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Local roundup: Butler gets it done for Rivendell

  • Ryleigh Butler

Staff Reports
Published: 9/9/2021 10:38:38 PM
Modified: 9/10/2021 2:44:39 PM

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — The Rivendell Academy girls soccer team can say this much about Thursday’s match with Bellows Falls without any irony or eye rolling: The Butler indeed did it.

Riding a three-goal hat trick from junior midfielder Ryleigh Butler, the Raptors improved to 2-0-1 with a 3-1 win over the Terriers at Hadley Field. Butler scored in the 34th, 55th and 62nd minutes for her first three goals of the season. Allie Vogelien assisted the opener and Kylie Taylor helped out on the clincher, while Butler struck unassisted in between.

Savannah Gray recorded two saves for the win in goal.

“Obviously, Ryleigh deserves a shoutout for the three goals,” coach Tim Goodwin said. “Lindsay O’Hearn was great playing a full game at (central midfield).”

The Raptors head to Leland & Gray on Tuesday.

Hanover 4, Manchester Memorial 1

MANCHESTER — Hanover (2-3-0) spread the scoring around, with four different players contributing to its second straight win.

Maeve Lee, Elsa Bolinger, Emilia Torresani and Riley McGuire accounted for the offense. Torresani added an assist for a two-point evening. Nora Bradley and Danielle Rudd also had assists, and Kaye Lindsay recorded a two-save victory in goal.

“We seem to have learned a few lessons but feel that much (NHIAA) Division I knowledge remains hiden,” coach Doug Kennedy confessed.

Hanover crosses into Vermont for a trip to Champlain Valley Union on Saturday.

WRV 3, Mill River 0

NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. — It took a fair amoung of banging on the door, but the Wildcats (2-1-0) finally knocked it down in a shutout win.

White River Valley remained scoreless at halftime despite 30 shot attempts and multiple stops from the Minutemen’s netminder. Claire Allen, Amara Calhum-Flowers and Julia Morse eventually broke through with second-half goals. Jillian Barry had an assist, and the Wildcats amassed 51 shots and eight corners in a dominant performance.

“Mill River has a stellar goalkeeper; she closed us out the full first half,” WRV coach Kim Prestridge said. “We didn’t get any lucky breaks. … But we pressed forward, kept playing our game and things opened up for us.”

Anita Miller’s midfield play and the work of Emily Bean, Sadie Kinsley and Tanner Drury on defense also were factors. WRV hosts Twin Valley on Tuesday.

MSJ 3, Sharon 1

RUTLAND — Senior Mary Gage Donohue scored her second varsity goal — and first since freshman year — but the Phoenix (0-2-0) couldn’t muster more against the Mount St. Joseph defense.

The Mounties milked a 1-0 lead into the second half despite stretches of Sharon possession dominance. MSJ doubled its lead in the 60th minute, which Donohue halved on the rebound of an Iris Puchalik shot. The hosts clinched on a late counterattack.

“I was much happier with the energy and effort in this game compared to our last,” TSA co-coach Andy Ruddell said. “We started stringing passes together in the second half, and we created decent opportunities. We just couldn’t find that last little bit of quality in the final third.”

The Phoenix hosts Winooski on Wednesday.

BOYS SOCCER WRV 4, West Rutland 1

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. — Dominic Craven found his scoring boots, netting three goals to power the Wildcats’ first win of the season.

Zachary Armstrong also scored for White River Valley (1-1-0), with Mason Cauthier earning two assists and Brayden Russ getting one. Taitten Griffin recorded three saves in goal.

“It was an encouraging game,” coach Alex Montano said. “I’m pleased to see some things we’ve been working on during practice to show on the field.”

The Wildcats host Bellows Falls on Monday.

Hanover 3, CVU 3

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. — Hanover (4-0-1) rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to earn a draw with the RedHawks at Essex High’s Jay Brady Classic.

After some halftime tweaks, Murphy Hunt netted his fifth goal of the campaign and Palmer Okai nodded home his first on an Eric Ringer corner kick to tie the contest. CVU took the lead again with 17 minutes to go, but Beckett McCurdy set up Ringer for a far-post finish following the ensuing kickoff for a final deadlock.

Ty Nolon made a key stop on a CVU free kick and defender Luke Ives had two key stops in the second overtime for Hanover, which meets Essec to close the tournament on Saturday night.

Brattleboro 4, Woodstock 2

WOODSTOCK — After a lightning start courtesy of a Brattleboro own goal two minutes into the match, the Wasps (0-2-0) succumbed to a Colonel goal onslaught.

Rowan Smail smacked a crossbar and two other bids from Woodstock’s Declan McCullough forced fine saves from Brattleboro goalkeeper Paul McGillion, all of which set the table for a run of four Colonel goals for a 4-1 second-half lead. Smail finally hit the back of the net with 10 minutes to play for the Wasps.

“The Woodstock team really pushed Brattleboro in the second half but left themselves with a mountain to climb,” coach Rob Stainton said. “An improvement on the opening game but still lots of work to do.”

The Wasps visit Otter Valley on Wednesday.

FIELD HOCKEY Hartford 4, Brattleboro 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — With Alice Piper, Kaedence Brower and Madison Barwood accounting for the offense, the Hurricanes (2-0-0) rolled past the Colonels at the Alumni Athletic Complex.

Freshman Paige Vielleux backed up the offense with strong play in goal. Hartford visits Fair Haven on Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL MVCS 3, Vt. Commons 0

QUECHEE — The Eagles (2-0) followed Tuesday’s shutout of Trinity with another against Vermont Commons, winning 25-7, 25-11, 25-15.

Delaney Gross and Haley Goodwin both had strong games for Mid Vermont Christian. Gross posted eight aces and 11 assists, and Goodwin recorded seven kills. Felicity Adams added four kills to the attack.

Gross had five aces and nine assists in Tuesday’s 25-13, 25-12, 25-20 win over Trinity. Goodwin posted a team-high eight kills and Skye Whitcomb’s consistent serving helped Mid Vermont Christian weather an early deficit. Deborah Airoldi anchored the MVCS defense, coach Tom Evans said.

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