Local Roundup: O’s Spread the Wealth
Hartford’s Allyse Myllen reaches high as a shot from Rutland’s Kristen Switzer sails out of reach during yesterday’s match in White River Junction. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Hartford’s Allyse Myllen looks skyward in frustration after missing a shot against Rutland’s Kristen Switzer. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Hartford’s Ossia Dwyer returns the ball to Rutland’s Melanie Hubbard during Dwyer’s 6-2 6-3 win yesterday in White River Junction. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Bradford, Vt. — Mikayla Hodge and Emily Speck led a balanced scoring attack with four goals each as the Oxbow Union High girls lacrosse team edged visiting Harwood 14-11 yesterday afternoon.
Hodge added four assists and Speck had three helpers for the Olympians (5-3). Eliza Russ added a pair of goals and an assist, while Abby Speck had a goal and a helper. Lauren Tomlinson, Amber Strock and Jasmine Clark also scored.
“It was a nice game. The girls had really good sportsmanship and played with great teamwork, which was good to see,” Oxbow coach Jane Smith said.
Goalies Savannah Fay and Sarah Smith combined for 21 saves for the Olympians, who host Spaulding on Monday.
Portsmouth 14, Hanover 13
Portsmouth, n.h. — The Marauders dropped their first game of the season in this matchup of two of the top teams in New Hampshire Division II.
Rachel Boghosian and Hannah Seibel each had three goals and a pair of assists for Hanover. Christine Croitoru added a pair of scores and one helper while Evie Keating, Claudia Noonan and Liesel Robbins each scored one goal. Sophie Lubrano had a goal and an assist, and goalie Emily Gougelet had 10 saves.
“It was a hard-fought game, and we played a really strong second half. There was a lot of good teamwork from the girls,” Hanover coach Chris Seibel said.
The Marauders trailed 10-7 at halftime and then turned momentum of the game after the break before falling one goal short of forcing overtime. Hanover (10-1) visits Goffstown on Monday.
Rutland 17, Hartford 2
Rutland — Esme Cole had a pair of goals for Hartford, but the Raiders were dominant in victory.
Bishop Brady 15, Stevens 2
Concord — The Cardinals dropped a tough one to the Giants, falling to 2-8 on the season. Stevens visits Hopkinton on Tuesday.
Winnisquam 7, Mascoma 2
Tilton, n.h. — The Royals surrendered five unearned runs and left 14 runners on base in losing to the Bears.
Kyle Kosiorek pitched the first 32∕3 innings, allowing four unearned runs in taking the loss. Ethan Neily added 2 1∕3 innings of strong relief work. Spencer Pierce was 2-for-3 and Adam Dutille had a base hit for the Royals. Mascoma loaded the bases in the third, fourth and fifth innings but were unable to score. The Royals play their fourth game this week against Newfound today.
Monadnock 6, Newport 1
East Swanzey, n.h. — The Tigers (4-8) allowed four unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Huskies pulled away.
Spencer Coronis took the hard luck loss for Newport, scattering seven hits while striking out three and allowing two earned runs. Andrew Houde was 3-for-3 with an RBI double, while Dan Huot singled and scored a run.
Lebanon 1 (5)
Goffstown, n.h. — The Raiders fell to 1-10 on the season with a blowout loss to the Grizzlies. Austin Pelletier and Grayson Hardy each had two hits for Lebanon, which looks to get on track at home against Kingswood on Monday.
Rutland 10, Hartford 2
White River Junction — The Hurricanes outhit the Raiders 5-3, but Rutland took advantage of Hartford miscues to earn the victory.
Jenna Yee tossed a complete game for Hartford, striking out four. Kristen Davis had two hits while sophomore Katie McGrath had her first varsity hit. The Canes (2-5) visit Hanover today at noon.
Mascoma 3 (5)
Tilton, n.h. — The Royals were run off the field by the host Bears as Mascoma fell to 4-7 on the season.
Tori Makalinaw was 1-for-3 with an RBI and run scored while Catie Mylott had a hit, a run and drove in one. Mascoma visits Newfound today.
