Local Roundup: Dartmouth Football Set for Fla.

  • Windsor's Jacob Curtis. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

  • Hanover's Peter Lukovits. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hanover — Dartmouth College’s football team will play its season opener as scheduled on Saturday, taking on Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., according to a member of the school’s athletic department administration.

The Sunshine State was hit by Hurricane Irma this week, and power is still out in large portions of the region. The football game, however, should not be affected, Drew Galbraith, Dartmouth’s senior associate athletic director, wrote in an email on Tuesday.

The Hatters’ stadium “is a city facility, thus the power is handled on a different basis than the campus,” Galbraith wrote. “As of right now, the stadium is operational and has power. Based on our conversations with Stetson officials this afternoon, we are planning to make the trip and play Saturday.”

An announcement on Stetson’s Facebook page on Tuesday said classes there will not resume any earlier than Monday.

“We really didn’t doubt that we’d play, but it’s nice to get confirmation,” Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens said after Tuesday’s practice.

— Tris Wykes

Boys Soccer

Windsor 5, Bellows Falls 1

Westminster, Vt. — The Yellowjackets (1-2-0) answered an early second-half Terrier tally with three unanswered goals to grab their first victory of the campaign.

Jake Curtis led a varied offensive assault for Windsor, scoring two goals. Dylan Hodgdon had a goal and an assist, and teammates Daniel Cardillo and Jacob Harriman also found the back of the net. Up 2-1 after BF’s goal after halftime, the Jacks pulled away behind goals from Cardillo, Curtis and Hodgdon. Hunter Grela had two assists, while Tate Hurd and Dylan DeSchamp had one each.

Eli Milligan stopped five shots in the Windsor net. The Yellowjackets play this weekend in Black River High’s Josh Cole Tournament, opening on Friday night with Leland & Gray at Dorsey Park.

Hartford 2, Spaulding 1

Barre, Vt. — A pair of junior varsity call-ups helped Hartford (2-2-0) conquer the Crimson Tide.

After a scoreless first half, the Canes took a lead behind Pat Brady’s 55th-minute goal on a corner kick from Pat McGlone. Spaulding’s Aiden Gilwee tied the match with 10 minutes to play, finishing a pass from Isiah Browman, but Hartford’s Nehemiah Arnold responded unassisted in the 74th minute for the win.

Shane Miller played 75 of the 80 minutes in goal and made two saves. Ian O’Brien took the net to start the second half only to leave the contest five minutes later with an injury.

Hartford visits Rutland on Monday evening.

Stevens 12, Newport 0

Claremont — The Cardinals (3-2-0) rolled past the Tigers (0-5-0) for the second time in as many days behind two-goal games from Parker Moote and Colby Jarvis.

Chandler Zullo, Caleb Royce, Colin Lewis, Craig Schnyer, Gabe Miller, Josh Thurber, Sam Sweet and Brennan Huntoon accounted for Stevens’s other strikes. Moote, Huntoon and Mitchell Paquette all contributed two assists, with Royce, Lewis, Gabe Spaulding and Ian Fitzpatrick adding one each.

Lebanon 2, Kingswood 1

Wolfeboro, n.h. — The Raiders (4-2-0) made it four wins in a row, beating the Knights.

A Connor Downs throw-in skimmed off a Kingswood head and into the net to give Lebanon a third-minute lead. Owen Johnstone doubled the lead in the 60th minute, finishing Brodie McPherson’s flick of a Patrick Mason corner.

Lebanon returns home on Friday to host Plymouth.

Randolph 4, Thetford 3

Randolph — The Panthers (1-2-0) scored the match’s first three goals, but couldn’t defend the lead as the Galloping Ghosts rallied for the win.

Dylan Thorburn opened the scoring for Thetford and Nick Moses tallied twice, with all of the visitors’ offense coming in the game’s first 17 minutes. Randolph started its rally in the 19th, added a penalty kick early in the second half and dented the net twice in the final 10 minutes to complete the comeback. Moses and William Bugg each posted an assist.

Dan Wells and Nacio Levey alternated in goal, amassing three saves.

Moultonborough 3, Sunapee 1

Moultonborough, n.h. — What coach Jack Iacopino termed “a dismal first half” doomed the Lakers (3-2-0).

The Panthers jumped in front on a 27th-minute Sunapee own goal, and doubled their lead just before halftime. Michael Mullen gave the Lakers life when he finished a Nick Ducharme feed behind the Moultonborough defense, but the Panthers converted a play off of a short corner kick to regain the two-goal cushion.

Iacopino credited Will Palin’s play in goal and Josh Heino’s work in midfield. The Lakers visits Pittsfield on Monday.

BFA-Fairfax 9, Oxbow 0

Fairfax, Vt. — The Olympians dropped to 0-3-0 heading into Friday’s visit to Hazen, the fourth stop on the team’s season-opening five-game road trip.

Derryfield 3, Mascoma 0

West Canaan — The Royals (4-1-1) suffered their first loss of the year.

