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Local roundup: Reed keeps up goal pace, Wasps top Jacks

Staff Reports
Published: 10/13/2021 10:25:43 PM
Modified: 10/14/2021 2:28:00 PM

WINDSOR — Two of the Upper Valley’s top girls soccer goal scorers led their teams onto the pitch on Wednesday and commenced doing what they usually do: Putting balls into the back of nets.

When the afternoon was done. Woodstock’s Hannah Reed had two more goals to her tally and her teammates had a 3-1 win over Windsor at MacLeay-Royce Field.

Reed’s two tallies pushed her to 13 goals on the season, unofficially tied for second with Stevens’ Stella Lavertue (entering the night) behind only the Yellowjackets’ Elliot Rupp, who notched her area-best 16th goal of the campaign in defeat. Woodstock (7-2-1) maintained pressure on the Jacks’ defense all afternoon, and the visitors never trailed.

Reed’s two markers helped the Wasps build a 2-0 lead early in the second half. Rupp responded for Windsor (3-7-1), but Chloe Masillo’s clincher and Emma Tarleton’s seven-save goalkeeping sent Woodstock home victorious. Abi Masillo, Skyler Hayley and Leah Kuhnert had the Wasps’ assists.

Holly Putnam set up Rupp’s goal, and netminder Sophia Rockwood had 13 stops.

“We played a great game tonight,” Windsor coach Jeff Bachey said. “Being short-benched and playing a quality opponent, we had our chances. This team is playing with great heart and really supporting each other.”

Both teams return to play on Friday with Woodstock visiting Otter Valley and Windsor hosting Green Mountain.

Mount Anthony 2, Hartford 1 (OT)

BENNINGTON, Vt. — A well-placed corner kick resulted in the game-winning goal eight minutes into overtime, denying the Hurricanes (4-6-1).

MAU scored five minutes into the second half and appeared set for a regulation win. Hartford’s Sarah Howe changed the plans with a free-kick goal 90 seconds from the whistle. Erin Thompson and Sydney Stillman split Hartford’s netminding duties on a night when players on both teams wore purple ribbons in their hair to show solidarity against sexual harassment and gender discrimination.

“Other than the disappointing final result, it was everything one could hope for in a high school event,” coach Jeff Acker said.

The Canes visit Green Mountain Valley on Friday.

Northfield-Williamstown 2, Thetford 1 (OT)

THETFORD — An overtime penalty-kick conversion denied the Panthers (2-8-1) a victory in NVAC Capital Division action.

Grett Koppers forced the extra session by converting a Madi Powers pass in the second half.

Thetford visits Lyndon on Saturday.

Stevens 6, Fall Mountain 0

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals (9-2-0) rang up their seventh straight victory, routing the Wildcats at Monadnock Park.

Next up: a road trip to Kearsarge on Friday night.

WRV 2, Springfield 2 (OT)

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Wildcats (7-3-1) rallied from an early deficit, but the Cosmos produced their own comeback for a draw at Brown Memorial Field.

After Springfield converted on a 10th-minute corner kick, WRV’s Amara Calhum-Flowers and Ella Perreault scored to give the visitors a 2-1 halftime lead. Clare Allen had an assist on the Perreault goal.

“We played so well together tonight,” coach Kim Prestridge said. “Our passing game was intimidating and helped us keep the ball pressed up on the attack for a good portion of the game.”

White River Valley heads to Bellows Falls on Saturday.

FIELD HOCKEY Mascoma 2, White Mountains 0

WEST CANAAN — The Royals (3-11-0) bounced back from a one-goal loss to Kearsarge to blank the Spartans and keep faint hopes alive to make the NHIAA Division III tournament.

Carmen Zani set up goals from Kara Miller and Kylie Rogers for Mascoma, and goalie Emilie Conrad threw a three-save shutout. The top 12 teams make states; Mascoma is sitting in 13th, hoping for a Laconia loss in Berlin on Thursday to force a tie-breaker.

“We have had a tough season, and the players wanted to leave everything they had out on the field,” Mascoma coach Jenn Hammond said. “By having a strong game, we are still in the run for a playoff spot.”

Zoe Barrett and Hailey Miller had strong games on defense, Hammond said, and Morgan Towne provided another strong performance at midfield for the Royals.

Stevens 2, Kearsarge 2 (OT)

CLAREMONT — Bri Frisbee and Izabela Eitapence provided the goals as the Cardinals shared the honors with the Cougars in an “amazing game tonight,” Stevens coach Patty Deschaine said.

Elise Smith recorded the Cards’ lone assist.

Stevens (8-3-1) played twice more in the next 48 hours, visiting defending state champ Bishop Brady on Thursday and Conant on Friday to close the regular season.

Fair Haven 2, Windsor 1

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — Jaylena Haley’s tie-breaking goal with 11:22 left in regulation allowed the Slaters (3-6-1) to surprise the Yellowjackets (7-4-1).

Windsor took the lead on an unassisted Peyton Richardson strike in the first quarter only to have Fair Haven’s Alana Williams equalize a minute and a half later. The score remained deadlocked until Haley’s winner. Windsor had its chances, with a 15-6 advantage in penalty corners, but couldn’t capitalize.

Lindsey Young went the distance in goal for the Jacks, who are off until a trip to Springfield on Wednesday.

BOYS SOCCER Milford 2, Lebanon 1

MILFORD, N.H. — The Spartans (12-0-1) kept their unbeaten mark with a fluke goal on a back pass with 15 minutes to play to tip the Raiders (11-2-0).

Milford scored on a throw-in three minutes into the second half. Angus Hall equalized for Lebanon 12 minutes later, converting a Krists Putans rebound. The Spartans won it in the 65th when a pass back to the Raiders’ netminder got caught in his feet, where a tackle freed the ball enough to rall into the goal, according to coach Rob Johnstone.

Lebanon host Hollis-Brookline on Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL MVCS 3, St. Johnsbury 2

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — The Eagles (8-3) prevailed in a back-and-fourth five-set battle, 25-18, 25-27, 25-22, 18-25, 15-11.

Strong serving from Delaney Gross (nine aces) and Hayley Goodwin (11 aces) set the table for the win. Goodwin had a team-high 15 kills, and Gross followed with 11.

“The girls stepped up from a difficult loss on Monday to battle for a hard-fought win,” coach Tom Evans said.

Mid Vermont Christian closes the regular season at BFA-St. Albans on Wednesday.

Mascoma 3, Fall Mountain 1

WEST CANAAN — The Royals (5-8) rode a full team effort after losing the opening set, sweeping the next three to solidify their NHIAA D-III tournament hopes.

Mascoma is 11th in the 17-school division, with the top 12 making states. The Royals have three matches to play.

“A very competitive match and terrific sportsmanship and effort from both teams,” Mascoma coach Eric Ramage noted.

The Royals visit Sunapee on Friday.

CROSS COUNTRY Mascoma boys runners-up

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Mascoma boys placed second to Newfound at the Kearsarge Invitational.

Gunner Currier led the way with a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 56 seconds over the 5K course. The Royals beat out Bishop Brady and the host Cougars for team runner-up honors.

The Mascoma girls didn’t have enough runners to post a team score. Leah Caron, however, had a big day with a seventh-place finish, with teammates Elena Trempe in ninth and Emma Colburn in 14th.

The Royals head to Prospect Mountain on Saturday.

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