Local roundup: Hanover’s Lawe advances to NHIAA individual golf finals

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Published: 10/14/2021 10:07:33 PM
Modified: 10/15/2021 9:33:34 AM

HOLLIS, N.H. — Spencer Lawe stood out on a not-so-easy day for the Hanover High golf team in the NHIAA Division I team championship at The Overlook on Thursday.

Hanover’s senior leader used a quick start to shoot a 6-over-par 77 and share seventh place, good enough to qualify for Saturday’s individual championship at Concord’s Beaver Meadow Golf Course. Lawe birdied the first and fourth holes and stayed below par until a double-bogey 6 on the par-4 seventh, then played steady golf the rest of the way.

The top 20 scores and ties advanced. Lawe was the only Hanover player to make the cut.

Seeded sixth among the 10 teams, Hanover finished ninth. Adam Goodney (85), Andrew Cahoon (86), Casey Graham (87) and Dylan Jopp (89) provided the other scoring rounds.

Lawe will join Stevens’ Reeve Wilkinson and Lebanon’s Roy Shapard at Saturday’s individual finals.

Team scores: Bedford 388, Exeter 394, Concord 396, Timberlane 401, Keene 405, Dover 413, Pinkerton 417, Londonderry 421, Hanover 424, Bishop Guertin 437.

Wasps sixth at VPA states

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Woodstock placed two of its four scoring rounds in the top 11 to highlight its day at the VPA Division II state championship at Manchester Country Club.

Will Coates tied for ninth at 21-over 93, and teammate Ethan Dean shared 11th after a 22-over 94 for Woodstock, which finished sixth as a team. Owen Kross (98) and Liam Harper (108) provided the Wasps’ other scoring rounds in their first D-II team states visit in several years.

Team scores: Otter Valley 343, Stowe 365, Peoples 383, U-32 384, Harwood 387, Woodstock 393.

FIELD HOCKEYLebanon 5, Plymouth 0

LEBANON — Amalia Hickey scored twice and set up a third goal as the Raiders (10-2-2) stayed in contention for a top-four spot in next week's NHIAA Division II state tournament.

Sally Tretter, Meg Thompson and Abigail Pauls also hit the tin for Lebanon. Tretter and Thompson also posted assists, as did Molly Smith. Ashlee Blashock recorded one save for the shutout.

On its senior recognition day, Lebanon scored in the game's first minute and used strong midfield support to dominate.

“It was great to have the seniors all on the field and working together,” Lebanon coach Amanda Valliere said. “These are high school memories you take with you.”

Lebanon closes the regular season against Pembroke on Saturday.

Bellows Falls 3, Woodstock 1

WOODSTOCK — With goalkeeper Audrey Emery all but standing on her head, the Wasps (5-6-0) kept pace with the VPA Division I powerhouse Terriers.

The Wasps got the early jump when Lily Gubbins converted a first-quarter pass from Natalie Parent to get on the scoreboard. Maya Waryas equalized two minutes before halftime. BF took control, and stayed undefeated, thanks to second-half scores from Grace Bazin and Ava Ross.

Emery recorded 16 saves for Woodstock, with Megan and Georgia Tarleton, Emma Allegretti and Kamryn Jillson helping on defense. The Wasps defended 18 Terrier penalty corners on the afternoon.

Woodstock hosts Fair Haven on Monday.

Newport 3, Mascenic 2 (OT)

NEWPORT — The Tigers (5-9-0) closed their schedule with a confidence-boosting win over the Vikings (8-4-0), who had laid an 8-0 loss on Newport earlier in the season.

Taylor Fellows accounted for all three Newport goals, netting the winner with two minutes left in overtime. Katie Sharron earned an assist on one of the goals. Bree Robertson made several key saves in goal, and Sharron, Eden Ritondo and Maddox Lovely combined to anchor the Tigers’ efforts at midfield and defense.

“The girls definitely saved their best game for last,” coach Kaitlynn Porter reported. “I am very proud of how they played, and they did not give up.”

