Newport – Getting to an NHIAA state tournament sometimes requires a lucky jump. When the Newport High Boys football team enters the postseason in a couple of weeks, the Tigers could look back on Tuesday as a key day in their progress.
After giving up a two-goal lead, the Tigers bounced back in overtime with a 3-2 win over Hinsdale at Sichol Field.
One jump really made the difference: Cooper Skarin’s 18-yard drive five minutes into the first extra session unleashed the Pacers goaltender and rattled off the bar for the win.
With Skarin and Ben Gallagher delivering precise serves to the flanks in attack, the Tigers (3-8-1) hit twice in the first half. Joe Boliero got the first, converting a breakaway feed from Gallagher. Isaac Lafayette scored the second after a pass from Boliero, who has five goals and one assist in Newport’s last three games.
However, the Tigers lost their momentum at half-time, and Hinsdale (5-7-0) equalized to send the game into overtime. Mike Wilkinson and Jarred Meyette helped calm the defense in front of goaltender Garret Harold and Newport brought his game back in time to win.
The win unofficially leaves the Tigers with Moultonborough for the final invitation to the upcoming 16-team NHIAA Division IV state tournament. Newport is free until Franklin is played next Tuesday.
Rivendell 5Blue Mountain 4 (ot)
Wells River, Vt. — Rivendell sophomore midfielder AJ DeBois scored the crucial goal in the 92nd minute, picking up a loose ball up in the box and hitting it to help the Raptors go 8-2.
Johnny Vogelien and Zach Gould each scored twice for the Raptors. Luke Senn and Charlie Bradley finished the game with two assists each. Rivendell keeper Zach Dexter made 10 saves in the win.
Vogelien’s goals came three minutes apart in the first half, both from Senn. Rivendell led 3-2 at half-time after a 21st-minute goal from Gould. Gould added another in the second to increase the deficit. Blue Mountain leveled the game with consecutive goals in the final five minutes to force overtime.
Rivendell travels to Leland & Gray on Saturday.
WRV 2, Sharon 0
Sharon – Diego Gonzalez scored both goals as White River Valley (7-2-0) shut out the Phoenix.
Jacob Hewitt served the passes that Gonzalez converted on a day when the Wildcats had an 11-3 lead in shots. Sam Fisk scored a three-save shutout for the visitors. Sharon goalkeeper Ben Rodis held his own with five stops.
The Wildcats visit Blue Mountain on Thursday. The Phoenix (3-7-1) is back in action this afternoon at Stratton Mountain.
Woodstock 3, Ottertal 2
wood storage — The Wasps scored two goals in the first 10 minutes and never looked back, improving to 5-3-1.
Isaac Emery finished the game with two goals. Emmet Mahoney opened the scoring in the fourth minute. Emilio Montano had two assists in the first half and Andrew Gubbins added an assist. Stephen Bianchi made three saves.
The Wasps host Hartford today.
Hanover 9, Spaulding 1
Rochester, NH – Three Marauders scored their first varsity goals and a fourth added their first of the season as Hannover (10-3-0) made good use of their depth.
Charlie Adams scored one goal and assisted two more to overtake Asa Berolzheimer to fourth on the program’s all-time scorer list with 35 goals and 31 assists. Latham Allison, Pat Osborn and Aidan Rowley all netted for the first time as Marauders, Nico Mayo-Pushee contributed his first goal of the year and Liam Collins, Caleb Benjamin, Amane Matsuoka and Christo Dragnev also scored.
Allison and Benjamin joined Adams in the two-assist department, and Collins also had an assist. Goalkeeper Andrew Enelow celebrated his second win of the year with four saves. Hanover host Pinkerton (10-3-0) in Friday’s NHIAA Division I third-place playoff.
Nordfeld, Vt. – Northfield-Williamstown’s Caden Hurley goal in the 12th minute put the Panthers in a narrow defeat (2-8-0).
Jake Colby, a goalkeeper at the now-defunct Chelsea School, made seven saves in his second start for TA. Colby missed much of the season to repair a broken finger before making his first start last week.
Thetford host Lyndon in a catch-up game on Saturday.
white mountains. 4, Maskoma 2
Weißfeld, near — The Spartans used two goals in the first half for an lead from which the Royals (5-7-0) would not recover.
Dylan Pelton nodded after a free-kick service from Isaac Rayno to put the visitors 2-1 up with five minutes remaining in the first half. White Mountains extended the lead after the break; Gabe Sperry converted a Ben Schwarz pass in the 58th minute to close the gap for the Royals, only for the Spartans to reclaim the two-point lead a minute later.
Lizz Pelton stayed busy in the Mascoma net and made 17 saves. The Royals are visiting Hillsboro-Deering for a reconciliation game this afternoon.
Littleton 6, Woodsville 2
Littleton, nh – Corey Bemis and Conner Maccini scored for the Engineers, who fell to 6-6.
Donny Bowman ended the game with an assist. Dalton Brown made six saves in the loss. Woodsville travels to Groveton on Thursday.
