Local Roundup: Lebanon Lacrosse Edges Brady
Mascoma softball coach Danielle Sampson high fives her team as they leave the field after their game with Franklin in Canaan Friday, April 25, 2014.
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Lebanon — Missing its starting goaltender hasn’t hurt the Lebanon High girls lacrosse team very much.
Playing her second straight game in place of flu-stricken teammate Erin Landry, Raiders’ sophomore Anwen Morgan turned away 15 Bishop Brady shots in a tightly contested, 10-9 win over the Giants on Friday.
After giving up 19 goals in an opening-day loss at John Stark, Lebanon has held its last pair of opponents to single digits while improving to 2-1.
Junior Emily Perryman scored five goals against Bishop Brady, the last of which gave the Raiders a 10-9 lead with 51 seconds remaining.
Morgan came up big in the final seconds, turning away a point-blank shot with less than 10 minutes to play before a follow-up bid ricocheted off the post.
“It was a tighter game than I would have liked,” said 20th-year Lebanon coach Sara Ecker, whose team reached the NHIAA Division III state championship game last spring. “Our defense played a really solid game, but we had too many turnovers. We need to clean that up, but Morgan played a great game in goal.”
Perryman has scored at least five goals in all three games and has 17 on the season.
“She’s very fast,” Ecker said of Perryman. “She loses defenders really quickly. She’s on a mission this year.”
Erika Moffitt added a hat trick and an assist, Emma Forman had a goal and an assist and Izzy Walker scored one goal.
Lebanon hosts Kearsarge on Monday.
St. Johnsbury 9, Hartford 8
White River Junction — A five-goal, two-assist day from Esme Cole wasn’t quite enough as the Hurricanes fell narrowly to the Hilltoppers.
Summer Raymond, Megan Potter and Natalie Yoder added goals for the Canes, while Yoder and Amanda Dombroski had assists.
Jaden Sanborn made 18 saves for Hartford (0-2), which stays home today in an 11 a.m. tilt against Randolph.
Hanover 19 Man. Central 3
Manchester — Eleven players scored for the Marauders in a walloping of the Little Green.
Andrew Huizenga (assist) and Ben Carson-Turner turned hat tricks, while Conor Austin (three assists), Brendan Forauer (assist), Jude Arbogast and George Geraghty (assist) had two goals apiece.
Jin Kim (assist), Tucker Cadow, Matt Leskovar, Nate Spitz and Joey Porter all had one goal for Hanover, while Ben Acker (2) and Tom Peters had assists.
Chris Washington (nine saves) and Dan DeRoy (three) split time in net for Hanover, which returns to the Manchester area again today to face Bedford.
Kearsarge 5, Newfound 0
North Sutton, n.h. — Berkley Stevens tossed a one-hitter in just 68 pitches as the Cougars improved to 3-3.
Nick Bailey (2-for-3; run), Cam Commerford (2-fof-2, sacrifice bunt) and Ryan Stanley (1-for-3, run, two RBIs) contributed offensively for Kearsarge, which plays at rival Stevens on Monday.
Randolph 10 Burr & Burton 5
Randolph — The 2013 Vermont Division III champion Galloping Ghosts (1-2) earned their first win of the year.
Dylan Jacobs (two hits, three runs, three RBIs), Brandon Keyes (three hits, two RBIs) and Nathan Gray (three hits, three runs) had big days at the plate for the Ghosts, while Ross Caswell (five innings, one strikeout, six walks) got the win on the mound.
Randolph hosts South Royalton on Monday in a rematch of the Royals’ 4-3 win in the season opener last Saturday.
Rivendell 10, Woodsville 3
Woodsville — Scott Calhoun struck out 11 in a complete game and Joey Wood (three RBIs) had a pair of triples as the Raptors (1-1) earned their first win of the year.
Jake Stimson (2-for-5, RBI) and Ethan Jayne (2-for-4, RBI) also contributed offensively for the Raptors, which cranked out a total of 12 hits.
Ben Fournier and Ty Hannett each had a hit and a run for the Engineers (0-4).
Rivendell takes on another neighboring rival Monday, traveling one exit south to face Thetford.
Woodsville plays at Lisbon on Wednesday.
Mascoma 7, Franklin 2
West Canaan — Walt Hammond (three hits, three walks, eight strikeouts) tossed a complete game as the Royals (1-3) got their first win of the year.
Hammond helped his own cause by going 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBIs and a run, while Ethan Neily batted 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs.
The Royals host Newport on Monday.
Monadnock 4, Stevens 1
East Swanzey, n.h. — The Cardinals (3-1) fell to the Huskies for their first loss of the year.
