Local Roundup: Oxbow Girls Open Season With Easy Win

  • Oxbow's Zoe Barton.

Published: 9/1/2018 11:20:32 PM

Bradford, Vt. — The Oxbow High girls soccer team scored three goals in a span of 6 minutes, 45 seconds in the first half as the Olympians topped Lyndon, 4-0, in their season opener on Saturday.

Senior midfielder Zoe Barton completed a hat trick in the second half, adding an insurance goal with 1:20 remaining. Oxbow junior forward Melanie Neil opened the scored in the seventh minute. Riley Wadsworth and Avery Barton finished the game with assists. Mason Tomlinson made six saves in the shutout.

“We came out ready to play, we were ready,” third-year head coach Charlie Barton said. “The past couple of years we’ve started slow. We talked about starting ready.”

Barton scored back-to-back goals in a four-minute span after Neil’s initial tally.

The Olympians (1-0) travel to Danville on Wednesday.

Windsor 5, Black River 0

Windsor — Olivia Rockwood scored three goals and Brooke McKeen added two goals and an assist in Windsor’s season opener.

“It was a good way to start the season, a win like that to kick things off,” second-year coach Jeff Bachey said. “We played with a little bit more tempo than we did last season, so that was nice to see.”

The Yellowjackets had 20 shots on goal, six of which were quality scoring chances that were off target. Adi Prior made three saves in the shutout.

Windsor (1-0) travels to Twin Valley on Friday.

Colchester 6, Hartford 0

Colchester, Vt. — Kaylyn Bills made 17 saves in the first 60 minutes as the Canes dropped their opener.

Hartford held Colchester scoreless for 50 minutes before the Lakers broke through. Jasmin Wilson finished the game in goal for the Hurricanes, making four saves.

“(Colchester) got a fluky, wind-aided goal,” Hartford head coach Jeff Acker said. “After that, the dam kind of broke. It was a tall order for my kids. … They’re the real deal.”

The Canes (0-1) travel to Woodstock on Wednesday.


Mill River 41, Oxbow 0

Clarendon, Vt. — Junior running back Harley Wescott ran for 120 yards on 15 carries, but couldn’t find the end zone as the Olympians dropped their season opener.

“It wasn’t bad, we saw some positive things,” first-year head coach Jason Marsh said. “A few mental errors, we’re a young team. Our second half was pretty good, we held them in the second half. But first-half jitters really got us. … We made some mental mistakes and they jumped on us.”

O’s fullback Brennen Marsh ran for 45 yards on seven carries and quarterback Cooper Simmons threw an interception. Oxbow’s best chance to score came in the second half, a third and three on the 10 yard line that fell short on two plays.

“(Simmons) did well,” Marsh said. “A little nervous, but he started to settle down.”

Oxbow also had a fumble in the loss and committed two penalties. It hosts Spaulding next Saturday.

College Field Hockey

Dartmouth 5, Ball State 1

Iowa City, Iowa — Dartmouth (1-1) defeated Ball State (0-3) in the first-ever meeting between the two programs, at Iowa’s Grant Field.

Katie Spanos, Katie Persin, Jocelyn Wulf, Kira Koehler and Gracyn Campbell scored for the Big Green, and goalie Hailey Valerio made three saves.

The Big Greens open its home slate on Friday, when Vermont visits Chase Field.

Colby-Sawyer 3, Gordon 2

Wenham, Mass. — Sarah Morin and Sierra Schuster scored second-half goals as Colby-Sawyer (2-0) won its second come-from-behind game in as many days.

The Chargers will play at Fitchburg State on Wednesday. Gordon dips to 1-1.

Men’s Soccer

Indiana 3, Dartmouth 0

Bloomington, Ind. — Indiana scored twice in the second half to top the Big Green on Friday in its first game of the Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.

The Hoosiers (2-1) scored on their first and only shot of the first half, finding the back of the net in the 21st minute. Indiana finished the game with 11 shots on goal, 10 of which came after halftime. Dartmouth managed only two shots on goal and no corners in the loss.

The Big Green (0-1) takes on Notre Dame at 5 p.m. today.

Women’s Soccer

Plattsburgh State 2Colby-Sawyer 0

New London — Allison Seidman and Katie Matott scored as Plattburgh State (2-0) defeated Colby-Sawyer (0-1) in the Chargers’ season opener.

Plattsburgh State goalie Taylor Adams finished with five saves, and Colby-Sawyer counterparts Sam Mitchell and Oona Bond combined for 11.

The Chargers return to action on Tuesday at Keene State.

Oregon 2, Dartmouth 0

Eugene, Ore. — Oregon scored a goal in each half late Friday to drop Dartmouth to 2-1.

Bayley Burner and Emma Eddy found the back of the net for the Ducks, who improved to 3-1-1. Dartmouth junior Zoe Boocock led the Big Green with two shots on goal. Oregon finished the game with a 12-4 shot advantage and a 3-1 edge on corners. Dartmouth travels to Oregon State at 4 p.m. today.

Women’s Volleyball

Big Green Swept

Annapolis, Md. — Dartmouth ended the Kristen Dickmann Invitational with a 3-1 loss to Navy (18-25, 25-22, 16-25, 25-27) and a 3-0 loss to Alabama (17-25, 20-25, 17-25).

Against Navy, Big Green freshman Nicole Liddle had 12 kills and 10 digs, while junior Corinne Cox added 20 assists and 11 digs.

Against Alabama Francesca Meldrum led the team in points with her nine kills and three block assists, while senior Zoe Leonard (11) and Liddle (10) both had double-digit kills

Next weekend, the Big Green will host the two-day, four-team, six-match Dartmouth Invitational, which also features Boston College, Lafayette and Siena.

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