Local Roundup: Canes Own the Course

  • Dylan Deschamp, of Windsor, walks to the eighth tee during a round of golf with Woodstock, Hartford, Oxbow and Mid-Vermont Christian School at the Woodstock Country Club in Woodstock, Vt., Wedneday, September 12, 2017. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Jacob Curtis, of Windsor, replaces his ball on the first green at the start of nine holes with Brady Hathorn, of Hartford, left, and William Kelly, of Otter Valley, right, at the Woodstock Country Club in Woodstock, Vt., Wedneday, September 12, 2017. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Nicholas Leary, of Mid-Vermont Christian School, pulls a ball from Kedron Brook on his way to the fifth green during a golf game with opponents from Woodstock Union, Hartford, Windsor, and Oxbow high schools at the Woodstock Country Club in Woodstock, Vt., Wednesday, September 12, 2017. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Sunapee volleyball player Grace Clay at Sunapee High School in Sunapee, N.H., on August 25, 2016. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Woodstock— The Hartford High golf team cruised to a victory over host Woodstock at Woodstock Country Club on Wednesday afternoon.

Brady Hathorn and Jared Vanderpot led the Hurricanes with matching scores of 13-over-par 48 on the front nine at Woodstock. Logan Raymond had a 52, Justin Jasmin had 53 and Kobe Labonte shot 55. Hartford’s team score of 201 eclipsed the Woodstock team score of 237.

Windsor’s Dylan DeSchamp had the low round for the boys with a 46. Otter Valley’s Mia Politano shot 55 to pace the girls.

Windsor’s Devon Beland shot 59.

Peter Borden led Woodstock with a 56, followed by Carl Gebhardt with a 57, Max Dodson with 60 and Eli Chynoweth with 64. Emily Dean shot 60 for the Wasps.

Oxbow’s Cody Grant shot a 55. Sophomore siblings Nick Leary (53) and Allie Leary (60) represented MVCS.

Woodstock is back in action with another home match on Monday when it will host Hartford once again.

Lebanon Second

Salem, n.h. — The Raiders won a fifth-golfer tiebreaker with Pelham to take second place in a nine-hole match on the back nine at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands.

Kyle Pelletier shot a 4-over-par 39 to lead Lebanon (8-4). Logan French added a 44 and Joey Dupree had 45. Freshman Joey Leva shot a 51 in his varsity debut. Zach Barden had 52 to help the Raiders take the tiebreaker. Ryker Burke of Prospect Mountain led the field with a 38.

Team scores: Prospect Mountain 172, Lebanon 179, Pelham 179, Belmont 194.

Stevens Tops Two

Claremont — Senior Teagan Daignault shot a 5-over-par 39 to lead the host Cardinals to a second-place finish at Claremont Country Club.

Freshman Dylan Adamovich added a 49 for Stevens (2-7). Classmate Brady Small shot 51. Fellow freshmen Finn Allen and Caidence Verrill (in her varsity debut) each shot 52. Senior Andrew Friend had 56. The Cardinals edged third-place Gilford by a single stroke.

“We needed this pretty bad,” Stevens coach Ryan Seaver said. “It’s a big win for us, and our four freshmen really played great.”

Team scores: Bow 179, Stevens 191, Gilford 192, Fall Mountain 204.

Woodsville Visits White Mountains

Bretton Woods, n.h. — The Engineers finished third in a three-team match at the Mount Washington Hotel course.

Season May led Woodsville with a 12-over-par 48. Ben Simboli had 54, Travis Stoddard shot 59 and Tyren Hartford had 70. Braxton Brown of White Mountains had a 39 to win medalist honors.

Team scores: White Mountains 174, Littleton 184, Woodsville 231.

Boys Soccer

Bedford 2, Hanover 1

Bedford, n.h. — The Marauders’ early-season gauntlet continued with a tough loss at the Bulldogs.

Bedford broke a scoreless game open with goals in the 68th and 73rd minutes. Hanover answered in the 79th when Henry Kahl assisted on Bauti Gallino’s goal. Keeper Joey Perras had six saves. Coach Rob Grabill praised the play of defenders Ben Parrado and Matty Gardner.

