmouth (5-4-3) to a tie with Boston University (9-3-3) in a nonleague game.
Delaney took a feed from Jackie Friedman and deposited the ball into the empty net after BU keeper Andrea Green was distracted by the Big Green’s Emma Brush.
Erica Kosienski put BU on the board with a goal in the 37th minute.
The Terriers held a 7-6 shot advantage, including 3-0 in overtime. Dartmouth had seven corner kicks to BU’s three.
Tatiana Saunders made five saves in the Dartmouth net.
Worcester St. 3
Worcester, Mass. — Colby-Sawyer (13-3) dropped a road decision to Worcester State (7-5-1), which led 1-0 at the half.
Sarah Little scored an unassisted goal for the Chargers. Karley Hamilton made one save in the Colby-Sawyer net.