Local Roundup: Hanover Tennis Teams Shut Out Lebanon
Lebanon’s Wyatt Goodwin bumps his head on his racket in frustration after losing a point to Hanover’s Jackson Greenspan. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »
Hanover’s Kotaro Horiuchi returns a shot to Lebanon’s Max Reed during the Marauders’ 9-0 defeat of the Raiders at the Carter Community Building Association courts yesterday. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »
Lebanon’s Max Reed returns a shot to Hanover’s Kotaro Horiuchi during the Marauders’ 9-0 defeat of the Raiders at the Carter Community Building Association courts yesterday. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »
Lebanon's Will Sanborn, right, hugs Hanover's Brendan Barth after their match at the CCBA in Lebanon. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »
Lebanon — Freshman Kotaro Horiuchi continued his dominant play at No. 1 singles as the visiting Hanover High boys tennis team won a 9-0 decision from rival Lebanon yesterday afternoon on the Carter Community Building Association courts.
Horiuchi beat Lebanon’s Max Reed 8-1 in the singles match at the top of draw. “It was impressive, his win over Max,” Hanover coach Mark Lewis said. “It was about as impressive a win as you’re going to get.”
Christian Mueller beat Nabeel Khan 8-2 at No. 2 singles. Brendan Barth (8-1), Henry Pletcher (8-2) and Sandy Yu (8-0) also won big in singles for Hanover. Jackson Greenspan earned a tough 8-5 victory over the Raiders’ Wyatt Goodwin at No. 5 singles.
“Our guys are playing really well right now,” Lewis said. “(Lebanon coach) Rich (Kelly) always puts together good tennis guys and good athletes for the rest of the lineup. We do struggle with Lebanon, but we played well today. They have some good athletes and their top two (singles players) are good players.”
Horiuchi and Mueller concluded a afternoon’s work with an 8-0 victory in doubles over Reed and Will Sanborn. Also winning 8-0 in doubles play for Hanover were the teams of Barth-Pletcher and Greenspan-Richard Qiu. Hanover moves to 7-0 with the victory and looks forward hosting Pembroke tomorrow and a visit to Manchester West on Thursday.
Hanover 9, Lebanon 0
Hanover — The Marauders (7-0) dominated on the scoreboard but had to work for each point against the visiting Raiders.
Camille Hankel won 8-2 at No. 1 singles over Lebanon’s Haley Jones, while Zoe Yu won perhaps the match of the day at No. 2 singles over Brianna Li, 8-1. “That match took forever; it was back and forth. I know the score doesn’t say that, but they had long points and long games,” Hanover coach Glen Eastridge said.
Kendra McGowan (8-1), Katie Irwin (8-2), Hazuki Horiuchi (8-0) and Raina Seigel also won in singles for the Marauders. Hankel-Yu won when Jones-Li were forced to retire with injury at No. 1 doubles. Horiuchi and Liza Goss won 8-1, and Emily Acker and Lila Kaufman won 8-2 in doubles in the other match. Hanover visits Trinity on Thursday.
Woodstock 4, Hartford 3
White River Junction — The Wasps (4-1) edged the Hurricanes (1-3) by taking three of five singles matches.
Woodstock’s Sophie Leiter was dominant at No. 1 singles, winning 6-1, 6-0. Hartford earned two victories at the next two singles matches as Allyse Mullen (7-6, 6-2) won in straight sets and Ossia Dwyer (4-6, 6-3, 10-5) got past Woodstock’s Marissa Farbman. The Wasps’ Kathleen Sheppard (6-1, 6-1) and Lizzy Miller (6-1, 6-2) also won in singles.
Hartford’s Alex Fogg and Christine Miller won 7-6, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles. With the score knotted at 3-3, the match came down to No. 2 doubles where the Woodstock freshman duo of Emma King and Morgan Hartman clinched the match with their victory.
Gilford 9, Kearsarge 0
North Sutton — The Cougars couldn’t match the firepower of the visiting Golden Eagles.
Sabrina Duquette lost the match of the day in singles, 8-4 to Gilford’s Emily Hanf. “It was a great match, lots of rushing the net on both sides, you don’t see that a lot in singles,” Kearsarge coach Laura Joslin-King said.
Windham 7, Lebanon 4
Lebanon — The Raiders (1-6) allowed seven runs, five of them unearned, in a disastrous third inning. Grayson Hardy, Ryan White, Tanner Simms, Mike Servant and Noah Mayes each had two hits for the hosts, who welcome a standout Goffstown squad to town tomorrow.
Lisbon 7, Woodsville 2
Lisbon, n.h. — The Engineers’ defense made some costly errors in the Panthers’ four-run third inning as Woodsville fell to 2-5.
Starting pitcher Jacob Tetley went the first three innings, striking out six while walking three and allowing two hits and four unearned runs. Jamie LoCascio and Ben Fournier had RBI singles for the Engineers.
Goffstown 7, Hanover 3
Goffstown, n.h. — Joe Cravero struck out 10 in his five innings of work, but the Marauders (4-2) managed just five hits in falling to Grizzlies.
Cravero allowed five runs, three of which were earned, in taking the loss. Hanover struggled with leaving runners in scoring position and look forward to a visit from Pembroke tomorrow afternoon.
