Local Roundup: Newport Ace Keeps Pace at Canterbury

Friday, October 13, 2017

Canterbury, n.h. — Newport High’s Gabe Edwards tied for second as an individual through the first round of the the NHIAA Division IV state golf championship at Caterbury Woods Country Club on Thursday, qualifying him to compete for a state title this weekend.

Edwards shot a 7-over-par 79. Edwards’ score of 41 on the front nine would have been even better save for double-bogeys on both the third and seventh holes. The senior rallied to start the back nine with a birdie on No. 10 on his way to a 38 on the second nine. The top 12 individuals all qualified to play for the D-IV title with a return trip to Canterbury Woods on Saturday.

Mascenic’s Anthony Andronaco leads with a 77. The Vikings claimed the team state championship by 22 strokes over second-place White Mountains.

Newport’s Kyle Fish added a 97. Woodsville had a 104 by Seanon May and a 108 from Travis Stoddard. Neither the Tigers or Engineers had enough players to record a team score.

Sunapee finished seventh as a team and was led by Justin Claus with a 99. Cam Summerton added a 105, while Anah Durkee and Zack Bourque each shot 109.

Team scores: Mascenic 342, White Mountains 364, Moultonborough 374, Littleton 383, InterLakes 392, Hopkinton 403, Sunapee 422.

Boys Soccer

Rivendell 2, Oxbow 0

Orford — The Raptors turned in a dominant effort to beat the visiting Olympians.

Rivendell got on the board in the first half on an Owen Pelletier goal, assisted by Johnny Vogelien. Francisco Inigo scored on a feed from Charlie Bradley in the second half. The Raptors outshot Oxbow, 37-5. Keeper Dashiel Fukushima earned the shutout for Rivendell.

“The whole team played really well, especially considering it was the second of back-to-back games,” Rivendell coach Bob Thatcher said.

The Raptors (10-1-1) were coming in off a 4-1 victory at Cabot on Wednesday. Rivendell hosts Windsor on Tuesday.

Keeper Orin Mahikoa made 26 saves for the Olympians (1-11), who play Wednesday at Enosburg.

Whitcomb-Rochester 2Proctor 0

Bethel — The Mountaineers controlled play for most of the game, improving to 7-5 on the season.

Max Stearns’ goal in the first half helped Whitchester lead, 1-0, at the break. Nick Rowe followed with an insurance goal in the second half. Keeper Levi West made four saves. Whitchester outshot Proctor, 20-4.

The Mountaineers visit South Royalton on Saturday.

South Royalton 2Twinfield 0

South Royalton — The Royals scored a pair of goals in the first half to beat the Trojans.

Connor Lambert started the action with a goal on a feed from Zeb Perreault. Carder Stratton added an insurance strike. Keeper Sam Fisk made two saves for the shutout.

“It was a good, solid game. We had good passing. Twinfield gave us a tough time getting through the last third of the game and getting shots off,” SoRo coach Alex Montano said.

The Royals celebrated senior night, honoring Lambert, Dominick Small, Ryan Jones and Chris McCullough. SoRo (8-0-2) hosts Whitcomb-Rochester on Saturday.

Woodsville 11, Groveton 2

Woodsville — Connor Maccini and Alex Enderson each had hat tricks to lead the Engineers over the Purple Eagles.

Corey Bemis and Garrett Olsen each had two goals. Brendon Walker had a goal and an assist. Enderson and Olsen had two assists each. Bemis, Maccini, Walker and Isaac Frost each had one assist.

“It was a really complete game, one of our better passing game. We played well together up and down the field,” Woodsville coach Mike Ackerman said.

The Engineers (8-6) visit Profile on Tuesday.

Girls Soccer

Thetford 1North Country 0 (2 ot)

Newport, Vt. — Ellen Veracka scored deep into the second overtime to give the Panthers a victory at North Country.

The goal was made possible after what coach Dave Williams called a beautiful pass by Casey MacVeagh. Thetford (10-1) has now won six games in a row.

“It was a great game. North Country played really hard and really well defensively,” Williams said. “Our girls played hard, pressed them a lot in overtime and had some good chances. It was really a great job by our team.”

