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Windsor's Maryam Orogi (11) tries to work the ball downfield through Green Mountain's Leah Bodie, middle, and Stephanie Knockenhauer on Friday in Windsor. The final score was 1-1. Valley News - James M. Patterson Purchase photo reprints »
Windsor High's Maddy Morse shoots on goal during overtime against Green Mountain on Friday in Windso. The game ended in a 1-1 tie after two overtimes. Valley News - James M. Patterson Purchase photo reprints »
Sharon — For the first time in three games, Sharon Academy boys soccer junior Tanner James was held without a hat trick.
Luckily for the Phoenix, he still made quick work of Cabot School.
James broke open a scoreless game with two goals in five minutes late in the second half, staking Sharon to a 2-0 win over Cabot.
“He’s just a natural finisher,” Phoenix coach Rob Stainton said of James, who now has eight goals in three games after scoring three each at Twinfield on Sept. 17 and against Blue Mountain on Wednesday. “When you get him the ball, he’s good at striking it.”
Getting James the ball yesterday were freshman Chris Gish (in the 65th minute) and Silas Mead (70th).
Gish’s setup came on a pass over the top, while Mead’s was on a through ball from midfield.
Otherwise, it was a tight game as Cabot (4-4) played strong defensively.
“They were very compact in the back, which made it hard to create chances,” said Stainton. “It took us along time to get it together.”
Sawyer Levy made three saves for Sharon, which hosts Twinfield in a rematch on Tuesday.
Whitcomb 3 (2 OT)
Rochester, Vt. — Freshman Zak Gillette scored twice for the Hornets (2-4-1), who surrendered a 3-1 lead in the final 30 minutes.
“They had a nice goal to tie it up, and we had our chances in overtime,” said Whitcomb coach Corey Stearns. “We played hard and our defense got better as the game wore on.”
Benedikt Agustsson also scored for the Hornets, while Spencer Taylor tallied an assist.
Derek Gendron made 12 saves for Whitcomb, which hosts Cabot on Tuesday.
Oxbow 3, Danville 2
Bradford, Vt. — Hunter Torrey had two goals as the Olympians (2-6) held on to beat the Indians.
Torrey scored in the 10th and 33rd minutes, including a penalty kick goal. Jonny Ratel added a score in the 49th minute to put Oxbow in front, 3-1.
Goalie Michael Hodge made several big stops for the Olympians, including one save on a breakaway with six seconds left in the first half and another nice stop with two minutes left in regulation to keep the O’s in front, 3-2.
Oxbow visits Lake Region on Wednesday.
S. Royalton 1
Williamstown, Vt. — The Blue Devils (8-0-1) dispatched the visiting Royals (2-5).
Keenan Thompson scored with an assist from JJ Decoteau for SoRo, who plays at Blue Mountain on Tuesday.
Kimball Union 3, Cushing 0
Ashburnham, Mass. — The Wildcats shut out Cushing Academy and improved to 3-0-1 on the young season.
Morgan Dewdeny and Brian Shumway scored for KUA. Charlton Muhlauri then scored on a penalty kick, his fourth goal in four games. Keepers Max Natel and Dylan Ward split time to earn the shutout.
The Wildcats host Vermont Academy on Wednesday.
S. Royalton 1
Williamstown, Vt. — The Royals fell to 2-4-1, while the Blue Devils (8-0) stayed undefeated.
Jacqueline Fulcher scored from Olivia Phillip midway through the first half, pulling South Royalton to within 3-1.
Larissa Stride (seven saves) and Alexi Madore (six) both had busy days while splitting time in net for the Royals.
South Royalton visits Blue Mountain on Tuesday.
Green Mtn. 1, Windsor 1
Windsor — A Chieftains’ penalty kick with less than two minutes to play forged a tie against the Yellowjackets (1-5-1).
Emily Williams scored on a cross from Maddy Morse with 20 minutes left for the game’s first score.
Rebecca Rumrill made nine stops for the Jacks, who host Stevens on Monday.
Kimball Union 2
Proctor Academy 0
Meriden — The Wildcats shutout Proctor behind goals by Shannon Walsh and Abby Kelly.
