Raptors Rule the Greens
Rivendell Rolls to Victory in Five-Team Meet
Windsor’s Brian Meagher watches a near-miss putt on the fifth green at Woodstock Country Club during a match with Woodstock, Mid-Vermont Christian, Rivendell and Springfield yesterday. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Mid-Vermont Christian’s Tony Peterson gently moves a sand rake as he tries not to disturb his ball during a high school golf match against Woodstock, Windsor, Rivendell and Springfield at Woodstock Country Club yesterday. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Purchase photo reprints »
Woodstock — A trio of Rivendell Academy golfers shot 40 on the tricky front nine at Woodstock Country Club yesterday afternoon as the Raptors ran away from a field of area teams for a 27-stroke victory.
Luke Bell, Josh Marshall and Sam Kamel each shot 5-over par rounds for Rivendell, while Ryan Landgraf added a 44. Second place Springfield claimed the medal with Ralex Rumrill shooting a 39. Joe Bianchi led Woodstock with a 45 while Carter Pratt added a 46, Andrew Becker had 49 and Jake Kelly shot 52.
Henry Sherman (41) and Austin Sayers (43) each had solid rounds for Mid Vermont Christian while teammates Tony Peterson (56) and Lukas Klassen (70) rounded out the score. River Merriam had 54 for Windsor while Brian Meagher had 55, Tucker Gilman had 58 and Nick Witty had 69.
The Wasps next take to the links for another home match on Tuesday.
Team Scores: Rivendell 164, Woodstock 192, Springfield 192, Mid Vermont Christian 210, Windsor 232.
Hanover 9, Manchester West 0
Hanover — The Marauders showcased their depth by resting their normal starters but still had little trouble in improving to 9-0 on the season.
Graham Dickson won 8-1 at No. 1 singles while Richard Qiu won 9-8 in the match of the day at No. 2 singles. Jeffrey Li (8-2), Miles Campbell (8-0), Ziqi Zhang (8-1) and Isaac Davis (8-1) also won. All three doubles matches ended with 8-0 Hanover victories as Dickson/Sandy Yu, Li/Zhang and Campbell/Davis all won decisively.
Hanover is back in action today with a trip to Derryfield.
Hanover 9, Trinity 0
Manchester — The Marauders remained undefeated with a dominant victory over the Pioneers.
Camille Hankel and Zoe Yu each won 8-3 out of the top two singles positions. Kendra McGowan (8-4), Katie Irwin (8-2), Kazuki Horiuchi (8-2) and Liza Goss (8-0) also won. Hankel and Yu then won 8-0 in their doubles match. Irwin and McGowan teamed for an 8-2 victory while Emily Acker and Helen Tosteson won their doubles contest by injury default.
Hanover (8-0) hosts Windham today.
Bow 9, Kearsarge 0
North Sutton — The Cougars showed some fight against one of the better teams in the state.
Sabrina Duquette had the match of the day at No. 4 singles, falling 8-3. “It was a very well-played match, she did a very nice job, a lot of long points. Our girls are improving a lot,” Kearsarge coach Laura Joslin-King said.
The Cougars (1-7) visit Monadnock on Monday.
KUA 6, Brewster 3
Wolfeboro, n.h. — Kimball Union won four of six singles matches to defeat Brewster on Wednesday.
Carly Jefferson, of Sunapee, Bea Sanchez Argueso, Hartland’s Becca DeTurk and Maya Karosas won in singles. KUA took both the Nos. 1 and 2 doubles matches, with Sanchez Argueso and Lindsey Landwehrle winning 8-3 and Jefferson and Karosas teaming up to win 8-1.
KUA host Cushing Academy tomorrow.
Hanover 11, Exeter 10
Exeter, n.h. — The Marauders found themselves in a 5-1 hole midway through the second quarter and then rallied to score seven consecutive goals to take the lead for good.
Hanover (10-2) came out of the gates slowly then turned up the pressure on both ends of the field to storm back. “We just started playing better,” Hanover coach Jeff Reed said. “Our defensive intensity really picked up during that stretch.”
