Raiders Spread the Wealth
Lebanon Finds Plenty of Scorers in Easy Victory
Lebanon midfielder GW Wells-Bogue evades Merrimack Valley's James Shattuck, left, and Griffin Bastian, right, during their match at Lebanon High on Wednesday. Lebanon won 5-0. Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage Purchase photo reprints »
Lebanon's Bennett Newlove heads a ball dining his team's match against Merrimack Valley at Lebanon High on Wednesday. Lebanon won 5-0.(Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage Purchase photo reprints »
Lebanon — The members of the Lebanon High boys soccer team were apparently in a sharing mood on Wednesday.
Five different players struck the back of the net as the Raiders rolled to a 5-0 win over Merrimack Valley at Lebanon High School. The offense included the first varsity goal from sophomore Kuda Muhlauri and a pair of quick tallies in the second half as Lebanon (3-1) bounced back from Friday’s 3-2 loss to Goffstown.
“We followed up (the defeat) with two days of outstanding training with an extremely sharp performance,” Lebanon coach Rob Johnstone said in an email. “Our communication and ball movement was as consistent for 80 minutes as it has been all season.”
Muhlauri got it started for the hosts in the 26th minute, slotting home a six-yard shot past MV goalkeeper Jonathan Bailey after Nathan Gradijan outdueled the goalie for Tate Singleton’s cross.
The Raiders broke the game open with goals from Tanner Singleton and Bennett Newlove in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, and scores from Moe Woodcock (penalty kick) and Tate Singleton closed Lebanon’s account two minutes apart in the late going.
GW Wells-Bogue also recorded an assist.
Kenny Weitzman and Miguel Hernandez shared the shutout, with Weitzman making three saves and Hernandez adding one. The Raiders host Coe-Brown on Friday.
Randolph 2, Oxbow 1 (ot)
Randolph — Alex Delhagen scored with 4:41 remaining in overtime as the Galloping Ghosts sent the Olympians (0-5) back home still without a win.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Hunter Torrey scored nine minutes into the second half to tie things up, 1-1. Allen Wheeler assisted.
Michael Hodge made nine saves for the O’s, who were outshot 10-8.
Oxbow hosts Lake Region on Saturday.
KUA 2, Brewster 1
Meriden — The Wildcats led 2-0 at halftime and hung on for a season-opening win over the Bobcats.
The Cats host Tabor on Saturday.
KUA 3, NMH 2
Northfield, Mass. — Lindsey Landwehrle scored her second goal of the afternoon with less than four minutes to play on a 20-yard free kick as the Wildcats (2-0) picked up the hard-fought road win.
Kimball Union jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first half, with Landwehrle scoring on a 30-yard restart in the 14th minute and Shannon Walsh adding her fourth goal of the season on a Katie Sanders assist. Northfield Mount Hermon rallied to tie the match by halftime, then dominated much of the early second half. KUA’s defense of Sanders, Abby Kelly, Catherine Auger-Morin and Christine Bouchat-Bonin combined to limit the Hoggers’ quality chances, setting the stage for Landwehrle’s second free-kick strike.
Goalkeeper Katelyn Fowler stopped 10 shots for Kimball Union, which hosts Tabor on Saturday.
Brattleboro 3, Hartford 1
Brattleboro, Vt. — The Hurricanes may have had the night’s prettiest goal, but the Colonels owned more in a Marble Valley League contest.
Brattleboro took a 1-0 lead into the interval, doubling its lead early in the second half. Hartford (1-3) drew a goal back on a Heather Illingworth header set up by Mariah Palmer’s cross, but that would be as close as the Canes got.
Megan Potter posted six saves for Hartford, which hosts Springfield on Friday.
Stevens 2, Fall Mtn. 0
Langdon, n.h. — Second-half goals from Jazmyn Griffin and Katelyn Belaire staked the Cardinals (4-0) past their neighborhood rivals.
