Marauders Roll Again, Improve to 12-0
Nashua, n.h. — The dominant Hanover High boys soccer team keeps plugging along — and the Marauders don’t appear ready to let up anytime soon.
Led by senior Rocco Linehan’s two-goal, one-assist effort, Hanover won at Nashua South on Thursday, 4-0, improving to 12-0.
While outscoring opponents 44-3, the Marauders are the only unbeaten and untied team in any New Hampshire division.
Hanover led just 1-0 at halftime yesterday, senior Daniel Hazlett’s seventh-minute strike from Linehan holding until the break.
Linehan’s pair of second-half tallies came sandwiched around a Nashua South own goal. Tomas LaPorta assisted on Linehan’s first strike, then set up the own goal when his shot clanged off the crossbar and deflected off a defender to make it 3-0.
Andrew Kazal assisted on Linehan’s second goal.
Junior Konrad Mitchell manned net for the Marauders, registering one save for his second shutout of the year.
Jules Evans, Josh Wallace and Sam Strohbehn had strong games at midfield for Hanover, now in its second season in D-I after petitioning up from D-II prior to last season.
Hanover plays at Keene on Tuesday.
Leland & Gray 0
Townshend, Vt. — Dougie Avellino’s goal midway through the second half stood as the winner as the Wasps improved to 8-3. Mason Thompson assisted.
Connor Fegard made seven saves for the Wasps, and “some of them were sweet,” Woodstock coach Tom Avellino said.
The Wasps host Mount Abraham on Saturday.
Stevens 7, Windsor 0
Claremont — Zach Bunnell had a hat trick and an assist, Matt Mock had a goal and three assists and the Cardinals improved to 10-1.
The Jacks (0-11) stayed winless.
Kyle Hamel, Zach Shedlock and Ethan Sweet added scores for the Cards.
One of Bunnell’s goals was a penalty kick.
Austin Putnam made three stops for Stevens, which visits New Hampshire Division III rival Kearsarge on Saturday.
Windsor plays the second of three straight road games Saturday at Bellows Falls.
Rivendell 2, Twinfield 0
Plainfield, Vt. — The Raptors broke open a scoreless game with goals in the 74th and 76th minutes, improving to 6-2-2 with the win over the Trojans.
It was a much closer game than Rivendell’s 7-1 win over Twinfield in Orford on Tuesday.
“Their goalie had a good game. They played a much better game, all around,” said Rivendell coach Bob Thatcher. “We responded well in the second half and had to earn it.”
Sam Emerson set up Luke Bell’s goal before Bell assisted on Tim Stimson’s insurance tally with less than four minutes to play.
Josh Marshall made two saves for the Raptors, who held an 18-2 advantage in shots.
Chelsea 2, S. Royalton 1
Chelsea — The Royals slipped to 2-7-1 in a one-score loss to the rival Red Devils (7-4-1).
South Royalton’s Keenan Thompson scored unassisted with four minutes left for the Royals, while Jayson Perron made six saves.
South Royalton visits Rivendell on Saturday.
Sharon 4, Whitcomb 1
Bethel — The Phoenix improved to 7-1-3, outlasting the host Hornets with help from Justice Magere’s two goals.
Steve Davis and Tanner James also scored for Sharon, while Max Buskey, Carter Blanchard and Andy Bando-Hess assisted. Keeper Sawyer Levy stopped two shots for the shutout.
Spencer Taylor scored unassisted for Whitcomb, while keeper Derek Gendron stopped 12 shots. Sharon outshot the Hornets 18-10.
Both teams return to action on Saturday, as Sharon visits Blue Mountain and Whitcomb is at Craftsbury.
Kearsarge 7, Franklin 0
Franklin, n.h. — The Cougars had no trouble with the host Golden Tornadoes, improving to 9-3-1.
Keegan Matisse had a hat trick to lead Kearsarge while Andrew Van Hooydonk added a pair of goals. Roudy Rehor and Bobby Lauster also scored while Calvin Berger and Nick Bailey each had a pair of assists. Goalie Mike Sullivan stopped one shot for the shutout.
Kearsarge has won four consecutive games and looks ahead to a Homecoming game against Stevens on Saturday; kickoff is at 12:30 p.m.
The Cardinals handed the Cougars a 1-0 loss in Claremont on Sept. 28, immediately before the current Kearsarge winning streak began.
Woodsville 7, Blue Mtn. 1
Wells River, Vt. — The Engineers defeated the Bucks after pulling away in the second half.
David Bazzell (two goals, one assist) and Mike Dennis (one goal, two assists) sparked the Woodsville attack. Dan Roy added a pair of goals, while Derek Maccini scored and had a helper. Jacob Frost also scored, while Jamie LoCascio had one assist.
The Engineers led just 2-0 at halftime before exploding for five more goals after the break. Keeper Tom D’Angelo made eight saves for Woodsville (10-1-1).
Randolph 4, Thetford 0
Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts blanked the visiting Panthers (7-4-1). Thetford hosts Peoples on Wednesday.
Woodsville 5, Blue Mtn. 0
Wells River, Vt. — The Engineers remained unbeaten, shutting out the Bucks.
