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Local roundup: Woodstock girls soccer takes opener

Staff Reports
Published: 9/8/2021 9:43:06 PM
Modified: 9/9/2021 9:11:46 AM

BRANDON, Vt. — The Woodstock High girls soccer team may have been one of the Upper Valley’s last to join the fall sports party, but the Wasps made the wait worthwhile on Wednesday.

Abi Masillo broke onto the scoreboard midway through the second half on her way to a three-goal hat trick to power the Wasps to a 5-0 blanking of Otter Valley in their season opener at Markowski Field.

Masillo added two second-half strikes, one from 25 yards out, for Woodstock (1-0-0). Hannah Reed had a goal and an assist in the first half, and Chloe Masillo delivered similarly by setting up Reed before the break and adding her first varsity goal to close the scoring in the second half.

“It was a strong, offensive attacking Woodstock team, which I hope is a sign of things to come,” coach Greg LaBella remarked.

Emma Tarleton prevailed in goal, preserving the clean sheet by denying an OV penalty kick with 7 seconds to play. The Wasps host Windsor on Friday afternoon.

Hartford 1, Springfield 0

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Hurricanes’ defense made freshman Izzy Sirois’ first varsity goal stick in a shutout win over the Cosmos.

Sarah Howe earned the assist on Sirois’ strike, which came 90 seconds into the second half. The rest of the win went to the back line, with defenders Jenna Jasmin and Maddie Withington particularly effective in front of netminder Erin Thompson. Nora Knudsen helped with her possession play in midfield.

“We had excellent team defending and defensive shape today, and we won a lot of the individual one-on-one battles,” Hartford coach Jeff Acker said. “That helped us to control the flow of the game and dictate the play for long stretches.”

The Canes host Fair Haven on Saturday morning.

BOYS SOCCER Mascoma 4, Fall Mountain 1

LANGDON, N.H. — A Moulton-to-Moulton connection — freshman Tanner’s corner kick finding the head of his senior brother, Cole — served as the tiebreaking goal in the Royals’ latest victory.

Fall Mountain opened the scoring in the sixth minute, but Mascoma (2-1-0) leveled through a long drive from back Aidan Smith, on a Logan Isham feed, in the 12th. Ben Seiler fed Zach Thompson late in the opening half for a 3-1 lead. Seiler added his 10th goal of the young season in the second half.

Tri-captain Ian Moulton joined Smith, Garrett Giovagnoli and Allan Hammond in providing “tremendous defense and teamwork to protect the Mascoma net,” coach Keli Green noted. Goalkeeper Isaiah Hogan recorded five saves.

The Royals visit Kearsarge on Friday night.

Rivendell 5, Thetford 1

THETFORD — After surrendering an early goal on a deflection, the Raptors (2-0-0) pulled away with the help of two-goal efforts from Kyle Carter and Chris Pierce.

Elliot Jones got the Panthers (0-1-0) on the board, getting a head on an errant clearance by RA goalkeeper Carter Bacon (three saves). It was all Rivendell from there as Carter set up Garett Stever and scored twice for a 3-1 cushion. Jamison Gilbert set up Carter’s first; Pierce’s clinching goals were both unassisted.

Boone Fahey played well in his first Thetford varsity start, coach Ray Thorburn said. TA goalie Justin Robinson made six saves.

Rivendell visits Mount St. Joseph on Friday. The Panthers return to the pitch on Saturday morning, hosting Peoples.

Sharon 8, Randolph 1

RANDOLPH, Vt. — The Phoenix (1-0-0) got its campaign going on the good foot, with Daniel Henderson denting the net four times and Riley Eastman contributing a hat trick.

Ever Tofel recorded TSA’s other goal and set up two. Eastman and Henderson both finished with five-pont days as Henderson set up one goal and Eastman did the same on two.

“I was very pleased with our build-up play and finishing, particularly for our first outing of the season,” coach Blake Fabrikant said. “We looked sharp in attack. There are still some wrinkles in the midfield and the back to iron out, but all in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better first match.”

Parker Bogardus and Caleb Benjamin each had two saves while splitting goalkeeping duties, getting help from center back Jaxon Nichols. Sharon vists Arlington on Friday night.

Twinfield 8, Oxbow 0

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Trojans overwhelmed the Olympians, getting hat tricks from Meles Gouge and Brody Moran along with a three-save Neil Alexander shutout.

