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Local roundup: Hartford boys soccer edges Otters on PK

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Staff Report
Published: 9/28/2021 8:08:33 AM
Modified: 9/28/2021 6:39:31 PM

BRANDON, Vt. — Hartford High boys soccer bounced back from its loss on Wednesday and defeated Otter Valley, 2-1, Monday.

Hartford (5-2-0) broke the deadlock in the 55th minute. Freshman Sam Peckinpaugh, a Windsor High transplant, headed in a cross from a free kick taken by junior Sawyer Albrecht.

Then, in the 71st minute, junior Nolan McMahon was fouled in the box and scored the ensuing penalty kick for the decisive goal.

Junior Blaine Gour saved five shots for the Canes.

Hartford head coach Kevin Guilbault was pleased with his team’s performance in its first road win of the season.

“Happy for the boys in getting their fifth win,” Guilbault said. “We continue to become more comfortable and cohesive.”

Hartford will take on Woodstock at home on Wednesday.

Stratton Mountain 3, Woodstock 2

STRATTON, Vt. — Woodstock (3-4-0) fell behind early and couldn’t complete the comeback.

After an early Stratton Mountain goal, Woodstock equalized on an own goal. Declan McCullough sent the ball on a cross that led to the goal.

Stratton answered with a goal right before halftime and another shortly after the break.

The Wasps got one back with 15 minutes to play, as Ezra Lockhart scored his team-high 10th goal of the season on an unassisted run into the penalty area.

Woodstock pushed for the tying goal it needed but couldn’t find the back of the net.

“A tough loss today,” Woodstock head coach Rob Stainton said, “but the team battled back and gave it their all.”

Woodstock will face Hartford Wednesday in White River Junction.

GIRLS SOCCERGilford 9, Mascoma 0

GILFORD, N.H. — Mascoma (0-8-0) was unable to change its fortunes early in the season.

The Royals will go back on the road Wednesday to face Newfound.

FIELD HOCKEYBellows Falls 1, Hartford 0 (OT)

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford (4-1-0) saw its season-opening winning streak slip away.

The Canes were unable to score on the undefeated Terriers. It was a defensive battle all game, as the teams went to overtime scoreless.

Hartford head coach Heather Scudder was not too upset despite the loss.

“I am extremely happy with the attitude in which they took on this challenge,” Scudder said. “Bellows Falls is one of the top programs in the state, and we took it to the wire. It was a team effort and I look forward to the rematch.”

Hartford will look to rebound Friday at home against Burr and Burton.

VOLLEYBALLHanover 3, Mascoma 1

HANOVER — Hanover (4-4) took down Upper Valley foe Mascoma (3-5) Monday in HHS’ Play for the Cure match.

Hanover won the first two sets — 25-20 and 25-15, respectively — to take control of the match. The Royals fought back and won the third set, 25-19, but Hanover put it away in the fourth set, 25-20.

Hanover senior Esther Hacker led the way with 13 kills and five aces. Sophomore Rosa Bradley recorded four kills and four aces. Sophomore Talia Daft provided strong service with eight aces. Junior Darien Ray contributed five kills.

Hanover head coach Megan McFarland credited junior Ava Winchester for her strong defense.

Mascoma returns home Wednesday to face Hillsboro-Deering. Hanover is back in action Friday on the road against Manchester West.

Nute 3, Stevens 0

MILTON, N.H. — Stevens (0-8) was unable to get its first win of the season.

Nute won the match in straight sets: 25-5, 25-8, 25-17.

“Nute High School had a strong line of servers,” Cardinals head coach Rick Dorcely said. “And their jump serves were a challenge.”

Stevens returns home to take on Fall Mountain on Wednesday.

GOLFRivendell wins at Windsor

WINDSOR — Rivendell outdueled Thetford, Windsor and Arlington at John P. Larkin Country Club.

Rivendell’s Luke Avery recorded the third-best score of the match with a 46 to lead his team. Parker Piper shot a 48, Brayden Larson posted a 49 and Ezra Avery shot 55.

Yellowjackets freshman Gavin Martin recorded the top individual score with a 44. Sophomore Lee Bevis shot a 49, sophomore Owen Roberge recorded a 65, and freshman Helen Ennis shot 68.

Thetford’s Noah Abernathy was individual runner-up at 45. Ryan Mulloy posted a 54, and Madi Mousley and Carter Williams both shot 56.

Windsor will be right back at it on Tuesday at Woodstock.

Team scores: Rivendell 198, Thetford 211, Windsor 268, Arlington 121.

Hanover finishes third

DERRY, N.H. — Hanover’s match at Hoodkroft Golf Course was tightly contested against Pinkerton, Dover, and Keene.

Pinkerton edged out the field for the team victory, as Hanover finished third in the pack.

Senior Casey Graham led Hanover with a 39, one stroke under par. Junior Dillon Jopp shot an even-par 40. Senior Spencer Lawe carded a 41. Sophomore Adam Goodney recorded a 42, and senior Max Galbraith shot a 45.

Hanover (11-6) will host Concord, Timberlane, and Merrimack in its next match Wednesday at Lake Morey Country Club.

Team scores: Pinkerton 200, Dover 205, Hanover 207, Keene 209.

Raiders regain form

WALPOLE, N.H. — After dropping its first match of the season last week, Lebanon swept Fall Mountain and ConVal at Hooper Golf Club to improve to 14-1.

Alex Blish led the way with 21 Stableford points to take second place. Sam Bates (19), Roy Shapard (18) and Dawson Bates (18) completed the scoring for Lebanon.

The Raiders host Monadnock and Conant at Eastman Golf Links on Thursday.

Team scores: Lebanon 76, Fall Mountain 57, ConVal 34.

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