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Local Roundup: Lebanon Field Hockey Stays Undefeated

  • Sharon's Ben Rodis.

  • Woodsville's Emma Daly.

  • Lebanon's Sydney Gonyea.



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Whitefield, n.h. — Sydney Gonyea scored two goals to lead the surging Lebanon field hockey team in a 3-0 victory at White Mountains on Thursday afternoon.

The Raiders are now 5-0 on the season, now having outscored opponents 19-4.

“It’s been a great start,” Lebanon coach Amanda Valliere said. “The girls are having a ton of fun, which is contagious and shows on the field. When you’re enjoying playing field hockey, that makes a big difference.”

Gonyea scored both of her goals in the first half as the Raiders picked up their level of play as halftime approached.

“We struggled a little bit early to spread the field and pass with intent. We can get a little lackadaisical with passes. But we really got into it (before halftime),” Valliere said.

Kaeley Skakalski scored five minutes into the second half to close the scoring for Lebanon. Molly Smith picked up an assist on Gonyea’s second goal. Goalie Hope Brown made 13 saves to record the shutout.

The Raiders go for six in a row when they host Mascoma on Monday afternoon.

Bellows Falls 8, Hartford 0

Westminster, Vt. — The Hurricanes fell to a very strong Terriers team despite playing with good intensity throughout, according to coach Heather Scudder.

“Each game, we’re improving,” Scudder said. “We had an opportunity to face a really good field hockey team today. I’m very proud of our goalies and our penalty corner defense. We spent basically 60 minutes on defense, but we never rolled over and played hard through the last second of the second half.”

Maya Wanyas scored four goals to pace Bellows Falls.

Goalie Bailey Cameron made 14 saves, including one on a penalty stroke, in the first half for Hartford. Bella Lukovitz added 10 saves in the second half.

The Canes (1-2) will visit Burr & Burton on Saturday.

Girls Soccer

Woodsville 5, Groveton 0

Woodsville — Olivia Sarkis had two goals and an assist to lead the Engineers (4-3) over the Purple Eagles.

Sarkis had a pair of goals early to stake Woodsville to a 2-0 lead. Gabby Brown added a goal before halftime to increase the lead to 3-0. Maachah Krull, assisted by Sarkis added a goal early after the break. Emma Daly, playing halfback instead of her normal spot on defense, capped the scoring off an assist from Anna Roy.

Sarah Britton and Leah Krull each added assists. Keepers McKenzie Dennis and Kaylynn Reagan split time in net for the Engineers.

Woodsville will visit Lisbon on Monday.

Brattleboro 1, Woodstock 0

Brattleboro, Vt. — The Colonels’ Olivia Romo scored in the eighth minute and the visiting Wasps were never able to push across an equalizer.

Coach Greg LaBella praised the play of keeper Emma Tarleton, along with backs Audrey Eggum, Alice Sperber, Addie Gray, Bitty Alexander and Celia Burrington, for slowing the Brattleboro attack. Woodstock just missed multiple scoring chances, including one penalty kick.

The Wasps (1-1) visit Hartford on Saturday.

Boys Soccer

Sharon 3Blue Mountain 3 (2 ot)

Wells River, Vt. — Olly Skeet-Browning scored all three goals for the Phoenix, who settled for a draw against the Bucks.

Sharon led, 3-2, at halftime before a Blue Mountain goal after the break forced overtime.

Keeper Ben Rodis made five saves for Sharon (0-1-2), which plays at White River Valley on Saturday.

Twinfield 3, MVCS 1

Marshfield, Vt. — Josh King scored Mid Vermont Christian’s goal in a loss to Twinfield. Daniel Roberts earned the assist.

Stan Nelson made seven saves for the Eagles (0-2), who host United Christian on Tuesday.

Women’s Soccer

Dartmouth 2, UNH 1 (2 ot)

Durham, n.h. — Charlotte Esty’s goal in the 104th minute lifted Dartmouth (3-3-1) past New Hampshire (3-4-1).

Sally Sandoval and Izzy Glennon assisted on Esty’s winner.

Remy Borinsky scored in the 45th minute, assisted by Zoe Enright and Glennon, to give the Big Green a 1-0 lead before the Wildcats’ Caitlyn Keenan knotted the score in the 83rd minute.

Mariel Gordon made three saves for Dartmouth, while UNH counterpart Mia Neas had 10.

Dartmouth greets Albany on Sunday.

Men’s Tennis

Preseason Rankings Announced

Tempe, Ariz. — Dartmouth’s Charlie Broom and David Horneffer were ranked in both singles and doubles in the ITA Division I men’s preseason national rankings.

Broom is ranked 75th in singles, ahead of Horneffer in 119th. The duo claim the 21st ranking as doubles partners.

Dartmouth is coming off a successful season in 2017-18, winning its first-ever ECAC Indoor Championship title, its first Ivy League title since 1997 and reaching the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons.

Women’s Volleyball

Colby-Sawyer 3Fitchburg State 0

New London — The Chargers swept the Falcons, winning 25-13, 25-11 and 25-13, to improve to 5-4.

Nicole Olivieri had six aces and Rebecca Struabel had four kills in the first set for Colby-Sawyer. Anna Allen collected eight assists in the second set. Maeve Powell had four kills and Ellie Dupre had nine assists in the third set.

The Chargers travel to Worcester State on Saturday for a tri-match against the host Lancers and Western New England.