Thetford generally had control of the play but couldn’t quite solve the effort by the Falcons’ back line and goalkeeper. Panther keeper Danielle Robinson made nine saves to earn Thetford’s second shutout of the season. Next up for the Panthers is a home date with Northfield-Williamstown on Tuesday.

South Royalton 2Twinfield 1 (2 ot)

South Royalton — Kylie Hebard’s second goal of the afternoon came in the 98th minute to lift the Royals (3-7-1) over the Trojans.

Emma Gillette’s crossing pass set up Hebard for the game-winner. Keeper Lilly Hudson made nine saves for the Royals. Hebard scored in the first half, which ended in a 1-1 tie at halftime.

The Royals are back in action against visiting Whitcomb-Rochester on Saturday.

Hanover 3, ConVal 1

Hanover — The Marauders thrived under the lights on their home field to beat the Cougars.

Charlotte Johnson and Riley Craft each scored in the first half to give Hanover a 2-0 lead. Cate Wagner added a goal after the break. Casey McGuire had an assist. Coach Doug Kennedy praised the strong play of freshman Ellie Stannard, an outside back who played a large role sparking the Hanover offense.

“It was a good game for us, very high energy on everyone’s part,” Kennedy said. “We love playing under the lights.”

Keeper Bella Bardales made one save for Hanover, which outshot ConVal, 25-2. The Marauders (9-2-2) visit Oyster River on Saturday.

Woodsville 9, Groveton 0

Woodsville — Kaylynn Reagan and Gabrielle Brown each scored their first varsity goals to lead the Engineers (11-3).

Suzy Bazzell had two goals for Woodsville, which led 4-0 at halftime. Molly Clough added a goal and two assists. Olivia Sarkis scored and had one assist. Maachah Krull, Sarah Britton and Lily Kinder also scored. Reagan and Astra Sleeper each had one assist. Keeper Mackenzie Dennis made one save.

The Engineers visit Profile on Tuesday.

Hopkinton 4, Newport 0

Contoocook, n.h. — The Tigers dropped to 1-12 with the loss. Newport visits Fall Mountain on Wednesday.

Field Hockey

Hartford 3, Brattleboro 0

Brattleboro, Vt. — Sophomore Kennedy Mullen’s hat trick led the Hurricanes over the Colonels.

Jasmine Jenkins and Morgan Pero each had assists for the Canes. Goalie Bailey Cameron made one save. Coach Heather Scudder praised the play of Jenkins, Havailah Arnold, Michaela Ricker and defender Morgan Fisk.

“It was our best showing of the season. It’s a fast field. It was open on both sides, which is great; we don’t want to get stagnant on defense,” Scudder said.

Hartford (7-4-2) hosts Rutland on Monday at 4 p.m. for its senior day.

Lebanon 2Merrimack Valley 0

Penacook, n.h. — The Raiders closed their season with a shutout road victory over the Pride.

Emily Hunnewell and Emma Thibodeau each scored for Lebanon in the second half. Hunnewell and Molly Pelletier had assists. Goalie Hope Brown had 12 saves. The Raiders finish at 4-10-1 and will not qualify for postseason play.

“It never seemed to click (this season), even though we did a lot of great things,” first-year coach Amanda Valliere said.

Senior captains Hunnewell, Leah Mayes and Kaitlin Chamley lead a graduating class of seven. Also departing will be Pelletier, Thibodeau, Lexie Roberts and Josie Hastings.

Hanover 1, Kennett 1 (ot)

Hanover — Diana Schwarz scored in the first half of Hanover’s second tie of the season.

Hannah Curtis finished the game with an assist. Ella Edmonds made eight saves. The postseason-bound Marauders (9-2-2) finish their regular season today against Portsmouth.


Mount Mansfield 3MVCS 1

Quechee — The Eagles played a strong match against the Cougars, falling by set scores of 25- 17, 21-25, 25-21, 25-21.

Freshman Isabelle Peterson started for the first time and played well, according to coach Steve Hunt. “She’s shown a lot of improvement and really contributed,” Hunt said.

Rachel Seale had eight blocks and seven kills. Emily Jasmin added three kills and 12 assists. The Eagles (4-6) host CVU on Monday.