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Local roundup: Howes lead Hartford girls soccer

Staff Reports
Published: 10/9/2021 9:56:41 PM
Modified: 10/9/2021 10:20:21 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — That’s more like it — at least as atmospheres go.

Senior Sarah Howe scored two goals and set up the third as the Hartford High girls soccer team recorded a 3-1 win over Otter Valley on Saturday at Maxfield Sports Complex. Sophie Howe provided the other Hartford goal as well as an assist, and Beth Dobrich had an assist.

The numbers were secondary in Hartford coach Jeff Acker’s mind. Saturday’s match was the Hurricanes’ first since Thursday night, when Acker pulled his team from the field at Fair Haven after being subjected to incidents of sexual harassment by Fair Haven fans.

“Thirty-eight kids from Hartford and Otter Valley gathered at Maxfield Complex today and enjoyed all that is good about high school athletics — the fans, the game officials and the friendly competition,” Acker said after Hartford’s win. “Some goals were scored, some saves were made, and hopefully some lessons were learned. It was the perfect ending to a really tough week.”

Hartford (4-5-1) is at Mount Anthony on Wednesday.

Woodstock 1, Mount Anthony 0

WOODSTOCK — Senior Hannah Reed broke a scoreless tie with 66th minute on a feed from junior Izzy Kronijnenberg in the Wasps’ victory.

“Hannah was able to gain a step and launch her shot into the wide side to score her (11th) goal (of the year),” Woodstock coach Greg LaBella said.

Senior Emma Tarleton had eight saves for Woodstock.

“Scoring chances were plentifully for both teams throughout the game,” said LaBella. “This hard-fought game saw a great save by the Mount Anthony goalie on a penalty kick.”

Woodstock (6-2-1) is at Windsor on Wednesday.

Newport 4, Pittsfield 1

PITTSFIELD, N.H. — Senior Bella Coffin had three goals and Riley Skarin one to lead the Tigers.

Skarin and sophomore Emma O’Connor had assists.

Newport (6-3-0) is home to Portsmouth Christian on Tuesday.

Football Windsor 56, Poultney 13

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets continued to dominate their opponents in VPA Division III with another rout.

Windsor got two rushing touchdowns each from senior Ben Gilbert and junior Logan Worrall as the foundation for their sixth straight win. Seniors Keegan Batchelder and Austin Gauld and junior Travis McCallister each caught a touchdown pass, and sophomore Brody Osgood returned an interception for a score. Senior Jonathan Dexter kicked six extra points, and Kaiden Lawrence had a two-point conversion.

Windsor (6-0) is home to BFA-Fairfax on Saturday.

Epping-Newmarket 16, Mascoma 0

EPPING, N.H. — The Royals had a strong defensive game with three interceptions but could not convert them into scores.

Senior Rome Farnsworth had two picks and freshman Brody Goelette one. Epping scored on its first and third possessions but was kept in check after that.

“We had drives put together; just mishaps happened, so we couldn’t punch it in the end zone,” said Mascoma coach Kyle Colburn. “(Mascoma sophomore quarterback) TJ Mardin went out in the third quarter and would later return, but the offense was never able to capitalize on the effort of the defense.”

Mascoma (2-3) will host Franklin on Saturday.

Boys soccer Hanover 4, Dover 3

DOVER, N.H. — In a thrilling matchup of two of the top teams in NHIAA Division I, Hanover came back from a two-goal deficit and broke a 3-3 tie with two minutes left in regulation for the win, snapping the Green Wave’s nine-game winning streak.

All-New England senior Eric Ringer got the game-winner by bending a corner kick inside the near post, his sixth goal of the season. Ringer and senior Oscar Miller are tied for top scorer for Hanover this year.

The Marauders were down 1-0 after 20 minutes, and Dover doubled its lead in the 51st minute. Hanover took charge with three goals in six minutes from senior Jacob Kubik-Pauw and sophomores Ryder Hayes and Zach Tracy. Dover tied it when it was given a second shot on a penalty kick because a Hanover player was ruled to be in the penalty area too soon. Senior Ty Nolon had four saves for Hanover.

Hanover (10-2-1) has a six-game winning streak and is in third place in D-I. It will play home against Manchester West on Friday.

Danville 3, Oxbow 2

DANVILLE, Vt. — The Olympians came out on the short end of a back-and-forth contest that saw Danville take the lead for good on a pair of second-half goals.

Oxbow scored first two minutes in, but Danville tied it minutes later. Freshman Andrew Barrett, who coach Andrew Fisher said is becoming the team’s “go-to guy,” put Oxbow back ahead with his second goal at 34:17 before Danville tallied twice more, the second goal coming with 18 minutes to play.

“We have to learn how to protect a lead. Lots of good chances created today,” said Fisher. “We didn’t maintain position and spacing well in the second half. We are learning how to win. These setbacks are part of the process.”

Oxbow (1-8) is at Twinfield on Tuesday.

Woodstock 2, Otter Valley 0

WOODSTOCK — Sophomore Bode Wood scored a pair of goals as Woodstock improved to 6-4-0.

After a scoreless first half, Wood scored his first off good work by Mohammed Abas (one assist), slotting a shot just inside the right post from left of the penalty box. Wood’s second came on an assist by Ben McKenna. Junior goalie Michael LaCroix had a couple of key saves to preserve the shutout.

“The second half was much improved from the first, with the team bringing more energy to their play,” said Woodstock Coach Rob Stainton. “They came close to scoring a number of times, so it was great to finally get the ball in the back of the net.”

Woodstock welcomes Green Mountain on Tuesday.

Stowe 9, Thetford 0

STOWE, Vt. — The Panthers fell to 2-8-0 ahead of a visit from Northfield-Williamstown on Tuesday.

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PITTSFIELD, N.H. — Newport’s boys soccer match against Pittsfield on Saturday was cancelled because the Tigers did not have enough players. Newport (0-9-0) at Hinsdale on Monday.

Field Hockey Woodstock 5, Springfield 0

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps scored early en route to the shutout.

Sophomore Claudia Shoemaker got it going with an unassisted goal on a beautiful flick four minutes in. A short time later, senior Sophia Yates got the first of her two goals on a corner shot with an assist from junior Norah Harper. Gabby Hazen made it 3-0 in the third quarter with her first goal of the season. Yates scored again before junior Lily Gubbins closed it out in the fourth quarter.

Zada Grant had 13 saves for Springfield.

Woodstock (5-4-0) is at Otter Valley on Tuesday.

Hanover 3, Hartford 0

HANOVER — Hanover scored two quick goals in the first quarter a minute apart for the win on Senior Day.

Seniors Livvy Trummel and Natalie Feyrer teamed up on the first goal when Trummel scored off a cross to the far post by Feyrer. Senior Mia Edmonds netted the first of her two goals a minute later, unassisted from the top of the circle, and followed up with her second goal in the third quarter following a quick self-start that she blasted into the back of the net.

“The girls played extremely well today together as a team,” said Hanover coach Jean Essex. “It was a real team effort. I think that playing for senior day with a good crowd really pumped them up.”

Seniors Edmonds, Jess Lichtenstein, Gail Morse, Stella pinto, Trummel, Taylor Vettori, Feyrer, Eliza Sumner and Sophie Prescott were honored.

Hanover (11-0-1) is at Plymouth on Tuesday. Hartford (8-2-0) travels to Bellows Falls Tuesday.

Stevens 4, Newport 1

NEWPORT — The Cardinals (7-3-0) took the opener of a home-and-home set with the Tigers (4-8-0) that will conclude at Claremont’s Monadnock Park on Tuesday night.

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