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Local roundup: Young uses her head in Oxbow’s 2OT thriller

Staff Reports
Published: 9/24/2021 11:07:19 PM
Modified: 9/24/2021 11:07:26 PM

BRADFORD, Vt. — Mallori Young headed home a game-winning goal in the second overtime to help the Oxbow High girls soccer team outlast visiting Hazen by a 2-1 final on Friday afternoon.

An even first overtime yielded to an inspired Oxbow effort in the second OT. Following sustained offensive pressure for most of the period, Emma Parkin crossed a pass from the corner with just over a minute to play. The ball was deflected and popped into the air, where Young was in the right spot to head home the golden goal.

“What an exciting game to be a part of,” Oxbow coach Dan Thomas said. “These are the games we live for. Both teams gave it their all, and I’m incredibly proud of our girls for taking the win.”

Parkin answered a goal by Hazen in the fourth minute with a penalty kick equalizer in the 20th minute for Oxbow (4-2-0). Sophia Hayes set up the PK attempt by charging a ball rolling towards the Hazen keeper. Hayes was fouled by the keeper, which set the stage for Parkin.

Thomas praised the midfield play of McKenna Smith and Hadlee Allen as being pivotal for the win.

The Olympians hit the road to face Richford on Wednesday.

FOOTBALLMiddlebury 15, Hartford 7

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — The Hurricanes were stifled by the Tigers’ defense in suffering their first VPA Division I loss of the season.

The Canes took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter when quarterback Brayden Trombly's 1-yard touchdown dive capped a 55-yard drive. Middlebury answered with a 76-yard drive of their own which ended when Hartford recovered a fumble on its own 1-yard line. After a pair of penalties backed the Canes up, Middlebury tackled a Hartford runner in the end zone for a safety.

The Tigers took the lead with a touchdown early in the fourth quarter after breaking a 65-yard run to set up a scoring pass on the next play. Middlebury added an insurance score with 1:28 left.

The loss leaves both Hartford and Middlebury at 3-1, looking up at Rutland (4-0) in the D-I standings. BFA-St. Albans also stands at 3-1.

Hartford rushed for just 88 yards, led by both Brandon Potter and Brody Tyburski with 33 yards each. Trombly completed 12 passes for 50 yards.

The Canes will look to get back on track against Brattleboro on Friday for homecoming night.

Raymond 15, Mascoma 6

RAYMOND, N.H. — The Royals dropped to 1-2 with a loss at the Rams.

Roman Farnsworth had a 10-yard touchdown run for Mascoma. The Royals’ defense had a strong night limiting Raymond, aided by three fumble recoveries. Freshman Brody Goelette made his first start at quarterback and had a good game, according to coach Kyle Colburn.

Mascoma will host Bishop Brady on Oct. 2.

Newport 35, Fall Mountain 0

LANGDON, N.H. — The Tigers rolled in a blowout of the Wildcats to remain unbeaten at 4-0 midway through the season.

Newport will go for five in a row at Raymond on Oct. 8.

Kearsarge 34, Stevens 8

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals (1-3) took the loss at Barnes Park.

Stevens has now dropped two straight but will be looking to rebound at ConVal on Friday night.

Boys SoccerCraftsbury 3, Oxbow 1

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Olympians came up short despite playing what coach Andrew Fisher called their best game of the season thus far.

“Their keeper saved two amazing shots to preserve the win,” Fisher said. “We had a couple misplays that cost us, but we possessed the ball 70% of the game, and you usually win those. I’m proud of the way we played; it was a great effort.”

Freshman Shane Morse scored midway through the first half for Oxbow (1-5-0). Keeper Dakota Goodridge made six saves. Fisher also praised the play of Quinncy Beaudin, Nate Bachus and Andrew Barrett, who had a penalty kick attempt thwarted by Craftsbury keeper Jas Zendik (12 saves) in the second half which could have tied the score at 2-2.

The Olympians visit Winooski on Tuesday.

Field HockeyWindsor 2, Woodstock 1

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets held on to beat rival Woodstock in front of the home crowd.

All three of the goals came in an explosive third quarter. Woodstock took the lead with a Hannah Gubbins goal, assisted by Lily Gubbins. Windsor equalized 90 seconds later off a corner play, with Gabriella Gilbert scoring and Peyton Richardson picking up the assist. Alexa Peckinpaugh then scored to give Windsor a 2-1 lead on a Karen Kapuscinski assist.

Windsor coach Jody Wood credited the play of Woodstock goalie Audrey Emery as being key for keeping the game so close. Lindsey Young made three saves for Windsor.

Both teams return to action on Tuesday when the Jacks (3-3-1) host Springfield and Woodstock (3-2-0) visits Brattleboro.

VolleyballSouhegan 3, Hanover 1

HANOVER — Hanover (3-4) won the second set, 25-21, but lost the other three in a tough matchup with Souhegan.

Rosa Bradley and Esther Hacker had four kills each for Hanover while combining for seven aces. Talia Daft had six aces and three digs.

Hanover hosts Mascoma on Monday in its Play for a Cure cancer awareness match.

Mascoma 3, Stevens 0

CLAREMONT — The Royals (3-4) kept the Cardinals (0-7) winless on the season with a straight-sets win at Carr Gymnasium.

Stevens visits Nute on Monday, the same night Mascoma visits Hanover.

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