Caleb Beckley pitched a strong game for Stevens, allowing just one earned run and five hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Donald Pellerin, Tyler Woodman, Ryan Tanguay and Austin Tenney had one hit each for the Cardinals, Tenney’s driving in Chase Hussey for a run in the sixth inning.
Stevens visits Kearsarge on Monday.
Kingswood 12, Hanover 0
Hanover — The Marauders fell to 0-2. They’re back at it today, hosting Hartford at noon.
Franklin 14, Mascoma 0 (5)
West Canaan — The Golden Tornadoes’ Kelsey Bird (three innings, six strikeouts) and Lauren Hennessey combined for an abbreviated one-hitter in a game shortened because of the mercy rule.
“(Bird) was the best pitcher we’ve seen by far,” said Mascoma coach Danielle Sampson. “Kudos to her.”
Mascoma (1-3) hosts Newport on Monday.
Monadnock 17, Stevens 15
East Swanzey, n.h. — The Cardinals (3-1) suffered their first loss of the season in a high-scoring nail-biter.
“It was a slug fest,” said Stevens coach Missy Nichols. “Both teams were hitting the ball like crazy.”
Jenna Deschaine (four runs scored) and Marti Milan each had three hits for the Cards, while Alexis Melcher, Abbey Duford, and Emily Charest tallied two each.
The Cards play the third of five straight on the road Monday at Kearsarge.
Newfound 14 Kearsarge 13
North Sutton, n.h. — The Cougars (1-5) narrowly lost in a high-scoring affair.
Kearsarge hosts Stevens on Monday.
Bellows Falls 5 Hartford 2
Westminster, Vt. — The Hurricanes fell to 1-4.
No. 1 singles’ Loriston Fennel (6-3, 6-0) and No. 2 Evan Brown (6-1, 6-0) nabbed victories for the Canes, who travel to Mount Anthony on Monday.
Woodstock 4 Mount Anthony 3
Woodstock — The Wasps improved to 4-0 with two wins at singles and two more at doubles.
Dougie Avellino (No. 2; 6-4, 6-2) and Alex Sheppard (No. 4; 7-5, 2-6, 11-9) earned the singles wins before the duos Brendan Geiger-Alex Beaudoin (No. 1; 6-3, 6-2) and Grier Eagan-David Reed (No. 2; 6-1, 6-2) won at doubles.
Woodstock hosts Brattleboro on Monday.
Lebanon 9, Windham 0
Windham, n.h. — The Raiders swept the Jaguars to improve to 3-1.
Max Reed, Nabeel Khan (a 9-8 tiebreaker), Terran Campbell, Jacob Peress, Jacob Armstrong and Sam Ryder all won at singles, while Reed-Khan (8-6), Campbell-Peress and Armstrong-Ryder combined for doubles wins.
Lebanon hosts Pembroke on Monday.
Lebanon 6, Windham 3
Lebanon — Brielle Giaccone, Ashley O’Keefe and Abby Wilkinson all won both singles and doubles matches as the Raiders improved to 2-1.
Giaccone (No. 2; 8-3) and O’Keefe (No. 3; 8-1) won early singles matches, then combined for an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles.
Megan Mason (No. 4; 8-0) and Wilkinson (No. 5; 8-6) added singles wins before Wilkinson teamed up with Brianna Crear for an 8-1, No. 3 doubles win.
The Raiders visit Pembroke on Monday.
Hartford 6, Bellows Falls 1
White River Junction — The Hurricanes dominated while improving to 2-1.
Hartford swept the first five singles matches, with Kali Covell (6-4, 5-7, 10-7), Ashley Fogg (6-2, 6-3), Christine Miller (6-1, 6-1), Amanda Nelson (6-2, 3-6, 10-6) and Mariah Palmer (6-3, 6-2) garnering the wins.
Colleen McDermott and Kasey Ostler (No. 1; 6-0, 6-1) won at doubles for the Canes.
Hartford plays at Brattleboro on Tuesday.
Woodstock 4 Mount Anthony 3
Bennington, Vt. — Katie Miller’s 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles was the decisive point as the Wasps edged the Patriots.
Amelia Sheppard (6-1, 6-1), Kathleen Sheppard (6-3, 6-2) and Emma McLiberty (6-3, 6-3) also tallied wins for the Wasps (2-0), who play their third straight road match to start the year Monday at Brattleboro.
Track & Field
SoRo Strong In Springfield
Springfield, Vt. — Sophomore thrower Cora Honigford won both the shot put (25 feet, 9 1/2 inches) and discus (72-00) as the Royals competed strongly at the Cosmos.
Larissa Stride was behind only Honigford in the shot, while adding runner-up finishes in both the 100- and 200-meter hurdles.
