Woodstock, TA run to wins

  • Freshman Anthem Philip, of Hartford, takes off from the starting line surrounded by her Hartford High School teammates during a cross country meet at in Thetford, Vt., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Woodstock seniors Kit Oney, 17, left, and Abbey Duane, 17, right, slap hands as they cross the finish together during a cross country meet at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Riley Shepherd, 16, of Woodstock, steps off toward a win of the high school boys race during a cross country meet at Thetford Academy in Thetford, Vt., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Taylor Blodorn

Staff Reports
Published: 9/10/2019 10:14:14 PM

THETFORD — The Woodstock boys and host Thetford Academy girls each earned wins in a regular-season Southern Vermont League meet on the Woods Trail on Tuesday afternoon.

Riley Shepherd won the boys race for the Wasps, blazing around the course in 17 minutes, 39 seconds. Teammate Owen Coates took seventh in 19:51, followed by Zed McNaughton in eighth (19:57) and Calef Hepler in 12th (20:39).

The Thetford girls claimed two of the top three finishers, topped by Madelyn Durkee’s victory in 22:43. Fellow Panther runner Layla Hanissian was third in 24:05 followed by Olivia Sayers in eighth (25:23) and Elle Dixon in 15th (27:29).

Host Thetford took three of the top five spots in the boys race, including a second-place finish by Tad Darrah (17:48). Eamon Deffner was fourth (18:46) and Tobin Durham took fifth (18:57). Jason Wolstenholme rounded out the scoring runs for the Panthers in 17th.

Bea Wendling led the second-place Hartford girls, finishing seventh in 24:47. Kayla Burnham was 11th for the Canes, followed by Clementine Philip (14th) and Katie Trombley (19th).

Pau Carol Adroher was third for the Hurricanes in the boys race in 18:20, ahead of teammate Aaron Mitchell in sixth (19:16). The Canes also had John Kasten in 21st and Zachary Schneider in 24th.

Sophie Chestnut was fourth for the Sharon girls in 24:25. Desmond Piccicuto finished 10th (20:20) for the Phoenix in the boys race.

Skylar Thibodeau was 18th (27:33) among the girls and Owen Abrhamsen took 23rd in the boys race for Windsor.

Boys team scores: Woodstock 39, Thetford 45, Brattleboro 72, Hartford 77, Windsor 157, Green Mountain 171, Springfield 179.

Girls team scores: Thetford 51, Hartford 66, Brattleboro 76, Sharon 96, Green Mountain 101, Woodstock 102.

BOYS SOCCER Mascoma 3, Laconia 0

WEST CANAAN — A do-it-yourself scoring day for sophomore Ben Seiler (all-unassisted hat trick) fronted a strong team game for the Royals (2-1-0).

Seiler scored all three of his goals in the first half. He opened with a penalty-kick conversion just 2½ minutes in following a foul in the Laconia box, notched a solo strike in the seventh minute and added a second PK in the 38th after a hand ball. Isaac Rayno and Ben Schwarz led a defense that goalkeeper Connor Thompson backed up with a nine-save shutout.

The Royals visit Newfound on Friday.

Rivendell 3, Thetford 2

ORFORD — The Raptors (3-1-0) woke up after surrendering a first-minute goal, scoring twice in the second half for a comeback defeat of the Panthers (2-2-0).

Garrett Shafer gave Thetford a stunning start, striking just 30 seconds into the contest. Zach Gould leveled for Rivendell in the 10th minute, but Jack Hastings’ 28th-minute tally return the lead to the Panthers. Josiah Welch drew the Raptors level 22 minutes into the second half before Gould nailed his second of the game three minutes later. A.J. Debois, Dylan Ricker and Kyle Carter posted assists for Rivendell.

Ryen Wolf had an 18-save afternoon in the Thetford net, and Owen Mansur earned a 10-save win for the Raptors. Rivendell visits Sharon on Thursday, the same day Thetford hosts Montpelier.

