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Local Roundup: KUA Plays a Victory Tune

  • Kimball Union Academy teammates Kosta Manaitis, left, and Gonzalo Pascual-Sanchiz Aragones, right, ring the bell above the athletic fields on their way to the locker room after a 2 - 0 win over St. Paul's School in Meriden, N.H., Wednesday, October 3, 2017. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to James M. Patterson

  • A shot by Kimball Union Academy forward Angus McAndrew, left, deflects off the back of St. Paul's School defender Reid Clemmenson at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., Wednesday, October 3, 2017. Kimball Union won 2 - 0. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Hart Jamieson, of Kimball Union Academy, left, sends the ball forward as Josh Morency, of St. Paul's School, challenges his possession at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., Wednesday, October 3, 2017. Kimball Union won 2 - 0. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Seth Stadheim, of Kimball Union Academy, left, turns the ball toward goal around defender Brenner Morton, of St. Paul's School, in Meriden, N.H., Wednesday, October 3, 2017. Kimball Union won 2 - 0. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Woodstock's Isaac Emery. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

  • Windsor's Linda Ricard. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

Published: 10/4/2017 11:36:01 PM
Modified: 10/6/2017 2:15:34 PM

Meriden — It took a while, but the Kimball Union Academy boys soccer team finally broke through to earn a 2-0 victory over visiting St. Paul’s School on Wednesday afternoon at Pope Field.

Noah Spaulding broke the scoreless tie in the 70th minute, scoring on a penalty kick to put the Wildcats in front. Hart Jamieson would add an insurance goal to help close out the Pelicans. Keeper Kosta Maniatis played well to earn the shutout. KUA (5-0) visits Holderness on Friday.

Hanover 5, Nashua North 0

Nashua, n.h. — The streaking Marauders won their sixth game in a row with a shutout victory over the Titans.

Sam Pych, now getting fully worked back into the lineup after missing the first six games of the season, led off the scoring with a goal, assisted by Henry Kahl, early in the first half. Nico Mayo-Pushee added a goal before halftime to help the Marauders to a 2-0 lead.

Pych, Liam Collins and Bauti Gallino all scored in the second half. Christo Dragnev, Charlie Adams, Earl Barrowes and Eli Stack had assists. Keeper Hans Williams made one save for his first shutout of the season.

Coach Rob Grabill praised the play of Pych, Kahl and Barrowes in the midfield along with defenders Kyle Doucette and Brendan Brigham. Hanover (8-4) visits Manchester Memorial on Friday.

Woodstock 5, Fair Haven 1

Woodstock — The Wasps surged past the Slaters with four goals in the second half.

Isaac Emery scored off a feed from Steven Townley in the first half for Woodstock and the score was tied at 1-1 into halftime. The floodgates opened after the break with Emery, Emilio Montano, Townley and Kyle Weirether all scoring goals. Townley, Montano and Will Vicar each had assists.

Keeper Steven Bianchi made three saves. Woodstock (3-3-2) visits Leland & Gray on Saturday.

U-32 2, Thetford 1

East Montpelier, Vt. — The Raiders scored twice to answer an early Panthers strike.

Nick Moses scored in the 28th minute for Thetford with an assist to Jackson Hall. U-32 answered in the 37th minute and then scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second half.

Keeper Nacio Levey made seven saves for the Panthers (4-4-1), who host Lyndon on Monday.

Girls Soccer

Hopkinton 1, Stevens 0

Contoocook, n.h. — A goal by the Hawks just before halftime proved to be just enough to top the Cardinals (7-6).

Keeper Kaitlyn Chambers had a great game, according to coach Tom Belaire, finishing with eight saves. Kelsey Belisle had a strong game in the midfield. The Cardinals visit Newport on Wednesday.

Kimball Union 2St. Paul’s 2 (ot)

Concord — The Wildcats remain unbeaten after earning a draw with the Pelicans.

Bella Parento and Kyra Russman each scored for KUA. The Wildcats host Holderness on Friday.

Field Hockey

Windsor 6, Fair Haven 0

Windsor — Linda Ricard had a hat trick to lead the Yellowjackets in a dominant showing against the Slaters.

Angelina Bigwood added two goals. Hannah Wood had a goal and two assists. Alyssa Slocum, Ashley Grela and Jenna Hood each had one assist. Goalie Glenna Ricard made five saves for the shutout.

“It was an outstanding team effort. The girls kept the ball out of the middle and really worked on their passing. I couldn’t be happier,” Windsor coach Jody Wood said.

The Jacks (6-1) held a 20-7 advantage in shots and an 8-5 edge in penalty corners. Windsor visits Bellows Falls on Friday.

Hartford 2, Rutland 0

Rutland — Emma Farnsworth and Kennedy Mullen each scored in the first half to lift the Hurricanes over the Raiders.

Farnsworth scored in the 18th minute with an assist to Morgan Pero. Mullen followed three minutes later on a feed from Caitlin Gaudet. Hartford was strong in the midfield with Mullen, Gaudet and Pero all doing their part to control possession for long stretches, according to coach Heather Scudder.

Goalie Bailey Cameron made one save for the Canes (4-4-2), who host Brattleboro on Friday.

Mascoma 4, Franklin 0

Franklin, n.h. — Alyssa Hammond and Morgan Prentiss each had two goals in a shutout victory over the Golden Tornadoes.

Kaitlyn Pushee and Mackenzie Labrie assisted on Hammond’s goals. Both of Prentiss’ goals were unassisted. Goalie Abby Duhaime made three saves for the Royals, who led 2-0 at halftime.

