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Local Roundup: Mascoma Volleyball Surprises Sunapee

  • Sienna Carter

  • Amane Matsuoka

  • Audrey May, of Mascoma, blocks a shot from Grace Clay, of Sunapee, back over the net during their game in Sunapee, N.H., Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Mascoma won. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Laura Henry, left, and her Mascoma teammate Renee French, right, celebrate after a point against Sunapee during their win in Sunapee, N.H., Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Carissa Pierce, of Sunapee, returns a serve from Mascoma during their game in Sunapee, N.H., Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Mascoma won. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Mascoma coach Eric Ramage welcomes Lindsay McDonald, left, and Ella Shinnlinger, right, as they come off the court during a time-out in their match with Sunapee in Sunapee, N.H., Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Mascoma won. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.



Saturday, September 29, 2018

Sunapee — Down, but never out.

The Mascoma Valley Regional High volleyball team rallied to win a five-set thriller at visiting Sunapee on Friday evening by set scores of 26-24, 21-25, 25-21, 7-25, 15-13.

First-year Royals coach Eric Ramage was happy with the fortitude of his charges, who rallied from a one-sided loss in the fourth set and trailed, 8-3, in the tiebreaking fifth set before rallying to snag the win.

“It’s really the first time we’ve had that many nerves,” Ramage said. “This is the first time our girls have been able to run an offense like some of the really competitive teams in our division. I’m so proud of them, everybody contributed. You want to hit pause and relive this one.”

Ramage credited the service work of Kira Ramage to spark the fifth-set rally. Lindsay McDonald added multiple clutch kills in the fifth.

Mackenzie Wrightington had five aces, 10 kills and three blocks for Sunapee. Tess Palin had eight aces and five kills. Molly Reed had six aces and three kills. Carissa Pierce had six kills and six aces. Grace Clay had a team-best seven kills.

Both teams are back in action on Monday when Mascoma (4-5) hosts Franklin and Sunapee (2-6) hosting Mascenic.

Football

Hanover 45, Merrimack Valley 13

Hanover — Simon Roach returned the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown to start the Marauders on their way to a 5-0 record.

Roach finished with a team-best 90 yards rushing on 15 carries. Jack Loftus ran for three touchdowns, scoring from 6, 6 and 5 yards out, and had 36 yards total. Griffin Young added 80 yards on just nine carries and had a pair of touchdowns. Quarterback Mason Winter was 4-for-7 passing for 45 yards.

Hanover led, 30-6, at halftime. The Marauders visit Gilford-Belmont on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Hartford 22, BFA-St. Albans 12

St. Albans, Vt. — The Hurricanes (3-2) won a topsy-turvy VPA Division I contest over the Bobwhites to stay near the top of the standings.

Nick Porter scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter to get Hartford going, but BFA answered with a 15-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nate Loughlin to wideout Mark Howrigan. The Canes went ahead to stay just before halftime when Zack Burek capped a 15-play drive with a 1-yard run with 3:40 on the clock.

Another long drive resulted in a Cole Jasmin quarterback sneak to open the fourth quarter. Hartford added a safety when BFA fired a punt snap out of its own end zone. The Canes’ defense held firm in the late going when the hosts mounted a futile comeback.

Hartford hosts Brattleboro on Friday in its annual Patriot Game.

Boys Soccer

Rivendell 2, White River Valley 1

South Royalton — The Raptors erased a one-goal deficit to beat the Wildcats; each team is now 5-2-0.

Fausto Zevallos scored in the 48th minute for White River Valley. Zach Gould then scored an equalizer for the Wildcats in the 62nd minute. The score remained deadlocked until A.J. DeBois’ goal in the 75th minute to put the hosts in front.

“This was two really evenly matched teams, and it could have gone either way,” Wildcats coach Alex Montano said. “It’s like playing against ourselves; their style is a lot like ours.”

Rivendell keeper Zach Dexter made 10 saves; White River counterpart Sam Fisk had six.

“We didn’t panic (being down one goal),” Rivendell coach Bob Thatcher said. “I liked the way we stayed calm and played together as a team.”

White River visits MSJ on Monday. Rivendell hosts Twinfield on Tuesday.

Hanover 5, Manchester Memorial 0

Hanover — The Marauders scored a pair of goals in the first two minutes of the action and shut out the Crusaders.

Charlie Adams started the scoring with a goal 49 seconds in, his 13th goal of the season. Christo Dragnev assisted and then scored a goal of his own a minute later. Amane Matsuoka would add a goal later in the first half, the first of his career. Blake Palmer and Eli Stack each scored in the second half; with Stack’s also marked a varsity career first.

Collins and Adams each had assists in the second half. Keeper Hans Williams made one save for the Marauders (7-3-0), who play at Timberlane on Tuesday.

Woodsville 7, Pittsburg-Canaan 3

Canaan, Vt. — Connor Maccini had three goals and an assist to pace the Engineers (5-4-0).

Brendan Walker added two goals. Alex Enderson had a team-best three assists and scored a goal. Patrick Reardon-Estes had a goal and an assist. Corey Bemis chipped in one assist. Woodsville led, 3-1, at halftime.

Keeper Dalton Brown made eight saves for the Engineers, who play at Profile on Monday in a makeup game.

Green Mountain 2, Windsor 1 (ot)

Chester, Vt. — The Yellowjackets lost a heartbreaker, falling to 2-7-0. Windsor hosts Springfield on Monday.

Girls Soccer

Rivendell 2White River Valley 1 (ot)

Bethel — The Raptors’ Mikayla Stever capped a strong game with the game-winner 30 seconds into overtime.

