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Local roundup: Oxbow girls win second straight on the road to open season

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Staff Report
Published: 9/8/2021 8:44:21 AM
Modified: 9/8/2021 7:24:37 PM

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — A pair of first-half goals proved enough to help the Oxbow High girls soccer team to a 2-0 road win at Lyndon on Tuesday afternoon.

Lilly DeGoosh scored the game’s first goal in the 24th minute off a through ball from McKenna Smith. Emma Parkin added an insurance strike in the 28th minute, scoring off a corner kick unassisted. Coach Dan Thomas came away impressed by a suffocating Oxbow possession game, which had the Olympians controlling the ball for the vast majority of the game.

“I was excited to see the pressure we maintained,” Thomas said. “Lyndon is a physical team, but we didn’t shy away from the challenge. This young squad has to fill the shoes of many graduated seniors, but they’re doing a fantastic job of learning their roles quickly. It bodes well for the remainder of the season.”

Parkin, a senior, freshman Maggie Ellsworth and the rest of the Oxbow defense more than held its own against the strong Lyndon attack, according to Thomas.

DeGoosh was a menace for the entire game, helping to create numerous Oxbow scoring chances. Maddie Fredella just missed on a top-corner shot in the final minutes that would have extended the lead to 3-0.

The Olympians (2-0-0) stage their home opener against Blue Mountain on Sept. 15.

Hanover 10, Keene 0

HANOVER — Riley McGuire had five goals and an assist for the hosts in a resounding first win of the season for Hanover (1-3-0).

Sydney McLaughlin and Izzy Kachikis each added a goal and an assist. Mia Madden and Sophie Wise had one goal each. Caroline Adams had a pair of assists.

Hanover is back in action on Thursday at Manchester Memorial.

Randolph 6, Sharon 0

SHARON — The Phoenix fell to the Galloping Ghosts in their season opener.

Freshman defender MaCallisker Gray was a bright spot for Sharon, helping to keep the score close for most of the game. Junior keeper Lily Welch made nine saves while also helping lead the backline effort. Iris Puchalik helped set up a few scoring chances from her spot at right wing.

Sharon (0-1-0) will visit MSJ on Thursday.

Leland & Gray 4White River Valley 2

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — The Rebels scored a pair of unanswered goals in the second half to get the win over the Wildcats (1-1-0).

Jillian Barry scored both WRV tallies. Amara Calhum-Flowers and Norah Harwood each had assists. Keeper Ellie Prestridge made 10 saves.

“I’m happy with our effort today. We’ve been wanting to improve our possession and we did that today,” WRV coach Kim Prestridge said. “Leland & Gray has a quick one-touch strategy and they got around us a few times more than we would’ve liked. I’m proud of our girls for sticking it out all the way to the end.”

The Wildcats visit Mill River on Thursday.

Lebanon 7, Manchester West 1

MANCHESTER — The Raiders (4-0-0) ran their win streak to four matches with a rout of the Blue Knights.

Phoebe Ballard and Delaney DeShane both scored twice for the Raiders, with Mary Rainey, Alyssa Graber and Sophie Longacre providing the other goals. Rainey added two assists; Graber, Longacre and Ella Longacre each had one.

Lebanon hosts Milford on Friday.

Stevens 1, Sunapee 0

SUNAPEE, N.H. — Stella Lavertue scored her third goal in two matches as the Cardinals (2-1-0) edged the Lakers. Kiley Bundy and Hannah Miller assisted on the strike. Stevens hosts Pembroke on Friday.

BOYS SOCCER Lebanon 8Manchester West 0

LEBANON — Krists Putans’ hat trick was more than enough for the Raiders (4-0-0) in a shutout win over Manchester West.

The hosts built a 5-0 lead after eight minutes of action and led, 7-0, at halftime.

Nick Brill scored the opening goal with an assist to Will McGee. Putans then added a pair before strikes from Ryan Oliveira, Putans, Angus Hall and Seth Carl closed the book on the first half. Hall added a goal in the second half. Brill, Carl, Griffin Auch and Simon Amaro all added assists.

Starting keeper Colbie Delisle didn’t record a save before yielding to Easton Wykes, who recorded three saves in his varsity debut.

Lebanon visits Milford on Thursday.

Hanover 2, Keene 0

KEENE, N.H. — Hanover (4-0-0) continued its strong start with a dominant win at Keene.

Hanover outshot Keene, 31-1, in the victory. HHS earned 17 corner kicks and didn’t allow any for Keene. Junior goalkeeper Ty Nolon recorded his second straight shutout.

Sophomore Will Guerin and junior Jack Gardner scored the goals for Hanover. Gardner scored the opener, assisted by a through ball from senior Murphy Hunt, in the 38th minute. Senior Zane Schiffman recorded the assist on Guerin’s goal in the 70th minute.

All 25 players on Hanover’s roster played in the game, and three players made their varsity debuts.

Hanover will travel across state lines Thursday to take on Champlain Valley.

Green Mountain 3Woodstock 1

CHESTER, Vt. — Woodstock (0-1) couldn’t build on a first-half equalizer in its season-opening loss.

