Hat Trick Leads Thetford Boys Past Blue Mtn.
Thetford — After scoring seven goals in the Thetford Academy boys soccer team’s first three games, junior Matt Perry was held to only a single goal combined during the Panthers’ next three contests.
Apparently, Blue Mountain never received the scouting report on him.
Perry scored three times — twice unassisted — for his second hat trick of the season as Thetford rolled over the Bucks, 5-0.
The Panthers improved to 4-2-1.
Perry staked Thetford to a 2-0 advantage with his pair of unassisted strikes before Chris Parenteau added another unassisted to make it 3-0.
Thetford’s final two goals were both assisted by Connor Brown, the first to Perry and the second to senior Wyatt Ulman.
The Panthers make the short trip to Orford on Saturday to take on rival Rivendell (2-1-2) in a rematch of the teams’ 2-2 draw on opening day in Thetford.
Woodstock 4, Leland & Gray 1
Woodstock — Wasps sophomore Alex Crompton scored on a penalty kick and added an assist in the second half as Woodstock (6-0) stayed undefeated.
Griffin Balser scored the first half’s lone goal unassisted before another solo effort by Connor McCarthy.
Crompton deposited his penalty kick before assisting on Dougie Avellino’s goal to round out Woodstock’s scoring.
Carter Pratt (one save) and Connor Fegard (four) split time in Woodstock’s net, the latter playing the second half and stopping a penalty kick among his saves.
Woodstock defenders Ben Orr and Cole Dalton were strong in the back.
The Wasps host Hartford on Saturday night.
Kearsarge 7, Mascenic 2
New Ipswich, n.h. — Andrew Van Hooydonk (assist) and Roudy Rehor scored two goals each as the Cougars (5-2-1) exploded in the second half following a 1-1 halftime deadlock with the Vikings (1-7).
Van Hooydonk (42nd minute) and Rehor (45th) each scored in the first five minutes of the second half.
Kearsarge added another two-goal spurt later with goals in the 28th and 30th minutes.
Nick Bailey, Jacob Donovan and Keegan Matisse each had one goal for the Cougars, while keeper Mike Sullivan was solid in net.
Kearsarge plays at Stevens on Saturday.
Woodsville 4, Canaan-Pittsburg 1
Woodsville — Mike Dennis scored twice and David Bazzell had a goal and two assists as the Engineers (6-0-1) stayed undefeated.
All of Woodsville’s scoring came in the first half, with Dennis’ pair of goals sandwiched around strikes from Jacob Frost and Bazzell.
Jaret Bemis and Ty Brown added assists for the Engineers.
Woodsville goalie Tom D’Angelo saw plenty of action, making 14 stops.
The Engineers are at Hinsdale on Saturday.
Hanover 1, Merr. Valley 1 (2 OT)
Penacook, n.h. — Sophie Lubrano’s unassisted goal in the first half allowed the Marauders (2-2-2) to hand the Pride (4-1-3) their third tie in four games.
As has been the case frequently this season, the Marauders allowed Merrimack Valley to strike first.
“We’ve been plagued by slow starts,” said Hanover coach Doug Kennedy. “It was an exciting game today.”
Ashley Levesque made 18 saves for the Marauders, who host Hartford on Saturday.
Woodsville 9, Canaan-Pittsburg 0
Woodsville — Louisa Noble netted her third hat trick of the year and added a pair of assists as the Engineers (7-0) stayed unbeaten and untied.
Dee Martin (two goals, assist), Kayleigh Clough (goal, assist) and Paige Martin (two assists) also had big days for Woodsville.
Maggie Kinder, defender Julia Bowman (penalty kick) and Sam Thurston also had goals, and Ally O’Shana had an assist for the Engineers, who potted their most scoring production since a 10-2 win at Groveton to start the season.
Tori Clough made five saves for Woodsville, who plays at Hinsdale on Saturday.
Merr. Valley 2, Hanover 1
Hanover — The Marauders (3-4) played the Pride (6-2) competitively in a tight battle.
Hanover trailed 2-1 at halftime.
“We woke up in the second half,” said Marauder coach Jean Essex. “We got outshot in the first half 10-1, then we outshot them 10-5 in the second.”
Merrimack Valley jumped ahead 2-0 before Sumner LaBaron-Brien scored on a penalty-corner feed from Hannah Seibel with 13 minutes left in the first half.
The Marauders had a would-be game-tying scored in the second half called back because of a foul in the offensive zone.
Midfielder Sofia LaPorta and defender Sophia Whitcomb had strong games for Hanover in front of goaltender B Sachsse (16 saves).
Hartford 1, Mount Anthony 0
Bennington, Vt. — Allison Courtemanche’s goal on a feed from Courtney Murray six minutes into the game stood as the winner as the Hurricanes (7-1) won their sixth straight.
Rachel Loseby made five saves behind outstanding defense from Casey Ostler and Kelsey Fogg.