“We were outworked in this game,” Oxbow coach Andrew Fisher said. “Their passing was excellent, and we found ourselves playing chase too often. We had a tough time transitioning into our offense, and it was frustrating. These growing pains are part of the process.”

Dakota Goodridge and Oden Schlager kept busy with a combined 13 saves. The O’s host Danville on Tuesday.

GOLF Hanover gone with the win

SALEM, N.H. — Despite Campbell’s Scottish Highlands playing to the windy reputation its name would suggest, the Hanover High golf team stayed below the breeze well enough to sweep a four-school match.

Spencer Lawe stood out among the 32 competitors on the Salem course’s flat front nine, shooting a 1-over-par 37 that was three strokes better than the field. Sophomore Adam Goodney shared third overall at 42. Andrew Cahoon, Max Galbraith and John Hill completed the scoring for Hanover — which served as match host — with a 43-44-45 grouping. That proved important with five strokes separating Hanover from second-place Bishop Guertin and third-place Londonderry.

Hanover (7-2) is off until Wednesday’s trip to Manchester Country Club to face Merrimack, Spaulding and host Bedford.

Team scores: Hanover 211, Bishop Guertin 213, Londonderry 216, Salem 242.

Cards fall at LSSC

NEW LONDON, N.H. — Pelham provided the top-to-bottom depth to take a four-school match with Stevens, Kearsarge and Prospect Mountain at Lake Sunapee Country Club’s front nine.

Russ Hamel had a medal-winning Stableford score of 28 points built on a 1-under-par 34 for the Pythons. Stevens’ Reeve Wilkinson tied for second at 21 points thanks to a round of 41 and CJ Naugler followed with 17 points for the Cards (3-8). Cedric Allen contributed 10 points to Stevens’ tally.

Team scores: Pelham 85, Kearsarge 64, Prospect Mountain 64, Stevens 56.

FIELD HOCKEY Bellows Falls 8, Windsor 0

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — A three-time VPA Division I finalist and the state champion in 2018 and last year, the Terriers showed they still have plenty of power left in blanking the two-time D-III state champ Yellowjackets.

“Playing games against strong opponents like Bellows Falls allows us to learn and prepare for the post season,” Windsor coach Jody Wood noted.

The Jacks visit Burr & Burton on Thursday.

Otter Valley 3, Woodstock 2

WOODSTOCK — The Otters used a two-goal second quarter to get enough distance to stop the Wasps (1-1-0).

Hannah Gubbins evened the match at 1-1 in the opening period to answer an early OV goal. Norah Harper cut the two-goal deficit to 3-2 with six minutes left, but the Otters’ defense held firm and denied the comeback.

Rutland visits Woodstock on Tuesday.

CROSS COUNTRYOxbow opens season

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Abby Carson finished seventh in an 18-girl field to highlight the Olympians’ visit to Lyndon for their first NVAC Mountain Division race of the season.

Carson completed the five-kilometer course in 27 minutes, 38 seconds. Teammate Nora Fahey was 11th (29:11).

Among the boys, Sam Corti was 13th out of 22 competitors in 26:47, Aidan Morse placed 19th in 29:36 and Moses Andrews was 20th in 29:45.

VOLLEYBALL Hanover 3, Fall Mountain 1

LANGDON, N.H. — Behind sophomore Talia Daft's seven aces, two kills and 14 assists, Hanover (1-1) posted its first win of the season, beating the host Wildcats, 25-16, 25-18, 16-25, 25-14.

Senior Esther Hacker also had a strong offensive game with six aces and a team-high seven kills. Sophomore Annika Lackstrom delivered three blocks to go with three kills and three aces. Sophomore Rosa Bradley helped out with four aces and a pair of kills.

Hanover visits Plymouth on Friday.

Trinity 3, Stevens 1

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals (0-2) “had some aces and runs of serving and good teamwork throughout,” coach Rick Dorcely said, but the visiting Pioneers eventually left Carr Gymnasium with a 25-13, 25-17, 24-26, 25-11 victory.

“It was nice to have fans in the stands and to give them an exciting game,” added Dorcely, who had no such luxuries during last fall’s pandemic-altered campaign.

Stevens hosts Sunapee on Monday.

Mascoma 3, Franklin 0

FRANKLIN, N.H. — The Royals (1-1) picked up their first win of the season in a shutout of the Golden Tornadoes. They head to Mascenic on Friday.

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