Stevens 7, Hanover 5
Claremont — Gabby Cutts’ two-run single highlighted a four-run fifth inning as the Cardinals edged the visiting Marauders under the lights in Claremont.
Halli Valentine (three hits) and Elise Austin-Washburn each had a triple for Hanover, which had the bases loaded in the seventh, but hit into a double play to end the game.
Both teams are back in action today as Stevens (7-3) hosts Hillsboro-Deering, while Hanover (1-10) greets Hartford.
Hanover 9, Souhegan 0
Hanover — The Marauders remained unblemished in beating the Sabers.
Kotaro Horiuchi and Brendan Barth each won 8-0 in singles play. Christian Mueller won 8-4, Jackson Greenspan won 8-2 and Henry Pletcher and Sandy Yu were each 8-1 victors. Horiuchi and Mueller won 8-2 at No. 1 doubles while Barth/Pletcher (8-0) and Greenspan/Richard Qiu (8-1) also cruised to victory.
Hanover (12-0) visits Derryfield on Tuesday, then concludes the regular-season slate with a visit from Lebanon on Wednesday.
Conant 5, Kearsarge 4
North Sutton, n.h. — The undermanned Cougars (2-10) lost to the Orioles.
Vincent Metrano won at No. 2 singles for Kearsarge, 8-3. Will Anderson added an 8-2 victory, while Karver Bosela lost a close match 8-9 (5-7). Kearsarge, which was forced to forfeit two matches, will visit Wilton on Monday afternoon.
Rutland 7, Hartford 0
Rutland — The Hurricanes (0-7) had a rough time with one of the best teams in Vermont high school tennis, falling to the Raiders.
Evan Brown lost 3-6, 1-6 at No. 3 singles for Hartford. “Rutland is very strong. It was a tough matchup,” Hartford coach Joe Denny said.
Hanover 6, Souhegan 3
Amherst, n.h. — The Marauders (12-0) broke an early deadlock by sweeping the doubles matches to beat the Sabers (6-5) in their closest match of the season.
Camille Hankel won 8-0 at No. 1 singles for Hanover. Hazuki Horiuchi (8-5) and Liza Goss (8-3) also won, but the Marauders entered doubles play tied at 3-3. The doubles partnerships of Hankel/Kendra McGowan and Horiuchi/Emily Acker each won 8-1 in doubles while Goss and Katie Irwin won 8-3. Hanover had shut out every opponent save one this season, an 8-1 victory over Bishop Brady on April 8.
Hollis-Brookline 6 Lebanon 3
Hollis, n.h. — The Raiders got a pair of singles victories from sophomores Brielle Giaccone and Ashley O’Keefe, but lost to the Cavaliers.
O’Keefe won the match of the day at No. 5 singles, 9-8, 7-1 in the tiebreaker. Giaccone won 8-5 at No. 4 singles. “Both had their best days today, they played well and were more consistent than their opponents,” Lebanon coach Joe Doran said.
Haley Jones and Brianna Li added an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles. Lebanon (4-7) visits Plymouth on Monday.
Rutland 5, Hartford 2
White River Junction — The Canes (1-8) couldn’t keep pace with the visiting Raiders.
Ossia Dwyer won at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-3. Amanda Nelson and Colleen McDermott then partnered for a 4-6, 6-4 (10-6) victory at No. 2 doubles. Alex Fogg lost a tight match at No. 5 singles, 4-6, 6-7.
Canaan Show Postponed
Canaan — With the weekend weather forecast looking less than impressive, Canaan Fair Speedway has called off tonight’s season-opening Subway Fresh Fit 150 auto race until a later date.
CFS general manager Dick Therrien made the decision in a news release yesterday morning. The National Weather Service is calling for a 60 to 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for most of the day today. “We are very sorry to cancel so early, but with race teams coming from throughout New England and Canada, we feel it is the best thing to do,” Therrien said in the release.
In addition to drawing from the Late Model roster of the American Canadian Tour for the $5,000-to-win, 150-lap main event, the schedule was to include the opening races of the season for Canaan’s weekly race divisions. Therrien said a makeup date would be determined in the near future.