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Local roundup: Stevens girls soccer beats Monadnock

  • Stella Lavertue of Stevens High soccer.

  • Maddie Miller, Newport High field hockey

  • Ellen Veracka, Thetford Academy soccer

  • Nicole Williams, Mascoma High field hockey

Staff Reports
Published: 10/15/2019 10:18:31 PM
Modified: 10/16/2019 4:00:21 PM

SWANZEY, N.H. — Stella Lavertue scored twice to spark a second-half surge for the Stevens High girls soccer team in a 4-1 win at Monadnock on Tuesday afternoon.

Tanner Brown scored early in the first half to give the Cardinals (12-1-1) an early lead. Monadnock evened things up later in the half on a goal off a corner play and the score remained tied at 1-1 into the break.

The second half then belonged to the Cardinals.

Lavertue’s first goal came just 30 seconds into the resumption of play, scoring on a Jenna Bonneau assist. Lavertue then scored her second goal of the game, this one with an assist to Elle Grenier. Sydney Miller then closed the book on scoring, assisting on a goal by Grenier.

The win is good rebound from a 2-0 loss to Hopkinton on Oct. 10, the first loss of the season for Stevens. The Cardinals will host Sunapee on Tuesday for senior night.

Thetford 6, Stowe 0

THETFORD — The Panthers (8-2-1) celebrated senior day with a shutout win over the Raiders.

Namya Benjamin started the action with a breakaway goal following a feeding pass from Ellen Veracka. Sophie Williams and Veracka then added goals before halftime to give Thetford a 3-0 lead.

Madi Powers, Casey MacVeagh and Lexi Gaetz all had goals in the second half. Veracka would add another two assists to finish with four points. MacVeagh and Becca Wells also had assists.

Thetford will visit Lake Region on Thursday.

Hartford 3, Otter Valley 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Eleanor Hinckley scored twice and Abbie Koff once and the Hurricanes (8-5) won their fifth consecutive contest.

Bella Boeri, Hinckley and Koff had assists and Erin Thompson made seven saves for Hartford, which is playing minus star striker Carolyn North, who broke her arm last week and is out for the rest of the season.

“We started the season 3-5 and lost a lot of games we should have won,” said coach Jeff Acker, whose team led, 1-0, at halftime and finishes the regular season by hosting Mount Anthony on Saturday night. “But we’ve beaten four of those five teams in the rematch.”

Lebanon 1, ConVal 1 (OT)

LEBANON — Ella Longacre converted a 25-yard direct kick after Delaney DeShane was fouled during the 27th minute but ConVal scored two minutes before intermission. Sally Rainey made 10 saves for the Raiders (3-7-4), who close the regular season next week with games at John Stark on Tuesday and Hanover on Friday.

Hanover 7, Manchester West 0

MANCHESTER — The Marauders continued their quest for an undefeated regular season, improving to 13-0 and posting their 11th shutout.

Caroline Adams, Riley Craft and Charlotte Johnson each scored twice and Eleanor van Aalst struck once for Hanover, which received two assists from Craft and single assists from Johnson, Elsa Bollinger, Casey McGuire, Sage McGinley-Smith and Kira Smith. Bella Bardales and Lauren Ilsley combined on a two-save shutout for Hanover, which hosts Plymouth (5-8) on Thursday and Bow (12-1) on Tuesday.

Mount Anthony 1, Woodstock 0

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Wasps (5-7-1) surrendered the Vermont Division II game’s goal early in the second half. Woodstock end the regular season at Fair Haven on Saturday.

BOYS SOCCER Sharon 6, Mid Vermont Christian 3

QUECHEE — Joel Roberts had two goals and an assist and Dylan Patel had a goal and an assist but the Eagles tumbled to 3-8. MVCS hosts Blue Mountain on Friday.

Hartford 4, Mill River 1

CLARENDON, Vt. — Nick Jones, Austin DeFelice, Kaj Boeri and Tarin Prior scored and Nemo Arnold had two assists as the Hurricanes roared to 9-4.

Nolan McMahon and Nick Martin also had assists for the visitors, who led, 3-0, at halftime. Hartford hosts Otter Valley on Thursday night in its regular-season finale.

Woodstock 3, Otter Valley 0

BRANDON, Vt. — The Wasps received a goal and an assist from Parker Kuhnart and improved to 9-3-2.

Liam Brennan and Blake Heston also scored and Harrison Morse and Andrew Gubbins had assists. Steve Bianchi made one save for Woodstock, which led, 2-0, at intermission waits to find out its Vermont Division II playoff seeding on Monday.

Hanover 10, Spaulding 0

HANOVER — Nine Marauders scored to keep the Red Raiders winless at 0-11. Archer Judd, Tono Correa and Brendan Brigham each scored their first career goals and Blake Palmer had two.

Pat Osborn, David Stoffel, Kyle Doucette, Nathan Subrahmaniam and Amane Matsuoka also tallied and Andrew Enelow made four saves for his first high school shutout. Hanover (11-2) visits Pinkterton on Thursday.

