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Local roundup: Raptors get goals from odd angles in win

  • Rivendell's Sienna Carter reacts to her team's first goal of the game against Windsor on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Windsor, Vt. Rivendell won 2-1.(Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Windsor's Holly Putnam and Rivendell's Iris Fukushima run down the ball during their game on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 in Windsor, Vt. Rivendell won 2-1. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Rivendell's Kendyl Boisvert chases down the ball during their game with Windsor on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 in Windsor, Vt. Rivendell won 2-1. (Valley News - Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Dominic Craven

  • Alyssa Slocum

  • Stan Nelson

Staff Reports
Published: 10/9/2019 10:17:25 PM
Modified: 10/10/2019 9:01:16 PM

WINDSOR — There’s no such thing as a bad shot if it ends up in the back of the net.

That may be the prime lesson of the Rivendell Academy girls soccer team’s 2-1 win over Windsor on Wednesday at MacLeay-Royce Field. The Raptors (7-4-0) used a pair of goals from sharp angles to put away the Yellowjackets (5-5-1), who rallied from a first-half deficit before Sienna Carter’s game-winner early in the second half.

Kylie Taylor scored Rivendell’s opener about 15 minutes into the contest on a corner kick that caught the Windsor crossbar and at least one Yellowjacket before entering the net.

Taylor also assisted on Carter’s winner, which came from an extreme angle over the reach of Windsor goalkeeper Adi Prior (six saves).

“They weren’t your typical ones,” Rivendell coach Tim Goodwin admitted. “The second one was what we wanted. We wanted to get the ball up outside and work from there. Sienna saw an opening, and she took it. That’s her second or third goal this year doing that same thing. If that works for her, it works for me.”

Evelyn Page leveled the match for Windsor in the 27th minute, scoring on assists from Elliot Rupp and Olivia Rockwood.

“For us, it was possession of the midfield; we just couldn’t connect that final pass to work the ball as we pushed through midfield,” Windsor coach Jeff Bachey said. “They did a great job of applying pressure to be sure we couldn’t get that final pass through.”

Cora Day finished with 10 saves for Rivendell, which hosts Bellows Falls on Saturday. The Jacks visit Green Mountain on Saturday as well.

Hanover 8, John Stark 0

HANOVER — Charlotte Johnson, Eleanor van Aalst and Arabella Meacham-Snyder each scored twice and Pepper Joseph scored and had two assists as the Marauders rolled to 11-0.

Casey McGuire also scored, Elsa Bolinger had two assists, and Sage McGinley-Smith had one assist. Bella Bardales and Lauren Ilsley split the shutout with two saves. Hanover, which led, 4-0, at halftime, has outscored opponents, 51-2, and posted nine shutouts.

The Marauders visit Sanborn on Friday. An Oct. 22 showdown with Bow (10-1) looms.

KUA 1, Brewster 0

WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Kyra Russman-Araya’s corner kick was settled by Kat Maniatis and booted home by Gracie Gamache at the back post to provide a 1-0 halftime lead.

Olivia Brooker and Sophie Braver combined for the shutout behind a back line of Willa McGough, Bella Parento, Sasha Lawton and Casey Allen that earned praise from coach Eric Russman. KUA (5-3-1) hosts Vermont Academy on Friday.

Otter Valley 2Woodstock 1

WOODSTOCK — Olivia White’s two first-half goals were enough to lift the Otters over the Wasps (5-5-1).

Hannah Reed drew Woodstock back to within a goal, but even a strong attack couldn’t find an equalizer for the hosts. The Wasps host Hartford for senior night on Saturday.

Oxbow 6, Danville 0

BRADFORD, Vt. — Leia White kicked a six-goal Oxbow explosion into gear by scoring just two minutes into Wednesday’s contest.

Aspen Longmoore finished the day with two goals and an assist for the Olympians (6-4-1). Chloe McIntire, Maddie Fredella and Melanie Neil also netted goals. Fredella, Neil and Grace Nostrant added an assist apiece. The O’s visit Hazen on Saturday.


RUTLAND — The Wildcats (6-6-0) won for the sixth time in their last eight contests to reach the .500 mark for the first time this season after an 0-4 start.

Dominic Craven and Paul Metzer had two-goal games for White River Valley. Jacob Barry, Donovan Forcier, Colin LaFramboise and Timber Russell also found the net. Wyatt Slater and Craven both had two assists, and Jack Simack also set up a goal.

