Local Roundup: Marauders Pass a Test

  • Hanover's Natalie Morhun chases after the puck with Berlin-Gorham's Trinity Gendron during their game on Feb. 1, 2018, in West Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hanover girls hockey player Maggie Lee, center, gives a high five to teammate Kelly Citera, right, when coming out of the locker room before their game with Berlin-Gorham in West Lebanon, N.H., on Feb. 1, 2018.(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

West Lebanon — Playing its sixth game in nine days and facing a rare second-intermission tie against an in-state opponent, the Hanover High girls hockey team needed extra exertion to leave Campion Rink with a 3-1 win over Berlin-Gorham on Thursday night.

In a 1-1 deadlock after two periods, Marauders senior Briland Laycock scored twice in a 2-minute, 20-second span in the middle stages of the third to fuel Hanover’s rally.

Despite the close score, Hanover held a 54-6 advantage in shots on goal, according to Marauders coach John Dodds. Twenty-five of those Hanover shots came in the third.

The Mountaineers are 7-4-0.

“It was a difficult schedule to begin with, and then snow-outs made it worse,” said Dodds, whose team had outscored its first five NHIAA opponents, 65-1. “It was a game where we didn’t play our best game, but found a way to win.”

After a scoreless first, Bryn Kable scored early in the second to give Hanover the lead.

Berlin-Gorham’s Haley Hamilton tied it up late in the stanza, but it seemed to spark the Marauders after regrouping at the break.

“We weren’t really playing with the energy that we needed, and some of it was shot selection,” Dodds said. “We did a better job of that in the third.”

Laycock’s first tally came with assists to Cate Wagner and Emma Tysinger, and the second when she drove in her own rebound past Mountaineers keeper Lauren Frenette.

Claire Yegian made five stops on the other end for Hanover (10-1-1; 9-0-1 NHIAA).

Hanover’s challenging stretch continues on Saturday with a trip to Reading, Mass., to face Austin Prep before a Sunday morning tilt against Souhegan at Dartmouth College’s Thompson Arena.

“That’ll be 11 games in 14 days,” Dodds said.

Lebanon-Stevens 8Keene-Monad.-Fall Mtn. 1

Keene, n.h. — Julia Tibbits and Erin White both had tricks as Lebanon-Stevens (5-4-0) passed the .500 mark.

Makayla Maccioli and Lily Barber also scored for the Raiders, while assists came from Celia Barnett, Tibbits (two apiece), Addrieanna Maccioli, Kayleigh Trietsch, Elizabeth Jones and Makayla Maccioli (one each).

Goalie Halle Drew made 12 saves for Lebanon-Stevens, which on Saturday travels to Winchendon, Mass., to take on ConVal-Conant.

Boys Basketball

MVCS 64, Websterville 60

Quechee — Josh King scored half of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to help Mid Vermont Christian (2-9) bounce back from Wednesday’s narrow loss against Craftsbury.

Cade Paquette scored 25 for the Eagles, who are back at home on Saturday against Craftsbury.

Girls Basketball

Windsor 48, Hartford 42

Windsor — Olivia Rockwood scored 24 points as the Yellowjackets (8-5) earned their second single-digit win over the Hurricanes in the last two weeks.

Hartford led 13-10 after the first period before Rockwood — and Windsor’s improved defense — began asserting themselves in the second.

Megan Bushway scored 15 points for Hartford (5-8).

Both teams visit fellow Marble Valley League rival Springfield for their next games, the Yellowjackets on Saturday and Hartford on Monday.

Oxbow 44, Williamstown 29

Williamstown, Vt. — The Olympians improved to 7-8.

Maddie Fornwalt scored 13 points, Kaysea Neil potted 12 and Mariah Shumway contributed nine for the O’s, who led by seven at halftime before outscoring the Blue Devils in the third quarter, 15-5, to blow it open.

Oxbow visits Montpelier on Tuesday.

Twinfield 42, S. Royalton 29

Plainfield, Vt. — The Royals fell to 0-11.

South Royalton held an 11-5 lead after the first period and trailed by just two entering the fourth.

“We basically fell apart in the fourth quarter,” South Royalton coach Dave Davis said.

“We came out playing like we expected to play and had a good halftime talk, but we couldn’t keep it up.”

The Royals host Trinity Baptist on Saturday.

U-32 37, Thetford 21

East Montpelier, Vt. — The Raiders’ defense proved stifling in the win over the Panthers (9-3).

“U-32 has five senior starters, and I expect they’ll be playing (in the championship game) in March 10. We had a hard time penetrating their zone,” said Thetford coach Eric Ward, whose team also endured a loss against Lyndon on Tuesday. “We knew it was going to be a tough week against these caliber of opponents, but the hope is that you come out of it a better team.”

Thetford faces Rivendell on Saturday as part of four successive games (boys and girls junior varsity and varsity) to benefit the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Green Mountain 71 Woodstock 13

Chester, Vt. — The Wasps fell to 0-10.

“(Green Mountain) is a solid team,” Woodstock coach Jason Johnson said. “They move the ball well and have a lot more experience than we do.”

Woodstock hosts Arlington on Saturday.

Alpine Skiing

Woodstock Boys Win

Mendon, Vt. — An astute move by the Wasps’ Peter Borden allowed him to win despite falling during his second run, and Woodstock beat host Rutland and Burr & Burton at Pico Mountain.

Carrying a 1½-second lead heading into his second run, Borden experienced a fall during run two, but requested a re-run when he noticed that a gate was missing.

During his provisional re-run, Borden extended the lead for the win.

Kyle Weirether (fourth), Aaron Wilson (ninth), Alex Frencman (13th), Stephen Bianchi (15th) and Orion Beardsley (17th) all followed in the top 20 for the Wasps.

The runner-up Woodstock girls placed five in the top 15, led by individual runner-up Grace Vollers.

Chloe Noble followed in fifth, Maggie Parker placed ninth, Alice Sperber was 13th and Lily Holding was 15th.

Boys team scores: Woodstock 20, Rutland 28, Burr & Burton 36.

Girls team scores: Rutland 17, Woodstock 26, Burr & Burton 47.