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Local roundup: Hanover’s Perreard, Lebanon’s Harriman both top-five at Manchester XC Invitational

  • Nikk Schwartz —Tris Wykes

Staff Reports
Published: 9/24/2022 10:02:11 PM
Modified: 9/25/2022 9:13:58 AM

MANCHESTER — This bodes well for the future.

Hanover freshman Lea Perreard placed fifth among 181 runners entered in the Manchester Invitational cross country meet on Saturday at Derryfield Park. The first-year Bear recorded a time of 19 minutes, 35 seconds for her top-five finish.

The present is doing quite well, too. Lebanon senior Birhanu Harriman was second in the boys race, with more than 200 runners entered, posting a time of 16:20, 22 second behind the winner, Gilford’s Patrick Gandini, 15:58. Bow senior Susanna Zahn finished won the girls race in 18:16.

Overall, the Hanover girls were fifth of the 25 teams at the small-school varsity event. The Hanover boys team took sixth of 27 teams, led by a seventh-place finish from junior Lucian Gleiser (17:16).

Hanover coach Eric Picconi said his runners had a great day, starting with Perreard and Gleiser, who he said will become “runners to watch” later this fall.

“Lea was the fastest freshman girl of the day (in all races and divisions) who did not give an inch to those runners near her, and Lucian rubbed elbows the whole 5K with other dominating runners in his race,” Picconi said.

He also praised the performances of Safir Mehra (33rd) and Ben Hourdequin (39th) as quick learners who eclipsed the 19-minute mark as freshmen and junior Sarah Glueck (29th) and senior Maria Anderson (33rd) in the girls race for demonstrating power and confidence as experienced runners.

Lebanon senior Isabella Hastings was 21st (20:56) and Thetford, which finished 17th among the girls, was led by senior Madelyn Durkee (32nd, 21:20).

Also scoring for Hanover were Glueck (29th, 21:19), Anderson (33nd, 21:23), freshman Eve McLaughlin (51st, 22:21) and sophomore Iris Freeman (95th, 23:41).

Thetford points were also earned by sophomore Ava Hayden (39th, 21:47), junior Annie Hesser (70th, 23:07), senior Charlotte Reimanis (100th, 24:02), junior Chalize Brown (109th, 24:17) and senior Abby Egner (124th, 25:12).

Lebanon, which did not have enough runners for a team score, were represented by freshman Sara Smith (47th, 22:07), senior Ella Gessner (91st, 23:28) and senior Vickie Ni (168th, 28:55)

For the 10th-place Lebanon boys, senior Carson Jones was 24th (18:07), followed senior Samuel Nichols (82nd, 19:53), senior Carlos Kennelly (83rd, 19:55) and sophomore Chip Silver (92nd, 20:04).

Thetford’s boys were 11th overall, led by Ben Mattern (19th, 17:52). Also scoring for the Panthers: Brady Sloop (26th, 18:15), Jasper Jones (85th, 19:55), Ramona Spelman (91st, 20:04) and Miguel Kutter-Walker (105th, 20:32).

Hanover freshman Safir Mehra was 33rd (18:26) in the boys race, with freshman Ben Hourdequin (39th, 18:43), junior Noah Branchflower (68th, 19:40) and sophomore Nandeesh Jain (96th, 20:16) also scoring.

Boys team scores: Souhegan 54, Oyster River 101, Trinity 143, Mascenic 216, Goffstown 231, Hanover 243, Milford 253, Woodstock 273, Lebanon 283, Harwood 295, Thetford 326, St. Thomas 357, Bow 362.

Girls team scores: U-32 137, Oyster River 151, Hopkinton 171, Harwood 202, Hanover 213, Mascenic 220, Bow 222, Phillips Exeter 237, Souhegan 238, York (Maine) 241.

FootballOxbow 35, Missisquoi 8

BRADFORD, Vt. — Chase Lund had another solid all-around performance for Oxbow in a win over the Thunderbirds.

The senior ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns to go with 109 yards in the air on 7-of-10 passing, including a 25-yard strike to senior Nikk Schwarz. Lund also kicked four extra points.

The Olympians, who had an interception and three fumble recoveries, scored first on Xavier Beaudin’s 25-yard run and tacked on another score before the half when sophomore Owen Tayler went in from the 1-yard line on a QB sneak to lead 14-0.

In the third quarter, Lund hit Schwarz for a score and, after an interception, Lund went over from the 1. In the fourth, Lund capped the scoring with a 15-yard run following a fumble recovery.

