Olympians Prevail in 2 OTs
Hardwick, Vt. — Chase Andrews launched a low rocket from 20 yards into the back of the net to lift the Oxbow boys soccer team to a 2-1 victory in double overtime yesterday at Hazen.
Andrews converted off an assist from Jonny Ratel in the 97th minute, giving the Olympians (4-7) their second straight road victory. The win gives the O’s valuable state ranking points and comes in the middle of a tough three-game road swing.
“It was a good win, I told them this was an important game and with three straight road games if we can get things clicking we could move up in the standings,” Oxbow coach Scott Torrey said. “Hopefully we can keep it going into the playoffs on a good note.”
Hazen took an early lead with a goal in the 28th minute, but the Olympians struck back two minutes later with Hunter Torrey scoring on a direct kick from 18 yards for the equalizer. Keeper Michael Hodge stopped eight shots in net for Oxbow.
The O’s go for three road wins in a row at Richford on Saturday.
Manchester Memorial 0
Hanover — The machine keeps churning as the Marauders laid waste to another opponent, improving to 11-0 in their second season of play in New Hampshire Division I.
Daniel Hazlett and Xavier Tchana each scored a pair of goals for Hanover; each now has a team-high 12 goals on the season. Tim Alibozek also scored. Rocco Linehan played distributor, dealing out three assists while Evan Greenwald and Sam Strohbehn each had one helper. Keeper Alex Bynum stopped two shots for his eighth shutout of the season.
Hanover has outscored its opponents 40-3 through 11 games this season. Next is a visit to Nashua South on Thursday.
Lebanon 2, Trinity 0
Manchester — The Raiders scored a goal in each half while improving to 9-2.
Moe Woodcock buried a penalty kick in the 20th minute after Tanner Singleton drew a foul near the Trinity goal.
Lebanon’s insurance goal came in the 63rd minute, Nathan Gradijan back-heeling a pass to Kuda Muhlauri and Muhlauri sending a bending, dipping shot into the left corner.
The Raiders play at Pembroke on Friday.
Stevens 10, Mascoma 3
Claremont — The Cardinals scored early and often in beating the visiting Royals, improving to 9-1.
Ethan Sweet (three goals) and Matt Mock (two goals, two assists) sparked the explosive Stevens attack. Jordan Haines added two goals while Zach Bunnell had two goals and one assist. Zack Shedlock also scored. Spencer Root, Mitchell Mock, Kyle Hamel and Austin Roy also had helpers.
Goalie Austin Putnam stopped three shots for Stevens, which hosts to Windsor on Thursday.
Alex Schwarz had a hat trick for Mascoma (1-11), which hosts Fall Mountain on Saturday.
Rivendell 7, Twinfield 1
Orford — Junior Sam Emerson and freshman Chris Gendron each scored twice for the Raptors, who matched a season high in scoring while improving to 5-2-2.
Emerson (15th and 16th minutes) and Gendron (73rd and 74th) both scored their pair of goals in rapid succession.
Luke Bell assisted on both of Emerson’s goals, then added his own.
Scott Calhoun (goal, assist), Ryan Landgraf (goal), Tim Stimson (goal) and Will Gardner also contributed for the Raptors.
Rivendell goalie Josh Marshall was called on for just one save.
The Raptors finish their home-and-home against Twinfield in Plainfield, Vt., on Thursday.
Kearsarge 3, Campbell 0
Litchfield, n.h. — The Cougars played perhaps their strongest game of the season in shutting out Campbell
Andrew Van Hooydonk led the attack with a goal and an assist. Francis Carpenter and Roudy Rehor also scored while Nick Bailey added an assist. Goalie Mike Sullivan stopped six shots.
“It’s one of our better efforts of the season to control play like we did and to go on the road, this is a good victory for us,” Kearsarge coach Rob Ragazzo said.
The Cougars visit Franklin on Thursday.
Thetford 3, Lyndon 0
Thetford — The Panthers continued their strong play in blanking the Vikings.
Colby Richardson, Kyle Bowen and Matt Perry scored for Thetford (7-3-1). Chris Parenteur and Connor Brown picked up assists while keeper Brandon Gray stopped a pair of shots to earn the shutout.
“The guys are moving the ball extremelly well. They’re starting to click together to become a dangerous team,” Thetford coach Sean Fitzgerald said.
The victory is the third straight by the Panthers, who visit Randolph on Thursday.
GMVS 3 Woodstock 2
Woodstock — The Wasps lost a tough one at home, dropping to 7-3.
Both Woodstock goals scored in the first half, the first by Justin Forgione on a Doug Avellino assist and the second by Connor McCarthy. Connor Fegard (four saves) and Carter Pratt (six saves) split time in net for the Wasps.
Woodstock looks to get back on track at Leland & Gray on Thursday.
Whitcomb 5, Concord 0
Concord, Vt. — The Hornets spread the scoring around in getting back on the winning track and raising their record to 7-4.
“We played pretty well and controlled the game,” said coach Gary Zisselsberger. “They only got three shots on goal all game.”
Meanwhile the Hornets were taking shooting practice. Jessica Chase, Lindsey LaPerle (13th of the year) and Zoe McCormack (penalty kick) gave Whitcomb a 3-0 lead at the break.
Goals from Phoebe Parrish and Ashley Stearns closed out the scoring.
Shannon Ludwig was in net for the third shutout of the season.
Whitcomb hosts Sharon Academy on Thursday for Senior Night.