Mascoma (5-6) hosts Winnisquam on Friday.

Mascenic 6, Newport 1

New Ipswich, n.h. — The Tigers dropped to 3-7 with a loss at the Vikings. Newport visits Hopkinton on Friday.


Windsor Makes States

Stowe, Vt. — The Yellowjackets claimed the last of four team spots for next week’s Vermont Principals Association state tournament with their play at Wednesday’s Division III qualifier at Stowe Country Club.

Up to six schools could have made the field for states out of Stowe, but only four produced full teams. Still, Windsor needed to complete its rounds to advance and did so with scores from Ben Meagher (119), Jacob Curtis (106), Dylan DeSchamp (111) and Devon Beland (125).

Stowe’s Flynn Kearney (79) nipped teammate Clark Brown (80) by a stroke for the individual medal, leading the Raiders, Arlington and Northfield-Williamstown to states along with Windsor.

Stratton’s Harrison DiGangi (83) was the only individual to qualify. Rivendell’s Jake Kamel (101), Mid Vermont Christian’s Nick Leary (110) and Oxbow’s Cody Grant (101) all competed as individuals.

Hartford reached states out of D-II on Tuesday. The state tournament is next Wednesday at Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington.

Team scores: Stowe 344, Arlington 387, Northfield-Williamstown 395, Windsor 461.


Mascenic 3, Sunapee 0

New Ipswich, n.h. — The Lakers dropped a tough matchup to the Vikings, falling in straight sets, 25-13, 25-15, 25-22.

Sunapee battled back in the third set to tie the score at 19-19, but Mascenic closed strong to earn the sweep. The Lakers (6-5) host Newfound on Friday.

Moultonborough 3Mascoma 0

Moultonborough, n.h. — The Royals were swept, 25-6, 25-13, 25-15, by the host Panthers.

“We got much better with each set. We played a lot more consistently in the third set than in the first,” Mascoma coach Frank Gould said.

The Royals (3-8) host Pittsfield on Friday.

Cross Country

Giesing Leads Oxbow Girls

Montpelier — Izzy Giesing took second overall in the girls 5-kilometer race to lead Oxbow to a fourth-place finish on the same course where the upcoming Mountain Division Championship meet will be held.

Giesing clocked in with a time of 19 minutes, 36 seconds. Tyrus Rosten was 15th in 22:14, followed by Emily Carson in 28th with a time of 23:17. The Olympians also had Hannah Giesing in 36th, Jessie Daigle in 75th and Abby Bartlett in 78th. Green Mountain’s Rena Schwartz won the girls race in 18:59.

North Country’s Aleskei Bingham won the boys race in 17:00. Keelan Durham led the Oxbow boys in 20th (18:58), followed by William Douglass in 43rd and Seth Carson in 117th. The Olympians did not have enough runners for a boys team score.

Girls team scores: St. Johnsbury 50, Harwood 70, U-32 102, Oxbow 120, Northfield 126, Lyndon 160, North Country 160, Peoples 199, Lamoille 230, Spaulding.

Men’s Hockey

McCloskey Back in Green

Hanover — Brian McCloskey, who played for the Dartmouth College men’s hockey team from 1974-77 and was an assistant coach during the 1997-98 campaign, has rejoined the Big Green as a volunteer assistant. McCloskey was head coach of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s Boston Blades the past two seasons.

Prior to the CWHL job, McCloskey led the University of New Hampshire’s women’s hockey team from 2002-13 and was a Wildcats’ men’s assistant coach for a decade before that. He was fired from the UNH women’s team job after pulling a player’s jersey, causing her to hit her head on the bench during a Nov. 30, 2013, game.

McCloskey originally denied that action and sought reinstatement and a public apology for what he claimed was wrongful termination. However, he admitted to his actions in writing more than a year later, as well as to putting his knee on top of the player’s hip after she fell and holding her facemask with his hand.

McCloskey, originally indicted on a charge of criminal threatening and three charges of simple assault, entered a criminal diversion program that required no contact with the victim or her family, anger management counseling, community service and good behavior.

McCloskey was 252-113-40 with the UNH women’s team. The Boston Blades were 2-20-2 last winter, when the franchise missed the five-team league’s four-team playoffs for a second consecutive season. The team was 1-23 during the 2015-16 campaign.

— Tris Wykes

Women’s Soccer

Plymouth State 3Colby-Sawyer 2

New London — Sharon Academy alumna Mallory Lloyd had two goals and an assist to lead the Panthers (4-5) over the Chargers (7-2).

Morgan Keene scored for Colby-Sawyer in the 34th minute to help the Chargers to a 1-0 lead at halftime. Lloyd then knotted things up in the 10th minute of the second half with a cross to set up Amy Luther for a goal.

Molly MacLure then put the Chargers back in front with a goal 12 minutes later. Lloyd answered with a pair of goals, the game-winner coming in the 82nd minute. Lloyd, a freshman, now leads Plymouth State with eight goals.

College Volleyball

Colby-Sawyer 3, Norwich 2

Northfield, Vt. — Olivia Goodrich recorded her 1,000th career assist as the Chargers dropped a 25-19, 20-25, 25-19, 24-26, 15-8 defeat on the Cadets.

Goodrich amassed a team-best 21 assists on the night, becoming the eighth player in program history to reach the career 1K mark. Morgan Flynn paced Colby-Sawyer with 19 digs and five aces, while Alli Lahiff (14 kills) and Naarah Cox (10 kills) had big games on attack.

The Chargers (7-12) host Eastern Nazarene and Worcester State in a three-school match on Saturday.

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