Local roundup: Windsor girls soccer earns first victory

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Published: 9/17/2021 11:11:57 PM
Modified: 9/18/2021 8:44:30 AM

ORFORD — The Windsor High girls soccer team held on to a one-goal lead for the entire second half to beat host Rivendell, 3-2, on Friday afternoon at Community Field for its first win of the young season.

Audrey Rupp put the Yellowjackets (1-4-0) in front with a goal in the third minute. Rupp would add another goal, while older sister Elliot Rupp chipped in a goal and an assist of her own. Olivia MacLeay added an assist.

Elisia Sonsalla and Kylie Taylor scored for Rivendell, also in the first half, to make it 3-2 at the break. The second half was a back-and-forth tilt in which both teams had scoring chances thwarted by the opposition defense.

“We played a great game tonight, top to bottom,” Windsor coach Jeff Bachey said. “We did a great job trying to control the flow of play and really build up possession. We had some great chances from our midfield today, which is something we’ve needed all season. Rivendell did a great job pushing us, but we managed to hang on for the win.”

Bachey also praised the play of midfielder Holly Putnam. Windsor keeper Sophia Rockwood made three saves. Rivendell counterpart Savannah Gray made 11 saves.

The Jacks are now off until they host Stratton Mountain on Sept. 25. Rivendell (2-2-1) visits Sharon on Tuesday.

Woodstock 3, Fair Haven 3 (2 OT)

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps battled back from a two-goal deficit early to earn the draw with Fair Haven to leave both teams at 3-0-1 on the season.

Fair Haven’s first two goals came in the first 10 minutes. Chloe Masillo got Woodstock on the board soon after, scoring her fifth goal of the season with an assist to Isabel Konijnenberg. Fair Haven then scored another to build a 3-1 lead.

The Wasps countered with a pair before halftime to knot the score at 3-3. Konijnenberg found paydirt from long range before Leah Kuhnert scored the game-tying goal before halftime. Each team found its defensive footing after the break as the contest settled into a stalemate.

“There were plenty of chances for us to earn the win, but that last finishing touch could not find the back of the net,” Woodstock coach Greg LaBella said.

The Wasps visit Thetford on Tuesday.

Boys Soccer Sharon 4, White River Valley 2

SOUTH ROYALTON — Riley Eastman scored three times to lift the Phoenix over the rival Wildcats.

“It was a tightly contested game between two neighborhood rivals,” Sharon coach Blake Fabrikant said. “Our attack looked sharp once again, but we still have some issues with organization on defense. White River displayed a lot of grit and never allowed their deficit to impact their energy level.”

Ever Tofel added the other goal for Sharon. Daniel Henderson picked up a pair of assists. Eastman and Tofel each had an assist.

Dominic Craven scored both WRV goals, both on free kicks. Keeper Tattin Griffin made six saves for the Wildcats (2-2-0), who play at Woodstock on Monday.

Parker Bogardus made three saves for Sharon, which plays at Trinity Baptist on Monday.

Rivendell 3, Leland & Gray 1

LUDLOW, Vt. — The Raptors won their opening game at the Josh Cole Memorial Tournament and will play for the tournament title at 8 p.m. on Saturday night.

Chris Pierce gave Rivendell the lead five minutes in, rocketing a shot from 25 yards with an assist to Derek Vogelien. After a Rebels penalty kick tied it up 11 minutes later, a Wyatt Underhill goal put Rivendell in front for good early in the second half. Vogelien provided an insurance goal, scoring on a rebound of a Josiah Welch shot.

Keeper Carter Bacon made three saves for the Raptors, who play either Green Mountain or Proctor on Saturday night.

Lebanon 9, Plymouth 0

LEBANON — Playing for the first time in 10 days, the Raiders (5-0-0) made quick work of a Plymouth team playing for the third time this week.

Ryan Oliveira and Krists Putans both had two-goal games for Lebanon, with Oliveira setting up two others and Putans assisting on one. Nick Brill, Simon Amaro, Seth Carl (assist), Birhanu Harriman and Duncan Green also dented the net. The Raiders had a 4-0 lead by the match’s 13th minute and never looked back.

Daniel Mladek had two assists and two other Raiders — Francis Calandrella and Griffin Auch — also had helpers. Lebanon visits Pembroke on Tuesday.

FOOTBALL Lebanon 27, Milford 14

MILFORD, N.H. — The Raiders (3-0) shook off multiple penalties and a 14-6 second-half deficit, scoring the final 21 points of the night to top the Spartans.

Milford (2-1) scored the game’s first touchdown and held a 7-6 lead at the half after Lebanon’s Jackson Stone got the Raiders on the board. A personal foul, two unsportsmanlike conduct flags and a pass interference call, all on the same drive by the Lebanon defense, allowed the Spartans to extend the lead to 14-6 early in the second half.

That’s when the Raiders finally got going. A CJ Childs touchdown got the visitors to within 14-12 with 1:45 left in the third quarter. Stone ran back a punt 55 yards for a TD and Childs followed with the two-point conversion to give Lebanon its first lead with 4:19 to play. Stone scored his third touchdown of the night less than three minutes later to lock down the victory.