“Overall, it was a complete game by special teams, offense and defense,” said Oxbow coach Chad Wescott. “The kids played with a lot of heart after a tough loss under the lights last Friday night in Woodstock.”

Oxbow (2-2) is home against Springfield on Saturday.

Windsor 42, Rice 8

WINDSOR — The defending VPA Division III champions kept up the steamrolling of its opponents, now outscoring foes by a whopping 178-61 margin en route to a 4-0 record.

Senior quarterback Maison Fortin ran for two scores and threw touchdown passes of 34 yards to senior Travis McAllister, who also had two rushing TDs, and 45 yards to junior Corey Lockwood.

Coach Greg Balch said his team got a strong defensive game from junior linebacker Brody Osgood, senior lineman Charles Palmer, sophomore defensive back Gavin Martin and senior lineman Vance Martin

Windsor welcomes Otter Valley on Saturday.

Newport 35, Newfound 0

NEWPORT — Two touchdown passes from junior Kyle Ashley to senior Kayden LeClair of 20 and 50 yards and a pair of scoring runs by senior Tyler Gobin moved the Tigers to 3-0 to set up a clash of the undefeated at Somersworth on Saturday.

Senior Darren Janicke ran the ball in from 20 yards out for Newport’s other score.

The Tigers played solid defense, including an end-zone interception by LeClair in the first quarter.

“The goal, I told the team, was to hold them under 100 yards of offense, and I think we did that,” Newport coach John Proper said, adding that Somersworth will be a good test for his team.

Burr and Burton 24, Hartford 14

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Junior quarterback Brayden Trombly threw for a 106 yards and one touchdown to Evan Lynds of 29 yards for Hartford against the undefeated Bulldogs.

Senior Trenton Bird had Hartford’s other score, a 35-yard run. Hartford junior Brody Tyburski caught three passes for 56 yards and rushed for an additional 35 yards, and senior Sean Kelleher ran for 34 yards.

Hartford (2-2) is at CVU on Saturday.

Stevens 34, Kearsarge 0

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Cardinals (1-3) got into the win column for the first time this year and are home to Epping-Newmarket Friday night.

Bishop Brady 55, Mascoma 6

CONCORD — The Royals (0-3) travel to Newfound on Saturday.

Boys soccerLebanon 3, Pembroke 1

LEBANON — The Raiders improved to 7-2-0 by breaking a 1-1 halftime tie.

Freshman midfielder Benji Madory opened the scoring with his first varsity goal during the sixth minute. The Spartans (1-7-0) equalized 10 minutes later.

Thirteen minutes after halftime, Dominco Pentella took a free kick from near the right corner. An initial head shot off the pass was saved, but Otto Bourne ran onto the rebound, pounding it home. Nick Brill closed the scoring off a through ball with 17 minutes remaining.

Easton Wykes made three saves for the Raiders, who are at Souhegan on Tuesday.

Hartford 2, Woodstock 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes remainED perfect and atop the VPA Division II standings.

Woodstock dropped to 2-2-0 and is at Mount Anthony on Saturday. Hartford (6-0-0) travels to Stratton Mountain on Tuesday.

Rivendell 2, White River Valley 1

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Eagles got the early lead on a Finn Bailey strike, but an own goal by WRV and a penalty kick made the difference for the Raptors.

Ty Couture had four saves for White River Valley, which also received solid defensive play by Donovan Craven, Zach Armstrong and Sonny Snelling.

“Very encouraged by the progress of this young team,” said White River Valley coach Alex Montano. “The boys held their own against one of the better teams we’ll face this season.”

White River Valley (1-3-0) is at Green Mountain on Tuesday. Rivendell (5-1-0) travels to Sharon on Thursday.

Thetford 0, North Country 0 (2OT)

THETFORD — Neither team could find the back of the net in regulation and two overtimes. Jake Gilman had the shutout in goal for the Panthers.

Thetford (1-2-2) is at Lamoille on Wednesday.

Kearsarge 3, Stevens 0

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Cardinals fell to 1-6-0 and play at Winnisquam on Monday.

Girls soccerWindsor 2, Green Mountain 0

WINDSOR — Goals by juniors Olivia MacLeay and Miah McAllister, eight saves from sophomore Sophia Rockwood and solid defensive work all added up to a big win for the Yellowjackets.