Griffin broke a scoreless game shortly after halftime on a pass from Alyson Lizotte. Belaire converted a penalty kick for Stevens’ second goal, and netminder Molly Early made the shutout stand with five saves.
The Cards also picked up a key midfield play from Desneigh Roy to stay unbeaten heading into Tuesday’s home date with Newport.
Sharon 6, Twinfield 0
Plainfield, Vt. — A half-dozen players scored for the Phoenix, who improved to 2-1 with the win on Tuesday.
Molly Faccio, Eleanor Frost, Mallory Lloyd, Greta Binzen, Jordan Stevens and Abby Hurwitz all scored for Sharon, with Jessica Chadwell and Ivy Arnold contributing to the score sheet as well with assists.
Sierra Dreesman made three saves for Sharon, which hosts Craftsbury today.
Hanover 3, ConVal 0
Hanover — Led by two goals from Katie Ryan-O’Flaherty, the Marauders controlled play much of the day to raise their record to 3-2.
Hannah Seibel opened the scoring for the Marauders in the first half, with an assist to Sophia Whitcomb.
Ryan-O’Flaherty then took over in the second half, scoring twice with assists to Seibel and Christine Croitoru.
B Sachsse had one save in goal.
Hanover hosts Lebanon on Friday at 4 p.m. on Merriman-Branch Field.
Mount Anthony 1 Woodstock 0
Woodstock — The Patriots scored the game’s lone goal with under three minutes remaining as the Wasps fell to 0-4.
Freshman goalie Molly Henne made six saves for Woodstock, which plays at Hartford on Saturday.
Hanover 3, Plymouth 0
Hanover — Getting 10-kill games from Nora Anderson, Elizabeth Pillsbury and Holly Schlosser, the Marauders played “the prettiest game I’ve seen in my eight years here,” Hanover coach Amy Carney said, in a 25-14, 25-20, 25-9 sweep of the Bobcats.
Anderson played a key role on defense to go with her attack work, producing a team-best 11 digs. Zoe McElwain earned 22 assists on a night when she kept 66 of her 68 set opportunities in play. Schlosser also joined Leah Barrowes and Darby Phillips at the service line with solid performances.
“We had a lot of kids do a lot of good stuff,” Carney said. “A real team effort.”
Hanover takes on John Stark on Tuesday in a makeup contest.
John Stark 3, Mascoma 0
West Canaan — The Royals fell to 1-5 with the shutout loss against the Generals.
Mascoma begins a three-game road trip at ConVal on Friday.
Farmington, n.h. — Andre Kepler recorded the low score of the day to lead the Tigers to victory, raising their record to 6-2.
Kepler shot a 39 on the par-36, 9-hole Farmington Country Club course.
“I was real pleased with the score,” said Newport coach Vince Molesky. “It was probably one of our better scores ever. Some of our golfers really wanted to step up.”
Spencer Coronis followed the medalist with a score of 40, followed by Dawson Campbell (41), Cale Manseau (42) and Cameron Gebo (42).
Newport hosts Franklin, Sunapee and Moultonborough on Tuesday.
Team scores: Newport 162, Moultonborough 190, Farmington 211.
Hanover Tops Pair
Ashland, n.h. — Nathan Roth shot a 3-under-par 33 at the White Mountain Country Club to earn medalist honors in leading Hanover to victory.
Mattson Rosenbaum was next for Hanover with a 38, followed by Chris Lehmann (39), with Pat Dyroff, Conor Nagle and Griffin Palmgren all in with 40.
Hanover (12-2) is at Goffstown on Tuesday.
Team scores: Hanover 190, Plymouth 203, Trinity 220.
Woodsville Third at Home
North Haverhill — Woodsville’s four scoring golfers all shot in a five-stroke swing to take third place in a four-school match at Blackmount Country Club.
Mayghan Simano led the Engineers with a round of 52, with Ben Fournier shooting 54 and brothers Joe and Dan Abrahamsen shooting matching 57s. Hopkinton took the team win behind a low round of 3-over-par 39 from Peter Benson.
