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Local roundup: Back-turned-middie scores twice, Oxbow boys soccer wins

Staff Reports
Published: 9/14/2021 10:52:16 PM
Modified: 9/15/2021 1:20:03 PM

BRADFORD, Vt. — A pair of goals by Andrew Barrett helped the Oxbow High boys soccer team pick up its first win of the young season, a 3-1 thriller over visiting Danville on Tuesday afternoon.

Andrew Emerson gave the Olympians an early lead, scoring in the 23rd minute for a goal in his first career start at midfield after moving up from his normal spot on defense. Barrett added a goal before halftime to give the hosts a 2-0 lead at the break. Barrett then answered a Danville goal after the break with his second of the game to provide some insurance.

“We had excellent play in goal by Dakota Goodridge, his best game as a varsity goalkeeper,” Oxbow coach Andrew Fisher said. “It was such a hard-fought game for our players. Great to get a win at home and build some positive momentum into next week.”

Emerson’s goal was assisted by Reece Ilsley. Connor Mazzarella also had an assist. Fisher commented on strong hustle plays by both Quincy Beaudin and Nate Bachus for chasing down would-be breakaways by Danville to help preserve the lead.

“We’re starting to build familiarity with one another. Our field relationships are being built, and we’re starting to trust each other out there,” Fisher added. “We have a long way to go, but we took a big step today.”

Oxbow (1-2-0) will visit Craftsbury on Monday to begin a stretch of three games in five days.

Rivendell 6, Twin Valley 0

WHITINGHAM, Vt. — Derek Vogelien posted a hat trick and the Raptors (3-1-0) dominated the Wildcats under the lights.

Chris Pierce, Kyle Carter and Josiah Welch provided Rivendell’s other goals. The Raptors’ defense completely shut down Twin Valley, leaving RA goalkeeper Carter Bacon without having to make a save for the shutout.

Rivendell opens play at Black River High’s Josh Cole Tournament on Friday night against Leland & Gray.

MSJ 6, Sharon 3

RUTLAND — Riley Eastman had two goals, but the Phoenix couldn’t dig out of a 3-0 deficit in the first half at MSJ.

Eastman added an assist on Daniel Henderson’s goal for Sharon. The Phoenix countered the early three MSJ goals with two of their own, but MSJ rallied to score a fourth before halftime to stem the Sharon momentum.

“The game was more tightly contested than the final score indicated, and we left a lot of chances unfinished,” Sharon coach Blake Fabrikant said.

Keeper Parker Bogardus made four saves for Sharon, which visits White River Valley on Friday.

Lyndon 3, Thetford 2

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — The Panthers scored the game’s first two goals but couldn’t hold on to beat Lyndon.

Elliot Jones and Jacob Gilman scored for Thetford in a two-minute stretch early in the first half. Both goals were assisted by Aiden Keane. Lyndon rallied with three goals of its own, all before halftime, and held from there to secure the win.

Keeper Gus Byrne made six saves for Thetford (0-3-0), which plays at U-32 on Saturday.

Girls Soccer Woodstock 3, Hartford 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Wasps (3-0-0) scored all three goals in the first half to beat the Hurricanes (1-3-0).

Isabel Konijnenberg scored first on a penalty kick. Chloe Masillo and Hannah Reed followed with goals, the fourth for each in the three games so far this season.

Coach Greg LaBella praised the defensive effort of Dillon Moss, Hannah Lockhart, Keira Zayas and Skylar Haley for helping to initiate the attack and limit Hartford’s possession throughout the game. Kelly Jackson and Leah Kuhnart helped control the midfield for the Wasps.

Keeper Emma Tarleton made five saves for Woodstock, which plays host to Fair Haven on Friday. Hartford gets first dibs on the Cosmos, though, hosting Springfield on Thursday.

WRV 5, Twin Valley 0

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats (3-1-0) turned in a dominant performance to beat Twin Valley.

Amara Calhum-Flowers and Wynter Simack each had a goal and an assist for White River Valley. Ella Perreault and Emily Bean added goals. The Wildcats also benefited from an own goal when intense pressure from Shannon Hadlock, Jillian Barry and Claire Allen forced the Twin Valley defense to deflect a clearing pass into their own net.

“The girls took the field today with a plan to improve their passing under pressure. They were successful and, because of it, created good offensive chances, resulting in goals,” WRV coach Kim Prestridge said. “I’m proud to see the work we’re putting into practice is showing on the field.”

Barry and Ellie Prestridge each had assists for WRV. The Wildcats will host Bellows Falls on Sept. 22.

Stevens 3, Coe-Brown 2

CLAREMONT — Madalyn Minckler had two goals to lead the Cardinals (3-2-0) over the Bears.

Stella Lavertue added the other goal for Stevens. Keeper Hailey Knight played a strong game to anchor the Cardinals defense, according to coach Tim St. Pierre.

Stevens hosts Manchester West on Sept. 23.

Leland & Gray 1, Rivendell 0

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — The Raptors (2-1-1) lost a hard-fought battle with the Rebels.

