Girls’ soccer

Harwood 8, Lamoille 1

Oct. 6

Sarah Brodeur, Lauren Harper and Megan O’Shea each scored two goals in Harwood’s win over Lamoille.

The scores must have been especially sweet for Harper, who’s normally the goaltender for Harwood.

The win boosted Harwood’s season record to 7-3, including 5-1 in the last six games. Lamoille dropped to 1-9.

Harwood 2, Stowe 0

Oct. 2

Harwood pulled away in the second half in an evenly played game.

The game was scoreless at halftime, through both teams had excellent chances. Among the best: Harwood’s Jackie Moreno hit the post; Stowe’s Kaitlyn O’Toole had three first-half shots that went just wide or high.

Harwood broke the ice in the second half, when Megan O’Shea curved a shot into the top left corner.

Emma Jean made it 2-0 with another shot that curved over Stowe goalie Zoe Ruffle and into the net.

Stowe had its own chances, too, but Harwood goalie Lauren Harper made a key save on a Mackenzie Matckie shot, O’Toole booted one just wide, and Darien Boerger had two almosts in the last four minutes.

Harper finished with four saves, Ruffle with three.

Boys’ soccer

Montpelier 3, Harwood 2

Oct. 6

Montpelier took a 3-0 lead, but Harwood came back to make it a squeaker.

Montpelier’s goals included a top-corner beauty by Owen Koucky.

Harwood’s comeback started with a Dylan Bailey corner kick that Philip Hekeler headed into the goal, and from there on the Highlanders pounded the ball on the Montpelier net. Jerry Seckler, who had already hit the post twice, nearly scored on a header; then Ethan Riddell hit the post and the rebound went to Austin Taylor, who was robbed by Montpelier goalie Zach Vanden Bergh.

Vanden Bergh made nine saves for Montpelier. Hayden Jones and Brendan Gildea split the Harwood goaltending chores, and combined for six saves.

Harwood is now 4-7.

Harwood 8, Northfield 1

Oct. 1

Harwood thumped Northfield 8-1 in its highest-scoring game so far this season.

Dylan Bailey and Philip Heckler had two goals each for Harwood; the others came from Austin Taylor, Aidan Schoellkopf, Jonathan Zacharias and Matthew Crowell.

Northfield scored the final goal of the game, on a breakaway by Garrett Bean.

Field hockey

St. Johnsbury 3, Harwood 2

Oct. 7

Harwood took a 2-0 lead, but St. Johnsbury rallied to win.

Sarah Trahan’s second goal of the second half was the game-winner, on a pass from Elizabeth Norsworthy. Norsworthy also scored her team’s first goal.

Lauren McMann and Margo Nolan scored the Harwood goals; Maddie McGeorge and Sarah Wry had the assists.

Martha McKenna, in goal for Harwood, made seven saves; St. Johnsbury’s Grace Desrochers made 11 saves.

Harwood is now 5-3.


U-32 46, Mount St. Joseph 26

U-32, whose roster includes five players from Harwood, raced to a big lead — 27-13 after the first quarter, 40-12 at halftime — and coasted home.

U-32 is now 4-2, MSJ 0-6. U-32 plays 1-4 Springfield Friday night.

Matthew Greene, a Harwood student who is U-32’s starting quarterback, ranks second among Division 2 passers with 388 yards. Brandon Hamilton, another Harwood player for U-32, has a quarterback sack to his credit this year.

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