Raiders Rally Past Marauders
Hanover — A pair of late goals by Lebanon junior Erin Perryman helped the Raiders’ field hockey team spoil homecoming night for Hanover in a 2-0 Lebanon win at Merriman-Branch Field.
After a scoreless, back-and-forth affair for much of the night, Perryman scored on a penalty-stroke feed from sophomore Elle Brine with 10 minutes, 18 seconds remaining. Perryman added her second on a penalty stroke just 2:34 later as the Raiders (5-1) bounced back from their first loss of the season at Merrimack Valley on Tuesday.
Hanover (3-3) had its three-game winning streak snapped.
“We were strong all night,” said Lebanon assistant coach Shay Brine, who’s manning the Raiders’ sidelines while longtime Lebanon coach Deb Beach recovers from a back injury. “It was a great win.”
Hanover coach Jean Essex credited defenders Charley Voelkel and Sophia Whitcomb with strong games.
“Tonight was a lot of fun,” Essex said. “It was a really good battle.”
Keeper B Sachsse made 10 stops for the Marauders; Lebanon goalie Emily Foster made five.
Lebanon hosts Plymouth on Tuesday, and the Marauders are off until Thursday, when they host Merrimack Valley.
Stevens 4, Mascoma 0
West Canaan — Stevens continued its perfect ways — undefeated, untied and unscored upon — after Friday’s victory at Mascoma.
“They have some really strong players,” Mascoma coach Amanda Valliere said. “We really didn’t play that badly. We had opportunities, but we just couldn’t put the ball in the net.”
That’s not an issue for the Cards, who now have scored 19 goals in four games, while goalie Cassandra Cutts has yet to be beaten.
Jenna Deschaine scored twice, while Cassie Dale and Allison rounded out the scoring.
Mascoma’s Jordan Lacroix had six saves, working hard all day against the Stevens front-line pressure. Mascoma (1-4) is at Newport on Tuesday, and the Cards are off for a week before traveling to Hopkinton on Friday.
Windsor 1, Burr & Burton 0
Manchester, Vt. — Haley Wood scored the game’s lone goal unassisted in the 14th minute as the Yellowjackets improved to 3-2.
Emma Saucier made eight saves for the Jacks, who play at Mount Anthony on Tuesday.
Hopkinton 5, Kearsarge 0
Hopkinton, n.h. — The Cougars were overwhelmed by the host Hawks as Kearsarge fell to 0-3-1 on the season. Next up is a visit from John Stark on Tuesday.
Newfound 3, Newport 0
Bristol, n.h. — The Tigers were shutout at the Bears. Newport (2-3) hosts Mascoma on Tuesday.
Lake Region 2, Oxbow 1
Bradford, Vt. — The Rangers scored the game-winner with two minutes to play, dropping the Olympians to 2-4.
Corrina Oakley scored an equalizer for Oxbow with 10 minutes to go, converting a feed from Wren Smith following a corner. Keeper Meghan Williams stopped 10 shots in a losing effort, but made several nice saves to keep the game close according to coach Andrew Flaherty.
“We passed well, moved the ball nicely. We just struggled on 50/50 balls,” Flaherty said.
The O’s are back in action on when Hazen visits on Wednesday.
Springfield 3, Hartford 2
White River Junction — The Hurricanes rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie it up, but the Cosmos answered with a late game-winning goal to douse the Hartford comeback.
Trailing 2-0 at halftime, Canes sophomore Amanda Locke scored her first career varsity goal off a corner kick by Mariah Palmer to bring Hartford to within one. Palmer then tied it up, converting on a feed from Colby Frechette. Keeper Megan Potter stopped six shots.
“It’s a frustrating loss, but we played well in spurts. We just didn’t finish our chances, easily could have scored five goals,” Canes co-coach Joe Denny said.
Hartford (1-4) visits Burr & Burton on Tuesday.
Woodsville 9, Pittsburg-Canaan 2
Canaan, Vt. — Dee Martin scored five goals, Louisa Noble had a hat trick and the unbeaten Engineers improved to 5-0.
Noble added two assists and Martin one helper, while the latter’s younger sister, Paige Martin, also had an assist.
Ally O’Shana had a goal and Kayleigh Clough an assist for the Engineers, while Tori Clough made seven saves in Woodsville’s net.
