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Local roundup: Lebanon field hockey earns comeback win

  • Meagan Thompson —Tris Wykes

  • Andrew Dannehy —Tris Wykes

  • Tanner Drury —Tris Wykes

  • Dylan Jopp —Dave Jopp

Staff Reports
Published: 9/28/2022 8:19:31 AM
Modified: 9/28/2022 4:59:45 PM

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — Down, but never quite out, the Lebanon High field hockey team found itself trailing by a goal as the final minutes ticked by at ConVal, only to rally for a pair in the final 2:39 of action to steal a 3-2 win over the host Cougars on Tuesday afternoon.

The Raiders (4-3-1) and ConVal were locked in a back-and-forth battle all day, with the hosts holding a 2-1 lead with less than three minutes to play. Lebanon’s attack finally hit paydirt when it mattered most, scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals late.

Peyson Fowler-Thorsen opened the Lebanon scoring with an unassisted goal. Mikayla Thornton’s score, assisted by Sophia Salo, knotted things up at 2-2. Meagan Thompson then notched the go-ahead goal with an assist to Thornton.

“The team kept up the intensity and remained focused,” Raiders coach Amanda Valliere said. “They never gave up, and it resulted in a very exciting game.”

Goalie Meg Cheevers made six saves for Lebanon, which will host Laconia on Friday.

Hanover 1, Derryfield 0

HANOVER — The Bears shook off 10 days’ worth of rust to get the win over the Cougars.

Hanover surrendered 10 corners in the first half but kept the visitors off the scoreboard while regaining form as the game went on. The Bears finally struck for the game’s only goal when Sadie Higgins blasted a ball into the circle with just over three minutes left to play. Eva Bell tipped it to Josie Laabs, who redirected it into the back of the cage for the game-winner.

The senior defense of Higgins, Reilly Loughman, Emily Perras, Grace Coughlin (and) Caroline Healy played with strength and composure, keeping us in the game until the younger offense could find their rhythm and the back of the net,” coach Jean Essex said. “The long gap between games was tough on the girls, but they played with heart and never gave up.”

Loughman had 18 saves in goal for Hanover, which was right back in action against visiting Souhegan on Wednesday.

Boys Soccer Lebanon 1, Souhegan 0 (OT)

AMHERST, N.H. — Andrew Danehy’s goal five minutes into overtime pushed the Raiders to 8-2-0 while dropping the Sabers to 1-7-0.

Lebanon played without two injured starters, giving Danehy, a senior reserve, more action than usual. The outside midfielder was standing at the back post when the rebound of a shot from the opposite side came his way.

Lebanon is at Kennett (3-6-0) on Friday.

Hartford 3, Stratton Mountain 1

STRATTON, Vt. — The Hurricanes remained unbeaten after claiming a road win over the Bears.

Sam Peckinpaugh answered an early Stratton goal with an equalizer in the seventh minute, assisted by Nolan McMahon. Gabe Guillette and Tighe Hrabchak added goals in the second half, each unassisted.

“We had a slow start, but Sam Peckinpaugh’s goal gave us some energy which we desperately needed,” Canes coach Kevil Guilbault said. “The team got better as the game went on. It was a hard-fought road win against a very athletic team.”

Keeper Blaine Gour made four saves. Hartford (7-0-0) hosts Otter Valley on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

White River Valley 0, Green Mountain 0 (OT)

CHESTER, Vt. — The Wildcats (1-3-1) earned a hard-fought draw on the road despite being outshot, 29-9.

Coach Andrew Fisher praised defenders Zach Armstrong and Donovan Craven, along with midfielder Dieter Sieling, for helping control tempo and working to keep Green Mountain off balance and off the scoreboard.

WRV hosts Bellows Falls on Thursday.

Winooski 9, Oxbow 0

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Olympians (2-5-0) couldn’t keep pace with visiting Winooski, which scored seven goals in the second half.