On the boys’ side, South Royalton’s 4x800-meter relay team of Channing George, Emmett Lorette, Jackson McClain and Mackinley George won in 10:47, while Galen Ferris captured the 400 in 59.24 seconds.
The Royals visit U-32 on Tuesday.
Dartmouth Shines At Penn Relays
Philadelphia — Dartmouth’s 4x1,500-meter relay team turned in a strong performance at the 120th annual Penn Relays on Friday.
The quartet of Abby Markowitz, Dana Giordano, Meggie Donovan and Abbey D’Agostino combined to run in 17 minutes, 20:87 seconds, which a Dartmouth, Ivy League and New England record.
The old program mark of 17:44.95 was set two years ago, while the New England standard of 17:22.30 was set by Providence on the same Franklin Field track in 1991 and was a then-world record time.
Running the anchor, D’Agostino put on an unbelievable showing to help the Big Green take third in the event. The senior and 12-time All-American ran in 4:08 in her portion of the race, a time that would have shattered her own school record in the 1,500-meters by nearly four seconds.
Villanova (17:16.52) and Stanford (17:16.74) were first and second, respectively.
On the men’s side, Dartmouth’s Edward Wagner was sixth in the 400-meter hurdles in 52.07 seconds.
He also was a part of the Big Green’s distance medley relay team, running with Henry Sterling, Lukas Zirngibl and Joe Chapin to finish 11th ( 9:58.16). The quartet of Wagner, Jalil Bishop, Jonathan Brady and Phil Gomez was seventh in the 4x400 relay (3:22.72).
Lebanon High graduate Josh Cyphers tied for fifth in the pole vault (15 feet, 11.0 inches).
Big Green Men Tied for 1st
Springfield, n.j. — Freshman Scott Jaster completed the first round of the Ivy League Men’s Golf Championship at Baltusrol at even par to sit atop the leaderboard and help Dartmouth tie Harvard for first with a 299 (19-over). The field is clumped closely together, however, with the top five teams all within three strokes of the lead.
Jaster shot a 70 to share the lead with Brown’s Nelson Hargrove. They have a two-stroke lead over another pair, Harvard’s Theodore Lederhausen and Cornell’s Carl Schimenti.
Fellow Dartmouth freshman Sean Fahey also placed in the top 10 with his 4-over 74, followed by Charlie Edler (77).
2 Dartmouth Women Crack Top 10
Springfield, n.j. — Dartmouth senior Sarah Knapp and freshman Tara Simmons finished the first round of the Ivy League Women’s Golf Championship among the top 10 to lead the Big Green at Baltusrol. As a team, Dartmouth completed the opening round at 38-over-par (326) to place sixth, 17 strokes ahead of Brown.
Harvard entered the clubhouse with an eight-stroke lead over Princeton with a 297 (+9) on the par-72, 6,278-yard Upper Course. Yale finished up in third place at 312 (+24), Columbia fourth at 316 (+28) and Penn fifth at 320 (+32), six strokes ahead of the Big Green.
Knapp and Simmons both carded a four-over 76 on the day to tie for seventh place with two others.
Dartmouth 9, Harvard 8
Boston — Playing her final game, Dartmouth senior goalkeeper Kristen Giovanniello stopped 16 shots as Dartmouth (6-8, 3-4 Ivy) defeated Harvard (9-6, 4-3) in its season finale.
The Big Green’s Liz Calby had four goals and an assist, while teammate Lindsey Allard’s tally with 1:16 left in regulation was the game-winner.
Giovanniello turned aside 13 shots in the first half.
The Crimson held leads of 7-5 and 8-6 in the second half, but goals from Calby, Jaclyn Leto and finally Allard in the last 10 minutes helped Dartmouth overcome the deficits n.
Harvard’s Marisa Romeo — the top goal scorer in the Ivies this season — was held to just two giaks by Dartmouth’s defenders.
Chargers Sweep NEC
New London — Colby-Sawyer (7-21, 4-12 NAC) won a pair of one-run games over New England College (7-21, 4-14) at Kelsey Field. The Chargers won game one 2-1 in 10 innings and took game two 1-0.
Colby-Sawyer’s scheduled doubleheader today against Thomas has been canceled. The team hopes to resume play today against Thomas.
In game one, Colby-Sawyer hurler Mike Bowse set a school record for most innings pitched in a single game with 10. He earned his second win of the season allowing one run on nine hits and struck out four. Justin Devoid, of Quechee, singled and scored a run.
The second game took 1:12 minutes to complete and featured only four combined hits. Colby-Sawyer pitcher PJ Singster allowed three hits and faced three hitters over the minimum.