Hartford 3, Lyndon 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (2-1) bounced back from a loss on Saturday with a shutout of the visiting Vikings.

Nick Jones scored first for the Canes on an assist by freshman Joe Beggs for Beggs’ first varsity point. Tarin Prior added a goal off a feed from Nemo Arnold. Freshman Nolan McMahon then scored unassisted for his first career goal.

Keepers Shane Miller and Mykel Fungi made a combined five saves for the shutout. Hartford visits Spaulding on Friday.

Bedford 2, Hanover 0

BEDFORD, N.H. — The defending NHIAA Division I state champion Bulldogs edged the Marauders in a tightly fought contest.

Bedford scored on a free kick in the first half and added an insurance goal in the second off a rebound. Hanover held a 14-9 edge in shots and had 12 corners to Bedford’s 11.

Keeper Joey Perras made five saves for the Marauders. Grabill touted the play of defender Kyle Doucette. Hanover (2-1) visits Merrimack on Friday.

Hinsdale 4, Newport 0

NEWPORT — The Tigers (0-2-1) failed to hit the scoreboard for the first time in three matches, dropping a shutout loss to the Pacers (1-2-0) at Sichol Field.

Newport continues its season-opening six-game homestand against Concord Christian on Thursday.

Hazen 7, Oxbow 1

HARDWICK, Vt. — The Olympians (0-2-0) couldn’t keep pace with the Wildcats in their first road game of the season.

Bryce Ilsley scored for Oxbow in the second half. Keepers Cole Nanopoulos and Dylan Bearce combined to make seven saves.

Enosburg Falls pays Oxbow a visit on Friday.

Twin Valley 4, WRV 2

WHITINGHAM, Vt. — The Wildcats (0-3-0) netted their first two goals of the season but remain in search of a first victory.

Twin Valley opened a 2-0 lead within the opening 20 minutes only to have White River Valley tie it up by halftime on goals from Eric Taylor and Jacob Barry. Ryan Smith and Carder Stratton posted assists, and Timber Russell made 10 saves in the WRV net. Twin Valley netted the game-winning goal with 1½ minutes to play in the contest.

The Wildcats visit Rivendell on Sept. 19.


Dartmouth 1, UMass 0

HANOVER — Dawson McCartney’s 21st-minute goal and Alex Budnik’s four-save shutout goalkeeping pushed the Big Green (1-1-0) to a victory over the Minutemen in Dartmouth’s Whitey Burnham Field home opener.

Dartmouth fired off six shots on the visitors’ net before the midway point of the opening half, getting the match’s only strike from McCartney. Zach Kalk sent a perfect cross from the right wing to McCartney for the head-ball finish.

UMass is in its fifth year under coach Fran O’Leary’s guidance. O’Leary succeeded Bobby Clark as Dartmouth coach in 1994 and guided the Big Green to a 56-48-14 mark and two NCAA tournament appearances over seven seasons in Hanover.

The Big Green hosts No. 16 Michigan State on Saturday night at 7 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER Woodstock 3, Otter Valley 2

BRANDON, Vt. — The Wasps scored three unanswered goals in the second half to erase a 2-0 lead by the Otters.

Taylor Blodorn started the scoring seven minutes into the second half, sending a cross to Faye Stevens for a goal to cut the Otter Valley lead in half. Blodorn followed with a goal of her own midway through the half to knot the score.

Stevens then scored the eventual game-winner with 10 minutes left to play.

LaBella praised the play of forwards Abi Mascillo and Novah Conway along with strong midfield work from Sophie Leggett and Stevens. Woodstock keeper Emma Tarleton earned the win.

The Wasps (2-1) host Brattleboro on Thursday.

Hanover 3, Kennett 1

CONWAY, N.H. — The Marauders (2-0-0) made it two wins in two starts with a road defeat of the Eagles.

