Raptors Blank Ghosts in Opener
Orford — Jennifer DeBois and Tayo Ameden connected twice as the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team opened their season with a 2-0 victory over visiting Randolph on Wednesday.
DeBois had a pair of goals, each assisted by Ameden as the Raptors blanked the Galloping Ghosts. Goalie Emily Ghio anchored the Rivendell defense with 12 saves.
“It’s a nice way to start. Randolph is a good team, they’re fast and physical,” Raptors coach Tim Goodwin said. “It was a fast paced game and I have to credit our team defense, one player would get beat and someone else would step right up and take care of it.”
Rivendell visits Twinfield on Tuesday.
Lebanon 4, St. Thomas 3
Dover, n.h. — The Raiders exploded with four goals in the second half to pick up win No. 1.
Sophomore Jill Dion scored three times, while Sam MacDonald also found the back of the net. Rachel Townsend and Micaela Schones each had assists. Keeper Kassidee Rogers stopped five shots.
“It was a great game, the girls came back and played an amazing second half,” Lebanon coach Shannon Boisvert said.
The Raiders (1-1) visit Plymouth tomorrow.
Woodsville 4, Gorham 2
Gorham, n.h. — The Engineers (2-0) withstood a second-half rally by the Huskies to earn the victory.
Ally O’Shana, Paige Martin and Mikayla Locke all scored before the break as Woodsville led 3-0. Gorham scored two quick goals to start the second half, but Dee Martin scored off of O’Shana’s corner kick soon after to give Woodsville some breathing room. Laura Rutherford and Dee Martin picked up assists.
Coach Ann Loud credited Rutherford and Maggie Kinder for their strong games. Woodsville hosts Profile on Friday.
Whitcomb 3, Chelsea 1
Bethel — The Hornets, consisting of players from both Whitcomb and Rochester this year, started their season with a flourish.
Jessica Chase scored for the Hornets in the first half as the game was knotted at 1-1 heading into the break. Lindsey LaPerle and Phoebe Parrish each had goals in the second half while keeper Shannon Ludwig had 15 saves for the victory.
“Both the Rochester and Whitcomb girls came together well for their first game playing together,” Hornets coach Gary Zisselberger said.
Whitcomb hosts Cabot on Friday.
Kearsarge 3, Newport 1
North Sutton, n.h. — The Cougars earned a victory in their debut effort of 2013, edging the visiting Tigers in front of the home crowd.
Delaney Stone, Morgan Galluzo and Kate McCandless scored for Kearsarge. Keepers Kaileigh Davis and Tess Witmer split time to earn the victory. Sophie Willis scored on a breakaway for Newport while keeper Mariah Chase had a strong game.
The Cougars visit Fall Mountain on Saturday; Newport plays on Wednesday at Hinsdale.
Woodsville 2, Gorham 1
Gorham, n.h. — Mike Dennis had a goal and an assist as Engineers (2-0) earned a quality road victory over the Huskies.
Dennis scored in the 13th minute off a feed from David Bazzell to put Woodsville in front early. Gorham tied the score before the break before Dennis set up Chris Sarkis with the game-winner 10 minutes into the second half. Goalie Tom D’Angelo stopped nine shots.
“I was really pleased with the way my guys played. They used each other and generated a lot of good scoring opportunities,” Woodsville coach Mike Ackerman said.
The Engineers host Profile on Friday.
Thetford 5, Windsor 1
Thetford — Matt Perry scored four goals as the Panthers cruised to their first victory of the season.
Kyle Bowen also scored while Connor Brown had two assists and Wyatt Ulman had one helper. Keeper Brandon Gray stopped a pair of shots in net for Thetford (1-0-1). Perry now has five goals in two games.
“It’s a huge confidence boost for him. He was the man of the match for us. The boys really stepped up and took care of business, I’m proud of them,” Thetford coach Sean Fitzgerald said.
Connor Collins scored unassisted for Windsor (1-1), who play host to Otter Valley on Friday. The Panthers return to action on Sept. 13 with a visit from Oxbow.
Danville 3, Oxbow 1
Danville, Vt. — The Olympians dropped their second consecutive game to start the season.
Matthew Thomson scored for Oxbow (0-2), while keeper Michael Hodge stopped four shots.
The O’s look for win No. 1 when Randolph visits on Tuesday.
Chelsea 5, Whitcomb 1
Bethel — The Hornets fell to the Blue Devils in their season opener. Zak Gillette scored with an assist to Spencer Taylor for Whitcomb while keeper Derek Gendron had 17 saves.
The Hornets host Cabot on Friday.
Winnisquam 1, Kearsarge 1
North Sutton, n.h. — The Cougars opened the season with a strong performance from their young team, earning a tie with the Bears.
Kearsarge, coming off a 2-12 season last year, trailed 1-0 at halftime. Lily Huntoon then scored on a breakaway with 15 minuets left in regulation to tie the score. Sophomore goalie Breyna Carey, playing her first ever field hockey game, stopped 11 shots.
“She’s never put pads before and we put trust in her. She was amazing,” Kearsarge coach Koreen Bennett said.
Bennett also credited defenders Haley Joseph and Brie Sullivan with strong games.
The Cougars host Stevens on Friday.
Loudon, n.h. — The Marauders won by 33 shots in a four-team match at Loudon Country Club.
Conor Nagle took the medal for Hanover, carding a 37 on the par 36 front nine at Loudon. Teammates Mattsson Rosenbaum and Chris Lehmann each had 40 while Nathan Roth had 41 and Patrick Dryoff had 42. The Marauders host John Stark and Goffstown today.
Team Scores: Hanover 200, Kingswood 233, Milford 254, Merrimack Valley 263.
Franklin, n.h. — The Tigers opened the season with an 11-stroke victory in a three-team match over the back nine at Mojalaki Country Club.
Newport’s Andre Kepler and Matt Bocko along with Forrest McCabe of White Mountain shared the medal with a 7-over par 43. Freshman Cameron Gebo added a 44 for the Tigers while Spencer Coronis was 45. The Tigers host a match on Tuesday.
Team Scores: Newport 175, White Mountains 186, Franklin 231.
Meredith, n.h. — Mayghan Simano had her best competitive round, shooting a 10-over par score of 46 to lead Woodsville to a third place finish in a four-team match at Waukewan Golf Club.
Joseph Abrahamsen added a 48 for the Engineers while Dan Abrahamsen and Ben Fournier each had 55. Farmington’s Jordan Damon claimed the medal with a 42.
Team Scores: Inter-Lakes 188, Littleton 197, Woodsville 205, Farmington 226.
Daniel Webster 2
Colby-Sawyer 1 (ot)
Nashua, n.h. — Trailing 1-0 after the Eagles scored in the sixth minute, the Chargers’ Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu scored in the 13th minute with an assist by Alex Ortega to knot the score at 1-1.
There the score remained until Erick Germano popped in the game-winner 25 seconds into overtime for the Eagles. Keeper Nick Austin had a strong game for Colby-Sawyer (1-1), which hosts Plymouth State on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Colby-Sawyer 5, Norwich 1
Northfield, Vt. — Adrienne Bender scored twice as Colby-Sawyer (3-0) defeated Norwich (0-3).
Sarah Little and Michelle Upham also scored for the Chargers, whose other tally game on an own goal.
Colby-Sawyer’s Karley Hamilton, of Bradford, Vt., made three saves to pick up her third win of the season. Allison Hull, of South Royalton, made three saves for the Cadets.