Hanover 0, Windham 0 (2 ot)
Hanover — The Marauders played what may have been their strongest game of the season, playing 100 minutes of scoreless soccer against the previously unbeaten and untied Jaguars.
“We had chance after chance, particularly in the second half. We did very, very well defensively. The whole team played a very good possession game but we continue to have a hard time scoring,” Hanover coach Doug Kennedy said.
Keeper Ashley Levesque and center-back Claire Messersmith led an inspired effort by the Marauders defense. Hanover (4-2-4) has allowed just six goals all season but has scored just nine since a season-opening 11-0 victory against Kennett on Sept. 6. The Marauders host Coe-Brown on Saturday.
Stevens 2, Conant 0
Jaffrey, n.h. — The Cardinals scored once in each half and shutout the Orioles to improve to 7-1-1 .
Katelyn Belaire assisted on both goals for Stevens, the first by Madelyn Whipple and the second by Sierra Meunier. Keeper Molly Early stopped two shots for the Cardinals, who will visit Kearsarge on Saturday.
Rivendell 4, Twinfield 0
Orford — Megan Perkins scored two goals and two assists to lead the Raptors (6-4) over the Trojans.
Emily Ghio added a pair of goals while Katie Westrup and Kasey Clark also had assists. Nicole Wurtz made three saves in net for Rivendell, which hosts South Royalton on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Lebanon 2, Trinity 0
Lebanon — The Raiders blanked the Pioneers and improved to 4-6-2 on the season.
Rachael Townsend scored in the first half with assists to Jill Dion and Sam MacDonald. MacDonald then converted on a feed from Dion to net an insurance goal after the break. Keeper Kassidee Rogers stopped four shots for the Raiders, who host Pembroke on Friday.
W. Rutland 1, Windsor 0
Windsor — Mikayla Dambrackas’ goal with less than four minutes to play lifted the Golden Horde over Windsor (1-8-1).
“It was our best game of the season,” said Yellowjackets coach Bruce Mackay. “We just couldn’t put one away.”
Rebecca Rumrill made 13 stops for the Jacks, who were outshot 14-8.
The Yellowjackets play at Green Mountain on Thursday.
Derryfield 1, Newport 0 (ot)
Manchester — The Tigers lost a heartbreaker in extra time, falling to 5-5 with the loss.
“It was a great game, very well matched,” Newport coach Shannon Martin said. Martin added that Chrissy Merritt was unstoppable defensively for the Tigers, breaking up a pair of Derryfield corners to highlight a strong overall game.
Leah Peel made two saves in goal for Newport, which hosts Kearsarge on Thursday.
Hanover Wins at Home
Hanover — The Hanover boys and girls teams each had strong showings on the Marauders’ final home match of the season, easily distancing themselves from visiting Con-Val and Thetford.
Hanover senior Zola Doyle edged classmate Liesel Robbins to win the girls race in 17 minutes, 59 seconds. Senior Aparna Alavilli added a fourth place finish while Liza Goss was seventh.
Keeping the trend alive, Marauders senior Garrett Ruley won the boys race in 15:25. Walter Mosenthal (16:02) took third while Reed Winter was seventh and Felix Herron was ninth.
“The seniors had a good showing on their last day at the home course,” Hanover coach Eric Picconi said. “We expect a lot of them going forward as well.”
Ian Mundy let the Thetford contingent, taking sixth in 16:27 followed by Jeremy Bauer in 13th. The Panthers’ Tegan Pellerin finished 15th in the girls race followed by Maggie Pomeroy in 17th.
Liam Fleming was fourth in the boys race for Rivendell in 16:13 while the Raptors’ Christian Parenti was eighth.
Girls Team Scores: Hanover 22, Con-Val 38, Thetford 78.
Boys Team Scores: Hanover 25, Con-Val 40, Thetford 74.
Green Mountain 1
New London — Alex Ortega had a hat trick to lead the Chargers in a blowout.
Isaac Nichols and Drew Pehoviak each added goals while Colby-Sawyer (8-4 overall, 4-1 North Atlantic Conference) also benefitted from an own goal. Keeper Nick Austin stopped two shots for the victory; the Chargers outshot the visitors 23-8.
Green Mountain 0
New London — Senior Adrienne Bender became the most prolific goal-scorer in Colby-Sawyer history as her hat trick led the Chargers (12-2 overall, 5-0 North Atlantic Conferenc).
Bender now has 40 career goals, breaking the record of 2003 graduate Wendy Theall. Michelle Upham, Kelsey Campbell, Lauren Bernard, Sarah Little, Marion James, Stevie Klein and Dominique Papa also scored for the Chargers.
Oxbow alum Karley Hamilton recorded her 11th shutout of the season for Colby-Sawyer while Windsor alum Amber Heath made three saves for Green Mountain.
College Field Hockey
Dartmouth Junior Honored
Hanover — Dartmouth junior Ali Savage was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week.
Savage shares the honor with Princeton’s Cassidy Arner.
After scoring her third hat trick of the season, Savage earned her second weekly honor from the league. The Australian native was the player of the week on Sept. 10 following a three-goal, eight-point season-opening weekend
Savage scored three times on Sunday at Penn, picking up the fifth hat trick of her career and the third of the fall. Both figures are one shy of the program record for a career and a single season.
Savage and the rest of the Big Green are back in action at home on Friday after four straight on the road when they take on UMass Lowell.