Levy Stops, Scores in TSA Victory
South Royalton — Sharon Academy goalie Sawyer Levy isn’t only effective when it comes to preventing goals. He can also score them.
Levy, a junior, netted a pair of penalty-kick goals against rival South Royalton on Thursday as the Phoenix bettered the Royals, 4-0, for their first win of the year.
Levy came out of the net to record score the first goal of the game on a PK strike with two minutes left in the first half.
The rest of the goals for Sharon (1-1) all came with less than 20 minutes to play, including Levy’s second strike to make it 3-0.
“In practice, he’s been making penalty kicks about 100 percent of the time,” said Phoenix coach Rob Stainton. “He has shown that he’s the guy we want out there when that situation comes up.”
As nice as Levy’s goals were, Sharon’s fourth goal was the play of the game. Silas Mead, who scored the Phoenix’ second goal, executed an excellent give-and-go with Andy Bando-Hess, the latter depositing it past the South Royalton keeper to make it 4-0.
“That was a really nice goal,” Stainton said. “It developed out of the left side of the midfield.”
The Phoenix play Williamstown in their home opener Tuesday. The Royals (1-1) play the fourth of their five straight home games to start the season when they host Blue Mountain, also on Tuesday.
Hanover 3, Nashua North 0
Nashua, n.h. — Xavier Tchana scored twice, sophomore Asa Berolzheimer had a goal and an assist and the Marauders (2-0) earned their second shutout in as many games to start the year.
Berolzheimer’s first varsity goal came just 2:10 into the contest, when he scored on a feed from Daniel Hazlett.
“The best part was, Nashua North didn’t touch the ball once before we scored,” said Hanover coach Rob Grabill. “We must have had 25 passes before the score.”
Berolzheimer set up Tchana’s first goal at the 14-minute mark. His second came with eight minutes left in the game after he gathered a corner kick from Tomas LaPorta.
Alex LaPorta made a pair of saves for the Marauders, who received strong play in the back from Evan Greenwald, Sam Carey and Jack Lightbody.
The Marauders host Londonderry on Tuesday in a rematch of Hanover’s 1-0 win in the NHIAA semifinals last fall.
Mount Mansfield 3
Jericho, Vt. — For the second straight match, the Hurricanes (1-1) used a Jed Sass penalty kick set following a foul against teammate Connor Brooks for its offense. It wasn’t enough against the Cougars, however.
MMU (1-0) took a 2-0 lead on first-half goals from Kieran Bhave and Sean Springer before Sass scored his second in as many matches. As was the case in Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Burlington, Brooks drew the foul and Sass converted the ensuing spot kick.
Derek Davenport narrowly missed tying the game just before halftime for Hartford, and Bhave put the game away with his second of the day late in regulation.
Aaron Parker and Brandon Cornelius combined on four saves for the Canes, who host Spaulding on Tuesday.
Sharon 4, South Royalton 1
South Royalton — Seven players earned points for the Phoenix, who won their season opener while the Royals dipped to 1-1.
Suzie Moses, Mollie Faccio, Jordan Stevens and Ivy Arnold all found the back of the net for Sharon, with Margaret Gish, Eleanor Frost and Mallory Lloyd earning assists. Only Arnold’s goal came without a helper.
Jacqueline Fulcher scored unassisted for the Royals .
Sierra Drazen made three saves for Sharon and Larissa Stride had nine for South Royalton.
The Phoenix hosts Williamstown on Monday, one day before the Royals entertain Blue Mountain.
Rutland 5, Hartford 0
Rutland — The Hurricanes dropped to 1-1.
Megan Potter (first half) and Kate McGrath split time in net for the Canes, who trailed 2-0 at the break.
Hartford hosts Mount Anthony on Wednesday.
Newport 26, Gilford 6
Newport — Tom Hogan threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Tigers overcame an early 6-0 deficit — and a slew of penalties — to win their season opener.
Josh Murphy and Steve Nix caught Hogan’s scoring throws, both in the first half. Derrick Pare also scored on a rush in the second quarter, helping stake Newport to an 18-6 halftime advantage.
Taner Sherman added a four-yard rush in the fourth quarter, with Noah Wade crossing the goal line for Newport’s only two-point conversion. The Tigers travel to Pelham on Friday night.
Winnisquam 36, Mascoma 22
Tilton, n.h. — Three rushing touchdowns from Justin Marsh weren’t enough for the Royals, who dropped their season opener on the road to the Bears.
Kyle Kosiorek and Marsh had two point conversions for Mascoma, which trailed at halftime, 22-16.
The Royals host Inter-Lakes in their home opener Saturday.
Bellows Falls 2, Windsor 0
Westminster, Vt. — The Yellowjackets dropped their season opener on the road.
Mariah Barnet and Anna Clark scored for the Terriers, the first unassisted and the second on a feed from Emily DuFault.
Emma Saucier made nine saves for the Jacks, who host Hartford on Tuesday.
Hanover Strong in Essex
Essex Junction, Vt. — The Marauder girls placed second and the boys sixth at the Essex Invitational.
Hanover’s Zola Doyle (fourth; 20:14.7) and Finley Doyle (eighth; 20:23) finsihed in the top 10, followed by Liesel Robbins (12th; 20:43.3) and Aparna Alavilli (17th; 21:12.9) in the top 20. Liza Goss (22:41.) rounded out the scorers for the Marauders.
On the boys’ side, Hanover was led by Garret Ruley (18th; 17:42), Felix Herron (22nd; 17:52) and Adam Glueck (24th; 17:52) in the top 25.
Walter Mosenthal (35th; 18:25) and Tucker Cadow (44th; 18:35) followed for the Marauders.
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