Local roundup: Hanover, Lebanon field hockey battle to 1-1 draw

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Published: 9/20/2021 11:09:40 PM
Modified: 9/20/2021 11:09:39 PM

HANOVER — The only scheduled regular-season matchup between the Lebanon High and Hanover High field hockey teams ended in a stalemate, a 1-1 draw under the lights and in front of a rowdy crowd at Merriman-Branch Field on Monday night.

Hanover took the lead in the first quarter when Livvy Trummel dodged a defender, dribbled into the circle and blasted a shot into the back of the cage. The score remained 1-0 until the fourth quarter when Mikayla Thornton scored the equalizer for Lebanon off a corner play. Sally Tretter picked up the assist.

Hanover coach Jean Essex praised the play of Hanover goalie Reilly Loughman along with Lebanon midfielder Amalia Hickey for her work in the midfield.

“We really needed this game to challenge us so we could identify areas of strength and weakness. I’m proud of the girls for not giving up against a well-coached and tough team. Now we know what we need to work on as we head into the second half of the season,” Essex said.

Adding to the drama considerably, both teams entered this one undefeated and untied. Hanover falls to 6-0-1 while Lebanon is now 5-0-1 on the season. Only unbeaten Portsmouth (6-0) has a better mark that Hanover or Lebanon in NHIAA Division II field hockey.

“As far as Lebanon-Hanover games go, it was another one for the books. Competitive, strong, intense field hockey,” Raiders coach Amanda Valliere said.

Lebanon hosts Mascoma on Wednesday and Hanover hosts ConVal on Saturday.

Newfound 3, Mascoma 1

BRISTOL, N.H. — The Royals (1-4-0) had an early lead but couldn’t hold off the Bears.

A Mascoma corner in the first quarter helped set up the early Royals lead. Morgan Towne fired a shot off the corner and Kara Miller was there to score on the rebound to give the Royals a 1-0 lead.

“We played hard all game today and had a lot of great passes up the field. Unfortunately, with only having three subs, we ran out of gas,” Mascoma coach Jenn Hammond said. “I was happy with how they played today, they never hung their heads and are improving with each game. We’re young and making strides in the right direction.”

Hammond praised the play of Mackenzie Labore, Towne and Hayley Miller for their work in the midfield. Mascoma visits Lebanon on Wednesday.

Girls SoccerHartford 1, Brattleboro 1 (2 OT)

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - The Hurricanes answered an early Brattleboro goal before both defenses clamped down to settle this one in a draw.

Izzy Sirois scored with an assist to Grace Pfenning for Hartford in the 25th minute. After surrendering an earlier goal to the Colonels, the Canes’ defense stifled the hosts for the remainder of the game. Coach Jeff Acker highlighted the efforts of Maddie Withington, Jenna Jasmin and Katie Blood for playing all 100 minutes on the back line for the Canes.

“The was a great back-and-forth battle, everything that is good about high school sports,” Acker said. “A well-earned result for us to earn a tie on the road against a D-I opponent.”

Hartford (1-4-1 in VPA Division II) will visit Otter Valley on Wednesday.

Boys SoccerWoodstock 8, White River Valley 0

WOODSTOCK — Ezra Lockhart had four goals and an assist to lead the Wasps (2-2-0) in a shutout of the Wildcats (2-3-0).

Declan McCullough added two goals for Woodstock, which led just 2-0 at halftime before extending the advantage after the break. Zach Martsolf-Tan and Jackson Martsolf-Tan had a goal each. Alec Smail added an impressive five assists and Michael LaCroix had one.

“It was nice to get a win with a clean sheet,” Woodstock coach Rob Stainton said. “The back line played well to limit the White River offense to a few chances and provided a platform for the best offensive display of the season.”

Woodstock is back in action at home against Mount Anthony on Thursday.

White River Valley plays at Rivendell on Saturday.

Sharon 11, Trinity Baptist 0

WILLISTON, Vt. — Ten different goal scorers, including four with their first varsity strikes, led the Phoenix (4-1-0).

Caleb Benjamin, Jamie Potter, Sam Simone and Andrew North all netted their first varsity goals for Sharon. Riley Eastman, Daniel Henderson, Ever Tofel, Parker Bogardus, Jaxon Nichols and Jack Lloyd also scored. Sharon benefited from an own goal as well. Tofel (four), Eastman (three) and Luke Miller had assists.

Jack Doris and Hayden Hewitt split time at keeper for the Phoenix, who host a rematch with Trinity Baptist on Friday.

GolfLebanon tops two

THORNTON, N.H. — The Raiders (9-0) remained unbeaten after edging both Hopkinton (8-2) and Plymouth (7-5) in a match at Owl’s Nest Resort.

Freshman Ben Britton led Lebanon with 22 points while shooting a 5-over-par score of 41 to win his first career medal. Alex Blish added 21 points, Nate Stark had 18 and Roy Shapard had 17.

“We continue to improve and win with a variety of different players contributing each match,” Lebanon coach Matt Dancosse said.

Team scores: Lebanon 78, Hopkinton 73, Plymouth 70.

Hanover third at Bretwood

KEENE, N.H. — Casey Graham led Hanover (10-4) with a 3-over-par score of 38 at Bretwood Golf Course’s south course.

Dylan Jopp and Adam Goodney each added a 40. Andrew Cahoon and Spencer Lawe each shot 41.

Team scores: Keene 188, Exeter 193, Hanover 200.

Windsor’s Martin medals

FAIRLEE — Windsor’s Gavin Martin shot a 11-over-par 45 on the front nine at Lake Morey Country Club to earn medalist honors.

Teammate Lee Bevis added a 50 for the Yellowjackets. Parker Piper led Rivendell with a 47. Brayden Larson and Luke Avery each added a 49 for the Raptors, followed by Ezra Avery with 53.

Ryan Malloy shot 50 for Thetford.

Stevens falls to Monadnock

CANTERBURY, N.H. — The Cardinals lost a close battle with Monadnock, 47-45, and left with a split of a three-school match at Canterbury Woods.

CJ Naugler led Stevens with 14 Stableford points. Cedric Allen added 13 points and Ian Gersberg had 12. Lydia Redman had six points for the Cardinals. Monadnock’s Gabe Hill had 18 points to win medalist honors.

Team scores: Monadnock 47, Stevens 45, Belmont 13.

Woodstock wins at home

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps took down Mill River to win a home match at Woodstock Country Club.

Ethan Dean won medalist honors for Woodstock with a score of 40. The Wasps are back in action at home in the Southern Conference Championship match on Wednesday.

Team scores: Woodstock 189, Mill River 225.

VolleyballJohn Stark 3, Hanover 1

WEARE, N.H. — Hanover lost in four sets after winning the first set, 25-22.

The Generals answered with wins of 25-20, 25-8 and 25-9. Hanover hosts Souhegan on Friday.

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