Zach Taylor had a pair of goals and one assist for the Marauders. Jesse Brown and Jin Kim scored two goals each, while Andrew Huizenga scored and had a pair of assists. Worthy Gardner picked up a pair of goals while goalie Chris Washington stopped 12 shots to earn the narrow victory.
Hanover hosts Londonderry on Monday.
Stevens 12, Lebanon 9
Lebanon — The Cardinals edged the Raiders despite a late run by the hosts.
Stevens held a lead from the start of the game, taking a 10-6 lead midway through the second half before Lebanon rallied to make things more interesting in the fourth quarter.
Kieran Cochrane led the Cardinals’ attack with four goals and an assist. Cullen Eaton added three goals and a pair of helpers while Dan Seaman had two goals and two assists.
Dan Croteau had a goal and two helpers while Josh Casey had one and one and Nate Wright also scored.
“Cochrane played an outstanding game. It was great to see the whole attack unit moving the ball, to see them moving their feet and getting in scoring range,” Stevens coach Jed Hart said.
Jeffrey Taylor and Scott Colbrun each scored a pair of goals for Lebanon.
The Cardinals (2-7) host Monadnock on Tuesday.
Woodstock 15, Rutland 2
Woodstock — The Wasps were firing on all cylinders in beating the Raiders.
Oliver Kaija had five goals and an assist while Hunter Schmell had three goals and three helpers. James Durand had a pair of goals and two assists while Haven Lantz had two goals. Taylor Lessard, Jesse Davis and Graham Melville also scored.
Ben Orr made just three saves, such was the dominance of the Woodstock defense in preventing Rutland from getting any sustained pressure on the offensive end.
Ed Doton added a pair of assists from the midfield for the Wasps (5-0), who host Middlebury on Monday.
Mount Anthony 5, Hartford 1
Bennington, Vt. — The Hurricanes couldn’t muster any offense in falling at the Patriots.
John Borchert scored for the Canes with an assist to Andrew Atkinson. Hartford (2-3) plays host to Union-32 tomorrow.
Lebanon 17, Bishop Brady 8
Lebanon — Emily Perryman had six goals and a pair of assists as the Raiders improved to 5-2 with the victory.
Mo Moran added three goals and four helpers while Amelia Gage had three goals and two assists. Shauna Rankin-Byrne had a goal and three assists while Jenny Laramie and Erika Moffitt each had a goal and one assist. Emma Forman and Elle Brine also scored while goalie Erin Landry stopped nine shots.
The Raiders host Merrimack Valley on Monday.
Hanover 25, Bow 14
Bow, n.h. — The Marauders (9-0) had more than enough firepower to beat the Falcons.
Hannah Seibel led the attack with six goals and six assists. Evie Keating and Claudia Noonan each had four goals while Liesel Robbins had a pair of goals. Christine Croitoru also scored and Georgia Lubrano had one assists. Goalie Emily Gougelet stopped three shots.
The Marauders host Spaulding on Monday.
Oxbow 5, Union-32 0
Bradford — Andrew Lyman tossed a dominant game on the mound and helped his own cause with a single, a triple and an RBI.
Lyman was sharp from the start on the mound, striking out 15 while allowing four hits. Hunter Torrey added a pair of hits and also drove in a run. Oxbow (4-1) visits Winooski on Tuesday.
Rivendell 18, Concord 4
Concord, vt. — The Raptors brought heavy hitting to the Concord diamond, pummeling the Wildcats to improve to 2-2.
Brandon Gardner was 4-for-6 with a pair of RBIs. Ryan Farnham had a single and a solo home run while Logan Gardyne was 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Cole Stever added a pair of hits and drove in two while Nick Marsh had an RBI single.
Nate Eastman pitched the first three innings, striking out six. Gardner tossed the next three, allowing one hit while striking out three. Jason Daley then pitched the seventh inning.
Randolph 13, Montpelier 0
Montpelier — The Galloping Ghosts (4-0) banged out 21 hits in routing the Solons.