Hanover dropped to 2-4 on the season. The four losses have come to D-I opponents with a combined record of 21-1-2. The Marauders welcome the return of senior captain Sam Pych, out all season so far with an injury, on Friday when they host Spaulding.

“We’ve played the iron of the league. We’ve paid our dues against the toughest teams in D-I, and we’re eager to start evening our record and building our resume,” Grabill said.

Girls Soccer

Hartford 3, Lyndon 2 (ot)

White River Junction — Senior Maddie Koff capped her hat trick with an overtime game-winner to lift the Canes (2-2) over the Vikings.

Hartford trailed, 2-0, at halftime. Koff scored a pair in the second half to knot the score and force overtime. The game-winning goal came with 26 seconds left in the first OT when Alice Dwyer won possession down the left side and played the ball back to Koff, which the senior converted for her third goal.

“It’s tough to come back from two goals down,” Hartford coach Jeff Acker said. “It’s pretty unique to get a hat trick. In my 12 years (as coach), it’s the second one I’ve seen.”

Eleanor Hinckley and Carol North also had assists. Keeper Morgan White had five saves for Hartford, which plays at Fair Haven on Saturday.

Windsor 6, Black River 0

Ludlow, Vt. — Olivia Rockwood had three goals to pace the Yellowjackets in a shutout of the Presidents.

Ava Sutton added two goals and an assist. Kristin Clark had a goal, and Evelyn Page had two assists. Freshman keeper Adi Prior made four saves for the shutout. Windsor led 2-0 in the first half before playing a strong second half to put the game out of reach.

The Jacks (2-1) host Otter Valley on Friday.

Hanover 1John Stark 1 (2 ot)

Weare, n.h. — Freshman Charlotte Johnson scored for Hanover with three minutes left in regulation to help the Marauders tie the score.

Hanover had a pair of good chances in the overtimes. Pepper Joseph just missed with a shot over the crossbar. Cate Wagner, who assisted on Johnson’s score, was lining up for a free kick from 25 yards out when the first overtime expired.

Keeper Bella Bardales made eight saves for Hanover. Coach Doug Kennedy praised the play of Ellie Stannard, who was filling in at the midfield due to an injury, and Riley Craft.

The Marauders (2-1-1) visit Pembroke on Friday.

BFA-Fairfax 2, Oxbow 1

Fairfax, Vt. — The Olympians’ Zoë Barton quickly answered the Bullets’ first goal, but the hosts rallied to steal a win.

The Bullets broke a scoreless tie midway through the second half. Barton then scored 26 seconds later to knot the score at 1-1. Oxbow outshot the hosts, 12-7, and controlled play for long stretches but came up short after the Bullets added another goal in the 67th minute.

“The girls played well. We just got on the wrong end of it even though we outplayed them a bit,” Oxbow coach Charlie Barton said.

The Olympians started the game with just 12 players and then were down to 11, meaning no subs, when Lindsey Carbee left with an injury.

Oxbow (2-2) plays its fifth straight road game to start the season when it visits Hazen on Saturday.

Mill River 1, Woodstock 0

Woodstock — The Wasps dropped to 0-2 when they came out short in a back-and-forth battle with Mill River.

Keeper Brittney Poljacik had 16 saves for Woodstock. The Wasps had good scoring chances from Olivia Marsicovetere, Momo Biele and Annabelle Lessard. Tierney Dugan, Slice Sperber, Audrey Eggum and Sadie Kuhn all had strong games defensively, according, to coach Greg LaBella.

Woodstock visits Springfield on Saturday.

Field Hockey

Mascoma 4, John Stark 0

Weare, n.h. — The Royals turned up the intensity in the second half with all four goals in a shutout win over the Generals.

Elizabeth Jones broke through for Mascoma with the first goal. Kaitlyn Pushee assisted, then scored a goal of her own with help from Julia Fox. Junior Morgan Prentiss added her first varsity goal before assisting on Alyssa Hammond’s score to cap the scoring.

