Local Roundup: Hammond Goals Lead Mascoma Field Hockey

  • Sunapee's Jackie Balch (15) tries to cool off at halftime of their game with Moultonborough in Sunapee, N.H., because the temperature was in the upper 80s at the start of the game. At left is teammate Ellie Frederick. Sunapee won, 4-0. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News — Geoff Hansen

  • Alyssa Hammond

Published: 9/26/2017 12:18:15 AM
Modified: 9/26/2017 12:18:18 AM

West Canaan — The Mascoma High school field hockey team snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over visiting Bow on Monday afternoon.

The Royals dropped a heartbreaker, 1-0 in overtime, to unbeaten Monadnock on Saturday but managed to keep the momentum going to beat the Falcons on a steamy afternoon. Alyssa Hammond had two goals to lead the Royals. Elizabeth Jones scored once, and Kaitlyn Pushee had an assist.

“They played a great game but lost in overtime on Saturday. It was nice to be able to keep the same intensity into today. Great to see a strong game and a strong win,” Mascoma coach Jenn Hammond said.

Jones now leads Mascoma with five goals this season. Hammond is second with four goals. Goalie Abby Duhaime made 11 saves for the Royals, who improved their record to 4-5 with the win. Mascoma visits Hanover on Saturday.

Stevens 3, Newport 1

Newport — A trio of goalscorers led the Cardinals (5-4) over the Tigers (3-6).

Zoey Foote, Sophie Foote and Elyse Scott all scored for Stevens. Emily Mudge had an assist. Clara Avery made a defensive save to help preserve the lead. Maddie Miller scored with an assist to Lacey McNeel for Newport, and Tigers keeper Stacia Dame made 13 saves.

Stevens hosts John Stark on Wednesday. Newport is off until Friday when Bishop Brady comes to town for homecoming.

Kingswood 1, Lebanon 0

Lebanon — The Raiders (1-5-1) lost a tight battle with the Knights. Lebanon hosts Goffstown on Wednesday.

Boys Soccer

Rivendell 6, Chelsea 0

Orford — Johnny Vogelien broke the game open with a goal in the 35th minute to lead the Raptors (5-0) over the Red Devils.

Zach Gould and Owen Pelletier would each add goals before the break to give Rivendell a 3-0 lead. Gould, Pelletier and Isaac Martel all scored in the second half. Vogelien and Lennart Burgwedel each added assists. Keeper Griffin Formica made five saves for the shutout.

Rivendell visits Stratton Mountain on Wednesday.

Girls Soccer

Hillsboro-Deering 5Newport 4 (OT)

Newport — The Tigers played their strongest game of the season but fell in overtime to the Hillcats.

Alyssa Burr scored two quick goals early in the first half to stake Newport to a lead. Keeper Anna Pysz (23 saves) assisted on the second when her long punt set up Burr in perfect position. Rachel Stark had the other assist. The Hillcats rallied to take a 3-2 lead early in the second half.

The Tigers’ Keagan Halleck darted up the sideline in the 66th minute to knot the score at 3-3. Haley McNamara added a go-ahead goal in the 68th minute. Both second half goals were assisted by Stark, but the Hillcats answered again, scoring in the 78th minute to force overtime before winning on a penalty kick in the sixth minute of overtime.

The Tigers (1-8) host Fall Mountain for homecoming on Saturday.

Hopkinton 5, Stevens 1

Claremont — The Cardinals came out on the short end against visiting Hopkinton, dropping to 5-4 on the season.

Julia Belaire had a goal for Stevens. Coach Tom Belaire praised the play of Hillary Pellerin, Alexis Ford and Leeann McCarthy. The Cardinals host InterLakes today at 6:30 p.m.

Moultonborough 4Sunapee 1

Sunapee — The Lakers avoided the shutout on a late Jackson Cooney goal, but dropped to 5-3 with the loss. Sunapee hosts Wilton-Lyndeborough on Thursday.


Hartford Wins

Woodstock — The Hurricanes cruised to a 42-stroke victory over host Woodstock in a match on the par-35 front nine at Woodstock Country Club.

Hartford’s Jared Vanderpot won medalist honors for the first time in his career with an 11-over-par 46. Brady Hathorn added a 48 and Kobe Labonte had 50. Justin Jasmin and Logan Raymond each shot 54 for the Canes.

Mid Vermont Christian’s Allie Leary shot 53 to lead the girls in the field, with brother Nick Leary carding a 50. Carl Gebhardt led Woodstock with a 59.

Woodstock is back in action today at the Quechee Club against Rivendell, Windsor and host Hartford. After that is the Southern Vermont Conference tournament back at Woodstock on Wednesday.

Team scores: Hartford 198, Woodstock 240.

