Local roundup: A little overtime does Woodstock girls some good

Staff Report
Published: 10/19/2021 1:37:28 PM
Modified: 10/19/2021 1:49:37 PM

WOODSTOCK — Woodstock Union High girls soccer was deadlocked with Hartford High Monday, scoreless through regulation and the first overtime.

The Wasps prevailed in double overtime, 1-0, to extend their winning streak to four.

Woodstock (9-2-1) emerged thanks to a clutch goal from junior midfielder Isabel Konijnenberg. With seven minutes remaining, sophomore midfielder Leah Kuhnert played from a throw-in, and crossed to Konijnenberg on the other side of the field. Konijnenberg then scored the winning goal.

Wasps head coach Greg LaBella said his defense held up when Hartford found some good scoring opportunities. He lauded his team’s resolve in the dramatic victory.

“Woodstock demonstrated that good teams can find a way to win when the game is on the line,” he said.

Hartford (4-8-1) dropped its third consecutive game. Hurricanes head coach Jeff Acker said his goalkeeper, senior Erin Thompson made several important saves throughout the game. LaBella also praised Hartford’s defense for limiting his squad.

“Woodstock had the better of the play, but Hartford executed exceptional defense keeping the game scoreless for over 70 minutes,” LaBella said. “Our goal was to create better scoring opportunities. Hartford kept Woodstock contained.”

Hartford will host Windsor for its senior recognition game on Wednesday to close out the regular season. The Wasps will hit the road to take on Springfield on Thursday.

Concord Christian 3, Newport 0

NEWPORT — The Tigers (6-7-0) dropped their fourth consecutive game Monday.

Concord Christian took control early, scoring all three goals in the first half. Newport head coach Gary McCall said his team played much better in the second half, but couldn’t capitalize on its opportunities.

The Tigers are back in action Tuesday as they host Fall Mountain.

BOYS SOCCERSharon 8, West Rutland 1

SHARON, Vt. — Sharon (9-2-0) bounced back Monday after its second loss of the season last week.

The Phoenix dominated this contest, out-shooting West Rutland 31-1. Senior midfielders Riley Eastman and Daniel Henderson each recorded a hat trick in the game. Senior midfielder Ever Tofel added two goals, and assisted three. Junior forward Jack Lloyd also posted an assist.

Sharon will host Proctor on Wednesday for its senior game.

Lebanon 3, Merrimack Valley 0

PENACOOK, N.H. — Senior midfielder Ryan Oliveira was involved in all three goals as Lebanon (13-2-0) won its sixth game out of the last seven Monday.

Simon Amaro opened the scoring in the 25th minute on a volley at the back post on a corner kick. Oliveira picked up the assist.

Oliveira scored a goal for himself seven minutes later, on an assist from sophomore forward Nick Brill. Junior forward Tommy Wolfe capped off the shutout with a goal in the 62nd minute as Oliveira assisted his second goal. Goalie Easton Wykes saved five shots.

The Raiders will wrap up their regular season Friday at home against Bow.


FIELD HOCKEYHartford 7, Rutland 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford (10-3) picked up its second straight win on Senior Day in dominating fashion.

Sophomore forward Madi Willey led the way with three goals and an assist, senior forward Kaedence Brower scored twice, and junior forward Alice Piper and senior forward Caroline Hamilton added a goal apiece.

Hamilton also recorded two assists, and senior midfielder Elsie Davis and freshman forward Madi Barwood each had an assist as well.

"In a dominating performance from start to finish, Hartford came to honor its seniors and play some pretty hockey," Hurricanes head coach Heather Scudder said.

Hartford will conclude the regular season at Springfield on Friday.

Woodstock 3, Fair Haven 0

WOODSTOCK — Woodstock broke things open after a scoreless first half, netting three goals after the break en route to a shutout win over Fair Haven.

Junior forward Norah Harper opened the scoring for the Wasps (6-6), with junior forward Lily Gubbins contributing the assist. Gubbins got on the score sheet herself in the fourth quarter, with the assist going to senior midfielder Sophie Yates. Yates later added a goal of her own, this one assisted by Harper.

Junior goalie Audrey Emery earned a shutout, saving four shots.

Woodstock travels to Manchester to take on Burr & Burton on Tuesday.


VOLLEYBALLRice 3, Mid Vermont Christian 2

SOUTH BURLINGTON — Mid Vermont Christian squandered a two-set lead to Rice Memorial, falling 17-25, 20-25, 25-15, 25-15, 15-11.

The Eagles (8-4) were led by senior setter and outside hitter Delaney Gross, who finished with 11 assists, nine aces and seven kills. Senior middle hitter Hayley Goodwin had 16 digs, six kills and five aces, while junior middle hitter Deborah Airoldi led MVCS with 10 kills.

Mid Vermont Christian will close the regular season at BFA-St. Albans on Wednesday.

Hanover 3, Sunapee 2

SUNAPEE — Hanover (8-6) recovered after letting a two-set lead slip away. 

HHS won the decisive fifth set to beat Sunapee, 25-15, 25-20, 26-28, 16-25, 15-12.

Junior middle blocker Darien Ray moved to outside hitter and led Hanover with six kills. Senior outside hitter Esther Hacker added five kills and sophomore setter Talia Daft had nine aces.

Hanover returns to action Wednesday at ConVal.

Raymond 3, Stevens 0

CLAREMONT — Raymond kept Stevens (0-15) winless on the season with a sweep, beating the host Cardinals 25-14, 25-16, 25-19. Stevens has won just three sets all year.

The Cardinals have one more chance to get in the win column on Wednesday at Mascoma.

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