“We came out extremely flat in the first half and then were much stronger in the second. We came to life after that first goal went in,” Mascoma coach Jenn Hammond said.

Goalie Abby Duhaime had one save for the Royals, who are back in action on Tuesday at Winnisquam.

Cross Country

Oxbow Girls Fourth

Derby, Vt. — Isabella Giesing finished seventh in the girls race to lead Oxbow to a fourth-place finish at the Kingdom Cup hosted by North Country Union High School on Tuesday.

Giesing ran the 5K course in 22 minutes, 3 seconds. Teammate Tyrus Rosten was in 13th at 23:57, Emily Carson was 24th and Hannah Giesing finished 28th. St. Johnsbury's Rebecca Green won the girls race in 21:22.

Keelan Durham finished 11th for the Oxbow boys with a time of 20:00, followed by teammate William Douglas in 35h. Aleksei Bingham of North Country won the boys race in 16:53. The Olympians did not have enough runners to compile a boys team score.

Girls team scores: St. Johnsbury 25, Northfield 67, North Country 71, Oxbow 90, Lamoille 124, Stowe 158.

Boys team scores: St. Johnsbury 20, Lyndon 65, North Country 92, Northfield 97, Stowe 111.


Sunapee 3, Stevens 0

Sunapee — The Lakers swept the Cardinals in straight sets, 25-15, 25-14 and 25-12.

Grace Clay was 23-for-23 serving with 11 aces for Sunapee. Lexi Miller was 8-for-9 with a pair of aces. Clay added a team-best five kills. Tess Palin had four kills and Mackenzie Wrightington had three kills.

Stevens coach Meryden Griffin praised the play of Madeline Ferland and Mariah Lawrence, saying both were aggressive at the net and playing the back row.

The Lakers host Franklin on Monday. Stevens hosts Trinity today.

Hillsboro-Deering 3Mascoma 0

Hillsboro, n.h. — The Royals lost a tight battle with a pair of close sets, falling to the Hillcats by scores of 25-8, 25-23 and 27-25.

Setter Kaelyn Gelinas had a strong game, according to coach Frank Gould. The Royals were down a setter, so Gelinas put forth extra effort to make up for the loss and had a strong night defensively.

Mascoma (1-2) visits Franklin on Friday.

Women’s Tennis

Colby-Sawyer 9, Castleton 0

New London — The Chargers improved to 5-0 overall, 3-0 in the NAC with a shutout of the Spartans.

Ashley Woodside dropped just one game in winning the No. 1 singles match. Ciara Bannister, Yashu Yang, Aislinn O’Connor, Lauren Blanchard and Alexa Conlin also won their singles matches in dominant fashion. The Chargers also swept the doubles matches, dropping a combined three games along the way.

Colby-Sawyer hosts Johnson and Wales on Saturday.

Men’s Soccer

Colby-Sawyer 3, Clark 2

New London — Denali Sexton had two goals and an assist to lead the Chargers (1-4) to their first win of the season.

Ahamad Raji was assisted by Sexton for his first varsity goal. Colby-Sawyer keeper Sean Babinski had two saves. The Chargers visit Maine Maritime on Saturday.

College Sailing

Big Green Opens Season

Hanover — The Dartmouth sailing team opened its 2017 season with three regattas in New Haven, Conn., Penobscot Bay, Maine, and Cambridge, Mass., last weekend.

At the 43rd Henry H. Anderson Trophy hosted by Yale, the Big Green placed eighth out of 16 teams. Christopher Williford, Rebecca McElvain, Paige Clarke and Duncan Williford represented Dartmouth.

In the Penobscot Bay Regatta, hosted by Maine Maritime Academy, the Big Green finished ninth in the 15-team field. Dartmouth was represented by Jack McGraw, Taggart Bonham, Max Eberstadt-Beattie and Alyssa Berger.

A team of Dartmouth women traveled to Cambridge, Mass., to compete in the Toni Deutsch MIT ’58 Trophy. The Big Green took second place and were represented by Peninah Benjamin, Emma White, Audrey Giblin and Mary Amis.