Local roundup: Oxbow boys soccer wins for first time in nearly two years

  • Bryce Ilsley

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Published: 10/9/2020 11:32:30 PM
Modified: 10/10/2020 8:25:25 AM

RICHFORD, Vt. — The breakthrough was a long time in coming ... and a long distance, too.

The Oxbow High boys soccer team made the long drive to the shadow the Canadian border on Friday and made the most of a visit to Richford High. Cameron Roy and Bryce Ilsley each had a goal and an assist to help the Olympians pick up their first win of the season, a 3-0 shutout of the Rockets.

Oxbow (1-3-0) broke an 18-match losing streak dating back nearly two calendar years. The O’s hadn’t picked up a boys soccer victory since a 4-1 home wi over Richford on Oct. 19, 2018.

Carter Allen added a goal on a 25-yard free kick. Goalkeeper Dylan Bearce made eight saves, including a highlight-reel stop on a Richford penalty kick with 16 minutes left to play.

“I’m proud of the effort of our team. It’s great to get a win, especially on the road,” said Oxbow coach Andrew Fisher, who picked up his first win in charge of the O’s. “They showed a lot of resilience and toughness after a tough start to the year.”

Oxbow (1-3-0) will hit the road again to play Winooski on Wednesday.

Sharon 5, Mount St. Joseph 0

RUTLAND — Erik Younce’s move to the attack continues to pay dividends for the surging Phoenix.

Younce, who opened the season as a center back, now has seven goals in three games since moving to forward.

“His speed, aggressiveness, awareness and instincts make him a threat to the opposition no matter where he plays on the pitch,” Sharon coach Blake Fabrikant said.

Daniel Henderson and Ever Tofel also had goals for Sharon. Younce, Henderson and Riley Eastman had one assist each. Keeper Ben Rodis anchored the defense with five saves. The win is the second in as many days for Sharon (5-1-0).

“Back-to-backs are always tricky, so I warned the players beforehand that this very well could turn out to be a trap game. The team responded perfectly, creating chances early and often,” Fabrikant said.

Sharon (5-1-0) visits Blue Mountain on Monday.

Sunapee 6, Stevens 2

CLAREMONT — Parker Reed had a hat trick and the Lakers (5-0-0) pulled away in the second half to beat the Cardinals.

Reed had both goals in a tight first half which saw Sunapee in front, 2-1, at the break. Reed added his third goal early in the second half on a direct kick from 20 yards. Drew Nichols then scored his first goal of the season to widen the gap. Eric Nangeroni tallied struck with a pair in the final five minutes. Sam Kress had two assists, and Jackson Cooney one, for the Lakers.

The win is the second in three days over the Cardinals; Sunapee edged Stevens by a 2-1 score by the lake on Wednesday.

Goalkeeper Cooper Moote made seven saves for Stevens (1-5-0), which plays host to Fall Mountain on Tuesday. Sean Moynihan and Jake Galloway combined to make six saves for Sunapee.

GIRLS SOCCEROxbow 1, Hazen 0

HARDWICK, Vt. — Maddie Fredella’s perfectly placed corner in the 61st minute found McKenna Smith for the game’s only goal as the Olympians (2-2-0) shut out the Wildcats.

“We started off strong with a ton of offensive pressure, but we were unable to put away an early goal,” Oxbow coach Dan Thomas said. “Our continued pressure gave us the edge and eventually the winning goal.”

Thomas praised the play of Rachel Spear in the midfield and keeper Makenna Simmons (nine saves). The Olympians visit Danville on Monday.

Green Mountain 1, Windsor 0 (2 OT)

CHESTER, Vt. — The Chieftains handed the Yellowjackets their first loss of the season, scoring the match’s only goal with 1:44 left in double overtime.

Windsor (3-1-0) host Leland & Gray on Wednesday.

FIELD HOCKEYWindsor 4, Otter Valley 1

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets kept it rolling with a fifth straight win to start the season.

Hannah Wood had a goal and an assist for Windsor (5-0-0). Alyssa Slocum, Ashley Grela and Meagan Holling each tallied a goal. The Jacks’ Glenna Ricard and adison Leduc split time in goal, combining for four saves.

Windsor will visit Brattleboro for a game under the lights on Wednesday night.

FOOTBALLHartford 21, Springfield 0

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Colin Vielleux threw for a pair of touchdowns to lead the Hurricanes (4-1) to their fourth straight victory.

Vielleux was 16-for-22 for 191 yards and the pair of scores. Cole Jasmin added 233 yards through the air, going 15-for-20, with another touchdown.

Connor Tierney had seven catches for 78 yards to pace the Hartford bigs in receiving. Devon Sinclair had four grabs for 69 yards and a touchdown. Matt Franklin added a touchdown catch.

Jacob Dwinell led the skill position receivers with 52 yards, on six catches, and a touchdown. Jacob Seaver had a team-best 83 yards on just three catches. Kobe Peach had 70 yards and was 2-for-2 on PATs.

The Canes visit Woodstock on Tuesday.

VOLLEYBALLMVCS 3, St. Johnsbury 0

QUECHEE — Delany Gross had an eight-kill afternoon as the Eagles (2-0) won their second straight outdoor VPA match with a 25-19, 25-18, 25-18 sweep.

Hayley Goodwin led at the service line with six aces. Here solo block kicked off an eight-point service run in the second set, and she added a seven-point run in the clincher.

Nykrisha Jenks posted a team-high 11 assists to go with five kills and four digs on defense. Sydney Goodwin also had a good all-around game for Mid Vermont, delivering three aces, five kills and fo

“The girls did a good job controlling the offense,” co-coach Tom Evans said. “Our serving is coming along.”

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