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Local roundup: Late deflection gives Marauders a win

  • Patrick Daley

  • Toni Turner

Staff Reports
Published: 1/20/2020 10:47:10 PM
Modified: 1/21/2020 3:24:16 PM

WEST LEBANON — Patrick Daley has displayed a good pair of hands for Hanover High’s golf team in recent years. Monday night, the senior’s midair redirection of a Cameron Woods shot with 4 minutes, 35 seconds remaining allowed the Marauders hockey squad to defeat Nashua South-Pelham, 2-1.

The teams were skating four aside at Campion Rink when Daley struck, the result of a boarding major on Hanover’s Toño Correa and a too-many-men minor on the visitors. Woods’ shot from the left point sailed in roughly waist high with Daley standing on the inner half of the near circle. Tommy Lyons also received an assist on the play.

“We’re having a tough time offensively right now but that was a nice play," said Hanover coach Dick Dodds, who cited forward John Hill and defenseman Nick Lee for strong play. Redirections “are kind of a lost art, but you can get a lot of goals that way if you work at it."

Nashua South-Pelham, 1-6-1 in state play, entered the game on a three-game losing streak, having been outscored by a combined 24-1 by Bishop Guertin, Concord and Windham. The Purple Panthers’ lone victory is over winless Manchester Central-West, but Chris Skelley opened Monday’s scoring 25 seconds into the second period.

Hanover forged a 1-1 tie eight minutes later when Woods scored on assists from Brendan Brigham and Rowan Wilson. Correa’s penalty occurred with eight minutes to play, but the Marauders killed it off, then benefitted when a visitors’ line change devolved into chaos in front of the bench.

Hanover finished with a 31-24 shot advantage and received 23 saves from Luke Ives. The Marauders improved to 7-3 overall and 5-2 in NHIAA Division I play and visit Windham (5-4) on Saturday. The Jaguars beat Nashua South-Pelham, 7-1, during their last outing.

— Tris Wykes

Girls HockeyBeekmantown (N.Y.) 4Hanover 2

BEEKMANTOWN, N.Y. — The Marauders dropped the second of two matchups against Beekmantown this season to drop to 4-4-1 overall, 4-2-1 in NHIAA play.

The teams had battled to a 2-2 tie in Hanover on Jan. 4. The rematch came on Beekmantown’s senior day with the New York state playoffs set to start next week. Shots were barely in favor of the hosts, 25-22.

Sage McGinley-Smith scored unassisted for Hanover. Meredith Morhun added a goal with assists to both McGinley-Smith and Natalie Morhun. Rebekah Rudd and Katelyn Smith combined to make 21 saves in net for the Marauders.

“It was a pretty even game. They’re a strong team. We just didn’t have the finish power today,” Hanover coach John Dodds said. “And we hit two posts and a crossbar.”

The Marauders hit the road again on Thursday to visit Acton-Boxborough in Mass.

Girls BasketballWhite River Valley 45Poultney 24

POULTNEY, Vt. — The Wildcats (6-2) built a 24-11 lead at halftime and coasted over Poultney.

Toni Turner had 10 points to lead a balanced scoring effort by White River Valley.

Hannah White and Sarah Howe each added eight points. Sylvie Coltey had six points.

“We didn’t have school today, so were out of rhythm a bit. It was a good overall team effort to get the win,” Wildcats coach Tim Perreault said.

WRV will host Woodstock on Saturday.

Nordic SkiingHanover boys win

PLAINFIELD, N.H. — The Hanover boys beat a field of six teams to win a Classic event at Plainfield School.

The Marauders claimed four of the top six places in the boys event, including the top two with Noah Phipps in first at 16 minutes, 33 seconds and Simon Phipps in second at 16:39. John Meehan was fourth (17:08) followed by Adam Gilbert-Diamond in sixth (17:12).

The Lebanon girls finished second, just one point behind Kearsarge in first place.

Lebanon’s Zoe Chinn was in third place (19:57) and Brianna DiBanico in fifth (20:50). Ana Goodwin was seventh in the girls race in 20:56. The Raiders also had scoring runs by Maria Goodwin in 10th (21:41), Juno Barnett in 12th (21:48) and Ayla Weale in 13th (21:49).

Sawyer Weale paced the Lebanon boys, second behind Hanover, in third (16:41). Lebanon also had Nata Magari in seventh (17:28), Cooper Bourne in eighth (17:31) and John Bieszczad in 13th (17:49).

Margaret Frost led the Hanover girls in fourth in 20:15. Sage Gilbert-Diamond was sixth in 20:51 followed by Kathryn Davis in 11th (21:45) and Bridget Meehan in 23rd (23:25).

Boys team scores: Hanover 391, Lebanon 374, Kearsarge 365, Kingswood 340, ConVal 330, Profile 322.

Girls team scores: Kearsarge 380, Lebanon 379, Hanover 366, Kingswood 341, ConVal 338, Profile 320.


Zoe Chinn (third place, 19:57) and Brianna DiBanico (fifth, 20:50) had the top two times for the Lebanon High girls Nordic ski team in Monday’s meet at the Plainfield School. An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the Raiders’ top girls performances.

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