Windsor 4, Brattleboro 1
Brattleboro, Vt. — Ashley Creighton scored a pair of second-half insurance goals for the Yellowjackets (4-3).
Ashleay Wilcox had a goal and an assist, Haley Wood had two assists and Brooke Hurd had one helper for the Jacks.
Emma Saucier was credited with 11 saves for Windsor, which hosts Fair Haven on Saturday in its homecoming game.
Lebanon Wins Two
Ashland, n.h. — Raider senior Corey Huckins’ even-par 36 for the front-nine medal at White Mountain Country Club helped Lebanon knock off host Plymouth and visiting Kennett.
The Raiders are now 13-5.
David Albright (41), Dylan Gaudette (42), T.J. Barber (43) and Nate Darmen (43) also scored for Lebanon, which visits Crotched Mountain Golf Club on Tuesday to take on ConVal and Coe-Brown.
Team scores: 1. Lebanon 205; 2. Plymouth 208; 3. Kennett 235.
Amherst, n.h. — Nathan Roth earned medalist honors with an even-par 36 on the front nine at Amherst Country Club as the Marauders knocked off Coe-Brown and host Milford.
Pat Dyroff (40), Mattson Rosenbaum (41), Conor Nagle (42) and Josh Goodrich (42) were all within three shots of each other for Hanover.
The Marauders (16-2) are back at Amherst on Tuesday to take on host Souhegan and St. Thomas.
Team scores: 1. Hanover 201; 2. Coe-Brown 218; 3. Milford 238.
Farmington, n.h. — Newport freshman Cameron Gebo shared a two-over-par 37 with Hopkinton’s Sam Winslow to co-medal at yesterday’s three-team match at none-hole Farmington Country Club.
The Tigers placed second to Hopkinton while beating Newmarket.
Spencer Coronis (40), Matt Bocko (42) and Chandler Wentzell (42) also shot well for the Tigers, who play the same two teams at home on Monday.
North Haverhill — Woodsville senior Joe Abrahamson’s 14-over par 50 was good enough for the medal as the Engineers placed second to Littleton on the back nine at Blackmount Country Club.
Ben Fournier (51), Dan Abrahamson (55), Mayghan Simano (56) and Brooke Simano (60) also scored for Woodsville, which plays at Littleton on Monday.
Team scores: 1. Littleton 208; 2. Woodsville 212; 3. Lisbon 281.
Kearsarge Third at Home
North Sutton, n.h. — Cougar sophomore Lucas Muzzey tied for second with a 4-over-par 40 as Kearsarge fell to Pelham and Gilford, but beat Prospect Mountain, on the front nine at Country Club of New Hampshire.
The Cougars’ Andy Arnold (41) was fourth, followed by teammates Bailey Kane (51) and Connor Shannon (52).
Kearsarge heads to Campbell on Wednesday.
Team scores: 1. Pelham 173; 2. Gilford 174; 3. Kearsarge 184; 4. Prospect Mtn. 186.
College Field Hockey
Colby-Sawyer 7, D. Webster 0
New London — Seven players scored as Colby-Sawyer (4-4) shut out Daniel Webster (0-6).
Nykki Stritzinger, Nichole Danehy, Katharine Kessler, of Newport, Jess Buckley, Becky Batchelder, Becca Hashem and Taylor O’Connor scored for the Chargers.
Colby-Sawyer keepers Jodi Dumayne, of Claremont, and Kasey Redmond each played a half to combine for the shutout.
Women’s College Soccer
Hanover — Emma Brush had a goal and an assist as Dartmouth (3-3-1) shut out Division I newcomer UMass-Lowell (0-9).
Lucielle Kozlov and Claire Goss also scored for the Big Green, which out-shot the River Hawks 20-1.
Tatiana Saunders, Casey Cousineau and Sam Fearer all saw time in the Dartmouth goal.
Big Green on TV
Hanover — Dartmouth’s 7 p.m. game against Holy Cross on Saturday will be televised by Fox College Sports.
FCS is channel 171 on Comcast ad Chs. 608/623/626 on DirecTV. Go to fcs.channelfinder.net/start.asp online to find Fox College Sports in your area.
Men’s College Hockey
Cadets Head to Fenway
Boston — Norwich University will play at Fenway Park for the second time in three years as the Cadets will take on Babson College outdoors on Jan. 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., as a part of Frozen Fenway 2014.
Norwich and Babson met previously at Fenway Park on Jan. 13, 2012, with the Cadets scoring a 4-1 win over the Beavers in front of more than 7,250 fans, which was the largest crowd to ever witness a NU men’s hockey game. It was also the first-ever Division III men’s hockey game played at the home field of the Boston Red Sox.
Current senior Shane Gorman scored a pair of goals, while classmate Parker Carroll stopped 18 shots to lead Norwich to the victory.