“Mikayla was really dangerous all game. She played really well for us,” Rivendell coach Tim Goodwin said. “This was two even teams. I’m glad we’re playing really good competition.”

Kendyl Boisvert scored early in the first half to put Rivendell in front; Casey Ghio assisted. Sienna Carter picked up the assist on Stever’s golden goal. Keepers Cora Day and Shauna Simmons combined to make 19 saves for the Raptors.

Grace LaFromboise scored for the Wildcats late in the first half to knot the score at 1-1.

Both teams will next take the pitch against Twinfield at home; Rivendell (5-1-0) on Tuesday and White River on Friday.

Woodsville 3, Pittsburg-Canaan 1

Canaan, Vt. — Freshman Leah Krull had a goal and an assist to lead the Engineers (6-3-0).

Olivia Sarkis started the action in the 33rd minute, scoring unassisted for Woodsville. Krull would added a goal 90 seconds later on an assist by Astra Sleeper and the Engineers led, 2-0, at halftime. Nye Adamkowski scored in the second half with Krull picking up the assist.

“We were up and down and had some kids who weren’t feeling well,” Woodsville coach Ann Loud said. “We had some moments where we played really nicely. I’m happy with the win.”

Woodsville visits Profile on Monday afternoon.

Sunapee 9, Newport 1

Sunapee — Abby Pollari had four goals to lead the Lakers (9-0-0) over the Tigers (0-8-1).

Ellie Frederick added a pair of goals for Sunapee. Marybeth Groton had a goal and two assists. Hannah Cooney added a goal and one assist. Fiona Nolan also scored. Star Lucas and Louise Groton each had assists.

Mackalyah Decato scored for the Tigers; Abby Paquin assisted.

The Lakers will host Pittsfield today. Newport hosts Mount Royal on Tuesday.

Lebanon 0, Milford 0 (2 ot)

Lebanon — The Raiders now stand at 4-4-2 after battling Milford to a scoreless draw.

The Spartans outshot Lebanon by a 2-1 ration according to Raiders coach Breck Taber, but the hometown defense more than held up to the attack. Isabel Peress and keeper Sally Rainey anchored the backline for the hosts.

Lebanon visits Bow on Tuesday.

Mount Anthony 5, Woodstock 0

Bennington, Vt. — Keeper Emma Tarleton made 15 saves in a losing effort for the Wasps (3-3-1).

The Patriots led, 1-0, at halftime. Coach Greg LaBella praised the strong work of Woodstock forwards Aca Dodson, Hannah Reed and Gina Sorrentino. The trio helped generate numerous scoring chances, despite Woodstock not being able to find the back of the net.

The Wasps will host Fair Haven on Monday.

Field Hockey

Lebanon 0, Newfound 0 (ot)

Bristol, n.h. — The Raiders are now 5-3-1 after battling the defending NHIAA Division II state champions to a draw.

Lebanon will visit Newport on Wednesday.

Stevens 0, Kearsarge 0 (ot)

Claremont — Both teams had numerous scoring chances, according to Stevens coach Patty Deschaine, but neither could find the back of the cage.

The Cardinals (4-3-1) visit Mascoma on Tuesday.

Golf

Hanover Tops Two

Hanover — Jack Meehan shot a 1-over par round of 35 on the front nine at Hanover Country Club to lead the Marauders.

Peter Lukovits had 41 for Hanover (15-3). Caleb Hamblen, Patrick Daley and Tristan Meyer each shot 43. The Marauders will now prepare for the NHIAA Division I state championship match at the The Oaks Golf Links on Oct. 11.

Team scores: Hanover 205, Alvirne 218, Spaulding 227.

Swimming

UVAC Adds Director, Coach

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Aquatic Center named its first Assistant Executive Director and announced a new head swim coach.

Joe Major was named Assistant Executive Director and is a 20-plus-year veteran of the health and wellness industry. Major comes to the UVAC from Sport Fit Tennis Club in Bowie, Md. He is a Howard University graduate.

Scott Ellis, a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, was named the new head swim team coach at UVAC. Ellis has a background working with USA Swimming’s Leadership Summit and Safe Sport conference and has served as the head coach for the Southern Zones Age Group Championships. Ellis has also spent the last five years working with USA Swimming Paralympic team.

Women’s Tennis

Dartmouth Opens Bulldog Invitational

New Haven, Conn. — The Big Green opened play at the three-day Bulldog Invitational by winning three matches against Brown.

Jingyi Peng and Nicole Conard partnered for a 6-1 win in doubles for Dartmouth. Chuyang Guan won 6-4, 6-1 in singles and Nicole Paripovic added a 6-3, 5-7 (10-5) victory.

The Big Green return to the courts in Yale today at 1 p.m. to face Boston University.

College Volleyball

Columbia 3, Dartmouth 1

New York — Mallen Bischoff had a season-high 16 kills and a career-best 20 points in the Big Green’s four-set loss at Columbia (23-25, 25-23, 20-25, 18-25).

Bischoff added two aces and eight digs. Corinne Cox had 19 assists and Bella Hedley had 13 digs. Francesca Meldrum had a team-high six blocks.

Dartmouth (5-7, 1-1 Ivy) will visit Cornell today at 5 p.m.

College Baseball

Dartmouth Names Assistant

Hanover — Dartmouth head coach Bob Whalen announced the hiring of David Vandercook as an assistant coach for the Big Green this coming season.

Vandercook, a former All-Ivy League third baseman at Columbia, will coach infielders and assist Jonathan Anderson as a hitting coach. Vandercook has spent the last two seasons on the coaching staff at Middlebury College under Tigers head coach Mike Leonard.