Lebanon visits Gilford-Belmont next, on Sept. 25.

Windsor 39, Springfield 12

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Yellowjackets (3-0) scored twice in the final two minutes and change of the first half to break open a close game, gradually pulling away from the Cosmos (1-2) at Brown Memorial Field.

Windsor scored the opening touchdown of the game and the hosts nearly tied, a blocked extra point serving as separation. The two late first-half Windsor TDs — with 2:16 on the clock and 12 seconds remaining — bumped the cushion to 21-6 at the break. The visitors added three more second-half scores before surrendering a consolation tally.

Quarterback Maison Fortin ran for three touchdowns and threw for a fourth for Windsor, which returns home on Sept. 25 to host Missisquoi.

Hartford 28, BHS-SBHS 14

BURLINGTON — The Hurricanes (3-0) used two late touchdowns to break a 14-14 deadlock and pull away from the upset-minded Seawolves (0-3) at Buck Hard Field.

Hartford’s Brody Tyburski broke the deadlock with a touchdown run with less than two minutes to play. Needing to go the length of the field to force overtime, Burlington-South Burlington fumbled the football in its own end zone, which the Canes’ Connor Tierney recovered for a clinching score a half-minute after Tyburski’s burst.

Hartford travels to Middlebury (3-1) on Friday night.

Field Hockey Hanover 5, Pelham 0

HANOVER — Natalie Feyrer scored the game’s first two goals to lead Hanover (6-0-0) to a shutout on its home turf.

Freshman Maggie Higgins picked up a trio of assists on the next three Hanover girls, setting up Janina Li, Livvy Trummel and Celia Groves. Mia Edmonds and Gail Morse had assists on the two early Feyrer goals.

Coach Jean Essex praised the play of the entire defense, including goalie Reilly Loughman along with starring roles by Sadie Higgins and Caroline Murphy. Hanover hosts rival Lebanon on Monday at 6 p.m.

Lebanon 1, Bow 0

BOW, N.H. — The Raiders remained unbeaten after outlasting the Falcons.

Sally Tretter fed Molly Smith with a perfect feed up the middle for the game’s only goal. Coach Amanda Valliere was impressed with the midfield play the whole game, keying on the play of Mikayla Thornton and Keira Houdegbe.

“We played well in the midfield, which allowed us to push up and keep strong offensive pressure on the ball,” Valliere said.

Woodstock 6, Springfield 0

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Six different goalscorers allowed the Wasps (3-1-0) to blank the host Cosmos.

Norah Harper started the action in the first quarter, scoring with an assist to Lily Gubbins. Gubbins added an unassisted goal soon after to put Woodstock in front, 2-0.

Nicole Fullerton, Alex Carnehammer, Grace Laperle and Quinn Stickney also had goals. Gubbins added another assist. Isabel Cellini, Georgia Tarleton and Sophie Yates also had assists.

Woodstock goalie Audrey Emery had one save for the shutout. The Wasps host Fair Haven on Wednesday.

Laconia 2, Newport 1

LACONIA, N.H. — The Tigers (1-2-0) came up short despite controlling play for long stretches against the Sachems.

“We had control of the ball for a majority of the game and we did a great job being aggressive. Unfortunately, we couldn’t successful shots on goal,” Newport coach Kaitlynn Porter said.

Katie Sharron scored for Newport in the 78th minute. Keeper Natasha Carpenter made five saves. Attacker Taylor Fellows set up numerous other scoring chances for the Tigers. Helen Kalacinski provided a spark at halfback.

Newport hosts Conant on Tuesday.

Kearsarge 3, Stevens 1

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Cardinals (1-3-0) dropped their third straight NHIAA D-III game. Daniella Varella had Stevens’ sole score on a penalty corner.

The Cards host Littleton at Monadnock Park on Tuesday.

Volleyball MVCS 3, Harwood 0

QUECHEE — The Eagles improved to 5-0 with a straight-sets win over Harwood, 25-5, 25-15, 25-17.

Haley Goodwin had 13 aces and 11 kills for Mid Vermont Christian, including a run of nine straight aces in the first set. Deborah Airoldi added seven digs to lead the defensive effort. Delaney Gross had eight aces and 14 assists.

The Raiders (5-0-0) visit Hanover on Monday.

GOLF Stevens wins pair at home

CLAREMONT — Despite not putting a player in the individual top four, Stevens beat two of three teams visiting Claremont Country Club.

Parker Keeney’s Stableford tally of 25 points carried the day for Plymouth, which earned the sweep. Stevens’ CJ Naugler was fourth individually with 19 points, followed by teammate Ian Gersberg at 15. Justin Demars (seven) and Aubree Herzog (six) also scored for the Cards.

Stevens (5-8) joins Belmont for a visit to Monadnock on Monday.

Team scores: Plymouth 88, Stevens 47, Campbell 30, Bishop Brady no score.

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