Senior Audri Pettirossi had an assist, and Windsor coach Jeff Bachey praised the strong midfield play of freshmen Kenzi Wescott and Kemari Wildgoose and the defense of McAllister and sophomore Brianna Barton as keys to the victory.

“We knew going into this game it was going to be a tough game,” Bachey said. “Credit to Green Mountain for playing a great game, but our D kept their shots outside, and my goalie played great. I’m so proud of how this team fought tonight.”

Windsor (4-2-0) travels to White River Valley on Tuesday.

Stevens 2, Kearsarge 0

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Cardinals got goals from Kiley Bundy and Navaeh LeBlanc, and Haley Knight recorded her eighth shutout in as many games this year.

Addison Derosier recorded an assist for Stevens.

Stevens (8-0-0) will get a tough test Tuesday when it hosts undefeated St. Thomas under the lights at Monadnock Park.

Oxbow 1, Hazen 1 (OT)

HARDWICK Vt. — Oxbow scored first on an unassisted goal by freshman Natalee Spear, but the Wildcats scored with just a second left in regulation to send the game to overtime.

Makenna Simmons had seven saves in net for Oxbow.

Oxbow outshot Hazen, 16-10, and dominated most of the game, said Olympians coach Shannon Gould, praising the play of Laila Ellsworth, Maggi Ellsworth and Spear.

Oxbow (1-3-2) is home to Richford on Wednesday.

White River Valley 5, Rivendell 0

SOUTH ROYALTON — Playing under the lights for the first time since COVID, the Wildcats got a hat trick from senior Jillian Barry in the first half and goalies Ellie Prestridge and Imari Taylor combined to register the shutout in goal.

Junior Amara Calhum-Flowers and freshman Mackenzie Vesper tallied a goal each, the fifth in six games for Vesper. Calhum-Flowers, junior Anna Stratton, freshman Cassie Armstrong and junior Anita Miller earned assists. Lauren Smith was in goal for Rivendell in the first half and Wayah Cook and Ryleigh Butler shared duties in net in the second half.

"We’ve been working on a lot of things in practice that came together in really big ways for us tonight," White River Valley coach Kim Prestridge said. "It’s such a privilege to watch the girls work so well together."

 White River Valley (5-1) is home to Windsor on Tuesday. Rivendell (3-4) hosts Stratton Mountain on Wednesday.

Monadnock 9, Newport 0

SWANZEY, N.H. — The Tigers fell to 3-4-0 and will play at Sunapee on Monday.

Field hockeyLebanon 1, Pembroke 0

LEBANON — The Raiders got a fourth-quarter goal from freshmen Peyson Fowler-Thorsen to even their record on the year.

Fowler-Thorsen scored with 8:30 left in the game on an assist from senior Mikalya Thornton. Senior Ashlee Blashock had 15 saves in the Lebanon goal.

“We had a slow start today, but the defense played well and we were able to pick it up throughout the second half,” said Lebanon coach Amanda Valliere.

Lebanon (3-3-1) is at ConVal on Tuesday.

Stevens 2, Kearsarge 0

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — Senior Richelle Girard opened the scoring for the Cardinals in the second quarter with assists by freshman Taylor Bell. Junior Izabela Eitapence got Stevens’ second score in the fourth quarter when a shot by Bell went past the goalie and Eitapence pushed it home.

Senior Ashley Michaud and sophomore Sarah Wheeler split time in goal to share the shutout.

Stevens (6-2-0) hosts Mondadnock on Monday.

Mascoma 6, Hopkinton 0

HOPKINTON, N.H. — Sophomore Ann Buffington had two goals to lead the Royals. Senior Carmen Zani, freshman Makenna Houston, junior Kara Miller and freshman Ann Emerson each provided a goal as well.

Houston added two assists, and Buffington and Emerson (whose goal was her first in varsity play) added one helper each. Junior goalie Gabbie Pierce had a three-save shutout for Mascoma.

“We have really been focusing the last week on attacking the goal on offense, and it paid off today,” said first-year Mascoma coach Danielle Pushee. “We were able to give some of our newer and younger players some time today so that was good as well.”

Newport 9, Monadnock 0

SWANZEY, N.H. — Sophomores Taylor Fellows and Maddox Lovely had three goals each as Newport built an 8-0 first-half lead against a shorthanded Husky team that only had nine players on the field.

Katie Sharron scored twice and Peyton Blackington once for Newport’s other goals.

Newport (8-1-0) is at St. Thomas on Wednesday.

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