Twin Valley 7, Windsor 0
Whitingham, Vt. — The Yellowjackets fell to 2-9-1. They’re hosting Rivendell on Monday.
Hazen 2, Oxbow 0
Hardwick, Vt. — The Olympians’ losing streak spanned four games with a shutout loss to the Wildcats. Oxbow (2-9-0) is off pending an Oct. 17 visit to Enosburg Falls.
Rivendell 3, Blue Mountain 0
Wells River, Vt. — The Raptors scored three goals on 24 shots to improve to 9-1.
Elizabeth Noyes, Jenna Gilbert and Emily Hebb all scored for Rivendell. Mikayla Stever had two assists and Cora Day added an assist. Kendyl Boisvert and Shauna Simmons made three saves together in the shutout.
Rivendell travels to Woodstock on Saturday night.
Woodsville 1, Littleton 0
Littleton, nh – Olivia Sarkis scored in the second half to lift the Engineers.
Mackenzie Dennis made 12 saves for the shutout. Woodsville (8-4) travels to Groveton on Thursday.
Hanover 9, Man. west 0
Hanover – The Marauders (9-2-1) netted a hat-trick from Lainie Taylor in a dominant win over the Blue Knights at Merriman-Branch Field.
Ellie Stannard had two goals for the hosts, who also scored goals from Eleanor Van Aalst, Caroline Adams, Riley Craft and Pepper Joseph. Van Aalst also contributed two assists, and Stannard, Joesph, Sonja Lippman, Maeve Goodrich and Emma Tysinger also recorded helpers.
Bella Bardales and Lauren Ilsley shared the shutout, with Ilsley making Hannover’s only two saves. The Marauders go to Plymuth on Friday.
Hinsdale 1, Newport 0
Hinsdale, Nh – Lexi Leclaire’s goal in the last minute of the first half set the pace for the Pacers (7-5-0) who got everything they could take from the Tigers (1-10-1).
Angelina Nardolillo made an eight-save shutout for Hinsdale. Shelby Adams made nine saves in the Tigers’ net. Newport is off until he meets Wilton-Lyndeborough a week from today.
Mascoma 10, Kearsarge 0
West Canaan — The Royals (12-1-0) flexed their scoring muscles and got a five-goal game with an assist from Mackenzie Labrie to move within a win for the top seed in next week’s NHIAA Division III tournament pick up.
Morgan Prentiss and Amelia Wilson both scored twice for Mascoma, with Natalie Poitras providing the other. Wilson and Katie Pushee each had three assists that hit a game high, and Bella Kondi and Mikayla Dowd also had assists on the scoresheet. Abby Duhaime only needed one save for the goal.
Winners of eight straight games, the Royals can secure first place and a first-round bye with a home win over Littleton on Friday.
Woodstock 8, Fair Haven 0
Fair Haven, Vt. – Lili Sorrentino’s hat-trick made for a high-scoring afternoon for the Wasps (7-3-2).
Mackenzie Yates scored twice, Claire Coates scored one and freshman Lizzy Peck completed Woodstock’s offensive barrage with her first varsity goal. Khara Brettell had a goal and an assist for the Wasps, who also had assists from Coates and Natalie Stevens.
Maggie Parker went without a save in a rocking chair shutout for Woodstock, who host Windsor on Friday.
Windsor 3Otter Valley 2 (ot)
Brandon, Vt. – Angelina Bigwood netted a pass from Hannah Wood with just over a minute left in overtime to give the Yellowjackets (8-3-0) a seesaw win.
Alia Edmunds got OV (6-4) on the board in under 10 minutes but Windsor roared back with a 2-1 lead after Hannah Wood’s unassisted goal and a Peyton Richardson pass from Bigwood. Otters’ Riley Keith forced overtime with a 7:23 rule.
The Jacks had the advantage in shots (12-4) and penalty corners (17-4) but needed a great performance of six stops from goalies Madie Leduc and Glenna Ricard for the win. Windsor visits Woodstock on Friday.
Lebanon 3, Masquesh 2
New Ipswich, nh – After battling through the first two thirds of the contest, the Raiders (9-3-1) scored twice in the last 15 minutes and made substitutions to reverse a 2-1 deficit.
The Vikings (5-6-0), trailing 1-0 at half-time, scored in the second and sixth minutes of the second half and took the lead. That finally woke Lebanon up as Sydney Gonyea equalized and took the lead, the latter 2-11 to win.
Molly Smith scored the Raiders goal in the first half. Jenna Spaulding, Sydney Brochu and Katie Berthasavage all recorded assists and goalkeeper Hope Brown finished the game with eight saves.
The Raiders end the regular season at home to Stevens at 2 p.m. Saturday
Con Val 2, Newport 1
Newport – The Cougars (4-6-1) caused the upset when senior Dee Kashulies scored the decisive goal after a failed clearance from Newport just 14 seconds into regular time.
The visitors unleashed Tigers goalie Kelsey Wheeler (six saves) just six minutes into the contest but Newport’s Eliza Bates equalized within 10 minutes….