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Local roundup: Calhum-Flowers delivers a bundle for WRV

Staff Reports
Published: 10/7/2021 9:46:56 PM
Modified: 10/8/2021 8:51:52 AM

SOUTH ROYALTON — White River Valley sophomore forward Amara Calhum-Flowers nearly doubled her season goal-scoring numbers in the span of 80 minutes on Thursday.

Calhum-Flowers notched a hat trick, powering the Wildcats to a 6-0 shutout of Sharon in a Southern Vermont League girls soccer game at the White River Valley School. After being shackled in back-to-back 3-1 losses to Rivendell and Leland & Gray, WRV (7-3-0) broke out the scoring boots in its most prolific effort of the season.

Calhum-Flowers got her three-goal game started quickly scoring twice in the match’s opening 11 mniutes. Wynter Simack set up both, with Jillian Barry earning a secondary assist on the first as the Wildcats built a 2-0 halftime lead.

Calhum-Flowers, Barry, Ellie Prestridge and Ella Perreault all scored in the second half for WRV. That gives Barry a team-high eight goals on the year, with Calhum-Flowers right behind with seven. Barry also finished with three assists. Anita Miller added one.

Sharon (1-8-0), which has been shut out in its last six starts, visits Green Mountain on Monday. The Wildcats visit Springfield on Wednesday.

Hanover 3, Londonderry 1

LONDONDERRY, N.H. — Casey Havrda struck for a pair of second-half goals as Hanover (4-7-1) picked up an important NHIAA Division I win.

Hanover never trailed after Maeve Lee fired a Nora Bradley-fed ball past the Londonderry goalkeeper. Sophie Weise set up Havrda’s first 15 minutes into the second half. After the Lancers (5-7-0) closed to within a goal, Havrda snapped the twine again — this time on a feed from Riley McGuire — to secure the points.

“We seem to have absorbed several of our previous education experiences,” Hanover coach Doug Kennedy said.

Emma Kleber stopped four shots in goal for Hanover, and Skouly Kachikis helped out the defensive effort with timely stops. Dover pays a visit on Tuesday.

John Stark 2, Lebanon 1

WEARE, N.H. — The Generals knocked home the game-winner with less than a minute left in regulation to stop the Raiders (7-3-0).

Stark took the lead eight minutes into the contest. Lebanon leveled when Catherine Cole volleyed home a Mary Rainey pass 12 minutes into the second half.

The Raiders visit Coe-Brown on Monday.

Burr & Burton 2, Woodstock 1

WOODSTOCK — The Bulldogs scored early and late to hand the Wasps (5-2-1) their second loss of the season.

Emma Tarleton kept Woodstock in the contest with 15 saves and was unlucky not to get the win. The Wasps put eight shots on target and hit the BBA crossbar twice early in the match.

Mount Anthony visits Woodstock on Saturday afternoon.

BOYS SOCCER Hanover 2, Londonderry 0

HANOVER — Second-half goals from Oscar Miller and Jacob Kubik-Pauw kept Hanover (9-2-1) near the top of the NHIAA Division I standings with the team’s fifth straight victory.

After a scoreless first half that saw Hanover dominate the final 20 minutes, HHS took the lead 10 minutes into the second half on Miller’s team-leading sixth goal of the season. Miller was pulled down in the penalty area and awarded a penalty kick, which he calmly slotted past Londonderry goalkeeper Jason Reilly.

Hanover, which owned a 16-3 edge in shots over the final 40 minutes, doubled its lead with 10 minutes to play on Kubik-Pauw’s second goal in three games. Junior Beckett McCurdy threaded a long lead pass to Kubik-Pauw, who beat Reilly to the ball and rolled a shot into the vacated net.

Hanover goalkeeper Ty Nolan collected five total saves to earn his fifth shutout of the season, including a point-blank denial in the first half when the match was still scoreless.

Hanover visits Dover (9-3-0) — owners of a nine-match win streak — on Saturday.

CROSS COUNTRY TA edges Woodstock

THETFORD — The Panthers’ depth outweighed Woodstock’s strength up front, giving Thetford a one-point win in a three-school meet.

The Wasps’ Danny Smith (18:50) won a dead heat with teammate Zed McNaughton with Quinn Giordano fifth (19:27) to give Woodstock three of the top five times. TA filled in after that, eventually putting eight runners in the top 12, the points coming from Ben Mattern (fourth, 19:15), Uly Junker-Boyce (sixth, 21:14), Jasper Jones (seventh, 21:56) and Garrett Spelman (eighth, 21:57).

Mid Vermont Christian’s Joel Roberts was third in 19:01. Gonzolo de Carvajal was ninth for TA (22:04).

“Uly and Gonzalo had really strong races today,” Thetford coach Joe Deffner noted. “Their finishes were a really nice surprise. They both made huge personal gains.”

Thirteen girls also took the course, with Mid Vermont’s Rachel Horner-Richardson winning in 21:16, beating Thetford runner-up Madelyn Durkee by 20 seconds. The rest of the top five included the Panthers’ Ava Hayden in third (23:16), MVCS’ Alyssa Roberts in fourth (23:18) and TA’s Annie Hesser in fifth (24:11). Myra McNaughton was Woodstock’s top runner, taking sixth in 24:37. No teams other than Thetford had enough runners to record a team score.

Boys team scores: Thetford 29, Woodstock 30.

FIELD HOCKEY Stevens 2, Laconia 0

LACONIA, N.H. — Having edged Mascoma earlier in the week with only 10 players, the Cardinals took it up — or down — not and beat the Sachems with just nine players available for the match.

Sofia Aldecoa scored once and set up Richelle Girard for Stevens’ other marker. Sara Faro also finished with an assist.

The Cards (6-3-0) visit Newport on Saturday.

Kearsarge 5, Newport 1

NEWPORT — The Tigers dropped to 4-7-0 on the campaign in advance of Saturday’s home date with Stevens, which will start off a home-and-home set over four days with their next-door neighbors. The return match is Tuesday at Monadnock Park.

VOLLEYBALLTrinity Christian 3, Mid Vermont Christian 2

CONCORD — With the decisive set requiring overtime, the Eagles (7-2) suffered just their second loss of the season in a 23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 19-17 nailbiter.

The Eagles took the opening set when Deborah Airoldi (17 digs, three aces) served up six straight points to erase a deficit. Hayley Goodwin amassed a team-high 12 kills for the Eagles.

“A great, fun game with Trinity that was back and forth all the way to the end,” MVCS coach Tom Evans noted.

Mid Vermont goes to St. Johnsbury on Wednesday.




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