NEW IPSWICH — The Sunapee volleyball team fell 3-0 to the Vikings of Mascenic Regional High School on Monday.
The first set was close throughout with the Vikings holding a small lead that they held to win 19-25. The second set was all Vikings. They took the set 9-25.
The third set started like the first with the Vikings taking a small lead. The Lakers fought to stay close and then to take a lead at 20-18. The teams battled back and forth with first the Lakers playing for set point then the Vikings.
The Lakers finally won two rallies to take the set 29-27. The fourth set started with the Lakers fulling behind early and then scrambling back. The Vikings held off each Laker run and finished the set 20-25.
Hitting: Maddie Blewitt 1 kill, Molly Reed 5 kills, Cari Peirce 13 kills, Emma McNally 4 kills, Lexa Santti 2 kills, Maria Villarreal 1 kills
Serving: Lexa Santti 12 of 12 with 2 aces, Maddie Blewitt 6 of 9 with 0 aces, Molly Reed: 14 of 17 with 3 aces, Cari Peirce 18 of 19 with 4 aces, Emma McNally 8 of 9 with 0 aces, Maddi Giberson 9 of 12 with 1 ace.
Sunapee moves to 5-5.
The JV Lakers lost in two sets 18-25 and 20-25. They won the consolation set 15-9.
The Lakers host the Wildcats of Fall Mountain Regional High School on Wednesday.
Windsor anglers in top 10
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Windsor’s Keegan Murphy and Tyler Davidson placed in the top 10 at the Vermont Principals’ Associations Bass Fishing Championship held on Lake Champlain on Saturday. They are now qualified to compete in next weekend’s “Twin State” event against top New Hampshire teams.
Sunapee 8, Pittsfield 0
SUNAPEE — Sunapee scored early and often on homecoming as the Lakers girls soccer team coasted to an 8-0 win over Pittsfield on Saturday.
“Part of the challenge of this game was finding our confidence again, that was a tough loss Thursday. I hope the kids are motivated to grow and go forward. This game is a step in the right direction,” said Sunapee coach Myles Cooney. “This team has a lot of potential. We’re gonna make this week’s practice competitive, and prepare for a really tough stretch the last week of the season.”
Scoring for Sunapee were Liz Nichols (2 goals), Abby Pollari (2 goals, 2 assists), Fiona Nolan (1 goal, 1 assist), Brynn Smith (1 goal, 2 assists), Sophia Varian (1 goal, 1 assist) and Ellie Frederick (1 goal).
The Lakers (10-1) are back in action Tuesday versus Pittsfield (2-7) again, and then close the week with Hinsdale (2-6-1).
Stevens 2, Kearsarge 2
SUTTON — The Stevens Cardinals girls soccer team traveled to Kearsarge for the Cougars’ homecoming Saturday, with the game ending in a 2-2 tie. The full 80 minutes were played as well as two 10-minute overtime periods.
Kearsarge scored in the first half within the 19th minute to go up 1-0, then scored in the second half within the 25th minute to make it 2-0, putting the Cardinals’ unbeaten streak in jeopardy.
However, Stevens didn’t give up and a hard run down the right side of the field by Stella Lavertue led to Stevens’ first goal of the game, off an assist from Tanner Brown. Stevens then scored again when Angelina Leclair put a loose ball in the back of the net within the ninth minute.
Stevens is now 10-0-1 and will travel to Fall Mountain on Tuesday for the Annual Charity Cup game. This will be a well attended game so get there early.
Oxbow 37, Windsor 36
BRADFORD, Vt. — Oxbow’s Jace Page nailed a 27-yard field goal with 24 seconds left for Oxbow to defeat the Yellow Jackets 37-36.
Stevens 20, Kearsarge 6
SUTTON — The Stevens Cardinals football team is now 4-1 after toppling Kearsarge 20-6 on Saturday.
Stevens will host Laconia (3-2) on Friday at 7 p.m. The Cardinals will have two of their last three games in Claremont, hosting Lebanon (5-0) on Oct. 18 before going on the road at Trinity (4-1) on Oct. 26, then Hillsboro-Deering (4-1) heads to Barnes Park on Nov. 1.
Monadnock 28, Newport 22
NEWPORT — The Newport Tigers were unable to hold off Monadnock during the Tigers’ homecoming game on Saturday.
Newport (1-4) will head to win-less Somersworth on Friday for a 7 p.m. showdown.
BF 4, Rutland 3 (OT)
RUTLAND, Vt. — Bellows Falls traveled to Rutland for a back-and-forth field hockey matchup that resulted in an overtime win for the Terriers on Saturday.
Rutland scored their first goal a minute 45 seconds into the game but Bellows Falls settled in and it was back and forth field hockey for the next 10 minutes when the Terriers were awarded a corner. Meagan Kelly crossed it to Maya Waryas, who sent it in on net and freshman Ashlin Maxfield scored with a one timer to tie things up, but about four minutes later, Rutland answered back off their own corner play.
With about six minutes left in the first half, Waryas sent a hard shot on goal off a pass from Kelly to tie it back up again. After a team chat at halftime, both teams played great field hockey with passing and rushes up and down the field. BF connected on quite a few runs up the field but just couldn’t finish inside the circle.
With 6:50 left in the game, the Terriers got another corner and Halle Dickerson’s shot from Grace Wilkinson found the backboard for the first BF lead of the day. It didn’t last long. Rutland turned it on and kept it in the Terriers defensive end and got another corner. The Raiders scored with 1:28 left in the game.
But BF stayed tough and forced their first overtime game in four years. Rutland came out strong and had the ball headed for a scoring chance but goalkeeper Jaia Caron did a great job clearing the ball out. Halfway through OT, Waryas took off with the ball and carried it into the circle. The ball found the back corner of the net off of a hard cross goal cage shot for the game winning score to cap off a great BF comeback win on the road.
BF is now 6-6 and plays on Wednesday at home against Hartford for the third time this season.
Sunapee 4, Pittsfield 0
SUNAPEE — The Sunapee Lakers recorded their seventh shutout of the season and their seventh straight win this evening. The Lakers victory came against a feisty Pittsfield team who never gave up.
Michael Mullen scored the first goal of the match 14 minutes into the game assisted by Jackson Cooney. Pittsfield played tough and kept it close until the 11th minute of the second half. Mullen put in his second goal. Assisted this time by Parker Reed who chipped the ball over the defense to Mullen’s chest and who just trapped the ball and fired it into the goal.
In the 67th minute Jackson Cooney scored on a breakaway that was also assisted by Parker Reed. One minute later Reed scored one of his own on a penalty kick.
Although goal keeper Sean Moynihan only had five saves in the shutout victory he made two very big saves to keep the clean sheet. He and the defense did their job well today.
This capped a busy week for Sunapee as the Lakers had four games in six days against some of the better teams they will face and they came out on top in all four. Sunapee steps on the pitch next on Thursday at Hinsdale (2-6).