Randolph 6, Union-32 0
Randolph — Rachel Johnson threw her second no-hitter in the Galloping Ghosts’ three games this season, striking out 17 Raiders against five walks.
Prior to Johnson’s emergence this season, the Ghosts hadn’t had a no-no in 12 seasons. Brooke Jacques had a pair of doubles while Kalie Warner, Mary Kate Poirier and Jackie Lumbra all singled.
Thetford 16, Rivendell 4
Thetford — The Panthers had all three phases of the game working in beating the Raptors.
Kaitlin Hodge pitched six strong innings for the victory, striking out three. Third baseman Suzie Howard led a good all-around defensive game for the hosts with her play at the hot corner. Jackie Jameson led the bats with three hits and three RBIs. Kaitlyn Boyce and Asha Pryor each had a pair of hits, and Shania Covey had a single and a double.
Lisbon 10, Woodsville 9
Lisbon, n.h. — The Engineers were outslugged by the host Panthers.
Paige Martin led the Woodsville bats, going 4-for-4. Lottie Page had a home run and a double while driving in three. Julia Bowman added a 3-for-4 afternoon. Starting pitcher Danelle Huntington went six innings, allowing seven earned runs while striking out a pair.
Windham 6, Lebanon 0
Lebanon — Chrissy Drake had a single, double and triple and teammate Loren McEwen doubled, but the Raiders tumbled to 1-6. Lebanon hosts Goffstown tomorrow.
Oxbow 15, Whitcomb 2
Bradford — Leah Hanzas earned the victory in the circle for the Olympians (3-1) and went 2-for-3 at the plate.
Hanzas went the distance, recording 13 strikeouts against just two walks and three hits. Amber Hatch and Amanda Hatch each added a pair of base hits for Oxbow. The O’s played small ball early off the normally stingy Whitcomb pitching, then capitalized on late errors to blow the game open.
Goffstown 13, Hanover 1
Goffstown, n.h. — Amera Nichols had an RBI single for Hanover and Katie Fenton was 1-for-3 with exceptional defense at third base, according to coach Mike Landau. The Marauders (0-6) host Pembroke tomorrow.
Hanover 10, Souhegan 7
Hanover — Brendan Forauer and Conor Austin each had a pair of goals as the Marauders improved to 9-2.
Zach Taylor, Jesse Brown and Andrew Huizenga each contributed a goal and an assist. Worthy Gardner, Hunter Simpson and Gavin Ratliff also scored. Goalie Chris Washington stopped six shots, and Jin Kim threw in an assist.
Oxbow 9, Lamoille 8 (2 ot)
Oxbow 11, Chelsea 9
Orleans, Vt. — Emily Speck’s fourth goal of the afternoon came with just 59 seconds to play in the second overtime to give the Olympians their second narrow victory in three days.
The game-winner came off a draw in the final minutes, with Lauren Tomlinson feeding Speck for the goal. Tomlinson finished with a goal and two assists, while Dilan Clements scored and had one helper. Mikayla Hodge, Drew Pierson and Abby Speck each scored. Jasmine Clark had an assist, and goalie Savannah Fay had 20 saves for the victory.
Emily Speck had four goals and two assists in Saturday’s win over the Red Devils. Hodge had three goals and one assist while Tomlinson finished with a pair of goals and four helpers. Amber Stock and Abby Speck each scored while Ashley Steerins had two assists and Vanessa Valley had an assist. Fay stopped 15 shots.
Hanover 21, Keene 3
Hanover — Hannah Seibel had six goals and an assist to lead a blowout victory by the Marauders (8-0).
Rachel Boghosian added five goals and three helpers, and Evie Keating had three scores and an assist. Liesel Robbins added a goal and three helpers; Claudia Noonan, Sophie Lubrano and JJ Daniell each had a goal and an assist. Pemma Tashi and Christine Croituro also scored, and Emily Gougelet stopped four shots in net for Hanover. The Marauders visit Bow on Thursday.
Plymouth 18, Lebanon 13
Lebanon — The Raiders received four goals from Erin Perryman and three goals and two assists from Amelia Gage, but fell to 3-2 against the Wildcats, who improved to 4-2. Shauna Rankin-Byrne had two goals and Erika Moffitt, Mo Moran and Kyra Taylor also tallied for Lebanon, which visits John Stark tomorrow and hosts Bishop Brady on Thursday.
Union-32 16, Woodstock 14
Woodstock — Annie Arthur had six goals to lead the Wasps, who were undone by defensive breakdowns and turnovers in falling to the Raiders.
Sam Harrington added three goals and assist while freshman Lauren Kaija and senior Jocelyn White, each in their first seasons at the varsity level, added a pair of goals each. Delaney Little had a goal and an assist. Goalies Morgan Dalton and Emma Astbury combined for 11 saves.
Rutland — Zach Temple won medalist honors with a 3-over-par 39 at Rutland Country Club to lead Hartford to a 16-stroke victory.
Team Scores: Hartford 169, Mount Anthony 185, Mill River 199, Proctor 204.
Ludlow, Vt. — Mid Vermont Christian’s Henry Sherman shot 38 over the front nine at Okemo Valley Golf Club to earn the medal for the Eagles.
Austin Sayers added a 41 and Isaac McIntyre carded a 64. Neither host Black River or MVCS recorded a team score with just three golfers apiece. Rutland won with a 181, followed by Green Mountain at 211.