Hanover Remains Unbeaten

Windham, n.h. — Peter Lukovits shot a 3-over-par 39 on the back nine at Windham Country Club for the Marauders (21-0) to lead the field.

Phin Choukas added a 40, Gavin Koehler had 42, Patrick Daley had 43 and Matthew Suriawinata shot 44. Windham entered the match unbeaten but finished 15 strokes behind the Marauders on their home course.

Team scores: Hanover 208, Windham 223, Souhegan 246, Trinity 315.

Lebanon Third

Gilford, n.h. — Kyle Pelletier led the Raiders with a 7-over-par 43 on the front nine at Pheasant Ridge Country Club.

Logan French added a 45, Zach Barden had 48 and Stephen Krueger shot a season-best 49 for Lebanon. The Raiders (13-8) will take on Monadnock, Fall Mountain and Stevens on Wednesday at Bretwood.

Team scores: Derryfield 165, Prospect Mountain 174, Lebanon 185, Gilford 192.

Woodsville Third

North Haverhill — The Engineers trailed White Mountains in a home match at Blackmount Country Club.

Ben Simboli led Woodsville with a 14-over-par score of 50. Seanon May had a 52, Tyren Hartford had 54 and Travis Stoddard shot 61.

Team scores: White Mountains 185, InterLakes 199, Woodsville 217.


Sunapee 3, Stevens 0

Sunapee — The Lakers (5-3) swept the Cardinals (0-7), winning 25-14, 25-13, 25-20.

Mackenzie Wrightington was 15-for-18 from the service line with 12 aces for Sunapee. Wrightington and Jenna Levassuer each had strong turns serving to help the Lakers to a key win the second set. Levassuer added five kills.

Newfound 3, Mascoma 0

Bristol, n.h. — The Bears used a strong service game to sweep the Royals, 25-18, 25-12, 25-13. Morgan Longley had three aces, three kills and a block for Mascoma (2-5), which visits Sunapee on Thursday.


Heat Changes Schedules

West Lebanon — South Royalton, Windsor, Oxbow, Rivendell and Woodstock were among the Upper Valley schools that either postponed or canceled varsity events on Monday because of high temperatures.

South Royalton postponed boys and girls soccer games with Cabot, the boys to Oct. 2 and the girls to Oct. 21. Rivendell kept two soccer dates with Chelsea but moved Monday’s boys game back an hour to 5:30; the girls will do the same today.

South Royalton and Oxbow also kept their cross country teams home from a meet at Lyndon Institute. Windsor changed two games scheduled for today: The boys soccer team will meet Black River tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Ludlow, while the girls will meet Springfield at Brown Memorial Field at 7 p.m. Both matches had been slated for this afternoon.

Woodstock also made two heat-related changes to today’s slate. Boys soccer will now play a 7 p.m. match at Green Mountain rather than an afternoon home affair, and today’s Marble Valley League cross country meet will have a varsity start time of 5:15 p.m. Wednesday’s field hockey game with Otter Valley was bumped to Thursday, when afternoon high temperatures are expected to drop about 20 degrees.

The Vermont Principals Association requires schools to call off games and practices with the heat index surpasses 86 degrees. Forecasts are for daytime highs near 90 through Wednesday.

College Football

Douchee Honored

Hanover — Dartmouth’s Jeremiah Douchee was named Special Teams Player of the Week in the Football Championship Subdivision for his play in the Big Greens 27-26 overtime victory against Holy Cross on Saturday night.

The senior defensive lineman had a pair of blocked kicks in the fourth quarter to help send the game into overtime. First, Douchee blocked a field goal that would have cut a 20-14 Dartmouth lead in half. The Crusaders scored a touchdown with three seconds left in the fourth quarter to knot the score at 20-20 before Douchee blocked the would-be game winning extra point attempt.

Men’s Hockey

Dartmouth Ranked Ninth

Albany, n.y. — Defending league champion Harvard tops the ECAC Hockey Media Association preseason poll. Dartmouth opens the season ranked ninth in the 12-team league. Harvard received 25 of 30 first-place votes; second-place Quinnipiac got three, and Cornell and Union each had one.

College Sailing

Dartmouth Wins

Hanover — The Dartmouth sailing team won the St. Mary’s Inter-Conference Regatta, and placed second in Amanda Trophy.

Rebecca McElvain, Christopher Williford, Paige Clark and Duncan Williford raced for the Big Green at Saint Mary’s City, claiming first place with a combined total of 108 points. Sophia Diserio, Audrey Giblin, Kathryn Hall and Lisa Genthner represented Dartmouth in the Amanda Trophy at Roger Williams University in the all-female team race and finished second out of 14 teams.

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