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Local roundup: Stevens boys soccer wins opener against Mascoma

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Published: 9/18/2020 9:59:20 PM
Modified: 9/19/2020 8:26:37 AM

CLAREMONT — A big save and a big comeback made for a big opening night for the Stevens High boys soccer team on Friday night.

Goalkeeper Cooper Moote recorded a key denial in the opening half, setting the start of a come-from-behind 2-1 Cardinal win over Mascoma at Monadnock Park. Defense was certainly a Moote point for Stevens, as the Cards’ netminder finished with six saves and teammate Brady Moote kept the Royals’ 32-goal scorer of a year ago, Ben Seiler, in check.

Dylan Chambers converted a Scott Campbell pass to draw the Cardinals level at 1-1. Gabe Miller scored unassisted for the game-winner.

“Just glad to play a really tough opponent and sneak out a win in our first game,” Stevens coach Jason Stone said.

Cam Stebbins scored off of a pass from Gabe Sperry to give the Royals a 1-0 lead in the first half before Stevens rallied. Connor Thompson recorded five saves in the Mascoma net. Coach Keli Green credited Isaac Rayno for playing well in a defensive role.

“I’m very proud of the way the team played tonight,” she said. “We were 100% in the game but just couldn’t score.”

The Cardinals (1-0) entertain Lebanon on Monday night. The Royals (0-1) travel to Newport on Wednesday.

VOLLEYBALLMascoma 3, Stevens 1

WEST CANAAN — The Royals (1-0) opened the season by denying new Stevens coach Rick Dorcely a win in his debut match.

Mascoma coach Eric Ramage credited captains Audrey May and Cardigan Loupis with setting the tone.

“It was a great opportunity to start forming as a team and work in some new players,” said Ramage, who guided the Royals to the NHIAA Division III tournament last season. “Last year, we graduated six seniors from the varsity team. Tonight, the girls did great — lots of new learning this year. And they showed great teamwork and positive effort in the court.”

The teams will stage a rematch in Claremont on Monday.

GOLFFM edges out Raiders

WALPOLE, N.H. — With another medal-winning performance from Mitchell Cormier, host Fall Mountain edged out Lebanon and Sunapee at Hooper Golf Club.

Cormier easily outpaced the field with a 2-under-par 34, nine strokes better than teammate Kaylee Litner. Lebanon’s Nate Stark matched Litner to share second place. The Raiders’ other scoring rounds came from Ben Begin, Roy Shapard and Zach Bitler, all of whom shot 51.

Lebanon visits Stevens on Monday at Claremont Country Club.

Team scores: Fall Mountain 186, Lebanon 196, Sunapee 203.

BASEBALLDartmouth grad to coach British nationals

HANOVER — Drew Spencer, a 1997 Dartmouth graduate and one of the best hitters in Big Green baseball program history, has been named the head coach of the Great Britain national team.

Spencer takes over for Liam Carroll, who stepped down on Friday after six years in charge. A Glendale, Calif., native, Spencer has spent the past two years coaching the British U23s, leading the squad to a program-best fifth-place finish at last year’s European Championship. He has also coached the London Mets to back-to-back National Baseball League crowns.

Spencer was a four-time all-Ivy League performer at Dartmouth, earning first-team distinction twice. He remains among the top 10 in career batting average (.365, fifth), hits (201, fifth), runs (139, fourth), stolen bases (47, sixth) and RBIs (113, 10th) for the Big Green.

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