Riley Craft had two goals to lead Hanover. Charlotte Johnson had a goal and an assist, Sage McGinley-Smith had a helper and Bella Bardales threw a three-save shutout for the Marauders, who owned a 37-3 advantage in shots.

Hanover returns to Merriman-Branch Field to host Souhegan on Thursday afternoon.

WRV 3, Green Mountain 0

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats improved to 3-0 with a shutout win at home.

Sophie Howe, Toni Turner and Blake Southworth all scored for White River Valley. Grace Lafromboise had a pair of assists.

First year coach Kim Prestridge was impressed with the team’s effort.

Fiona Vaillancourt and Ellie Prestridge split time in net for the Wildcats, combining for 14 saves. WRV will host Proctor on Thursday.

Stevens 6, Monadnock 0

CLAREMONT — Sydney Miller scored two goals to lead the Cardinals (4-0) over the Huskies.

Stella Laveture, Tanner Brown, Angelina Leclair and Hannah Miller also scored for Stevens. The Cardinals visit Derryfield on Thursday.

Hinsdale 4, Newport 3

HINSDALE, N.H. — The Tigers nearly picked off their first win of the season, ultimately falling in a tight road contest to the Pacers.

Newport (0-2-0) hosts Concord Christian in the first half of a girls-boys soccer doubleheader on Friday.

FIELD HOCKEY Hanover 5, Bow 0

BOW, N.H. — The Marauders (3-0-0) kept up their perfect start with a perfect defensive effort to blank the Falcons.

Ella Emmonds’ five-save shutout goalkeeping set the foundation. Hanover finished it with a four-goal, one-assist effort from Kate Blaisdell go with a goal and an assist from Anna Stafford. Macy Curtis earned assists on two of the Marauders’ strikes.

Hanover hosts Pembroke on Friday.

Newport 2, Kearsarge 1

NEWPORT — The Tigers held on to top the Cougars and remain undefeated (3-0) this season.

Junior Hayley Avery got things started in the 11th minute, scoring her first varsity goal. Maddie Miller and Eliza Bates both assisted. Lacey McNeel followed eight minutes into the second half, scoring with another assist to Miller. The Cougars followed with a goal in the final five minutes.

Goalie Kelsey Wheeler (18) saves had a strong day behind a defense spearheaded by the strong play of Morgan Roberts, Maddy Norris and Kirsten Williams. The Tigers will host Monadnock on Friday.

Hopkinton 2, Mascoma 1

HOPKINTON, N.H. — The Royals suffered their first defeat of the young season despite a second-half goal by Natalie Poitras.

Amelia Wilson assisted on the goal. Goalie Emilie Conrad made two saves for the Royals. Coach Jenn Hammond praised the play of defender Paige Jette.

Mascoma (2-1) visits Newfound on Friday.

GOLF Hartford third at MAU

BENNINGTON, Vt. — Finally getting a chance to play the Mount Anthony Patriot Classic at Mount Anthony Country Club after two years of rainouts, the Hurricanes took third out of five teams and posted one of the day’s better rounds.

New York’s Hoosic Valley Central won both the team and individual titles, with Henry Smiezek posting a tourney-winning round of 9-over-par 81. Brady Hathorn led Hartford with an 83. Jared Vanderpot (89), Joseph Barwood (96) and Justin Jasmin (111) rounded out the day for the Canes, who played without normal No. 3 Logan Raymond (academic commitment).

Hartford heads to Woodstock on Wednesday for a nine-hole match with Windsor, Fair Haven and the host Wasps.

Team scores: Hoosic Valley 354, Burr & Burton 355, Hartford 379, Rutland 380, Mount Anthony 445.

VolleyballHanover 3, Con-Val 0

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — The Marauders took down the Cougars in straight sets, 25-10, 25-23 and 25-16.

Coach Megan McFarland commented on strong passing by Lyric Wilson and Millie Broder. Claire Adner and Emily Gammell led the Marauders’ offense in kills while Broder, Gammell, Katie Pererson and Alice Rodi had strong serving efforts.

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