Local roundup: LSK girls ride big third period to win

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Published: 12/29/2021 11:16:38 PM
Modified: 12/29/2021 11:16:11 PM

WEST LEBANON — Knotted at one after two periods, the Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge girls hockey team exploded for three goals in the third, pulling away from Bishop Brady for a 4-1 victory on Wednesday night at Campion Rink.

Junior Claire Falcone had a hat trick for the Raiders, scoring the opening goal in the first period as well as the tie-breaking goal and an insurance tally in the third. Junior Greta Barber’s goal completed the scoring.

Falcone and Barber each also had an assist, senior Lilly Gogan and sophomore Phoebe Ballard each recorded two assists, and sophomores Lily Hoegler and Olivia Pollard had assists as well. Senior goaltender Paige Hoegler made 24 saves.

“We found a way to win the third period after struggling a bit through the first two periods,” Raiders coach Mike Sheehan said. “I’m proud of the team for continuing to work hard to pull out the victory.”

Lebanon’s game against Berlin on Friday has been postponed, so the Raiders will next hit the ice on Jan. 8 against ConVal.

Hanover 1, La Salle (R.I.) 1

WEST LEBANON — With the goaltender on the bench for an extra attacker, Hanover tied the game with 33 seconds remaining on a goal from sophomore Lorelei Seelig. The game ended that way after neither team scored in overtime.

La Salle Academy took the lead in the first period and would have had the shutout victory if not for Seelig’s heroics. Senior Gail Morse and freshman Elleanor Bradley assisted on Seelig’s goal.

Senior goalie Katelyn Smith made 20 saves for HHS.

Essex 2, Hanover 0

WEST LEBANON — In the back end of a doubleheader — which was only necessary after BFA-St. Albans pulled out of the holiday tournament due to COVID-19 issues — the Hornets won in a shutout to hand Hanover (1-1-1) its first loss of the season.

Freshman goaltender Eleanor Edson made 12 saves and allowed just one goal, with Essex tacking on a late empty-netter.

The Hornets won the tournament, having defeated La Salle on Tuesday.

“Playing back-to-back games with a 10-minute break in between wasn’t easy,” Hanover coach John Dodds said. “The way we competed right through our lineup says a lot about the character of this team.”

Hanover is back home on Friday against Beekmantown Central.

BOYS HOCKEY Hartford 4, Lebanon 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes took the Bouthillier Classic title with a sound victory over the Raiders, improving to 4-0.

Junior James McReynolds scored twice for Hartford, and junior Joseph Barwood and senior Aidan Boonyaharn also each had a goal.

The Canes will look to keep their perfect record intact at Harwood next Wednesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Derryfield 57, Lebanon 32

MANCHESTER — The shorthanded Raiders lost their second straight game and finished the Manchester Central Holiday Tournament with a 1-2 record.

Lebanon was missing two starters in senior forward Clara Smyrski and junior forward Madelyn Newton, and senior guard and leading scorer Catherine Cole went down in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. Cole still led the Raiders (4-4) with 12 points, and senior guard Molly Smith added nine.

Elise Ngenda had a game-high 22 points for the Cougars. Lebanon played the last seven minutes with just five players after Cole’s injury.

The Raiders are back in action Monday at Kingswood.

BOYS BASKETBALL Windsor 70, Proctor 53

PROCTOR, Vt. — Junior guard Maison Fortin scored a season-high 27 points to help the Yellowjackets (3-2) to their third straight win as they defeated the Phantoms.

Senior guard Caleb Buchanan and senior forward Austin Gauld each had 13 for Windsor.

The Jacks next host Thetford on Jan. 5.

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