Mackenzie Poirier and Nick Jickling each had three hits, with Jickling picking up four RBIs. Jacob Sprague added a pair of doubles and drove in three. Brandon Keyes was 2-for-4 while Dylan Jacobs was 2-for-3.
Starting pitcher Ross Caswell went the first five innings, striking out seven while allowing two hits and walking three. Jickling closed the door with two shutout innings of relief work.
Lyndon 1, Windsor 0
Windsor — The Vikings’ Davis Cuyer one-hit the host Yellowjackets to earn the victory in a pitcher’s duel.
Tyson Boudro went the distance on the hill for Windsor, allowing just five hits while striking out five and picking off one runner. Lyndon scored in the fourth inning off a pair of walks, a hit batsman and a sacrifice fly. The Jacks visit cross-river rival Stevens on Monday.
Lamoille 8, Thetford 2
Orleans, vt. — The Panthers weren’t able to convert on some good scoring chances early and lost to the Lancers.
Andrew Cawley was 3-for-4 and drove in both Thetford runs. “We just couldn’t string any hits together,” Panthers coach Phil Chaput said. Thetford (0-4) continues the hunt for win No. 1 at Montpelier on Tuesday.
Stevens 5, Fall Mountain 4
Claremont — Stevens (6-2) scored two runs in the seventh to defeat Fall Mountain.
With Stevens down 4-3, Trey Dansereau reached on an error, advanced to second on Ryan Tanguay’s single and scored after Josh Carroll bunted for a single and reached second on a throwing error.
After an intentional walk, Bryar Rouillard singled home Tanguay to end the game.
Carroll had three hits for Stevens, while Austin Tenney had two hits and a run scored.
Caleb Beckley pitched four innings of one-hit relief for his first varsity win. He walked one and struck out five.
Whitcomb 10, Peoples 1
Morrisville, Vt. — Reba Hart’s three-hitter helped lead the Hornets to a blowout victory.
Hart went the distance in the circle for Whitcomb, getting 11 strikeouts in her seven innings of work. Whitcomb scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back. Hart helped her own cause, going 2-for-3 with a double. Mackenzie Delia added a pair of hits and scored a run. Whitcomb hosts Twinfield on Tuesday.
Thetford 20, Lamoille 8
Orleans, Vt. — The Panthers improved to 4-1 with the victory over the Lancers.
Michaela Pomeroy had four hits and pitched the first four innings, allowing three Lamoille hits. Kaitlin Hodge threw three innings of three-hit relief. Jackie Jamieson added a single and a triple. Coach Michelle Fifield praised the defensive effort of third baseman Susie Howard.
The Panthers visit Blue Mountain on Thursday.
Burr & Burton 26, Woodstock 7 (5)
Manchester, Vt. — The Bulldogs had their way with the visiting Wasps (0-6).
Maggie Pierce had a single, walked twice and finished with four runs scored. Shelby Gault and Brittany Sawyer each had a pair of hits for Woodstock, who visits Green Mountain on Tuesday.
Rivendell 29, Concord 7 (5)
Concord, Vt. — A 15-run third inning helped Rivendell (1-4) past Concord for its first win of the season.
Kaitlin Maddock had three hits, three RBIs and scored five runs for the Raptors, while Nicole Wurtz had a grand slam and six RBIs, Cassie Calhoun had two hits and three runs and Emily Spaulding had two hits and scored five runs.
Brianna Wood pitched a complete game, allowing five hits with five walks.
College Women’s Tennis
Dartmouth Player Honored
Princeton, n.j. — Freshman Katherine Yau was the lone member of the Big Green named to the All-Ivy League team, as the Manhasset, N.Y., native earned second team honors.
Yau finished the conference slate with a singles record of 4-3, while competing at the No. 1 position for six of those seven matches. Yau notched three straight wins in league action down the stretch, topping two unanimous first-team honorees along the way.
Dartmouth finished the year 8-10 overall and 1-6 in the Ivy League.