Cougars Corral Cardinals
Young Players Help Kearsarge Boys Past Stevens
Hanover’s Camille Hankel, right, runs to return a point while playing with partner Zoe Yu against Coe-Brown yesterday. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »
Hanover’s Hazuki Horiuchi returns the ball while playing with partner Emily Acker against Coe-Brown yesterday at Boss Tennis Center in Hanover. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »
Claremont — Peter Allen and Ollie Gallo each had seven points as the Kearsarge boys lacrosse team went on the road to beat Stevens 16-6 under the lights in Claremont last night.
Allen had four goals and three assists, while Gallo had three goals and four helpers. The night featured strong performances from a pair of emerging Kearsarge freshmen, as Lucas Muzzey had a hat trick and earned a key penalty when he set a pick and was run over by a Stevens opponent. The rookie absorbed the hit and got right back up and into the game. Fellow freshman Butch Bolger added a goal and was credited by coach Mike Heffernan for his play in clearing the ball down the field, making numerous over-the-shoulder catches.
Travis Newman added three goals for Kearsarge while Andrew VanHooydonk had two goals and an assist. Jason Harrington added a helper while goalie Will Aufranc anchored a strong performance by the Cougars’ defense.
“The young kids came to play tonight, it was really exciting,” Heffernan said.
Senior Kieran Cochrane led Stevens with four goals, while classmate Dan Seaman had two goals. Cochrane, Seaman and Cullen Eaton, who missed this game with a shoulder injury, lead a group of 11 graduating seniors for the Cardinals.
“We play with them in the summer, so we all know each other. I really take my hat off to their program,” Heffernan added. “They worked hard and played hard until the very end.”
Kearsarge closes the regular season at 9-6, and will likely host a first round playoff game on Tuesday. Stevens closes the season at 2-11.
Hanover 12, Salem 3
Hanover — The Marauders enjoyed senior day, routing the Blue Devils in three quarters as the rain washed away the final frame.
Conor Austin had two goals and an assist while Brendan Forauer had a goal and two assists. Andrew Huizenga and senior Hunter Simpson each had a goal and a helper. Seniors Austin Taylor, Jesse Brown, Zach Taylor and Zach Estes also scored, as did teammates Gavin Ratliff and Garth Lyons. Goalies Chris Washington and Dan DeRoy combined to make four saves.
Hanover closed the season at 14-4 and opens the postseason on Wednesday at home.
John Stark 14, Lebanon 2
Lebanon — The Raiders closed their regular season at 1-13.
Hanover 19, Dover 6
Hanover — The Marauders closed a 15-1 regular season in style, racing to a 13-5 halftime lead en route to earning the No. 1 seed in the upcoming New Hampshire D-II playoffs.
Hannah Seibel led Hanover with five goals and an assist. Christine Croitoru and JJ Daniell each added three goals and an assist. Sophie Lubrano and Mason McNulty added two goals apiece while Eileen Daley, Sarah Gallimore and Georgia Lubrano each scored. Claudia Noonan added a goal and an assist, while Liesel Robbins had one helper.
Jayvee goalie Annie Psomas stopped four shots, while varsity starter Emily Gougelet added a pair of stops. Hanover opens its postseason run on Wednesday afternoon with another visit from Dover.
Lebanon 13, Con-Val 3
Lebanon — The Raiders finished the regular season at 10-4, beating the Cougars in a game called with just under 15 minutes left to play because of rain. Lebanon hosts a first-round playoff game on Wednesday.
Mount Anthony 10
Bennington, Vt. — The D-II Wasps ran all over the host D-I Patriots as Woodstock improved to 3-9.
Annie Arthur led Woodstock with five goals while Sam Harrington added four scores and an assist. Delaney Little had three goals and Lauren Kaija had two goals. Abby Kaija added a goal and a helper while Jocelyn Werle and Lauren Horsman also scored. Clancy Farrand added an assist. Goalie Megan Dalton stopped nine shots.
Woodstock is back in action tomorrow afternoon, at Chelsea.
Hanover 9, Coe-Brown 0
Hanover — Postseason pressure had little effect on the undefeated Marauders, who opened their playoff run with a shutout victory over visiting Coe-Brown.
Camille Hankel and Kendra McGowan each won 8-2 in singles for Hanover (15-0). Zoe Yu and Liza Goss each added an 8-4 wins while Hazuki Horiuchi was dominant at No. 5 singles, winning 8-1. Katie Irwin won the match of the day at No. 4 singles, trailing 7-6 before rallying with three straight games to win 9-7.
Doubles play continued the theme as the three Hanover teams won big. Hankel and Yu won 8-3 at No. 1, Irwin and McGowan won 8-2 while Horiuchi and Emily Acker won 8-1.
Next up is the state semifinals at home tomorrow afternoon.
Whitcomb 6, Blue Mtn. 3
Bethel — The Hornets improved to 10-2 as Reba Hart tossed a complete game around an hour-long rain delay.
Hart struck out seven while allowing five walks and four hits. Cambry Zullick slugged a pair of doubles and scored a run. Jenna Townsned and Nicole Begin each added two hits and scored two runs.
The Hornets visit Rochester on Saturday.
Woodsville — The Engineers (12-3) kept on chugging as Danelle Huntington allowed just three hits in a complete-game effort.
Huntington struck out five and walked one, allowing one earned run. Paige Martin led the attack, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Kat Emley added a single, a triple, scored two runs and drove in one. Becca Hanley was 2-for-3.
Woodsville closes the regular season with a visit from Moultonborough tomorrow.
Hanover 3, Windham 2
Windham — Joe Cravero struck out 14 Jaguars and now has retired 101 by way of the ‘K’ this season alone.
Cravero allowed just three hits to lead Hanover (11-5), five straight games.
“He’s pretty impressive, no doubt about it,” Marauders coach Mike Jackson said.
Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris had an RBI triple in the third inning for Hanover. Rohan Kumar added two hits and drove in one. Windham entered the game at 11-4.
The Marauders host Manchester West on senior day tomorrow.
Blue Mountain 8
Bethel — The Hornets ran into a strong Blue Mountain team, striking out 13 times as a team.
Hunter Paradis scored on a passed ball in the third inning for Whitcomb. Starting pitcher Bradford Allen took the loss, tossing three innings and allowing five runs, two of which were earned.
“The effort was there. They are a hard-hitting team and they hit it often,” Whitcomb coach Les McIntyre said.
The Hornets (5-5) look to get back on track at Rochester on Saturday.
Mayer is Medalist
Brandon, Vt. — Woodstock’s Lauren Mayer earned medalist honors yesterday at the Vermont Division II Southern Conference Girls Championship.
Mayer shot a 97 on the par 72 Neshobe Golf Club course to take the title.
Hanover — The Dartmouth men’s heavyweight and lightweight crews were both selected to participate in the 2013 IRA National Championship. The national championship will take place from May 31 to June 2 on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif.
The Dartmouth heavyweights will be making their 15th consecutive appearance at the national championships. Dartmouth’s best finish at the IRAs was in 1992, when it placed in a three-way tie for first. The Big Green earned an at-large selection into the championship by virtue of its finish at the EARC sprints last weekend.
The lightweight crew, coming off a third-place finish in the first varsity eight at Eastern Sprints last weekend, will be making its fourth consecutive appearance in the national championship.