Hunter Whyte made nine saves for Mascoma, including one on a penalty kick.

Cabot 8, Whitcomb-Rochester 5

Bethel — Mexican exchange student Rodrigo Diaz Gorocica had a hat trick and four assists as the Huskies prevailed in a high-scoring game at the Bethel Athletic Fields.

Save for one first-half assist, all of Diaz Gorocica’s production came after halftime. The teams were deadlocked, 2-2, after 40 minutes.

Nick Rowe scored twice with one assist, Gabriel Feeney had a goal and an assist, and Max Stearns and Colby Washburn scored one goal each for the Mountaineers (0-2), who held a 20-12 advantage in shots.

Levi West made eight stops in net for Whitchester, which hosts Craftsbury on Thursday.

Sharon 7, Twinfield 0

Plainfield, Vt. — Willy Barnes scored twice from near midfield, Erik Younce scored his first two varsity goals and the Phoenix improved to 2-0.

Sam Knoerlein, Josh Amodeo and Ollie Skeet-Browning added goals for Sharon, while Barnes, Cole Ward and Jack DiGuiseppe registered assists. Goalie Dillon Butner had three saves for Sharon, which hosts Craftsbury on Saturday.

Littleton 1 Woodsville 0 (2 ot)

Littleton, n.h. — The Crusaders’ Danny Kubkowsky scored with 2:20 remaining in the second overtime to hand Woodsville (4-1) its first loss of the year.

“It was a tournament-style game, a lot of back and forth,” Engineers coach Mike Ackerman said.

Woodsville striker Adam Cataldo had numerous chances to put the Engineers in front in the second half, one bid squirting just wide and the next just over the crossbar. Cooper Davidson finished with 16 saves in the Engineers’ net.

Trinity Christian 6, MVCS 3

Quechee — The Eagles fell to 1-1.

Dylan Patel scored twice and Caleb Scully once for Mid Vermont Christian, while Stan Nelson manned the net.

Mid Vermont played without head coach Zach Bryan, an EMT who missed the game for work-related reasons.

Girls Soccer

Sharon 1, Twinfield 0

Plainfield, Vt. — Isabella Amodeo scored on a midfield breakaway early in the second half as the Phoenix (1-1-0) gave new coach Heidi Thedwall her first victory.

Amodeo accepted a punt from goalkeeper Rory Livingston at midfield, then outraced the Trojans’ defense for the match’s only marker. Livington earned a six-save shutout.

“I’m so proud of them,” Thedwall said after the win. “We played beautifully as a team. We had 22 shots — their goalkeeper was solid — but we really worked it, spread the field, did all that we were supposed to do.”

Whitcomb-Rochester 3, Cabot 2 (ot)

Bethel — Defender Toni Turner morphed into a striker for the Mountaineers, capping a two-goal effort with the overtime game-winner to beat the Huskies at the Bethel Athletic Fields.

Whitchester owned a 1-0 halftime lead on a Grace LaFromboise goal set up by Elizabeth Ferrell. The rivals split the scoring the rest of the way, with Turner notching an unassisted goal prior to extra time and banging home the winner two minutes into overtime thanks to a LaFromboise pass.

Morgan Freeman stopped six shots in the first half for Whitchester, while Fiona Vaillancourt had eight saves in the second half. Freeman returned to the net for overtime but didn’t have to record a save.

Sunapee 5, Moultonborough 1

Moultonborough, n.h. — Maddie Austin scored twice as the Lakers (5-0) stayed perfect.

Liz Nichols added a goal and two assists, Hannah Cooney had one goal and one helper, and Star Lucas and Erin Moynihan each had an assist. Abby Pollari played a strong defensive game for Sunapee.

Woodsville 3, Littleton 1

Littleton, n.h. — Suzy Bazzell had a goal and an assist and Molly Clough had a pair of helpers as the Engineers improved to 3-2.

Woodsville led 1-0 at halftime before the Crusaders tied it early in the second half on a header off of a throw-in.

Maachah Krull scored on a feed from Bazzell to put the Engineers back in front, and Olivia Sarkis added an insurance goal via one-touch header on a corner kick offering from Clough.

Mackenzie Dennis made four stops for Woodsville.

Bishop Brady 1, Stevens 0

Claremont — The Green Giants scored four minutes into the second half and held on to topple the Cardinals (3-2-0).

Kaitlyn Chambers kept Stevens in the match, making nine saves in the hosts’ goal. The Cards look to end a streak of two losses when they welcome Laconia to Monadnock Park on Friday afternoon.

Proctor 6, South Royalton 0

Proctor, Vt. — After taking their season opener, the Royals (1-1-0) ran into “a very disciplined and fundamentally sound program,” coach Jackson Howe said. “Not a team, a program.”

Five different Phantoms scored in the contest. Defender Airlle Oechslie led the way with two goals.