Walsh scored just before halftime, converting a rebound off a Lindsey Landwehrle direct kick. Katie Decker then assisted Kelly in the second half. Coach Mike Doherty praised the play of Morgan Walsh and Catherine Auger-Morin.
Keeper Katelyn Fowler stopped one shot for the shutout.
Mill River 2, Woodstock 0
Clarendon, Vt. — The Wasps (4-3) surrendered a pair of first-half goals in falling to the Minutemen (8-0).
Woodstock keeper Kaila Lemmer had a strong game, stopping nine shots including a few sliding saves on Mill River attacks. Coach Greg LaBella praised strong offensive games Annie Arthur along with Abby and Lauren Kaija.
The Wasps visit Springfield on Monday.
Craftsbury 5, Whitcomb 3
Rochester, Vt. — The Hornets fell to 5-3 with a loss to visiting Chargers.
Birana Hillier, Lindsey LaPerle and Phoebe Parrish scored for Whitcomb with Parrish and Cam Davis adding assists.
The Hornets look to get back on the winning track with a visit to Cabot on Tuesday.
Lebanon 2, Milford 0
Milford, n.h. — Emily Perryman and Christine Jones scored four minutes apart in during the middle stages of the first half, and the Raiders (7-1-1) stretched their unbeaten streak to four.
The Spartans held an 18-16 edge in shots on goal.
“We’re struggling offensively,” said Lebanon assistant coach Shay Brine, who continues to fill in for injured Raider mentor Deb Beach. “We squeaked this one out but we have to start doing a better job (in the offensive zone).”
Lebanon sweepers Gergana Alteva and Rachel Berg played solidly in front of keeper Emily Foster, who nonetheless had a busy day with 18 saves.
The Raiders play at Bow on Tuesday.
Newport 11, Franklin 4
Newport — A trio of Tigers had hat tricks as Newport romped and improved to 4-3.
Julia Sullivan, Lindsy Desmarais and Nicole Gardner each had three goals. Hannah Merrow and Kaytlynn Kenney also scored. Desmarais and Gardner each had a pair of assists while Sullivan, Merrow and Brooke Beaulieu also had helpers.
Sullivan had the play of the game, according to coach Shannon Martin, taking possession on the 50 yard line and taking the ball into the zone in one volley before scoring to put Newport up 3-0 just 20 minutes into the game.
“It was really impressive, it really set the momentum in my opinion,” Martin added.
Keeper Leah Peal stopped one shot. The Tigers host John Stark on Tuesday.
Newfound 6, Mascoma 0
Bristol, n.h. — The Royals (1-6) were no match for the host Bears.
Mascoma coach Amanda Valliere praised the play of midfielders Kialah Reeder, Catie Kondi and Shea Curley.
The Royals are back in action with a visit from Profile on Monday.
Springfield 2, Woodstock 0
Woodstock — The Wasps remain winless on the season as the visiting Cosmos (4-4-1) picked up the shutout.
Woodstock (0-7) hosts Fair Haven on Tuesday.
Milford 3, Hanover 0
Hanover — The Marauders were swept by the visiting Spartans, falling by set scores of 25-22, 25-17 and 25-21.
Zoe McElwan recorded a team-high 13 assists while Nora Anderson had 13 digs. Leia Borrowes added nine digs while Elizabeth Pillsbury had eight digs. Darby Phillips had four blocks and Vanessa Nwokoye had three blocks. The Marauders return to action at Fall Mountain on Monday.
Mascoma 3, Stevens 0
Claremont — The Royals (2-7) picked up their second victory of the season at the expense of the Cardinals (0-7).
Mascoma plays host to Newfound on Wednesday; Stevens visits the Bears on Thursday.
Harvard 3, Dartmouth 0
Cambridge, Mass. — The Big Green lost their Ivy League opener as Harvard became the third team to pitch a shutout against Dartmouth this season.
The Big Green led 11-7 in the first set before falling 25-19. Dartmouth then scored eight straight points in the second set sparked by a trio of kills by Emily Astaria. Astaria finished with 10 kills while Kaira Lujan had five kills.
Freshman Stacey Benton dished out 25 assists.
The Big Green returns to action at Bryant on Tuesday.
The Sharon Academy boys soccer team defeated Cabot School 2-0. TSA's opponent was misidentified in an earlier version of this story.