The Wasps conceded 10 minutes into the game, but sophomore Ezra Lockhart brought them level on a direct free kick from 20 yards out.

The game was tied at halftime as both defenses locked in. But Green Mountain found two goals in a five-minute span 10 minutes into the second half.

“Not the start that we had hoped for,” Wasps head coach Rob Stainton said, “but there were bright spots that the team will look to build on.”

Woodstock will play its first home game of the season Thursday against Brattleboro.

FIELD HOCKEY Hopkinton 6, Mascoma 1

WEST CANAAN — The Hawks scored three goals in the fourth quarter to break open what had been a tight game against the Royals (0-3-0).

Ann Buffington scored, with a Morgan Towne assist, for Mascoma in the third quarter. Goalie Emilie Conrad made 13 saves for the Royals. Coach Jenn Hammond praised the defensive work of Hailey Miller.

Mascoma visits Mascenic on Friday.

Conant 3, Stevens 1

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals fell to 1-1-0 with the loss against the Orioles.

Sofia Aldecoa scored on a penalty strike for Stevens in the second quarter. Goalie Ashley Michaud made six saves. The Cardinals visit Hopkinton on Friday.

Hanover 3Merrimack Valley 1

PENACOOK, N.H. — Livvy Trummel scored twice to lift Hanover (3-0-0) over Merrimack Valley.

Trummel found the back of the cage in the first quarter with an assist to Janina Li. Trummel added a second in the second, converting a pass from Natalie Feyrer. The hosts would score in a scramble in front of the cage before halftime to narrow the gap to 2-1.

Mia Edmonds then gave Hanover some insurance in the third quarter with an unassisted goal. Goalie Reilly Loughman (six saves) and the Hanover defense did the rest to secure the win.

Hanover will host Hollis-Brookline on Friday.

CROSS COUNTRY Thetford sweeps at Bellows Falls

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — The Panthers swept the boys and girls races at Bellows Falls to open the Southern Vermont League schedule.

Tobin Durham set the pace in the boys race for Thetford, winning with a time of 16 minutes, 45 seconds. Teammates Ben Mattern (third, 18:24) and Brady Sloop (fourth, 18:54) also had top-five finishes.

Madelyn Durkee took second for the victorious Thetford girls in 20:07. Annie Hesser was fifth (21:55), Ava Hayden was sixth (22:32) and Charlize Brown took eighth (23:21).

Joel Roberts took a distant second in the boys race for Mid Vermont Christian, clocking in at 18:05. Bennett Moreno (19:41) was sixth for the Hartford boys, followed by teammates Sebastian Fraser (ninth) and Gavin Farnsworth (11th). Liam Attwood was 14th for the Windsor boys in 21:21 while teammate Hudson Ranney took 27th.

Rachel Horner-Richardson (third, 20:48) and Alyssa Roberts (fourth, 21:54) each had strong showings for the MVCS girls. Bethany Davis (ninth, 23:28) and Meg MacLaury (10th, 24:22) led Hartford.

Boys team scores: Thetford 28, Hartford 36, Brattleboro 62, Springfield 97.

Girls team scores: Thetford 24, Bellows Falls 45, Hartford 51.

GOLF Lebanon wins tiebreaker

GRANTHAM — The Raiders won in a fifth-score tiebreaker in a match at Eastman Golf Links.

Alex Blish led Lebanon with a 41, good for 21 Stableford points. Roy Shapard added 18 points. Dawson Bates and Jack Clary each had 16 points, followed by a key fifth score by Sam Bates (14 points) to win the tiebreaker over Plymouth on the Raiders’ home course.

“Our balance showed today. I’ve said all year that we’re capable of scoring 1-7 (in our lineup) and today our no. 7 player had the third lowest score and got us into the tiebreaker where our no. 5 player won it for us. It’s a great start to the season and something we can build on,” Lebanon coach Matt Dancosse said.

Team scores:Lebanon 71, Plymouth 71, Laconia 26.

Poirier medals for Hartford

FAIRLEE, Vt. — Jaden Poirier fired a 6-over-par 40 for the Hurricanes to claim medallist honors in a match on the front nine at Lake Morey Country Club.

The Canes also had scores of 41 by Joseph Barwood and 48 by Matt Tsouknakis.

Brayden Larson led host Rivendell with 48 followed by Luke Avery (50), Ezra Avery (55) and Fin O’Donnell (55). Lee Bevis and Gavin Martin each shot 49 for Windsor. Ryan Malloy (46) and Noah Abernathy (49) represented Thetford.

Woodstock third

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps took third place in a home match at Woodstock Country Club on Monday. Ethan Dean, Owen Kross and Will Coates all shot 48 for Woodstock.

Team scores: Otter Valley 187, Rutland 188, Woodstock 195.

Stevens second

JAFFREY, N.H. — The Cardinals lost to Derryfield in a fifth-score tiebreaker at The Shattuck.

CJ Naugler won the medal with 19 Stableford points for Stevens. Reeve Wilkinson added 18 points and Cedric Allen had 15. Ian Gersberg added six points.

Team scores: Derryfield 58, Stevens 58, Conant 54, Campbell 30.

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