“We all worked hard; no matter who we play, we’ll work as hard as we can,” Howe said of his Royals. “We didn’t give up the whole time.”

InterLakes 4, Newport 1

Meredith, n.h. — Dressing just 11 players, the Tigers (1-5-0) ran out of steam despite the effort.

Alyssa Burr converted a Haley McNamara pass in the 35th minute for Newport’s goal. Netminder Anna Pysz “was phenomenal in goal,” Tiger coach Jon Hamel said, with her 25 saves including several from close range.

Hamel praised the play of Burr, McNamara and Rachel Stark on attack as well as Keagan Halleck on defense.

Field Hockey

Newport 3, Kearsarge 2 (ot)

North Sutton, n.h. — Kennedy Pysz scored the winner four minutes into overtime off of a penalty corner feed from Hailey Perry as the Tigers moved to 2-3.

Newport led by a huge margin in penalty corners, 24-3, but the Kearsarge goalie kept the Cougars in the game with 22 saves.

The Tigers did manage one goal off of a penalty corner in regulation, Pysz setting up Maddie Miller to tie the game 2-2 in the second half.

Newport’s first goal came in the first half on a Lacy McNeel score with an assist to Miller.

Tigers goalie Stacia Dame made two stops.


Cards’ Daignualt Sets Mark

Thornton, n.h. — Teaghan Daignault had an outstanding day for the Cardinals (0-6), who finished behind Plymouth, Laconia and Prospect Mountain on the par-36 front nine at the Owl’s Nest Golf Club.

Daignault won the individual medal, shooting a career-best 2-over-par 38. No team could keep pace with the host Bobcats, who had six of their seven golfers shoot in the 40s, led by a 42 from Mike Ouellette.

Dylan Adamovich (52), Finn Allen (61) and Andrew Friend (62) accounted for Stevens’ other scoring rounds.

Team scores:Plymouth 179, Prospect Mountain 192, Laconia 211, Stevens 213.

Hartford 192, Woodstock 231

Fairlee — Four Hurricanes were within two strokes of one another as Hartford beat Woodstock at Lake Morey Country Club.

Jared Vanderpot led the Canes with a 12-over-par 47 on Lake Morey’s front nine, followed by Brady Hathorn (48), Kobe Labonte (48) and Logan Raymond (49).

“I’m always happy to have four kids breaking 50,” said Hurricanes coach Mike Hathorn, whose team improved to 4-3. “We could probably find shots we could shave off each (player’s) outing, but out goal is to (collectively) shoot under 200, and we were able to do that.”

The Wasps’ Carl Gebhardt medalled with a 42, followed by teammates Peter Borden (57), Eli Chynoweth (64) and Matt Ennis (68).

Competing individually, Jake Hamel of host Rivendell shot 46, and Oxbow’s Cody Grant fired 62.

Hanover Wins At Beaver Meadow

Concord — The Marauders (12-0) edged runner-up Oyster River by 11 strokes on the front nine at par-36 Beaver Meadow Golf Course despite playing without senior Phin Choukas (illness).

Peter Lukovits (40), Patrick Daley (41), David Lehmann (42), Gavin Koehler (44) and Marta Sanchez (47) were the top players for Hanover, while Ryan Rothdiener medalled for third-place John Stark.

Team scores:Hanover 214, Oyster River 225, John Stark 237, Bishop Brady 253.

Cross Country

Thetford Sweeps Home Meet

Thetford — Thetford’s girls all placed in the top 10 and the boys put their scoring runners in the top 12 to sweep a home Marble Valley League meet.

TA’s Meaggie Balch dominated the field of 34 girls, winning by more than a minute in a time of 21 minutes, 48 seconds. Eloise Silver-Van Meter followed in fourth (23:28), with teammates Layla Hannisan (seventh, 25:33), Morgan Lavoy (eighth, 26:08) and Emma Bauer (10th, 26:33) close behind. Woodstock’s Grace Vollers took third place (23:12), and Sharon’s Lila Reimanis was an impressive fifth (23:39).

Olivia Rockwood was 14th in 27:11 to lead Windsor. Freshman Clementine Phillip paced Hartford, finishing 20th in 29:01.

Woodstock’s Riley Shepherd beat the boys with a time of 18:11, and teammates Matthew Bassette (third, 18:54) and Justice Bassette (sixth, 19:54) gave the Wasps a good foundation. TA’s depth, however, won out: Malcolm Silver-Van Meter was second (18:14), Ian Spellman took fourth (19:11), Nate Brooker claimed seventh (20:07) and Cliffy Ransom was ninth (20:19) to account for the hosts’ runners in the top 10.

Junior Justin Smith was a solid eighth for Windsor (20:15), while Hartford got a team-best 15th from Aaron Mitchell (21:50).

Boys team scores:Thetford 34, Woodstock 51, Bellows Falls 55, Windsor 116, Hartford 121.

Girls team scores:Thetford 22, Woodstock 53, Hartford 76, Green Mountain 87.