Area stars helped Vt. take on rival N.H. in Twin-State games
NEW HAMPSHIRE — A number of recently graduated high school athletes played for Vermont teams vs. their New Hampshire counterparts in Twin-State All-Star Games this past weekend, but were unable to help their Green Mountain teams pull off victories in games played in the Granite State.
On Friday night at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, the New Hampshire field hockey team defeated Vermont, 4-1, in a game local coaches said was more competitive than the final score.
Mount Abraham’s Ashley Turner and Jackie Reiss (Eagle Hannah Wahl was an alternate), Otter Valley’s Allison Lowell and Middlebury’s Lily Smith all took the field for Vermont. Mount Abe Coach Mary Stetson said “Addison County was represented well” by the quartet.
Both Stetson and OV coach Stacey Edmunds-Brickell said Vermont had great chances in the first half, some from Lowell, but N.H. took a 1-0 lead. N.H. stretched that lead to 3-0 before Woodstock’s Lily Doton converted a Reiss assist with six minutes to go for Vermont’s score. New Hampshire ended up outshooting Vermont by 14-9.
On Saturday, Mount Abe’s Turner joined Tiger Riley Fenster on a Vermont girls’ lacrosse team coached by Marikate Kelley, who led the first-year Vergennes-Mount Abe team this spring. New Hampshire pulled away late to win, 26-14, in a typical lacrosse all-star game shootout played at Hanover High School.
Kelley said she moved Fenster from defense to midfield because Vermont was short on middies, and Fenster scored the game’s first goal to give Vermont a short-lived lead. Kelley said Turner also played well at midfield and launched two shots, one wide and one saved.
Kelley said New Hampshire controlled the draw in the final 13 minutes to pull away, and also had trouble controlling the host team’s “speedy midfielders running to goal.”
Three N.H. players — Madi Kochanek (three goals and two assists) and Emily Holland and Emma Lindquist (four goals each) did a lot of the damage.
For Vermont, Burr and Burton’s Lydia Morgantini scored three times, and Mount Anthony’s Emily Altland scored once and set up four goals. Lamoille’s Katelyn Shaw made 10 saves.
“New Hampshire also had trouble stopping our attack,” Kelley said.
Middlebury midfielder Trey Kaufmann was selected for the boys’ Twin-State boys’ lacrosse game in Hanover, in which New Hampshire took a 10-0 lead and then had to hold off a Vermont rally to win, 14-11. Vermont cut the score to 13-11 in the late going before New Hampshire clinched the win with a late goal. Burr and Burton’s Carter Vickers scored four times to lead the Vermont attack, and seven players had a goal apiece. Two Vermont goalies made two saves apiece.
CORRECTION: In an article last week previewing the Twin-State games Jackie Reiss’ and Hannah Wahl’s names were omitted. The Independent attempted to find a roster for the game but was unsuccessful, but apologizes for the omission.
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