“After starting the season 0-4, a .500 record seemed very far away,” WRV coach Alex Montano said in an email. “But they persevered, and we now look for a winning season.”

The Wildcats head to Springfield on Saturday.

Sharon 4, Long Trail 0

DORSET, Vt. — The Phoenix (4-7-0) made it two wins in a row on the back of a Riley Eastman hat trick, his second of the season.

Olly Skeet-Browning accounted for Sharon’s other goal and set up two of Eastman’s strikes for TSA, which also got an assist from Ever Toffel. Eastman’s goals were his first since a four-goal explosion in an 8-3 win over Mount St. Joseph on Sept. 25.

“Things are definitely on an upswing,” Sharon coach Blake Fabrikant said. “(Long Trail) played pretty tenatively and put a lot of guys back. We were moving the ball well, communicating and cohesive.”

Ben Rodis earned the shutout without having to make a save for TSA, which visits MSJ for a rematch on Friday.

MVCS 1, Twinfield 0

MARSHFIELD, Vt. — Abel Goodwin drew a foul in the Twinfield box and Joel Roberts knocked in the resulting penalty kick to boost the Eagles to 3-6-0.

Stan Nelson made seven saves for MVCS during the VPA Division IV match. The Eagles visit Proctor on Thursday.

KUA 4, Brewster 1

WOLFEBORO, N.H. — The Wildcats (6-1-0) extended their winning streak to six matches with a dominant road win. Kimball Union entertains Proctor Academy on Friday.

FIELD HOCKEY Windsor 5, Brattleboro 0

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets (9-1-1) used a 35-0 edge in shots to dominate the Colonels at MacLeay-Royce Field.

Alyssa Slocum and Peyton Richardson both scored twice — once in each half — for Windsor. Angelina Bigwood opened the scoring for the Jacks, who received assists from Richardson, Hannah Wood, Ashley Grela and Linda Ricard. Brattleboro goalkeeper Kayla Bailey played well, making 26 saves against Windsor’s rampant attack.

Glenna Ricard recorded the shutout without a save for Windsor, which meets Otter Valley on Saturday.

Mascoma 5White Mountains 1

WHITEFIELD, N.H. — Nicole Williams’ hat trick and a two-goal day from Amelia Wilson gave the Royals (9-3-0) all the scoring they’d need.

All of Mascoma’s strikes came unassisted. The defense did its job as well, holding the Spartans to just one shot on goal at netminder Emily Conrad.

The Royals visit Kearsarge on Tuesday to kick off the final week of the regular season.

Hartford 3, Bellows Falls 0

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — With senior outside backs Tayler Simmons and Maliya Sinclair leading a shutout defense, the Hurricanes (9-2-1) maintained their spot atop the VPA Division II standings.

Caroline Hamilton put Hartford on the board with 8½ minutes left in the first half, scoring unassisted. Kennedy Mullen struck twice in the second half for the Canes, with Daisy Phelps posting a helper on the first. Bailey Cameron finished with a 10-save shutout in the Hartford net.

The Canes host Rutland for their senior game on Friday before wrapping up the regular season at Burr & Burton on Wednesday.

Hopkinton 1, Stevens 0

CLAREMONT — The Hawks notched the game’s only goal with 2:30 left in regulation, handing the Cardinals (6-5-0) their second 1-0 loss in 24 hours.

Stevens hosts Laconia on Friday at Monadnock Park.

Deerfield 8, KUA 1

DEERFIELD, Mass. — The Wildcats dropped to 4-4-0 with Wednesday’s road defeat. Kimball Union hosts New Hampton on Friday.

VOLLEYBALL Mascoma 3, Stevens 0

CLAREMONT — Playing without some regulars because of injuries and illness, the Royals (7-4) still posted a 25-23, 25-15, 25-17 victory to break a three-match losing streak.

“Much more comfortable as we rebuild chemistry on the court and keep on learning,” Mascoma coach Eric Ramage noted in an email. “A great team effort. The Cardinals are terrific hosts and played hard with aggressive play and good serving throughout the match.”

Mascoma hosts InterLakes on Tuesday. Stevens (0-12) continues a four-match homestand against Belmont on Wednesday.

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