Mascoma 2, White Mountains 0

West Canaan — The Royals (10-4) received two goals from Blake Seiler, one on a penalty kick and the other off a Gavin Giovagnoli feed. Mascoma, which was tied, 0-0, at halftime, visits Prospect Mountain on Thursday.

Lebanon 5, Kearsarge 1

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Raiders improved to 11-1 and dropped the Cougars to 6-6-2 during an NHIAA Division II contest that was scoreless at intermission.

Logan Falzarano scored twice and Sam Twarog, Ryan Oliveria and Griffin Auch tallied once for the visitors, who received a 4-save shutout from the duo of Ryan Tanski and Jorgen Leuthauser. Will Delguidice scored the game’s final goal and Seth Rutledge-Davis made eight saves for the Cougars.

Lebanon is scheduled to host ConVal (11-0-1) on Thursday in a matchup of the top two teams in the NHIAA Division II standings.

FIELD HOCKEY Lebanon 3, Mascenic 2

LEBANON — Sydney Gonyea scored the game-tying and game-winning goals to lift the Raiders over the Vikings.

Maddy Finnell gave Lebanon the early lead with a goal. Mascenic then scored a pair to take a 2-1 lead. Gonyea’s first knotted the score prior to her game-winner with 10:23 left to play.

Lebanon celebrated senior day, honoring Finnell, Brooke Giaccone, Izzy Barden, Amanda Thibodeau, Izzy Fabry, Abby Smith, Sydney Brochu and manager Marissa Hebert.

The Raiders (10-3-0) will close the regular season at Stevens on Wednesday.

Newport 3, Con-Val 0

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — Maddie Miller had a goal and two assists to tie for the Newport program record with 14 goals in a season as the Tigers blanked the Cougars.

Eliza Bates also finished with a goal and two assists for Newport (8-5-0). Lacey McNeel had a goal. Goalie Kelsey Wheeler earned her third shutout in the last four games.

Newport hosts Hopkinton on Friday.

Mascoma 2, Kearsarge 0

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Royals (10-3-0) scored both goals in the second half to pull away from the visiting Cougars.

Mackenzie Labrie scored with an assist to Nicole Williams. Williams then scored an insurance goal. Mascoma controlled play for most of the game, allowing just one shot on goal. Goalie Emily Conrad did not make a save but earned Mascoma’s sixth shutout of the fall.

The Royals will now close the regular season on Wednesday at Littleton.

Woodstock 7, Brattleboro 0

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (7-5-1) waltzed behind two Lilia McCullough goals, two more by Lilly Gubbins and single strikes by Allie Cimis, Heidi Alf and Tobin Calder.

Lili Sorrentino had three assists and McKenzie Yates and Natalie Stevens had one assist each. Woodstock concludes the regular season with a visit to Otter Valley on Thursday.

Stevens 3, Monadnock 0

SWANZEY, N.H. — Bri Frisbee, Abbie Thurber and Abigail Faro scored to push the Cardinals to 8-5. They host rival Lebanon on Friday night.

Faro, Thurber, Frisbee and Fallon Lavertue produced single assists and Nicole Salls made four saves.

Cross Country Sharon girls win SVL

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Phoenix girls team won its first league championship, taking the crown in the SVL ‘B’ championship meet.

Laila Reimanis led the way for Sharon in second place overall with a time of 20 minutes, one second. Sophie Chesnut was fourth (22:23), Charlotte Reimanis was fifth (22:31) and Xia Gillespie took 18th.

Pau Carol paced the Hartford boys, finishing second in 17:42. Aaron Mitchell was third for the Canes in 18:15. Zack Snyder (eighth) and John Kasten (ninth) also had top-10 finishes for Hartford.

Bea Wendling was third for the Hartford girls in 22:06. The Canes also had strong showings by Kayla Burnham (eighth) and Katie Trombley (ninth).

Desmond Piccicuto led the Sharon boys in sixth overall with a time of 18:50.

Owen Abrahamsen led the Windsor boys in 10th overall (20:44), followed by teammate Liam Attwood (12th, 21:01). Skylar Thibodeau was 19th for the Yellowjackets girls in 26:15.

VOLLEYBALL InterLakes 3, Mascoma 0

WEST CANAAN — The Royals fell by scores of 10-25, 28-30 and 12-25 and suffered their fourth loss in their last five matches. InterLakes improved to 13-0.

Mascoma, which started the season with 4-0 and 6-1 records, is 7-5 and visits Newfound on Saturday morning.

Baseball Nightawks have new manager

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Braxton Martinez is the Upper Valley Nighthawks new manager.

Martinez, a two-time New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star, played in 2014 and 2015 for the NECBL’s Laconia Muskrats. A St. Louis native and graduate of St. Louis University, he is now the Billikens’ hitting coach.

Martinez made stops as a third baseman at River City in the Frontier League and Pericos de Puebla in the Mexican League. He coached in the high school ranks last year.

The Nighthawks are coming off a 24-20 season, which saw them miss the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The 2020 schedule is expected to be revealed in January.

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