College Men’s Soccer
Colby-Sawyer 1, Rivier 0
New London — Alex Ortega’s goal with six seconds remaining in regulation gave the Chargers (3-2) a last-gasp win on Wednesday.
Chris DiCecca dribbled down the left side and crossed to the front of the Rivier net. After hitting a couple of players in traffic, the ball bounced to Ortega for the conversion, his second goal of the year.
Colby-Sawyer goalkeeper Nick Austin wasn’t required to make a save to earn his second shutout, as the Chargers owned a 9-0 edge in shots on goal and a 21-4 advantage in attempts.
Northfield, Vt. — The Chargers recorded a 25-8, 25-13, 25-21 decision to improve to 6-4 on the season.
Emilee McBride led Colby-Sawyer’s attack with nine kills, with Courtney O’Hara contributing seven. Laura Smolinski dished out 33 assists for the offense.
KUA Runs at Proctor
Andover, n.h. — KUA’s boys and girls were both third at the Lakes Region Invitational.
The Wildcat boys were led by senior Henry Vansant, who finished fifth with a time of 21:02. Teammate Ryan Cahill posted a time of 21:54 in his KUA debut race, and Jake Pike finished in 22:46. Second-year runner Hunter Conway finished out the boys’ top four, running a 23:03.
On the girls’ side, the team was led by Charlotte Pitts, who placed second in 24:37. Right behind her in third was senior Tori Pipas in 25:10 and freshman Gray Harrison.
Woodstock Boys Second,
Thetford Girls Third
Quechee — Rutland High runners swept to individual victories and paced the Raiders to a sweep of team wins at Tuesday’s Marble Valley League meet at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms, a race in which the Woodstock boys claimed second and the Thetford girls took third.
Rutland’s Tim Hughes edged Windsor’s Quincey Smith in the boys race, winning in 18 minutes, 51 seconds over the 5K course. Smith clocked a time of 19:06; Woodstock’s Graham Melville took fourth overall (19:31), and Ian Mundy led Thetford with an eighth-place result (20:10), just a head of the Wasps’ Justin Whitaker (20:11). Mark Knapp led host Hartford, finishing 23rd in 22:17.
The Raiders’ Brynn Cairns raced to the girls victory in 23:22, beating Brattleboro’s Nevada Powers by 6 seconds. Hartford’s Emma Patriquin had the best finish among Upper Valley runners, finishing fourth in 24:57. Mary Younce led third-place Thetford by taking eighth in 26:06. Elizabeth Turco (21st, 28:13) led Windsor’s contingent in the race.
Boys team scores: Rutland 45, Woodstock 54, Springfield 88, Brattleboro 104, Thetford 107, Bellows Falls 108, Hartford 180.
Girls team scores: Rutland 23, Brattleboro 53, Thetford 71, Springfield 80.
Rosten Rolls for O’s
East Montpelier, Vt. — A 14th-place finish for junior Shelby Rosten highlighted Oxbow’s participation in Tuesday’s Northern Vermont Athletic Converence meet at Union-32.
Rosten covered the 5K course in 23 minutes, 18 seconds, finishing about two minutes behind winner Avery Ellis of North Country (21:10). Freshman Leanne Burgess (35th, 26:07) also cracked the top half of the field in the 77-runner race.
Senior Brian Fay (36th, 20:19) and sophomore Griffin Shaw (57th, 22:12) had the best results for the Oxbow boys. North Country’s Sam Brunnette outpaced the 117-runner field in a time of 17:21.
Boys team scores: Union-32 39, North Country 45, Montpelier 47, Harwood 94, Lyndon 182, Stowe 187, Randolph 201, Northfield 223, Lamoille 238.
Girls team scores: Union-32 39, Montpelier 62, Randolph 100, North Country 114, Stowe 131, Oxbow 168.
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