On Wednesday, the Engineers will finish their game against Lisbon. The scoreless contest on Sept. 12 was halted because of heavy rain and thunder with 10 minutes left in the second half.
Bow 8, Kearsarge 0
North Sutton, n.h. — The undefeated Falcons (6-0) handed the Cougars (1-4-1) their fourth straight loss.
Woodstock 59, Oxbow 12
Woodstock — Oliver Kaija led a relentless ground attack for the hosts as Woodstock stayed unbeaten.
Kaija rushed for 195 yards and had three touchdowns in his latest noteworthy game. Tyler Anstruther capped a dominant performance by the Woodstock defense with a 50-yard interception return for a touchdown.
“Our defense played well tonight, we controlled the line of scrimmage defensively,” Woodstock coach Ramsey Worrell said.
Bradley Lewis added a rushing touchdown for the Wasps (4-0). Nate Eastman had a pair of touchdown receptions for Oxbow, the first on a deflection off a Woodstock defender and the second on a halfback option pass.
Both teams are back in action Saturday at 2 p.m. as Woodstock visits Mill River while Oxbow hosts Springfield.
Trinity 42, Lebanon 6
Manchester — The Raiders fell to 1-2 in the rout against the undefeated Pioneers (3-0).
Lebanon trailed 36-0 at halftime.
“The biggest problem tonight was just mental mistakes, missing assignments and that kind of thing,” said Raiders coach Chris Childs.
Travis Hastings threw a pair of interceptions for Lebanon, one returned for a touchdown.
Defensively, Austin Pelletier snagged a pair of picks for the Raiders (1-2).
Ethen Perkins scored on a 45-yard rush for Lebanon, which hosts Kennett on Friday night.
Lebanon 4, Coe-Brown 0
Lebanon — Jeff Purdy had two goals and an assist for the Raiders, who beat the Bears after falling to them twice a year ago.
All of Lebanon’s goals came on restarts, including a penalty kick and direct kick by Purdy.
Less than a minute after Prudy opened the scoring, Tanner Singleton made it 2-0 after gathering a long Will Merchant throw-in and scoring through a tangle of bodies from close range.
Purdy’s second goal was unintentional, lofting an intended pass over the noggin of Coe-Brown goalie Jake Mele.
Martin Gradijan scored what Raiders coach Rob Johnstone called the “goal of the day” in the 75th minute, heading in Purdy’s bending indirect kick from 35 yards out.
Lebanon hosts unbeaten Stevens on Monday.
Woodsville 8, Pittsburg-Canaan 0
Canaan, Vt. — Mike Dennis had five goals as the Engineers cruised to victory.
David Bazzell added two goals while Jacob Frost also scored. Ty Brown, Skylar Clough, Jacob Tetley, Derek Maccini and Jason Fullerton each added assists. Keeper Tom D’Angelo stopped six shots.
Woodsville (5-0-1) has outscored its opponents 21-5 this season. The Engineers get another crack at the Panthers at home on Thursday.
Mount Anthony 3 Hartford 2
Bennington, Vt. — The Patriots took advantage of sloppy play and defensive breakdowns by the Hurricanes, dropping Hartford to 3-2.
Jed Sass scored an equalizer in the first half, converting on a nice free kick from 25 yards out after the Patriots had taken an early 1-0 lead. Mitchell Simmons then tied it up at 2-2 in the second half, heading in John Lewis corner kick.
“I was disappointed in the way we played and the way we approached the game. We were way too lackadaisical in our approach. We have been playing well against good teams, but we weren’t firing on all cylinders today,” Hartford coach Steve Sass said.
Keeper Aaron Parker made two saves for the Canes, who visit Burr & Burton on Wednesday.
Green Mountain 5
Ludlow, Vt. — The Jacks lost in the opener of the Josh Cole Tournament depsite a pair of second half goals.
After falling behind 3-0 at the break, Connor Collins and freshman Cameron O’Brien each scored for Windsor. O’Brien’s goal is the first of his varsity career. Tanner Fitzherbert and Will Jaarsma split time in net for the Jacks.
Windsor faces either Black River or Bellows Falls in the consolation game tonight at 6 p.m.
Belmont 3, Stevens 0
Claremont — The Cardinals (0-5) remained winless.
Stevens plays at Wilton-Lyndeborough on Monday.