Oxbow visits BFA-Fairfax on Thursday.

Girls Soccer Windsor 2, White River Valley 1

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Yellowjackets made a pair of first-half goals stand up to beat the host Wildcats, leaving each team at 5-2-0.

Audrey Rupp and Lilly Keefe each scored for Windsor. Kemari Wildgoose and Kenzie Westcott had assists. Yellowjackets keeper Sophia Rockwood made 12 saves to help preserve the lead against a charging WRV team in the second half.

Imari Taylor scored, with an assist to Ella Perreault, for WRV. Keeper Ellie Prestridge made five saves.

“We didn’t have many chances to score, but we took advantage of the ones we did. Being up 2-0 at the half was a huge confidence boost for us,” Windsor coach Jeff Bachey said. “White River Valley kept the pressure on all game, but we rose to the occasion.”

WRV coach Kim Prestridge commented on the strong effort of Tanner Drury, who was dominant in controlling 50-50 balls. The Wildcats visit Rivendell on Saturday.

Windsor is off until Tuesday, when it hosts Mill River.

Woodstock 3, Springfield 0

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Chloe Masillo’s two goals, along with a great effort from keeper Violet Tuckerman, helped the Wasps shut out the host Cosmos.

Masillo set up freshman Fiona Piconi for the youngster’s first career varsity goal, capping a play started by Izzy Konijnenberg midway through the first half. Masillo then added a pair of goals in the second half, including one on an assist by Piconi.

Coach Greg LaBella praised the play of Tuckerman (seven saves), who made a stop on a penalty kick in the second half to preserve the shutout. Defender Hannah Watson and midfielders Maeve Royland and Skye Cully also had strong games according to LaBella.

Woodstock (5-1-0) hosts Fair Haven on Friday.

St. Thomas 2, Stevens 1

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals allowed their first goals of the season while suffering their first loss.

Stevens (8-1-0) had outscored its opponents 49-0 prior to this tilt with fellow unbeaten St. Thomas (8-0-1). Kiley Bundy scored for the Cardinals.

Stevens will visit Newport on Wednesday.

Merrimack 1, Hanover 0

MERRIMACK, N.H. — The Bears suffered another close loss, dropping to 3-6-0 on the season.

It’s the fourth one-goal loss of the six defeats thus far for Hanover, which controlled play for long stretches against the Tomahawks. The hosts scored the game-winner on a penalty kick early in the second half.

Hanover visits Goffstown on Saturday.

Proctor 7, Sharon 0

SHARON — The visitors scored four goals in the first half and handed the Phoenix (2-4-0) the loss.

Sharon will visit West Rutland on Friday.

Golf Hanover wins one, loses one

AMHERST, N.H. — The Bears came up just short in a three-team match on Monday at Hoodkroft Country Club but then edged three other teams in a battle on Tuesday at Souhegan Woods Golf Club.

Andrew Cramer and Dylan Jopp each shot 41 to pace Hanover at Hoodkroft. Jopp and Adam Goodney tied for the medal on Tuesday with Salem’s Lincoln Freitas; all three shot a 42 at Souhegan Woods.

Hanover was back in action at Manchester Country Club on Wednesday against Bedford and Londonderry. The Bears were looking to keep improving their record in hopes of qualifying for the state championship tournament. Only the top eight teams in the final standings make states.

Stevens second at home

CLAREMONT — Aubree Herzog shot a 12-over-par 46 to collect 17 Stableford points for Stevens in a home match at Claremont Country Club.

Cedric Allen added a 48, good for 13 points. Justin Demars had 10 points. Ian Gersberg and Lydia Redman each chipped in eight points.

Team scores: Plymouth 61, Stevens 48, John Stark 34.

Volleyball Campbell 3, Hanover 0

HANOVER — The Bears lost in straight sets, 25-21, 25-19 and 25-18, to fall to 5-2 on the season. Hanover visits Winnisquam on Thursday.

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