High School Roundup: Marauders Rally Past Lancers
Hanover's Sophie Lubrano. Valley News - Tris Wykes
South Royalton's Rebecca Paige. Valley News - Tris Wykes
Londonderry, n.h. — Down, but never out. The Hanover High girls lacrosse team trailed by five goals early in the first half before charging back to win 11-10 at Londonderry on Saturday afternoon.
Hannah Seibel led the attack with five goals and one assist for the Marauders (2-0), who earned their second consecutive 11-10 victory to start the season. Seibel had started her season campaign with a last-minute game-winner for the same final tally against Winnacunnet on Thursday night.
Sophie Lubrano drew praise from coach Chris Seibel for her play in the midfield, and tallied three goals. Rachel Boghosian added a pair of scores and one helper while Molly Seibel had a goal and an assist. Mason McNulty picked up one assist.
Hanover trailed 6-1 early, but fought back to make it a 6-5 game at halftime. Playing on a grass field for the first time this spring, the Marauders found the pace in the second half thanks to their hard-working defense.
Coach Seibel highlighted the play of Eileen Daley and Evie Keating in the backfield as Londonderry had a hard time getting any good scoring opportunities as the game wore on.
Goalie Emily Gougelet stopped eight shots for the Marauders.
Hanover visits Spaulding on Monday to begin a stretch of five games over the next week.
Lamoille 8, Oxbow 6
Bradford, Vt. — Abby Speck had three goals and Mikayla Hodge had two goals and two assists, but the Olympians fell out of a 6-6 halftime tie.
The hosts received goals from Drew Pierson and a standout performance from goaltender Savannah Fay, who stopped four free-position shots.
Oxbow (0-2), which struggled with penalties, hosts Randolph on Monday.
Bedford 10, Hanover 8
Bedford, n.h. — The Marauders (4-2) put a huge scare into the Bulldogs, who entered the game riding a 44-game winning streak.
The score was tied 6-6 at halftime, but Bedford tallied the first four goals of the second half. Hanover tallied two more to get within striking distance, but the Bulldogs prevailed for the 45th consecutive time.
“We played right with them, just ran out of time,” Hanover coach Jeff Reed said. “It was a good effort, we’re coming along. This was a winable game.”
Jude Arbogast led the Marauders with three goals and two assists. Andrew Huizenga added a pair of goals while Brendan Forauer had a goal and two assists. Tom Peters and George Geraghty also scored. Conor Austin, Worthy Gardner and Jin Kim picked up assists.
Goalie Chris Washington stopped eight shots in the first half and finished with 10 saves for Hanover. The Marauders host Nashua South on Monday afternoon.
Con-Val 18, Stevens 0
Claremont — The Cardinals (0-4) struggled against the Cougars (2-0) in wet, cold conditions. Stevens visits Manchester West on Monday.
KUA 7, Holderness 3
Meriden — Eric Megnia scored four goals as Kimball Union (6-3) defeated Holderness in the rain and cold.
Will Harrigan contributed (two goals) and Kenny Speak (one) also scored for the Wildcats. Cam Beecy picked up seven ground balls for KUA, while goalie Rick Kronenwett made eight saves.
KUA hosts Gould Academy on Wednesday.
S. Royalton 14, Concord 6 (5) S. Royalton 28, Concord 12 (5)
South Royalton — The Royals swept a pair from the Wildcats, improving to 4-1 on the season.
Rebecca Paige tossed all five innings of the first game, striking out six while walking five and giving up two hits. Jacqueline Fulcher paced the SoRo offense with a double and a triple.
Emily Ballou started in the circle in game No. 2, going four innings. Ballou allowed 12 hits and walked one while adding three strikeouts. Paige pitched the fifth inning, striking out two against a pair of walks and a pair of hits.
Paige also provided a defensive highlight in the second game, turning an unassisted double play while playing first base. Ballou started a double play of her own, nabbing a ground ball while pitching, tossing to Paige at first for the force out. Paige then fired home to catcher Summer Spaulding for the tagout to complete the twin killing.
The Royals visit Randolph on Monday.
Whitcomb 14, Rochester 4
Bethel — Whitcomb pounded out 17 hits, including back-to-back homers, in a season-opening rout of Rochester.
Lindsey LaPerle (2-for-3) and Jonnie Thompson (3-for-4) blasted consecutive homers in the sixth inning. They were joined on offense by Nicole Begin (2-for-4, triple), Laura Vaillancourt (3-for-4, two runs), Krista Townsend (4-for-4, three RBIs) and Shannon Ludwig (2-for-4, double, triple).
Vaillancourt, a freshman, pitched six innings and allowed one hit and one run while striking out nine.
Whitcomb greets Proctor on Monday.
Whitcomb 23, Rochester 9
Bethel — The Hornets pulled away from the Rockets in cold, wet early afternoon contest.
Starting pitcher Scott Nickerson earned the win for Whitcomb, tossing four innings while striking out five.
Nickerson allowed for runs. Anthony Laplaca had a huge day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a pair of triples, a ground-rule double and six RBIs.
Windsor Hosts Invitational
Windsor — The host Yellowjackets took the top spots for boys and girls at the Windsor Invitational.
Windsor’s boys received victories from Quincey Smith (800 meters; 2 minutes, 10.88 seconds), Kyle Schaffer (shot put, 128-6) and the 4x100 (51.34 seconds), 4x400 (4:00.71) 4x800 (9:24.12) relay teams.
Sharon’s Chris Gish won the 1,500 in 4:29.82 to set a Vermont Division IV record.
Woodstock’s Bill Wood won the 100 (11.99 seconds) and the 200 meters (24.67 seconds). Thetford’s Cole Chapman won the 800 meters (54.08) and the 110 hurdles (16.38), while teammate Chris Wells won the triple jump (34-11).
Whitcomb’s Jacob Feeney took the 300 hurdles (50.37 seconds), and teammate Harry Allen won the long jump (17 feet, 8.75 inches). Hartford’s Jackson Dwyer captured the discus (107-4).
On the girls’ side, Windsor won again on the strength of its relay teams: the 4x100 (59.36 seconds), the 4x400 (4:52.32) and the 4x800 (11:22.89) were all victorious. The Jacks’ Elizabeth McCabe took the high jump (4-8), and teammate Katey Comstock won the shot put (33-9) and discus (101-11).
Woodstock’s Kathryn Bassette captured four events: the 100 hurdles (17.03), 300 hurdles (53.52), long jump (14-8.5) and the triple jump (31-6.5). Teammate Elly Gordon took the 100 meters (14.63),
Sharon’s Gretta Stack won the 200 (30.91) and 400 (1:12.70).
Team Scores: Boys — 1. Windsor 123.5, 2. Thetford 96, 3. Richford 71, 4. Sharon 52, 5. Whitcomb 47.5, 6. Harwood 37, 7. Woodstock 32, 8. Rivendell 30, 9. Hartford 25. Girls — 1. Windsor 167, 2. Richford 113, 3. Woodstock 72, 4. Thetford 59.66, 5. Hartford 54.33, 6. Sharon 34, 7. Rivendell 7, 8. Whitcomb 5.