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Local roundup: LSK girls hockey wins first on OT game-winner

  • Lena Nowell

Staff reports
Published: 2/3/2021 10:35:00 PM
Modified: 2/4/2021 2:41:39 PM

HOOKSETT, N.H. — Emma Leute and Lena Nowell scored their first goals of the season, with Leute’s coming 3½ minutes into overtime to give the Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge girls hockey team a 2-1 win over Bishop Brady-Trinity-Manchester West on Wednesday at Tri-Town Arena.

The victory broke a four-game losing streak for the Raiders (1-4-0), who had the misfortune of running into NHIAA Division I juggernaut Hanover three times in the opening two weeks of the season.

Nowell scored unassisted on a power play to get Lebanon started late in the second period, and the Raiders were primed for a regulation win when the BBTW (0-5-0) tied the game with 22.3 seconds remaining on the clock. Leute finished it by driving home a Claire Falcone pass from the left circle at 3:30 of the extra session. Paige Hoegler backed it up with 21 saves in the Raiders’ net.

“I'm so proud of our team,” Lebanon coach Mike Sheehan said. “It's been a tough start and we played well today, even though we hadn't skated since Saturday. When we lost the lead in the last minute, we shook it off and Emma came through with a nice, quick shot that caught the goalie by surprise.”

Courtney Ingham scored for BBTW, which picked up 15 saves from netminder Emily Senko.

The teams meet against at Campion Rink on Saturday.

Hanover 2, Concord 1

CONCORD — Sage McGinley-Smith’s second goal of the game, coming with six minutes left in regulation, kept the Marauders (4-0-0) unbeaten.

McGinley-Smith converted passes from Gail Morse and Kali McDonnell to open the scoring at 3:37 of the middle stanza. Concord’s Joanna Dustin tied it early in the third period. Kaye Lindsay set up McGinley-Smith’s decider. The Crimson Tide (3-3-0) outshot Hanover, 20-17.

Goalie Rebekah Rudd made 19 saves and Lily Seelig had a strong game for Hanover, coach John Dodds said. The two will meet again at Campion Rink on Saturday afternoon.


WEST LEBANON — The Raiders (2-1-0) made it two wins in three nights at Campion Rink, blanking the Blackbirds.

Aidan Yates, Cesar Salcedo and Will McGee (two assists) scored for Lebanon-Stevens-Mount, Salcedo’s goal his first with the varsity. Jake Kriplin, Andrew Dannehy and Andrew Duany had assists, and Toby Cromwell recorded the shutout in goal.

The teams meet again at Keene Ice on Saturday night.

ALPINE SKIINGHanover dominates slopes

NEWBURY, N.H. — Hanover swept the top three spots in three of the four races, including first through fourth in one event, to dominate a four-school slalom and giant slalom at Mount Sunapee.

Ella Goodney (54.72 seconds), Casey McGuire (54.75) and Ashley Cotter (55.01) took the top three positions in the girls GS, with Ingrid Pekala closing the scoring in sixth (56.68). Goodney followed with a runner-up finish in the two-run slalom (1:10.99), followed by a 4-5-6 result from teammates Lia Naughton (1:13.57), Lilly Clapp (1:13.80) and McGuire (1:13.87).

Joseph Davis (51.81), Teddy Ruth (53.22) and Adam Goodney (53.74) repeated the feat in the boys GS, getting a fifth from Owen Stannard (54.99). Wesley Stocken (1:02.71) joined Davis (1:04.87), Ruth (1:05.90) and Zane Schiffman (1:06.12) to post a perfect team slalom score.

Cassidy Adams led the Lebanon girls, taking eighth in both races. Roy Shapard was 12th in the GS and 14th in the slalom for the best performance from the Raider boys.

Boys team scores:Hanover 787, Con-Val 737, Oyster River 729, Lebanon 449.

Girls team scores:Hanover 779, Con-Val 746, Oyster River 733, Lebanon 444.

WRESTLINGPlymouth 57, Mascoma 18

WEST CANAAN — The Royals (0-1) picked up a pair of pins along with a forfeit win to account for their points in a dual-meet loss to the Bobcats.

Senior Cam Stebbins stopped Tynan Beauchmen at 126 pounds and freshman Damien Nestle did the same to Jaivon Cadore at 182 for Mascoma’s two on-the-mat victories. The Royals’ remaining points came in a forfeit win for senior heavyweight Caleb Hobbs.

“We continue to work hard and improve each week,” Mascoma coach Rick Simula said. “Plymouth always has a tough team. I’m hopeful we match up better Saturday and a few key matches go our way.”

Mascoma used their season opener to recognize Stebbins, Hobbs and fellow seniors Bryan Lowell and Duncan Tuttle. The two squads meet again in Plymouth on Saturday.

GIRLS BASKETBALLStevens 50, Mascoma 29

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals (1-0) finally got to start their season after a two-week COVID-19 delay and earned a win over the Royals (0-6) at Carr Gymnasium.

Freshman guard Kiley Bundy made a splash in her varsity debut for Stevens, hitting four of the team’s five 3-pointers and scoring a game-high 19 points. Bundy had nine points in the Cards’ opening quarter, during which the home team hit seven of eight free throws and built a 16-2 lead.

Alyssa Paquette had nine points and Zahna Rice had seven for Stevens. Gabby Pierce paced the Royals with eight points, followed by five each from Emily Seiler and Chloe Crate. The teams play again in West Canaan on Friday night.

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