“We faced a tough and organized Leland & Gray team. We held them to one goal and played hard until the final whistle,” Rivendell coach Tim Goodwin said.

Goalie Savannah Gray made 12 saves for the Raptors, who were outshot,15-5, by their hosts.

Rivendell hosts Windsor on Friday.

Green Mountain 3, Windsor 2

CHESTER, Vt. — Elliot Rupp scored both Windsor goals, but the Yellowjackets came up just short against Green Mountain.

“It was a tough back-and-forth game with both teams getting great looks. The effort was great tonight, and I love the progress we’re making on the field,” Windsor coach Jeff Bachey said.

Audrey Rupp assisted on both goals for the Jacks. Keeper Sophia Rockwood made 12 saves. Windsor visits Rivendell on Friday.

InterLakes 1, Mascoma 0

MEREDITH, N.H. — The Royals lost a heartbreaker to fall to 0-5-0 on the season.

Keeper Emma Bill made nine saves for Mascoma, which hosts Newfound on Friday.

Field Hockey Lebanon 2, John Stark 0

LEBANON — The Raiders (4-0-0) celebrated senior day by blanking the Generals.

Sally Tretter scored the first goal for Lebanon, assisted by Amalia Hickey. Clara Smyrski converted on a corner with Hickey assisting again for the second goal. Goaltender Ashlee Blashock made five saves for the shutout.

The Raiders seniors are Molly Smith, Lilly Gogan, Hickey, Tretter, Abigail Pauls, Smyrski, Molly Schutzius, Claire Thibodeau and Cara Hodges.

Lebanon hosts Hartford on Wednesday.

Woodstock 2, Rutland 0

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (2-1-0) kept the ball on the offensive end for most of the game to shut out the Raiders.

Hannah Gubbins scored in the first quarter, capping a sequence of great passes from both Norah Harper and Lilly Gubbins. Harper gave Woodstock some insurance by depositing one into the back of the cage in the third quarter during a scramble in front of the Rutland goal.

Coach Leanne Tapley praised the play of the midfielders and defense in front of goalie Audrey Emery (three saves). Woodstock visits Springfield on Friday.

Volleyball MVCS 3, Colchester 0

QUECHEE — The Eagles swept Colchester, winning by set scores of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-10.

Delaney Gross had a team-best 16 aces and 10 assists for Mid Vermont Christian. Haley Goodwin added six kills and Skye Whitcomb had six aces. Harwood pays the Eagles a visit on Friday.

Hanover 3, ConVal 2

HANOVER — Hanover won a five-set marathon over the Cougars, winning the first two sets (25-23, 25-18) before rallying to win the deciding fifth by a 17-15 final.

Talia Daft and Annika Lackstrom combined for 11 aces for Hanover. Lackstrom, Rosa Bradley and Esther Hacker combined for 14 kills. Josie Hall, Natalia Somoff and Lilly Clapp anchored the defensive effort for Hanover.

Hanover (2-2) visits Pelham on Thursday.

Golf Canes’ Barwood medals

FAIRLEE — Hartford’s Joseph Barwood won medallist honors with a 2-over-par 36 on Lake Morey Country Club’s front nine to capy a five-school match.

The Canes also had the afternoon’s second-lowest score, a 5-over 39 by Jaden Poirier. Teammate Matt Tsouknakis added a 46, but Hartford did not have the fourth player required to earn a team score.

Woodstock won the team title with a 177 led by Owen Krass with a 41. Chris Bradley added a 43, Will Coates had 45 and Ethan Dean shot 47.

Maddie Mousley led Thetford with 46 to claim the girls medal. Luke Avery paced Rivendell (204 as a team) with a 49, followed by Brayden Larson (50), Ezra Avery (51 and Parker Piper (54).

Pair leads Windsor

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Windsor competed in a multi-school match hosted by Burr & Burton at Equinox Golf Club.

Lee Bevis led Windsor with a 10-over par score of 46 on the front nine. Gavin Martin added a 47.

Cross Country Woodstock boys dominant at Thetford

THETFORD — The Woodstock boys and Thetford girls each earned wins in a Southern Vermont League meet on the Woods Trail.

Woodstock had five runners in the top 10 of the boys race, led by Hambsch in second overall with a time of 19:05 and Zed McNaughton in third in 19:07. Thetford’s Tobin Durham won the boys race by over a minute in 17:41. Bennett Moreno (20:54) was 13th to lead third-place Hartford, with teammate Gavin Farnsworth one spot and three second back.

Madelyn Durkee led the victorious Thetford girls, finishing second in 21:17 followed by teammate Ava Hayden in sixth (23:04). White River Valley’s Anita Miller took third overall in 21:23. Hartford’s Bethany Davis was a team-best 13th (25:09).

Bellows Falls’ Steph Ager won in 21:09.

Boys team scores: Woodstock 24, Thetford 73, Hartford 78, Burr & Burton 86, Brattleboro 87, Springfield 155.

Girls team scores: Thetford 32, Burr & Burton 47, Bellows Falls 63, Brattleboro 91.




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