Paige Martin led the attack for Woodsville (11-0-1) with a goal and an assist. Cassidy Townsend, Julia Bowman and Dee Martin also scored while Sam Thurston and Laura Rutherford added assists.
The Engineers visit rival Littleton, the only team to beat Woodsville last season, on Tuesday.
Whitcomb 2, Sharon 0
Bethel — Lindsey LaPerle scored both goals as the host Hornets blanked the Phoenix.
Phoebe Parrish and Ashley Stearns each added assists for Whitcomb (8-4). Keeper Shannon Ludwig stopped 12 shots for the shutout, including one save on a penalty kick.
Sierra Dreesman stopped two shots for the Phoenix (6-4-1), who visit Blue Mountain on Saturday. The Hornets are also on the road Saturday with a visit to Craftsbury.
Chelsea 3, S. Royalton 2
Chelsea, Vt. — The Red Devils scored two goals in the first seven minutes of action and held off the Royals from there.
Jacqueline Fulcher scored unassisted later in the first half to bring SoRo within one at 2-1, but Chelsea added a goal early in the second to regain its two-score edge. Autumn Wing added a late goal for the Royals, assisted by Alexis Madore.
Coach Julian Villa praised the strong games of defender Summer Spaulding and midfielder Rachel Moore.
Madore and Larissa Stride split time in net for the Royals, stopping 12 shots. SoRo (2-7-2) visits Rivendell on Saturday.
Green Mountain 1 (2 ot)
Chester, Vt. — The Yellowackets (1-8-2) played 100 minutes of soccer in one of their strongest games of the season.
“We played well, it was a nice game between two clubs having a hard time finding wins,” Windsor coach Bruce Mackay said.
Green Mountain broke a scoreless tie with eight minutes to play in regulation. Maddy Morse then had the equalizer for Windsor, scoring unassisted with just over two minutes to play. Keeper Rebecca Rumrill earned 13 saves for the Jacks.
Mackay praised the all-around performance of Morse and Rumrill. The Jacks (1-8-2) visit Bellows Falls on Saturday.
InterLakes 7, Newport 2
Newport — The Tigers fell to 1-11 after a loss to the talented Lakers (9-3).
Sophie Willis and Sky Curtis both scored unassisted for Newport, while Tigers keeper Moriah Chase made 16 stops.
Newport faces Hinsdale at home today.
Rivendell 2, Twinfield 0
Plainfield, Vt. — The Haehnel sisters are becoming quite a tandem.
Two games after accounting for all of the scoring in a 3-0 Raptors’ win at South Royalton on Oct. 4, Quenla and Andrea Haehnel each had goals Thursday as Rivendell completed a home-and-home sweep against the Trojans.
Both scored in the 26th minute, Quenla’s coming via penalty kick. It was the sophomore’s fifth goal of the year.
Moments later Andrea, a senior, plunked home her third of the year.
The Raptors host South Royalton in their senior day Saturday.
Hillsboro-Deering 2 Kearsarge 0
Hillsboro, n.h. — The Cougars dropped to 3-8-1 and host Stevens for Homecoming on Saturday.
Littleton 3, Mascoma 0
Littleton, n.h. — The Royals trailed just 1-0 at halftime, but the Crusaders scored 20 seconds after the break in pulling away.
Keeper Jordan LaCroix played a strong game with nine saves. Paige Doody drew praise from Mascoma coach Amanda Valliere for her play as the senior defender was all over the field in limiting the Crusaders.
Mascoma (2-9-1) visits Kearsarge on Saturday.
Newport 5, Kearsarge 0
Newport — The Tigers’ seniors stood out on senior day — and got help from a freshman — as Newport improved to 6-5. Kearsarge is 1-9-2.
Seniors Lindsy Desmarais (goal, two assists), Hannah Merro (goal), Kaytlynn Kenney (goal) and Julia Sullivan (goal) all contributed, and freshman Kaitlyn Batista complemented them off the bench with a one goal, one assist effort during her 10 minutes on the field in the first half.
Leah Peal made one stop for the Tigers.
Newfound 2, Stevens 0
Bristol, n.h. — The Cardinals fell to 7-4 with the loss and look to regroup when Littleton visits on Monday.
Newport Second in D-III
Moultonborough, n.h. — The Tigers placed second to champion Derryfield for the second straight year, falling to the Cougars 342-320 at Ridgewood Country Club.
Derryfield’s Roger Laraby medalled with a 3-over-par 72 in the 18-hole tourney, followed by Newport’s Cale Manseau (fourth; 80), Cameron Gebo (seventh; 82) and Spencer Coronis, Chandler Wentzell and Matt Backo (all 90).
All five Tigers qualified for Saturday’s individual championship tournament back at Ridgewood.
Hanover 3, Manch. West 0
Manchester — Elisabeth Pillsbury went 12-for-12 serving with one ace as the Marauders improved to 8-3.
Holly Schlosser went 20-for-21 on serves with two aces and four kills,Zoe McElwain was 17-for-17 with six aces, eight assists and three kills and Vanessa Nwokoye had five kills for the Marauders, who host Laconia on Tuesday.