The Tigers will hit the road to open the NHIAA Division III tournament next week.

Bishop Brady 4, Stevens 0

CONCORD — The defending NHIAA Division III champion Green Giants handed the Cardinals (8-4-1) their first shutout loss of the season.

Stevens closes its regular season on Friday at Conant.

GIRLS SOCCERSharon 3, Long Trail 2

SHARON — Avry Loftus chased down a long ball over the top of the Long Trail defense to deposit the decisive goal in the 70th minute, allowing the Phoenix (2-9-0) to end a seven-match slide.

Maeve Miller scored twice in the opening half as Sharon rallied from an early concession for a 2-1 lead at the break. Long Trail tied the match in the 60th minute, leaving Loftus to win the contest on her first goal of 2021.

Mary Gage Donohue had a pair of assists. Alanah Walsh delivered a strong performance, including a goal, for the visitors.

“I'm really happy with the team's performance today,” TSA co-coach Andy Ruddell said. “They showed energy and desire and finally produced a final product. It was such a relief to score goals today after not having scored in several consecutive games.”

The Phoenix entertains Arlington on Tuesday.

Oxbow 6, Blue Mountain 2

WELLS RIVER, Vt. — McKenna Smith scored a goal, set up a second and excelled in midfield to get the Olympians (6-4-1) past the Bucks.

Smith's work backstopped a hat trick from Lillian DeGoosh and single scores from Sophia Hayes and Rose Bohan, the latter's first of the year. Midfielder Madelyn Fredella and defender Maggi Ellsworth both recorded assists. Jordan Alley scored both goals for Blue Mountain.

“This game was everything I hoped it would be,” Oxbow coach Dan Thomas noted. “We played with the determination to win, and it showed. This is the exact kind of play that I hope we continue forward with as we approach the end of the season.”

Oxbow visits Winooski on Saturday.

Manchester Central 2, Hanover 1

MANCHESTER — Hanover slipped to 4-8-2 on the season.

Maeve Lee scored Hanover’s goal on a pass from Sydney McLaughlin. Goalkeeper Amelia Berthold finished with one save in net. Lauren Bouthert netted both goals for the Little Green (3-10-2).

Hanover coach Doug Kennedy pointed to Skouly Kachikis’ play on defense as important for the team’s effort.

Bishop Guertin visits Merriman-Branch Field on Tuesday.

BOYS SOCCERWhite River Valley 1, Leland & Gray 0

SOUTH ROYALTON — Dominic Craven drilled home a free kick for the only goal of the match as the Wildcats (5-5-2) reached the .500 mark with a win at Alumni Field.

Elijah Kinsley and Zach Armstrong both played key roles in the victory, which goalkeeper Tattin Griffin secured with a four-save shutout.

“I think the boys played their best game of the year,” WRV coach Alex Montano said. “Everyone contributed and showed a great attitude.”

The Wildcats host West Rutland on Wednesday.

Woodstock 1, Hartford 1 (2OT)

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (6-4-2) and Hurricanes (6-5-1) played to honors even through a pair of 10-minute overtimes.

Joey Beggs got Hartford on the board in the 18th minute, scoring on a Nolan McMahon pass. The Wasps drew level on a penalty kick three minutes later. Jacob Singelais did his part in the Canes’ net, with 12 saves that included a pair of big stops in OT.

Woodstock is off until its season finale at Burr & Burton on Oct. 22. Hartford gets at visit from Rutland on Tuesday.

VOLLEYBALLHanover 3, Winnisquam 0

HANOVER — Hanover (7-6) recorded a 25-18, 25-20, 25-12 sweep of the Bears behind an eight-kill, two-block, four-ace do-everything night from senior Esther Hacker.

Lilly Clapp and Noura St. Hilaire combined for seven aces from the service line for Hanover, which also received defensive help from Josie Hall and Ava Winchester in the form of six digs apiece. Sophomore setter Talie Daft kept the offense flowing with 21 assists.

Hanover visits Sunapee on Monday.

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